News at MCOR

Annual Blood Drive, March 27-28: Who Will Win This Year?

The eighth-annual Sportsman’s Donor Club Challenge Blood Drive will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at the Medical Center. The Challenge consists of 17 organizations and clubs within Ocean Reef Club and the Key Largo Angler’s Club. Each blood donor is asked to designate…
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Bottoms Up! March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

No one likes the idea of colonoscopies. The preparation, the fasting … that “oh no, my morning coffee” thought! But consider this: excluding skin cancers, colon cancer is the third most-diagnosed cancer in the United States. It’s very curable when caught early. And March is a good time to remind yourself that it’s time to…
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Lecture Series: Treating “Untreatable” Cancer with Uniquely Personalized Gene Therapy

Learn how modern medical technology is learning to treat “untreatable” cancer with personalized gene therapy at the next Medical Center Lecture Series presentation at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. This informative lecture, sponsored by the Medical Lecture Series and Healthnetwork Foundation, will be presented by Dr. Bruce Levine, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Abramson…
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Find Your Support Group at the Medical Center

One of the impressive things about the Ocean Reef Community is that people come together to help each other. Supporting and sharing with others is no exception when it comes to important health problems. Several support groups meet regularly in the Medical Center’s second-floor conference room to share information about ways to manage and improve…
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State of the Wait

“Our next appointment is in 19 days.” What?! Yes, this is what’s happening in healthcare nationwide if you’re a new patient and want to see a cardiologist, dermatologist, gynecologist, orthopedic surgeon or primary care physician. Healthcare consulting firm Merritt Hawkins obtained responses from 1,414 physicians in 15 metropolitan areas of the United States and found…
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