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Miami, FL – The Miami Dolphins announced the Dolphins Cancer Challenge VI (DCC VI) raised $5,064,381 for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, bringing the event’s six-year total to more than $16M. “Cancer impacts us all and we at the Miami Dolphins are committed to fighting this disease at every turn,” Miami Dolphins President & CEO and DCC Chair Tom Garfinkel said. “With the expansion of this year’s Dolphins Cancer Challenge to include two new Fall Family Fests, a concert and golf tournament, we were able to give Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center our biggest donation yet in our fight against cancer.”
Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Launches Outreach Campaign.  Tallahassee, Florida – Starting July 1, 2016 immigrant children who are lawfully residing in Florida will be able to obtain health insurance coverage. The Florida Legislature exercised the state option to eliminate the five-year Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) waiting period for lawfully present children who would otherwise qualify based on their family income and Florida residency.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL. | June 20, 2016 – The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society (TLJMS) will kick off National Health Center Week Celebration by hosting its 16th Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:00am (Registration begins at 7:30 am). The event will take place at FoundCare’s Health Center (located at 2330 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406) and will have guest speakers, a host of medical offerings such as immunizations, screenings, complimentary back-to-school physicals, family-fun activities and more.
A 220-ton “Cyclotron” is the cornerstone of the only proton therapy center in South Florida to offer pencil-beam scanning.  MIAMI – JUNE 14, 2016 – Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida has welcomed the future of cancer care with the arrival of its 220-ton proton therapy cyclotron. As the cornerstone of the only proton therapy center in South Florida to offer pencil beam scanning—the most precise form of proton radiation treatment—the cyclotron’s milestone arrival ensures that patients in the region and across Latin America and the Caribbean will no longer need to travel far from home to access this cutting-edge treatment.
(Miami) - Hundreds of individuals are expected to pack Community Health of South Florida Inc. for the Seal and Expungement Program. Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) and the Miami Dade State’s Attorney’s Office of Katherine Fernandez Rundle will join forces on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 4-7pm, at the Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216 St., Miami, FL 33190.
Poverty, low educational attainment and other socioeconomic factors put blacks at a much higher risk than whites of developing dementia and other cognitive impairments later in life, says a national study out this week. But the authors say policies aimed at alleviating these factors can help narrow the gap.
Regional Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Mr. Michael Bent (left) points Chairman of the SRHA, Mr. Wayne Chen to a section of the May Pen Hospital during a tour of the hospital on Friday, June 3.
Genetically modified mosquitoes could mean curtains for the Zika virus.  New U.S. cases of Zika virus infections are continually being discovered as the Food and Drug Administration looks to these high-tech mosquitos as a possible solution. Zika’s potential to spring from mosquito “nurseries” in the American South could hammer poor minority communities as summer heats up. Atlanta has the nation’s worst mosquito problem, according to Orkin, the pest control company. Mosquitoes only need standing water to spawn.
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Caribbean Diabetes Cases Rise

Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, recently put the spotlight on the rising incidence of diabetes in the Caribbean while officially opening the second staging of the World Family Doctor Day Conference. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), one adult in eight has diabetes in the North America and Caribbean region. The Caribbean nations with the most diabetes cases in 2015 were:
Although many Americans are aware of the water crises taking place in different parts of the country, such as Flint, Michigan and New Jersey, most believe themselves to be far removed from these situations. Experts caution, however, that what’s happening there could happen anywhere, anytime to whole neighborhoods, individual streets or even just to a specific house.
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