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Angelina Jolie had preventive double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie had preventive double mastectomy

By Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY (May 14, 2013)  – Actress Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday that she quietly underwent a preventive double mastectomy after discovering she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation, which sharply increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. “My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%,” Jolie writes. “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.” […]

by · May 14, 2013 · Featured, Health, Lifestyle, News, Videos
200 Teens with cancer hold “A Prom to Remember”

200 Teens with cancer hold “A Prom to Remember”

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – It’s the event of the year for local teens battling cancer.  Coming from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, approximately 200 kids are expected to arrive by limousine at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale for this year’s A Prom To Remember, being held on May 10, 2013. Who:               A Prom To Remember, a local non-profit that hosts the ultimate prom experience for teens battling cancer, will welcome 200 patients to this year’s prom.  Teens are from the […]

Broward honored by American Heart Association for workplace wellness program

Broward honored by American Heart Association for workplace wellness program

Broward County (May 2, 2013) – Broward County has received national recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA) for its workplace wellness program. The County was recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite for helping employees eat better and exercise more. The American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly award is given to companies and organizations that promote healthy living among employees through comprehensive programs that emphasize physical wellness. Of the six states which comprise the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate, 252 worksites applied for this award […]

by · May 2, 2013 · Broward County, Health, News
Henderson Behavioral Health’s 60th Diamond Jubilee

Henderson Behavioral Health’s 60th Diamond Jubilee

Henderson Behavioral Health celebrated its 60th anniversary “Diamond Jubilee” April 27  at the Signature Grand in Davie. Guests enjoyed a lavish cocktail reception, silent and live auction, dinner and danced to the sounds of Dee Dee Wilde. The event honored Carol Harrison, Broward College, Broward College President J. David Armstrong and Henderson Behavioral Health’s past board presidents. It was a night to remember and all for a great cause.  Congratulations on 60 years of excellence!

Fort Lauderdales Salah Foundation to receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Fort Lauderdales Salah Foundation to receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Noreen Salah Burpee, executive director of the Salah Foundation, a private foundation located in Fort Lauderdale that supports non-profit organizations across the United States, will receive the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor sponsored by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO).  Burpee, who was nominated for the award by the Broward Health Foundation, will be one of 100 outstanding Americans honored at this year’s ceremony to be held May 11, 2013, on Ellis Island in […]

by · April 27, 2013 · Broward County, Health, Non profit
Miami-Dade Health Dept Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week

Miami-Dade Health Dept Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week

(Miami, April 24, 2013) — The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County acknowledges April 20-27, 2013 as National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. Since 1994, NIIW has served as a call to action for parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to ensure that infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.  NIIW will be celebrated […]

by · April 24, 2013 · Events, Health, Miami-Dade County
Miami is host to major discussion on Sickle Cell Disease

Miami is host to major discussion on Sickle Cell Disease

Miami, Fla. (April 11, 2013) From April 14-17, Miami will become center stage for open discussion of sickle cell disease, ranging from topics of delivery of care, to research and disease management in an era of healthcare reform. The symposium is sponsored by the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research (FSCDR) a non-profit organization whose President is Lanetta Jordan, MD, associate faculty at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. “The mission of the Foundation is critical to helping […]