Healthcare Advances


Pioneering Procedure: Radiation Therapy Targets Heart Rhythm...

The relatively new procedure, performed for the first time in Florida by a multidisciplinary team from Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Miami...

March 17, 2021 / 6 min read


Lower Your Cancer Risk by Knowing Your...

Your genetic makeup ― half from your mother and half from your father ― is responsible for your hair and eye color. Yet it’s more...

February 25, 2021 / 4 min read


At the Heart of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

If you’ve been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), you understandably may be alarmed. When an AAA ruptures, it is nearly always fatal. There...

February 9, 2021 / 3 min read


From Guatemala With Gratitude: Businessman Takes HeartFelt...

Javier Gomez, an executive for a family-owned agricultural business in Guatemala, turned 50 in September and describes himself as a “pretty healthy person” who never...

February 8, 2021 / 3 min read


Floppy Valve Syndrome: How Advances in Structural...

Everyone’s heart pumps with the vital help of four valves that direct blood in and out of each chamber. When the valves are diseased or...

February 2, 2021 / 4 min read


Q&A on Cervical Cancer: Experts Offer Latest...

In 1991 — the year the Cold War ended and the World Wide Web launched — cervical cancer was a leading cause of cancer death...

January 29, 2021 / 6 min read


Enlarged Prostate Symptoms: Minimally Invasive Procedure Helps...

When the prostate is enlarged, it can block or disrupt the normal function of the bladder. For many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) —...

January 28, 2021 / 3 min read


New Radiation Technology at Lynn Cancer Institute...

At first glance, the innovative system may look like a standard CT (computerized tomography) scanner, but it’s much more, providing leading-edge radiation treatment to many...

December 17, 2020 / 2 min read


New Promise for Patients with Inoperable Pancreas...

Patients with inoperable pancreas cancer may benefit from an advanced form of radiation therapy now available at Miami Cancer Institute. The technology delivers an unprecedented...

November 23, 2020 / 2 min read