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You Are What You Breathe

You are what you eat is a favorite maxim among those who strive for a healthy lifestyle. Now we’re also learning that we may be what we breathe, especially as we grow older – and air pollution could harm your brain health. This year, at least three studies have added to the long-held theory that…

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Your Family Health History: Let’s Talk Turkey

Knowledge is power when it comes to your family health history. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we have no control over many aspects of life. One of the best ways to manage stress is to control the things you can and let go of the rest. You may not have any say over…

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Focusing on You: Emergency Room Safety Precautions are in Place

Despite the pandemic, do not delay seeking emergency care, especially when seconds count. [arve url=”https://youtu.be/HVInFbfuTIQ” width=”640″ height=360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Dr. David Lang, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at the University of Miami Health System, discusses the precautions the emergency department has undertaken to ensure the safety of patients during the pandemic. He encourages anyone experiencing…

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Seniors and Vaccines: A Closer Look

The research is in. Vaccines may not be as effective in the elderly, but ironically, that makes them even more important to take. Of all the things in our bodies that tend to decline with age, the most concerning is our immunity. This age-related decrease in immunity, known as immunosenescence, makes the elderly more susceptible…

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Strengthen Your Lungs Against COVID-19 Symptoms

We’re all watching the COVID-19 infection numbers increase.  Many people have anxiety about when they will get sick. But there is something you can do that may help your body handle the symptoms if you contract the virus. Think of it as strength-training for your respiratory muscles. Just like lifting weights can increase your ability…

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Circulatory Problems: Pay Attention to the Symptoms

A blood clot in your heart’s arteries can cause a heart attack, and a blood clot in your brain can cause a stroke. But did you know that clots or blockages that affect your circulation can occur in any part of your body and lead to serious health problems? Some blockages can even lead to…

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The Link Between COVID-19 and Blood Clots

People generally think of COVID-19 as a respiratory disease, one that affects the lungs. And it is. “But this disease does not just attack the lungs,” says Stefan Kénel-Pierre, M.D., a vascular surgeon with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “It attacks the whole body, and can cause serious problems with excessive blood…

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Life Hacks: Taking Your Body Temperature

Knowing your “normal” is one more way to stay well. By now, we all know what we need to do to slow the spread of COVID-19: Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth Keep your hands clean and off your face Physical distance Stay home whenever possible Maureen Fagan, D.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C., F.A.A.N., wants…

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Sunscreen Tips for Babies, Acne, and More

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. While light-skinned people are more likely to get skin cancer, people of color are more likely to die of melanoma if they get it, according to experts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center,…

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Double Whammy: If a Hurricane Hits Miami During COVID-19

While Miami locals are already facing the challenges and stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Weather Service predicts an active 2020 hurricane season, which runs through November 30.   Remember the empty grocery store shelves and the long lines at gas stations that we face every time a hurricane approaches? This year, we can expect even higher…

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