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Help Is Available for Women With Bladder Woes

Miami Herald – June 26, 2015

Some women shrug off incontinence, thinking the involuntary leaking of urine is just a normal part of aging. Others give up dancing, exercising or going to the movies because the leakage, coupled with a frequent or urgent need to go to the bathroom, is just too embarrassing.

Cleveland Clinic Florida Acquires Palm Beach Cardiology Practice

South Florida Business Journal - June 3, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Florida bought Cardiology Associates of Palm Beach, which has eight physicians. The non-profit didn't disclose the terms of the deal. Founded in 1978, the acquired practice has offices in Atlantis and West Palm Beach.

May 2015

Healthcast: Psoriasis, Better Sleep Month

WPLG Channel 10 - May 28, 2015

May is Better Sleep Month and if you’re one of the millions of Americans struggling to get a good night’s sleep, the solution may be quite simple.

Eating Processed Foods Might Help Fuel Cancer

Miami Herald – May 24, 2015

Only 1 percent of all cancers are of the esophagus, the tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. But esophageal cancer is a deadly disease. About 80 percent of people diagnosed with esophageal cancer live less than five years, according to the American Cancer Society.

Targeted Therapies Cut Side Effects, Minimize Harm to Surrounding Tissue

Miami Herald – May 21, 2015

Varian Edge, a complex linear accelerator, improves the accuracy of treatment. With a linear accelerator, paths of electrons travel in straight lines to the patient’s tumor. The machine accelerates electrons to create high-energy X-rays, Dr. Greskovich said.

Cleveland Clinic Reports $783M Effect on Local Economy

Sun Sentinel – May 5, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Florida contributes $783 million a year to the South Florida economy, according to the first economic analysis commissioned by the hospital. The growing nonprofit clinic has done similar studies for years at its main campus in Cleveland. The hospital says it will now do the same in South Florida.

April, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Reports $783M Effect on Local Economy

Sun Sentinel – April 30, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Florida contributes $783 million a year to the South Florida economy, according to the first economic analysis commissioned by the hospital. The growing nonprofit clinic has done similar studies for years at its main campus in Cleveland. The hospital says it will now do the same in South Florida.

Detecting Alzheimer’s Early Called Key to Puzzle

Miami Herald – April 24, 2015

Paul Kerman, 63, or North Miami knows firsthand the pain that Alzheimer’s disease can bring. When his mother died in October 2014, she was in the early stages of the disease.

Eating More Fiber and Staying Active Can Ease Digestive Woes as You Age

Miami Herald – April 24, 2015

Indigestion, acid reflux, severe constipation and colon cancer affect all ages, but especially the elderly.

Anti-aging? Try These top 10 Foods

Miami Herald – April 24, 2015

For centuries, the quest for a longer life has led seekers to far-off places, expensive products and magic portions. The anti-aging movement today has morphed into a multi-billion industry that draws people to the skin cream counter, the spa or the vitamin aisle.

Number of People Needing Organ Donations Grows

WPLG Channel 10 – April 16, 2015

At any given moment, more than 100,000 people in this country are in need of an organ transplant. And that need is only growing with our aging populations.

Dr. Wael Barsoum: Surgeon, Inventor, CEO

Sun Sentinel – April 12, 2015

One day he’s doing a hip replacement in Weston. The next, it might be a knee in Cleveland. A year into his job, Dr. Wael Barsoum keeps a frenetic schedule as head of Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Signs, Causes of Morton’s Neuroma

WPLG Channel 10 - April 2, 2015

Its’ actually called Morton’s toe and if you are physically active, this one could increase the risk of you having a stress fracture. People with this condition have an abnormally long second toe.

March, 2015

Watch Those Protein Shakes Doctors Say

Miami Herald – March 20, 2015

When Mitch Nienhuis does strength training at the gym, he sees other guys gulping lots of protein shakes and a variety of supplements to build their muscles.

February, 2015

Boost Your Zzz's: Experts Share How to Get a Full Night's Sleep

Palm Beach Daily News – February 20, 2015

Sleep is an essential factor in athletic performance—and recreational exercisers need a good night’s sleep even more than elite athletes, according to Dr. Laurence Smolley, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Some Vaccines Need Boosters

WPLG Channel 10 - February 12, 2015

Lea Lane's love of travel has taken her to more than 120 countries. But whether at home or abroad, she makes sure she is up to date on all her vaccinations. 

Knowing Your Numbers Vital to Maintaining Heart Health

WPLG Channel 10 – February 2, 2015

Knowing certain numbers is vital to your heart health. The truth is, most of us don't really know our blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and what we don't know, could kill us.

January, 2015

Parkinson's Disease Affecting Younger Patients

WPLG Channel 10 – January 16, 2015

An estimated 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease every year and that number is expected to climb. As Local 10's Kristi Kruger explains, doctors are seeing this condition in younger patients. 


Cleveland Clinic Provides $12.6 Billion Boost For Ohio Economy

April 30, 2015

As the largest employer in Northeast Ohio and the second largest in Ohio, Cleveland Clinic has made significant contributions to the state and local economies, totaling $12.6 billion in 2013, according to a new report.

Cleveland Clinic Florida to Host 5K Run/Walk

April 20, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Florida invites the community to participate in its first 5K Run/Walk to a Healthier Future on Sunday, April 26, 2015. All ages are welcome. The 5K is being held to encourage individuals and families to be more physically active. 

Cleveland Clinic Florida Commemorates Milestone Opening of Egil and Pauline Braathen Center with Special Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

March 4, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Florida hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and VIP opening celebration for the new Egil and Pauline Braathen Center, a five-story, 143,000-square-foot building on the Weston Campus that houses the expanded Pauline Braathen Neurological Center and the Maroone Cancer Center.

Join Cleveland Clinic Florida for Grand Opening Celebration of the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

February 22, 2015

Join Cleveland Clinic Florida for Grand Opening Celebration of the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center. Learn how technology is transforming neurology and cancer care during self-guided tours of the new center, and enjoy fun activities for the entire family.


Cleveland Clinic Florida Names Osmel Delgado Chief Operating Officer

July 24, 2014

Cleveland Clinic Florida has appointed Osmel “Ozzie” Delgado, MBA, PharmD, FASHP, Chief Operating Officer. Delgado will be responsible for planning and directing operations for the academic medical center, which includes a hospital and medical practices in Weston as well as practices in Parkland, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cleveland Clinic Florida Among Best In Region

July 15, 2014

For the fifth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cleveland Clinic Florida among the best hospitals in the region and highest in Broward County.

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Steven Wexner Elected President Of The American Society Of Colon And Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation

July 14, 2014

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Ed), Director of the Digestive Disease Center and Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, has been elected to a two-year term as President of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS).

Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital Awarded American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence® Designation

June 16, 2014

Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital in Weston, Fla., has been awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence® designation. Achieving this designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital and identifies it as one of the best places for nurses to work.

Cleveland Clinic Hosts Health and Wellness Expo

April 26, 2014

Cleveland Clinic Florida will be hosting a Health and Wellness Expo, where health specialists and fitness professionals will educate the community on preventive measures they can incorporate into their daily lives to stay healthy.

Wexner Honored With 2014 SAGES Distinguished Service Award

April 16, 2014

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Ed), Director of the Digestive Disease Center and Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, has been awarded the SAGES Distinguished Service Award for 2014 by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. SAGES is a leading surgical society representing a worldwide community of more than 7,000 surgeons.

Cleveland Clinic Florida Participates In Largest Nationwide Trial to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

March 4, 2014

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Fla. and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nev. are participating in a new clinical trial designed to test the effectiveness of using a currently-approved diabetes drug to delay the development of Alzheimer’s Disease in people who are predisposed to develop the condition. The study will also look at whether a new genetic biomarker, TOMM40, is an additional indication of a patient’s elevated risk of developing the disease.

Cleveland Clinic to Host Free “Heart & Vascular Health Symposium”

February 22, 2014

Heart and vascular disease affects millions of Americans every year from all walks of life. Cleveland Clinic Florida’s “Heart & Vascular Health Symposium” will be a free day of health screenings, nutrition and exercise tips designed to help attendees get heart healthy.

Cleveland Clinic Florida Earns Primary Stroke Center Certification

January 2, 2014

Cleveland Clinic Florida has earned the Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification demonstrates that Cleveland Clinic Florida’s program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.


Cleveland Clinic Florida Receives Transformational $30 Million Gift To Establish Neurological Center

November 18, 2013

Longtime Cleveland Clinic Florida patient Pauline Braathen has made history by giving the largest gift in the organization’s 25-year history. Braathen’s $30 million donation will fund the construction of a five-story, 143,000 square foot building on Cleveland Clinic Florida's Weston campus. The building will be named the Egil and Pauline Braathen Facility and will house the expanded Pauline Braathen Neurological Center and Cleveland Clinic Florida's Cancer Center.

Cleveland Clinic Florida Ranked Highest in Broward by US News and World Report

July 16, 2013

For the fourth year in a row, Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked highest among hospitals in Broward County in regional rankings in US News & World Report’s ranking of Best Hospitals 2013-2014. Overall, Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked fifth among 73 hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and 14th of 271 hospitals in Florida. A complete list of newly ranked hospitals is available online at

Cleveland Clinic Florida Achieves National Accreditation

July 11, 2013

The Cleveland Clinic Florida Breast Center once again has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The center earned its initial accreditation in 2010 becoming the first in Broward County at the time and the third accredited center in Florida.


Cleveland Clinic Florida Receives Approval for Transplant Programs at Weston Facility

August 17, 2012

Cleveland Clinic Florida is pleased to announce that the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in Florida has approved its applications for heart, liver and kidney transplant services. Cleveland Clinic Florida saw the need to create transplant programs in order to meet the needs of a growing number of patients who currently must seek transplant services outside of South Florida. Research indicates that approximately 15 percent of patients have to travel out of the area for liver transplants, 23 percent for kidney transplants and 33 percent for heart transplants.

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s General Surgery Residency Program Set to Begin

April 24, 2012

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s General Surgery Residency program approved last year by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is set to begin on July 1, 2012. A total of 18 general surgery residents will begin the five-year program this year and an additional three resident will begin next year.


Cleveland Clinic Florida Presents Speaking of Women's Health

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Bonaventure
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326

Cleveland Clinic Florida is proud to host this year’s Speaking of Women’s Health event an extraordinary health conference designed to empower women. Speaking of Women’s Health is dedicated to educating women to make informed decisions about health, well-being and personal wellness for themselves and their families. This conference is a day for women to step away from their hurried lives, focus on taking care of themselves, and rejuvenate their spirits. Speaking of Women’s Health conferences include free health screenings, tote gift bag, sponsor boutique area, a dynamic keynote address and breakout sessions on important women’s health topics.

Pelvic Floor Center At Cleveland Clinic Florida Designated A Center Of Excellence

July 26, 2011

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Pelvic Floor Center has been designated a Center of Excellence (COE):Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence.