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Cleveland Clinic Florida is frequently featured by local and national news and media organizations for its unique model of medicine, innovative treatments and expert physicians.

Kidney Patients Find Hope in New Chain of Life

Sun Sentinel – May 16, 2016

Jeff West, his kidneys failing, was dreading having to quit his job and spend years tethered to a dialysis machine. But shortly before treatments even began, the Boynton Beach man received an unexpected gift—a kidney donated by a volunteer whom he had never met.

April, 2016

Device Helps Patients with Tremors

WTVJ Channel 6 – April 25, 2016

If you know, or have someone in your family who suffers from Parkinson’s, you know how bad the shaking can be. But a new device can bring relief to what can be violent tremors.

Stem Cells, Toxic Proteins Being Studied to Slow Alzheimer’s

Miami Herald – April 21, 2016

Local researchers are studying a toxic protein found in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients to see what can be done to better treat and slow the progression of the disease.

Differentiating Rectal, Colon Cancer

WPLG Channel 10 – April 21, 2016

Farah Fawcett Majors was every man’s dream girl, but her life became a nightmare after she was diagnosed with rectal cancer.

Top Foods to Keep Your Heart, Mind and Bones Strong As You Age

Miami Herald – April 21, 2016

The right foods can keep hearts and bones healthy as you age. At 63, Homero Lavernia is a true believer in the power of diet and exercise to revitalize your health.

Collarbone Injuries Common from Infants to Elderly

WPLG Channel 10 – April 19, 2016

If someone were to ask you what’s the most common broken bone in the body, what would you say? Most would not think of the collarbone, but it can happen to anyone at any age.

Knowing Basics of CPR Can Save A Life Experts Say

WPLG Channel 10 – April 14, 2016

If a friend, family member or even a perfect stranger collapsed next to you, would you know what to do? Knowing the basics of CPR is vital.

Breast Cancer Survivors Face New Threat – Heart Disease

Palm Beach Post – April 11, 2016

Breast cancer awareness initiatives and treatment protocols have never been more effective than they are today. For the past two decades, survival rates have been climbing.

Health-care Screening a Boon to Longevity

Palm Beach Daily News – April 8, 2016

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So it’s not surprising that the health-care industry has been focused on creating new and better ways to detect diseases early so they can be quickly treated and cured.

March, 2016

New Procedure Helps Men with Enlarged Prostate

Miami Herald – March 25, 2016

On May 2, 2015, Bob Colman got the shock of his life. “I couldn’t urinate,” said the 66-year-old Plantation insurance broker. “I didn’t know what to do. I was frightened to death.

Carbs: An Endurance Athlete’s “Best Friend”

Miami Herald - March 24, 2016

Joe Flynn exercises every day, squeezing in biking, running or swimming before or after work, training more on the weekends. But in the six years since he started participating in endurance events, Flynn has learned that doing his best involves more than physical exertion.

Colon Cancer Registry Helps Patients Get the Proper Care

WPLG Channel 10 - March 15, 2016

If you’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer, or have a family history of colon cancer, there’s another unique thing: It’s called a unique colon cancer registry, helping patients get the proper care.

Man Receives Life-Saving Organ Due to Altruistic Donor

Miami Herald - March 3, 2016

More than 100,000 Americans are in need of kidney transplants but every day, 12 people die waiting for this lifesaving organ.

February, 2016

Heart Disease Hits Women of All Ages

Miami Herald - February 26, 2016

For most of her life, Loren Welch suffered from acid reflux. But she knew the pain she felt in her chest after eating lunch two years ago was different.

Smart Eating For a Healthy Heart

Miami Herald - February 26, 2016

Teresa Perez battled weight gain, high blood pressure and high cholesterol for several years without making a lot of progress. The Miami mother of four tried diet pills and yo-yo dieting to no avail.

Medical Experts Weigh in on Miami Heat Star Chris Bosh's Second Bout with Blood Clot

Miami Herald - February 16, 2016

One year after he was hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs, the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh reportedly is back on medication to treat a new clot in his left leg — casting doubt on the All-Star player’s ability to return for the remainder of the NBA season.

Married Couple Faced with Life-Threating Condition

WSVN Channel 7 - February 9, 2016

Imagine finding the love of your life, and then both of you end up facing a life-threatening condition. 7's Lynn Martinez shows us how this couple's "Lifesaving Love" pulled them through.

Heart Disease Underdiagnosed in Women

WPEC CBS News 12 - February 8, 2016

It’s often perceived as a man’s disease, but heart attacks actually strike more women than men.

Dangers of Drowsy Driving

WPLG Channel 10 - February 5, 2016

In our healthcast—the dangers of drowsy driving. We all know not to drink and drive and texting behind the wheel is just as bad, but now our health specialist Kristi Kruger introduces us to a young South Florida man who hopes his story will make you think twice about getting behind the wheel when you’re tired.

Zika Virus Crisis

WPLG Channel 10 - February 2, 2016

Now to the Zika crisis, six new cases of the Zika Virus have been reported in Florida alone and now health officials say South Florida is prime breeding ground for mosquitos.

January, 2016

Recipe Makeovers: How to Create Healthier Dishes

Miami Herald – January 31, 2016

It’s no surprise that eating better ad moving more appear on so many resolutions each new year. About half of all American adults – 117 million individuals – have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many related to their diet and inactivity.

What To Watch Out for When Juicing

Miami Herald – January 31, 2016

When Miami jewelry company owner John Irvin first started juicing two decades ago, it was a rare practice. “I started in my 20s,” said Irvin now 44.

Buddha Bowls and Incan Fruit Top the Trend Foods List

Miami Herald – January 31, 2016

Nearly every year, there are a few foods that make a big splash. Brussels sprouts, beets, kale, cauliflower, and quinoa have all been gastronomic giants in recent years.

Allow 2-3 Weeks to Recover After Race

Miami Herald – January 26, 2016

On Sunday, thousands woke in the predawn hours and headed to American Airlines Arena where they ran, ran/walked (intervals) or rode special bikes to compete in the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon

December, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Partners with NFL to Assess Brain Health of Retired Players

WPLG Channel 10—December 24, 2015

Tomorrow is the opening of the sports thriller Concussion. It’s a movie based on real-life researchers that revealed severe declining brain changes in professional football players.

November, 2015

Weight Loss Surgery Can Lead to Good Sugar Levels

Miami Herald – November 22, 2015

“We have known for decades that weight loss surgery will result in a reduction of Type 2 Diabetes,” said Dr. Raul Rosenthal. A bariatric surgeon, he is the new president of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons and chief of staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

October, 2015

Test Determines Whether Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy

WPLG Channel 10 – October 13, 2015

In other advancements for breast cancer patients—a new test that can help determine if the patients need to undergo chemotherapy, if it’s really necessary. The test is called the Oncotype II DX and is done directly on the tumor right after it’s removed.

Battling Dementia and Brain Injury the Focus of Two Separate Programs

WPLG Channel 10 – October 7, 2015

We do have a team of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuro psychologists for the testing as well as neurologists looking at the comprehensive assessment of the brain.

September, 2015

Visit A Doctor Over Your Smart Phone

CBS-12 West Palm Beach – September 30, 2015

In today’s day and age, we do everything on our smart phones so it may not surprise you that now we can go to the doctor on our phone.

Cleveland Clinic Brings Online Doctor Visits To Florida

Palm Beach Daily News - September 30, 2015

For a $49 credit card fee, Palm Beachers can use their computer, smart phone or tablet to get minor health issues – including earaches, urinary tract infections and abdominal pain evaluated at any time and get a prescription ordered without having to drive to a doctor’s office.

Dynamic Stretching Can Improve Athletic Performance

Miami Herald - September 25, 2015

One of the hottest trends in fitness these days is dynamic stretching. Except, of course, dynamic stretching – which incorporates movement, such as lunges, while stretching the muscles is nothing new.

By 40, You’ve Got to Get Moving

Miami Herald - September 25, 2015

Most mornings, well before sunrise, Plantation resident Brittany Wallman is running through the dark streets of suburban Broward.

Cleveland Clinic Announces $302 Million Expansion in Florida

September 1, 2015

Cleveland Clinic announced today a $302 million expansion plan for Cleveland Clinic Florida that will include capital improvements to its campus in Weston, and a new clinic and ambulatory surgery center in Coral Springs, Fla.

August, 2015

Certain Foods May Impact Sleep Cycles

Miami Herald - August 21, 2015

You leave work late, grab fast food at the drive through and before long, you’re falling asleep on the couch watching TV. At 3 a.m., you’re back up surfing the Web.

Bike Riding, Surgery Help Control Parkinson’s Tremors

Miami Herald - August 21, 2015

It took Roy Roden and his wife Lynn four months to bicycle about 5,000 miles cross country, from Seattle to Miami. Down the Pacific Coast Highway in California, through a sandstorm in the New Mexico desert, across Route 10 in Texas.

July, 2015

Those Living with Essential Tremors Struggle with Everyday Tasks

WPLG Channel 10 – July 30, 2015

TV personalities such as Michael J. Fox brought the struggle of Parkinson’s Disease to the spotlight, but often overlooked is another movement disorder that affects 10 million people.

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

July 21, 2015

For the sixth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cleveland Clinic Florida among the best hospitals in the region. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked 3rd among 66 hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and 9th of more than 260 hospitals in Florida, up four spots from the previous year. In addition to the regional and state-wide ranking, Cleveland Clinic Florida’s gastroenterology and GI surgery was ranked as a high performing specialty.

Women More Likely to Survive Ovarian Cancer than Ever Before

WPLG Channel 10 - July 21, 2015

In previous years, survival rates for ovarian cancer were low. First there's not air great way to screen for the disease and second, the symptoms like bloating and abdominal pain are so vague, sometimes nonexistent, women are often diagnosed after the cancer has already spread.

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. 


How Much Exercise Is Best For Heart Health? Americans Aren't Sure

February 1, 2016

Exercise is one of the keys to preventing heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States, but yet, a Cleveland Clinic survey shows only 20 percent of Americans know how much exercise is recommended for a healthy heart.


Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Raul Rosenthal, MD, Named President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

November 11, 2015

Raul Rosenthal, MD, Chief of Staff, Director of Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, and Chairman of the Department of General Surgery, has been named President of the Executive Council of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Cleveland Clinic Florida Launches 24-Hour Online Service

September 28, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Florida has expanded access to healthcare by launching the first online service in Florida that enables patients throughout the state to see a medical professional 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Cleveland Clinic Announces $302 Million Expansion in Florida

September 1, 2015

Cleveland Clinic announced today a $302 million expansion plan for Cleveland Clinic Florida that will include capital improvements to its campus in Weston, and a new clinic and ambulatory surgery center in Coral Springs, Fla.

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.