Tag: body mass index

Florida’s Obesity Rate Likely Higher Than Previously...

Widely distributed data about the U.S. population had estimated that Florida’s obesity rate is 27.8 percent. But a University of...

June 25, 2018

Lower Breast Cancer Risk With Lifestyle Choices

Jane Mendez, M.D., Miami Cancer Institute, advises patients to focus on lifestyle factors that are proven to contribute to increased...

October 26, 2017

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Rx Now: Skip Trip to Pharmacy...

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Roundup: Eliminating Cervical Cancer; Social Media’s...

Cervical Cancer in U.S. Could Be Nearly Eliminated by 2038 or Sooner, Researchers Say It’s well established that cervical cancer is one of the most...

Breathing Innovation: South Miami Hospital Patient...

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...

Cardio-Oncology Helps Cancer Patients, Survivors Facing...

The term “cardio-oncology” has grown in prominence as healthcare professionals team up to help cancer patients at higher risk of developing heart disease or related...

First in Florida: Miami Cardiac &...

A team at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the first in the state, and the first in the Atlantic Southeast, to perform a so-called...

Heart Failure: A Growing, Deadlier Condition...

The condition known as “heart failure” is misunderstood and often under-diagnosed. Much of the confusion comes from the name. Heart failure does not mean the...

Roundup: Red Meat & Heart Disease;...

Red Meat, Processed Meats Raise Risk of Heart Disease, Confirms New Study Eating two servings of red meat, processed meat that includes poultry – but...