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Alcyene Almeida Rodrigues

Perinatal and Postpartum Depression: Identifying and Treating...

Anxiety, depression, stress. These represent everyday real-life struggles for women at child-bearing age and beyond. As a society, everyone expects happiness when bringing a newborn...

May 5, 2021 / 4 min read

She’s a Hairdresser and Breast Cancer Survivor:...

As a hairdresser for more than 30 years and a “very private person,” Gabriele Bauer, 50, had her life dramatically change when she was diagnosed...

March 1, 2021 / 4 min read

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