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EdmonsomVice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson (in white suit) and Paul Linder, CEO of Borinquen Medical Centers (to the right of former Congresswoman Carrie Meek) help the Congresswoman cut the ribbon of the new Carrie Meek Clinic located at Villa Patricia Towers, 7801 N.E. 2nd Avenue, in District 3's Little Haiti on Friday, April 29, 2011.

They were joined by, left to right, former Congressman Kendrick Meek and Lucia Davis-Raiford, Director, Miami-Dade Office of Fair Employment Practices, both children of Carrie Meek; Eva P'rez, Borinquen Board Chair; Miami City Commissioner Richard Dunn; Margaret Laforest, Borinquen Board Secretary; City of Miami Mayor Tom Regalado; Paul Velez, Chief Administrative Officer of Borinquen Medical Centers; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime; Congresswoman Corinne Brown from Jacksonville, Florida and North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre.

BVIAudiology students, professors, and alumnus from Nova Southeastern University's College of Allied Health and Nursing travelled to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last month to provide hearing exams for special needs children. The group tested 141 children between Feb.27 to March 3. Of those tested, 32 children were found to have hearing loss.

The team went to BVI because the islands do not have an audiologist. One of the NSU audiology students, Gennell Bowen, is a BVI native who initiated the project. Some of the children with hearing loss will be candidates for hearing aids, while others will eventually need cochlear implants.

The City of Doral and Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez invite Doral residents, business owners, and employees working within the city to join the Get Fit Doral wellness challenge and get in shape!

Get Fit Doral is a city-wide community initiative to increase physical activity, promote healthy eating and build awareness of health issues. The purpose of this Wellness Challenge is to inspire Doral residents to achieve their personal goals for a fit mind, body and spirit throughout 2011.

A popular South Florida church is getting a jump start on the New Year's fitness craze , offering a program that combines spirituality classes and exercise to get enthusiasts and amateurs on track.

The program, Fit for Love, offers a different approach to losing weight and overall health and wellness. Sessions will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesda, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Universal Truth Center for Better Living, 21310 NW 37th Ave. in Miami Gardens.

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