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Alcyene Almeida Rodrigues

A Mother’s Heartfelt Thank You to Her...

Two hundred and sixty-one days. That’s how much time Lori Livingston stayed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at South Miami Hospital after being born...

June 8, 2020 / 3 min read

Cervical Spine Surgery: She Thought It was...

Cheerleading, volleyball, and sky-diving. These are some of the things Prisciliana Berrios De La Vega enjoyed when she was in college. The active lifestyle also...

June 4, 2020 / 4 min read

‘It’s Cancer’ – The Hardest Words You’ll...

Cancer was the furthest thought in Rosemary Carrera’s mind. She had always led a healthy and active lifestyle, participated in half-marathons, was a triathlete, and...

October 16, 2019 / 3 min read

‘Cancer in My Life was a Blessing,’...

In her early 30s and out of the high-risk age group, Sara Ordonez found out she had breast cancer, stage 2. The diagnosis came after...

October 10, 2019 / 2 min read

‘I Never Thought I’d Be a Candidate...

At age 47, and with no apparent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, Cristina Totoricagil, an assistant school principal, suffered a heart attack while exercising at...

November 21, 2017 / 3 min read

Baby Anderson’s Surgery: A Second Chance at...

Anderson Destine is only nine months old, but he has already received a second chance at life. The Haitian boy was born with a large...

July 17, 2017 / 3 min read

Experts Urge a Healthy Discussion About ’13...

One teenager. A suicide. Thirteen reasons why. This is the narrative of the recent Netflix TV series that prompted experts to put together a mental...

June 2, 2017 / 2 min read

Food Allergies: Top 5 Facts You Should...

Food allergies are a rising public health concern, affecting more than 50 million Americans. This condition can greatly interfere in family habits and school routines...

May 25, 2017 / 3 min read

Lower Back Pain: When to See Your...

Have you experienced pain in the lower portion of your spine? You are not alone. About 80 percent of adult Americans will have lower back...

April 12, 2017 / 2 min read

Going Green for Wellness at Wesley Matthews...

The color of the day at Wesley Matthews Elementary School was most definitely green. But it wasn’t necessarily to celebrate the Luck O’ the Irish...

March 17, 2017 / 1 min read