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Arthur Agatston, M.D., preventive cardiologist and author of The South Beach Diet book series, has recently joined Baptist Health Medical Group as medical director of wellness and prevention for Baptist Health South Florida.  Dr. Agatston will provide practicing cardiologists at Baptist Health with new insights into the prevention of heart disease, which will then be offered to local and international patients.

The addition of Dr. Agatston to our clinical wellness and preventive medicine team will allow us to further our mission of helping the community become healthier, said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. Thanks to his research, and the work of other experts, we now better understand that adopting a healthy lifestyle lowers the risk for many diseases.

download3Team of Miami-based Physicians Hosts Unprecedented Event for Medical Community in Nassau. Baptist Health International, a division of Baptist Health South Florida, hosted a multi-specialty symposium at Atlantis in Paradise Island, presenting the latest medical advancements and new technology in a variety of fields.

Approximately 150 doctors from The Bahamas, along with representatives from the Ministry of Health, attended the event to learn about breakthroughs from Baptist Health South Florida physicians in town for this first-time event.

Catherine Mitchell is 100Catherine Mitchell has lived for 100 years. Born April 27, 1912, she celebrated her special day on April 27, 2012 with a birthday gathering at her Miami, Florida home.

The great-great grandmother sat among family and friends with a smile that showed the wisdom and experiences of a life lived with joie de vivre.

ole2On April 18, 2012, Miami-Dade County Health Department Environmental Supervisor Mr. Trevor Coke and Senior Epidemiologist Dr. Guoyan Zhang, were the proud recipients of the 2012 Florida International University's Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work Path Awards.

Mr. Coke received the award in the Environmental and Occupational Health category and Dr. Zhang was recognized for his work in Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance.