Groundbreaking radiation therapy technology, called TrueBeam STxâ„¢, now gives doctors at Baptist Hospital of Miami the ability to treat many cancers that were previously difficult to treat because of their location near vital organs such as the heart or spinal cord or because of the tumorâ€™s natural tendency to move within the body.
TrueBeam STx is versatile and can be used for all of the types of radiation therapy the hospital offers. Baptist is the only facility in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties to acquire the technology. â€œTrueBeam STx has the ability to essentially target or â€˜lock onâ€™ to the tumor by checking thousands of location points every 10 milliseconds and selectively delivers radiation only when the tumor comes into range.
Baptist Health International in conjunction with Delia Dolor of Dolor Factor Live hosted a medical lecture Thursday, July 11 at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa in Gros Islet, St. Lucia. The lecture was presented by Baptist Health South Florida gynecologic oncologist & robotic surgeon, Dr. Troy Gatcliffe, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.
His lecture â€œFibroids and Cervical Cancer,â€ was attended by more than 100 St. Lucian women; the lecture provided detailed insight on how to recognize, treat and move forward while dealing with these gynecological issues.
The new law bans smoking in enclosed, public, and work places, and requires health warnings to cover 75% of the main surfaces of cigarette packets, making Jamaica the fourth country in the Caribbean community to become 100% smoke-free.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is celebrating the entry into force of new tobacco control regulations in Jamaica on July 15. These regulations will protect the population from the harmful effects of tobacco and exposure to second-hand smoke.
From the start, this Administration has encouraged an ongoing dialogue with the leaders of our nationâ€™s businesses, large and small. Thereâ€™s more to do, but working together weâ€™ve helped rebuild our economy. Businesses have added 6.9 million private-sector jobs in the past 39 months and weâ€™ve helped strengthen the middle class.
Today, most Americans get their health insurance through their jobs and that will be the case moving forward. To help restore middle class security, we are making health care more affordable to businesses, government, and American families through the Affordable Care Act. While major portions of the law have yet to be implemented, itâ€™s already a little more affordable for businesses to offer quality health coverage to their employees.