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A 220-ton “Cyclotron” is the cornerstone of the only proton therapy center in South Florida to offer pencil-beam scanning.  MIAMI – JUNE 14, 2016 – Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida has welcomed the future of cancer care with the arrival of its 220-ton proton therapy cyclotron. As the cornerstone of the only proton therapy center in South Florida to offer pencil beam scanning—the most precise form of proton radiation treatment—the cyclotron’s milestone arrival ensures that patients in the region and across Latin America and the Caribbean will no longer need to travel far from home to access this cutting-edge treatment.
(Miami) - Hundreds of individuals are expected to pack Community Health of South Florida Inc. for the Seal and Expungement Program. Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) and the Miami Dade State’s Attorney’s Office of Katherine Fernandez Rundle will join forces on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 4-7pm, at the Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216 St., Miami, FL 33190.
Poverty, low educational attainment and other socioeconomic factors put blacks at a much higher risk than whites of developing dementia and other cognitive impairments later in life, says a national study out this week. But the authors say policies aimed at alleviating these factors can help narrow the gap.
Regional Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Mr. Michael Bent (left) points Chairman of the SRHA, Mr. Wayne Chen to a section of the May Pen Hospital during a tour of the hospital on Friday, June 3.
Genetically modified mosquitoes could mean curtains for the Zika virus.  New U.S. cases of Zika virus infections are continually being discovered as the Food and Drug Administration looks to these high-tech mosquitos as a possible solution. Zika’s potential to spring from mosquito “nurseries” in the American South could hammer poor minority communities as summer heats up. Atlanta has the nation’s worst mosquito problem, according to Orkin, the pest control company. Mosquitoes only need standing water to spawn.
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