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Rubicon MD names Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola as first Chief Clinical Transformation Officer (Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RubiconMD, a leader in specialty Consults, announced the addition of J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, to the company’s senior leadership team.

Anti-tobacco advocates in Broward County will ask local elected officials in the coming year to consider raising the legal age to buy tobacco products, to 21, as a way to prevent youths from starting the habit. The Tobacco-Free Partnership of Broward chose as its top priority for 2017 a project to ask elected commissioners from Broward County and its cities about raising the legal age for tobacco sales, which now is 18.

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.

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