Healthcare Advances


Defeating Cancer: Immunotherapy Advances on Promising Path...

Over the last few years, immunotherapy (see infographic below) has evolved into a very promising new frontier for fighting some types of cancers, sometimes reprogramming...

June 2, 2020 / 4 min read


Cancer Telemedicine Visits: A Necessity During the...

Social distancing during the public health emergency is imperative, especially for those with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems. Cancer patients qualify on both...

April 22, 2020 / 2 min read


FIU Using 3D Printing to Make Face...

Florida International University and Baptist Health South Florida are partnering on an initiative to manufacture face shields for healthcare workers on the front lines of...

April 17, 2020 / 1 min read


Breathing Innovation: South Miami Hospital Patient Gets...

A 79-year-old retiree with chronic emphysema, who had trouble breathing at rest, underwent a new life-altering procedure at South Miami Hospital which involves implanting an...

February 13, 2020 / 2 min read


New Robotic-Arm Tech for Knee Replacements Offers...

Robotic-arm assisted surgery for total or partial knee replacements is becoming more common for the growing number of patients suffering from pain caused by arthritis...

February 6, 2020 / 2 min read


Coronary Calcium Scores: Determining Your Risk to...

A heart scan, also known as a “coronary calcium scan” or “cardiac CT for calcium scoring,” is a non-invasive test that helps doctors detect a...

January 29, 2020 / 2 min read


Miami Cancer Institute Pioneers ‘Tumor Treating Fields’...

Miami Cancer Institute has begun implementing an innovative, cancer-fighting wearable device known as Tumor Treating Fields, or TTFields, for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. The...

December 11, 2019 / 3 min read


Her Skin Condition Called for ‘Scarless’ Parathyroid...

About two years ago, Lynette Boodhoo was told by her endocrinologist that he needed to monitor her hyperparathyroidism. But this past January, Mrs. Boodhoo was...

June 24, 2019 / 2 min read


First in S. Florida: New ‘WEB’ Device...

It’s called WEB, short for Woven EndoBridge, and it’s a self-expanding mesh ball made of nickel titanium that is implanted within aneurysms located in the...

June 18, 2019 / 3 min read