Trauma and Suicide

The statistics boggle the mind. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States in 2017. The CDC reported 47,173 suicides for that year—more than double the number of homicides. For young people, the statistics become even more troubling: Suicide was the second

Quick Strike Capability

As a physical education teacher at Unity School in Delray Beach, Sharon Gerry (pictured) was a model of health and extreme endurance. She ran 60 miles a week on average, she didn’t smoke or drink, and she slept restfully every night. So, when the 55-year-old athlete woke up feeling “kind of odd,” she thought her

What’s What In Wellness: Baahtcha

It’s no secret that matcha has moved quickly to the forefront of the health and wellness scene. Whether it’s in the form of a latte, a smoothie, or even a baked good, this powerful powder is everyone’s new favorite healthy treat. Baahtcha has recently introduced a new line of matcha powders that not only tastes

Delray Medical Center harnesses proton power

People who’ve received photon radiation therapy as part of cancer treatment often have suffered from a mix of side effects, including exhaustion, skin changes and damaged genes. Sick children are particularly vulnerable; the effects of the therapy on their young bodies have the potential to lead to a lifetime of problems, like memory loss and

Matters of the Heart

It turns out that a healthy and balanced relationship really is one of the best ways to protect our hearts. And not just in the romantic sense. As American Heart Month, February is an opportunity to revisit our relationship with food. “We have to have our heart in the middle of the plate,” says Christie

Workout Studios for your 2019 Routine

From SFBW’s sister publication, Lifestyle magazines It’s a new year, which means it’s time for those all-too familiar resolutions. You know the drill: Eat healthier. Exercise more. Lose the unwanted pounds. Crush the miniskirt. Fortunately, South Florida offers more than its share of no-frills, chain and boutique gyms—as well as some specialized concepts for those

Cycleward owner Lisa Anderson
Surviving the Holidays

A 4-year-old Fort Lauderdale girl, envisioning Christmas back in early October, said her parents were getting her a unicorn. Engaging a woman in conversation at a café as her father looked on, the girl said she was looking forward to having the animal live at home with her family. She isn’t the only one with great,

South Florida’s Hanley Foundation Takes on the Opioid Crisis

Photo by Eduardo Schneider When Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir died at age 30 in mid-October from an opioid overdose, she could have been just another statistic. In 2017, some 72,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose—including nearly 30,000 overdose deaths from synthetic opioids—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mourners

How South Florida health care organizations are taking aim at Alzheimer’s

As researchers investigate vaccines to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and continue to research new drugs, local medical professionals stress there is no cure. Prevention starts early and continues through all stages of life, but sometimes that isn’t even enough to combat the most common form of dementia, which affects 5.7 million Americans. One study, out of

Pellet Power

Photo by Eduardo Schneider As much as it helps having Suzanne Somers as an advocate—and talking about sex being better than ever after 50, no less—the best advertisement for LowTE Florida might well be the esteemed nurse practitioner who runs the Fort Lauderdale-based business. Five years ago, Carolyn Zaumeyer came home at the end of

Not Much of a Stretch

Photos by Eduardo Schneider   Harley Bofshever has spent most of his life paying forward the help he received as a teenager. While a high schooler in Coral Springs, he hurt his shoulder playing baseball and tried therapy and injections to stop the pain. It wasn’t until he went to a chiropractor that he found

Sidelining Chemo

Most women with early-stage breast cancer do not need chemotherapy to beat it, a 10-year federally funded study has concluded. Conducted at 1,200 sites in the United States and five other countries, TAILORx reflects a diverse population of 10,273 women between the ages of 18 and 75.  “This is a practice-changing study. To know that