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184-Room New Build Hotel to Feature Rooms for Longer Stays and Wellness Center.  MIAMI, FL – On December 13th, Hilton and Baptist Health South Florida broke ground on Hilton Miami/Dadeland, a full service, 184-room hotel, on the Baptist Hospital campus. Scheduled to open in late 2018, the hotel will feature 150 guest rooms, 34 rooms tailored to guests staying for longer periods, the largest meeting space in the area, a wellness center, farm-to-table restaurant and more.
An enhanced focus on chronic disease prevention is vital to achieving optimum health and a high quality of life for everyone. Chronic illnesses are defined as conditions that last a year or more and require ongoing medical attention and/or limit activities of daily living, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Four out of five Miami-Dade County residents are at risk for these chronic diseases [Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Cancer]. Key factors contributing to these health conditions are when people are overweight, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and take on little to no physical activity.
News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Dec. 21, 2016: One Caribbean company is seriously focused on promoting medicinal marijuana and is making sure doctors on the island its located are also certified to recommend the herb to patients. The Academic Sciences of Puerto Rico (ASPR), in collaboration with Cannabis Doctors is conducting a medical marijuana certification program for doctors, according to Caribbean Business.com. The program offers eight credits of continuous education to obtain the Health Department (HD) license and recommend medicinal cannabis to nearly 200,000 patients authorized for those treatments in Puerto Rico.
The Black River Hospital in St. Elizabeth is now qualified to become a ‘baby-friendly’ hospital following infrastructural and equipment support from Sagicor Jamaica, which Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton says underscores the significance of corporate citizenship. As one of three beneficiaries of the 2016 Sagicor Sigma Run, the hospital received on Thursday, December 15, a refurbished Paediatric Lounge and furniture to facilitate the privacy and comfort of mothers while they breastfeed, an arterial blood gas analyzer to test or measure the oxygen and carbondioxide levels in babies and children and signage for the hospital. The other beneficiaries are the Jamaica Cancer Society and kids with cancer across the island.
Florida Blue Foundation Awarded $2.5 Million in Grants for Health Solutions to Aid Underserved Populations and Improve Consumer Health The mission of the Florida Blue Foundation is to help people and communities achieve better health. The Foundation funds programs and initiatives that are closely aligned to its mission, investment strategies and four focus areas.
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