Palm Beach Daily News – November 29, 2014
A news analysis of several studies adds fuel to the push against using pap smears to screen mostly healthy, low-risk women for cervical cancer. A urine test, once it is readily available in the United States, would give women another option for screening, according to a local gynecologist.
WPLG Channel 10 – November 27, 2014
Here in South Florida, we may not have leaves that turn color, but the produce section at the grocery store certainly reflects those fall shades. From beet root to brussel sprouts, there is a bounty of healthy fall foods to pick from.
WSVN – Channel 7 – November 21, 2014
One South Florida hospital has a model of care that caught Ryan Hunter-Reay’s eye. “All of our doctors work together with one goal in mind and that's the patient. So we're able to bring in creative treatments. We're able to integrate our treatments in a way that we can focus on those kind of outcomes."
Sun Sentinel - November 21, 2014
After his mother died of colon cancer in 2009, South Florida’s race car driver Ryan Hunter-Reay dreamed of helping to find a cure and one day dedicating a cancer facility in his mother’s honor.
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WPLG Channel 10 – October 2, 2014
When it comes to treating breast cancer, more women are choosing to undergo a bilateral mastectomy when it comes to treating early stage disease. A recent study questions the benefits.
WTVJ Channel 6 – October 8, 2014
According to the American Cancer Society, each year nationwide 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, 40,000 of those women will die. That's why doctors say it is critical that women get annual mammograms. The earlier you're diagnosed with breast cancer, the better your stage is, the better your prognosis and survival odds.
WPLG Channel 10 – October 22, 2014
It has been long known that the faulty BRCA gene greatly raises the risk for breast cancer. Now researchers are finding a less common gene might also play an important role.
WPLG Channel 10 - October 31, 2014
It’s a disease that you don’t hear about often, it’s actually a leading cause of cancer deaths. Every year, about 45,000 people in this country will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Miami Herald – September 27, 2014
Newlywed Marilyn Richardson Kapper, 76, plays tennis three times a week and goes to the gym three or four times too, where she benches, lifts weights and does cardio.
WSVN Channel 7 – September 25, 2014
A renowned South Florida entrepreneur is driven to help cancer patients, as he will donate more than $10 million to the Cleveland Clinic of Florida.
Sun Sentinel – September 25, 2014
Long before he became a car dealer, Al Maroone watched his mother fall ill with cancer. He would drive across town, pick her up, take her to the hospital for treatment and drive her home.
South Florida Hospital News – September 2014
Often, expansion of a hospital’s physical campus means that floor plans grow deeper, placing more occupants further from windows and decreasing the amount of natural light available to patients and staff.
Palm Beach Post – August 7, 2014
Cleveland Clinic Florida has received approval to bill Medicare for liver and kidney transplants. The stamp of approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services means that Medicare beneficiaries in Palm Beach County who need a transplant now have an option closer to home.
Sun Sentinel – August 5, 2014
Weston-based Cleveland Clinic Florida became the second hospital in Broward to receive final approval to perform adult heart transplants, clinic administrators said Tuesday.
Sun Sentinel – July 8, 2014
Doctors at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston say they are using a novel, minimally invasive technique to put the freeze on a deadly cancer threatening seniors.
WSVN Channel 7 – July 7, 2014
A charitable organization is granting support for a South Florida hospital. The James M. Cox Foundation is announcing a $500,000 dollar grant to help support Cleveland Clinic Florida's capital campaign. The campaign is co-chaired by Auto Nation president and COO Mike Maroone and his father Albert.
WSVN Channel 7 – July 7, 2014
Construction of the $90 million expansion at Cleveland Clinic is well underway. The 143,000 square foot Egil and Pauline Braathen Facility will house the expanded Pauline Braathen Neurological Center and the Cleveland Clinic Florida Cancer Center.
Sun-Sentinel – June 27, 2014
There was plenty of symbolism during the recent topping out ceremony for what will be the Egil and Pauline Braathen Neurological Center and Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Cancer Center in Weston.
Miami Herald – June 21, 2014
Mildred Rodriguez was 52 when she had a heart attack that changed her life. After undergoing open heart surgery, she vowed to take care of herself and to spread the message of prevention that women, particularly minority women, often ignore – to their detriment.
WPLG Channel 10 – June 9, 2014
Back pain is one of the most common complaints that doctors deal with but in some cases, the real problem lies elsewhere.
WSVN Channel 7 - June 6, 2014
t's a disease that robs you of your mind and destroys your body. Now a groundbreaking study to prevent Alzheimer's Disease is taking place here in South Florida. 7's Christine Cruz shows us how people may soon be avoiding Alzheimer's.
WPLG Channel 10 – May 30, 2014
Baseball may be America’s pastime, but sports medicine specialists say it is also a source of rising injuries, especially in younger players.
WPLG Channel 10 – May 29, 2014
Narcolepsy can affect the quality of lives and in some cases, put people at risk.
WPLG Channel 10 – May 22, 2014
A warmer winter has set Florida up for an aggressive allergy season.
WPLG Channel 10 – May 16, 2014
An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from food allergies and 1 out of 8 of them are children.
Sun Sentinel - May 16, 2014
When it comes to health and wellness, knowledge is power. That’s the thinking of officials at Cleveland Clinic Florida and why it hosts the annual health & Wellness Expo, recently staged at the Jagelman Conference Center.
Florida Trend – May 2014
From his office at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, cancer center Director Dr. Steven Roshon can look out on the shape of cancer care to come. When the 143,000 sq.-ft. structure currently taking shape outside his window finally opens to patients in February 2015, a new era will begin in diagnosis and treatment of cancer at Cleveland Clinic.
Sun Sentinel – May 4, 2014
Is one of the most common chronic medical conditions among seniors connected to one of the most feared? South Florida researchers have joined a worldwide clinical trial investigating whether a well-known medication for Type 2 diabetes could delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable neurological conditions affecting almost half million Floridians.
Miami Herald – April 25, 2014
An avid hiker who founded the American Hiking Society, The Florida Trail and Big City Mountaineers, Jim Kern knew instantly something was terribly wrong with his hip while on a hike in the woods in 2011.
“I felt something painful in my left leg,” recalled Kern, a Miami resident for 40 years who moved to Saint Augustine in 1993. “I hobbled back to the car. It was quite severe.”
City & Shore – April 18, 2014
Why do some seniors look, act and feel younger than others? Part of the explanation is hereditary. But diet, exercise and activities that engage the mind are keys to staying vibrant and attaining wellness goals. You’ve heard it before: Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
“Most Americans get only half the fiver they need,” says Gina Sweat, a registered dietician with Cleveland Clinic Florida.
Treating Abdominal Cancers
City and Shore Magazine – April 2014
Until recently, the only way to administer chemotherapy to abdominal cancers was intravenously, sending it through the entire body. This traditional method usually needs to be done repeatedly for weeks or months and causes unpleasant side effects like severe nausea and hair loss.
Now, doctors at Cleveland Clinic are using Hyperthermic (heated) Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), an innovative alternative that delivers drugs directly into the abdomen to treat Stage 4 cancers.
Sun Sentinel - April 4, 2014
A Weston hospital recently launched a support group for those with narcolepsy. Officials at Cleveland Clinic Florida said it’s the first in the state to be associated with the Narcolepsy Network, a non-profit that educates and helps those with the disorder.
Dr. Laurence Smolley, chairman of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center, welcomed attendees to the inaugural meeting, which coincided with Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, a day for narcolepsy awareness.
Palm Beach Post – March 24, 2014
With every passing year, increasing numbers of baby boomers move into the demographic – 65 and older – that puts them in the cross hairs of Alzheimer’s disease.
And, not surprisingly, our senior-citizen heavy state has one of the highest concentrations of Alzheimer’s patients in the nation.
Miami Herald – March 21, 2014
A significant percentage of men over 40 who suffer from erectile dysfunction may have abnormally low levels of testosterone, according to Dr. Lawrence Hakim, chairman of urology at Cleveland Clinic in Weston.
Telemedicine has arrived in S. Florida but won’t be widely available unless legislation forces insurers to cover services
Sun Sentinel - February 16, 2014
No longer science-fiction, virtual healthcare has hit South Florida with a gigabyte bank. Like something out of TV’s “The Jetsons,” telemedicine is helping patients see their doctor, have their vital signs checked and get their records updated – without leaving the house.
Miami Herald – January 24, 2014
TV commercial viewers in the late 1980s might recall a shapely Cher standing toned against moody blue lighting, artful smoke and wind machines tousling her raven hear as she touted a fitness gym she was representing. “If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body,” the pop icon boasted.
WSVN Channel 7 – January 31, 2014
Most of us can't live without our smart phones, tablets and computers, but are all those hours staring at a screen putting a strain on our eyes? 7's Diana Diaz shows us how we can help prevent this Digital Dilemma.
City and Shore – January 2014
Finding a lump in the breast is scary, even though most are not cancerous. Even some benign tumors can cause pain and worry, though, so some doctors are now using a freezing technique to destroy common benign tumors.
WPLG Channel 10 – January 15, 2014
A blood pressure reading is one of the most basic, non-invasive diagnostic tools in medicine. The numbers—one high or systolic and one low or diastolic—tell your health care professional how hard your heart is working to pump blood through the body.
Miami Herald – January 15, 2014
After four days in bed with the flu, Cindy Papale returned to her office only to have a colleague come in sniffling and coughing, touching common surfaces and spreading germs. Within a few days Papale was out again with a fever.
WPLG Channel 10 - January 7, 2014
The creators of Bystrictin tout it as a natural alternative for blocking hunger and an alternative to bariatric surgery.
“They shouldn’t be comparing a dietary product to a surgical process,” said Dr. Lillian Craggs-Dino, a bariatric nutritionist at Cleveland Clinic Florida.