Healthcare Advances


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


Motion Analysis Fine-Tunes Rehab of Orthopedic Injuries...

All-Star forward Kevin Durant, of the Golden State Warriors, was forced out of Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday after he ruptured his right...

June 11, 2019 / 4 min read


Landmark MRI Technology Advances Cardiac Diagnoses, Patient...

Advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is helping patients feel more at ease, while their doctors are getting higher quality images to better diagnose critical...

May 29, 2019 / 3 min read


Having Children After Cancer: What to Know...

As more patients survive cancer, many look forward to a future that includes having children and raising a family. While some therapies to improve cancer...

May 20, 2019 / 3 min read


FDA Approves Device for Heart Valve Replacement...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device, the Lotus Edge, to better assist doctors when replacing aortic valves using a...

May 8, 2019 / 2 min read


Transforming ‘TAVR’: More Aortic Valve Patients Will...

The aortic valve, one of four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart, undoubtedly serves a vital function. For most patients, having to replace...

April 1, 2019 / 3 min read


Spotting Skin Cancer: Groundbreaking Body Imaging Technology...

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. If you know what to look for — such as atypical moles — you...

March 25, 2019 / 3 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...

February 25, 2019 / 2 min read