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Baptist Health Neuroscience Center will stream a live webcast of a minimally invasive brain aneurysm repair on Thursday, May 23, at 4 p.m. Viewers can watch Italo Linfante, M.D., medical director of interventional neuroradiology, perform endovascular embolization (or coiling) – a potentially lifesaving treatment option for patients who have been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.

The webcast will be broadcast in English on BaptistHealth.net and in Spanish on BaptistSalud.net. It will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Linfante, Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D., the Center’s medical director, and Jack Klem, M.D., medical director of cerebrovascular surgery. Guilherme Dabus, M.D., medical director of the fellowship program in interventional neuroradiology, also will appear in the webcast.

Five nurses from the United States have been awarded the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva for their exemplary service to the Red Cross.

Four American Red Cross nurses and a nurse practitioner from the U.S. Navy Reserve are among 32 outstanding nurses from 16 countries around the world to receive the Florence Nightingale Medal, which is the highest international Red Cross distinction that can be awarded to a nurse. The 100-year-old award is given to nurses who distinguish themselves in time of peace or war by their exceptional courage and devotion to victims of a conflict or disaster or exemplary service in the areas of public health or nursing education.

Persaud-DrGuyanese-born HIV expert Dr. Deborah Persaud was last month named to the TIME magazine list of 2013 World List of “Top 100” Influential People.

Dr. Persaud, a researcher at Johns Hopkins Pediatric in the United States, was propelled into the spotlight in early March when she and doctors Hanna Gay, of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Katherine Luzuriaga, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, announced the first functional cure of HIV in an infant.

The  Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County will be celebrating National Nurses Week along with the rest of the nation May 6-12, 2013. This year's theme, “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care” is significant to our public health nurses who work each day to protect the health of our community.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as Nurses Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.  The purpose of the week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of our society.

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