Joining the Ranks

From cardiology to HIV treatment, and from oncology to orthopedics, Broward Health, one of the nation’s largest public health care systems, continues to expand the Broward Health Physician Group, a network of more than 200 employed physicians.  “With the addition of these highly regarded medical experts, Broward Health has further augmented the high-quality care it

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Baptist Health opens new center in Plantation

The region’s largest not-for-profit health system—which includes 11 hospitals and more than 50 outpatient facilities—has a new presence in Broward. Baptist Health held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new wellness and medical complex in Plantation. The 112,000-square-foot facility offers urgent care, primary care, endocrinology, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedics, spine

Florida hospitals want you to #maskup

Florida’s hospitals are uniting to tell Floridians to wear masks while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Nine of Florida’s top health-care systems, representing more than 50 hospitals in the state, launched an education and awareness campaign. The collaborative public service effort by Florida hospitals will run on TV stations, in newspapers and on digital platforms as

Breast Cancer Awareness: Smart Curve

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 276,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women by the end of 2020. While there remains a 1 in 8 chance that an American woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, the numbers aren’t all discouraging. Mortality rates from breast cancer continue

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Pandemic Nation

Aileen Marty, M.D., remembers where she was when she first learned about COVID-19. It was mid-January 2020. The infectious disease physician and professor of infectious disease at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine was in the Middle East. She was with colleagues from the World Health Organization’s Verification and Inspection Commission. They were

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2-1-1 Broward is open for help

Before COVID-19, Broward 2-1-1 Broward’s helpline is available for free to those who need to be connected to community and health services. Now, with closures, layoffs and furloughs affecting the most vulnerable in our communities, the helpline is needed more than ever. Trained counselors provide referrals related to financial assistance, military and veterans, mental health,

Feeding the Front Line

Individuals, organizations and companies throughout South Florida continue to recognize and support the tireless work being done by health care employees and first responders during the coronavirus crisis. Here are three such examples. Essential Meals (pictured above): This GoFundMe page, recently launched by Alyssa Lovitt and Sheriann Namer, honors the front-line service of EMTs, paramedics,

Achievement Centers for Children and Families reaches out

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Florida organizations that make it their mission to help the community have stepped up with even more initiatives to help those struggling. One center completing its mission to help the community is Achievement Centers for Children and Families in Delray Beach, which serves more than 900 children

Change for the Good

For nearly 30 years, Miami-based Elan has been a go-to contemporary brand for active women who understand that comfort, style and value aren’t mutually exclusive. Along the way, the clothing manufacturer has established ties to major retailers across the United States, including Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s. But amid the coronavirus crisis, Elan has turned its attention

Coral Springs resident gets to work making masks

Kyra Poulos readily admits her kitchen table is “a mess” right now. But it’s with good reason. The table has become the center of operations for her efforts to make masks for health care workers and essential workers in South Florida and around the country. Currently furloughed from her job as director of sales for

4Ever Young Anti-Aging Solutions

Looking to boost your immune system? 4Ever Young Anti-Aging Solutions (with offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale) offers a safe and effective way to help fortify your internal systems. 4Ever Shield, an intravenous treatment, funnels a blend of wellness and immune-supporting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream. The IV mix includes vitamins

It’s always 5 o’clock at Margaritaville’s St. Somewhere Spa

Where: St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Beach Resort (1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood) The vibe: It should come as no surprise that a resort bearing Jimmy Buffett-inspired branding would offer a designated changes-in-attitude facility to decompress and refresh. At Margaritaville, St. Somewhere Spa fills the rejuvenating niche with 11 treatment rooms amid its 11,000-square-foot layout.