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When breast cancer goes undetected, the tumour becomes bigger, more invasive and far more dangerous to the afflicted woman or man. That’s why the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) has noted a few areas of the county with high numbers of late-stage breast cancer cases. DOH-Broward has targeted women from eight ZIP codes with the highest rates of breast tumours that go undetected until they reach serious status (stages three and four).
Social media has changed the rules of privacy for almost everyone. But for people diagnosed with cancer, social media use comes with the additional complications of online disclosure, which can have unintended consequences. As part of their annual survey, Cancer and Careers, a national non-profit that empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplaces, polled survivors on their experiences with disclosing their cancer online.
As flu season approaches, parents can no longer rely on protecting their children with nasal spray vaccine that was popular among kids who hate shots. Federal vaccine officials no longer recommend the spray because it didn’t work. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention says several new studies showed that spray vaccine did little or nothing to stop H1N1 flu virus that was the most prevalent last year.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sacred Heart University in the United States is helping to chip away at health problems affecting Jamaica, especially in struggling areas of the capital Kingston, where the need is greatest. According to Shery Watson, who recently led a team of 26, including nursing students and medical doctors, the mission is “to provide medical care to the poor, to the impoverished communities.”
GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on Caribbean and other countries to start using immediately the updated guidelines to reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. In issuing the new guidelines last month, WHO said chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria, adding that they are generally curable with antibiotics. However, WHO said these STIs often go undiagnosed, “and they are becoming more difficult to treat, with some antibiotics now failing as a result of misuse and overuse.”
FLORIDA – University of Florida (UF) researchers say have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the French-speaking Caribbean community (CARICOM) country. Known as “Mayaro virus”, it is closely related to chikungunya virus and was first isolated in Trinidad in 1954.
How’s this for a holiday gift: Enjoy good times, good parties and all your favorite food and drinks – without packing on extra pounds. The key is no secret. Use moderation at all those dinners, family gatherings, faith-based events and other festivities. “With some planning, smarts and a bit of self-control, you can have a fantastic time without overindulging,” says Dr. Paula Thaqi, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.
MIAMI, FL – November 10, 2016 — Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida has expanded two of its signature cancer care departments, with the additions of psychosomatic psychiatrists Sylvia Fernandez, M.D., Geetha Nampiaparampil, M.D. and psychologist Regina Melchor, Psy.D to its Cancer Patient Support Center.
Monday, 06 March 2017 16:25

Q&A With Dr. Cheryl Holder

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States — over stroke, diabetes, and even cancer. Dr. Cheryl Holder provides some valuable information and tips to keep us healthy. Q. How common is heart disease and how is different for women than men?
Respected longtime Chicago Area HIV Specialist to see patients at AHF’s Hyde Park and South Side locations (Black PR Wire) CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today announces that Danica Wilson, MD has joined its Chicago healthcare provider team. She will be serving patients at AHF’s Hyde Park Healthcare Center at 1515 E. 52nd Place and its South Side location at 2600 S. Michigan Ave that also includes a Wellness Clinic for walk-in STD testing.
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