DrHealth Officer, Florida Department of Health in Broward County

Imagine if every single year, a bus full of toddlers died from the same cause. Would you want to do something about it? Well, that’s like what happens with drownings.

Sixty-six Florida children under age 5 died from drowning last year. Counting youths through their teens, the tragic total reached 97. So far this year in Broward County, five young children drowned in swimming pools. And consider that for every drowning death, an estimated five children go to the hospital with serious injuries that may include neurologic damage.

How to Make the Best Decisions With Your Health Care Provider

The heart is one of the most complex organs in our body, affecting many other parts of our body and our health. Having a healthy heart is a key to having a healthy body; heart health and a healthy life go hand-in-hand. This makes having reliable, accurate information about your heart health so important.

Reliable information is even more important when you or your loved ones are facing questions about issues or conditions affecting the heart, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, or other related diseases.

The Caribbean region can boost its bottom line by developing a medical tourism product that takes advantage of its brand as a great vacation destination, its proximity to North America as well as its tourism facilities, beaches and of course, the year-round warm weather of the region.

That’s according to Dr. Paul Angelchik, founder of American World Clinics, and Collin Childress, chief executive officer of Global MedChoices. Both are preparing to discuss the potential of medical tourism for the Caribbean at Invest Caribbean Now (ICN) 2014 on June 4 in New York City.

exerciseThey say that a good book provides therapy for the soul and that after you’ve read one your view of life is forever changed. Outside of the Bible, I had never experienced such a feeling until I picked up author Jim Collins’s “Good to Great”.

Collins and a team of researchers spent several years studying companies that have made the leap from good to Fortune 500 greatness and, more importantly, how they maintained their level of greatness. The book’s relation to healthcare is simple - it lies in the “Stockdale Paradox”, based on former United States military Admiral Jim Stockdale.