News at MCOR

COVID-19 Booster Clinic Dec. 14-16

Fully vaccinated but haven’t received your booster yet? The Medical Center will hold a free COVID-19 booster clinic at the Cultural Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 14, 15, & 16. Booster doses will be available to individuals who are fully vaccinated, and no appointment is necessary. According to the Centers for…
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Nephrology Services Now Available

The Medical Center is pleased to announce our newest addition to the Visiting Specialists program: Antony Farias, M.D., with Nephrology Associates of South Miami. Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney. Kidneys are the body’s multitaskers. They clean your blood and play other…
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A Thank You to our Founders Society Members

As we look back on what our Founders have helped us accomplish this year, the Ocean Reef Community can feel very proud of its Medical Center’s relentless commitment, endurance and hope in getting through the most challenging times it has ever faced. Our Founders’ support not only has helped the Medical Center take care of…
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Lung Awareness Month Focuses on COPD

November is National Lung Awareness Month, and this year the American Lung Association is focusing on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD. Chronic coughing, sometimes called “smoker’s cough;” feeling unable to take a deep breath; wheezing; shortness of breath while performing everyday activities or excess sputum production — all could be symptoms of COPD. Risk…
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Find Success with FitMed Weight Management Program

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or above, affects over 40 percent of middle-aged adults in the United States. Excess weight is closely related to chronic diseases including heart disease, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, sleep apnea, certain cancers and joint problems. People who struggle with…
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Lecture Series: Prostate Cancer

The Medical Center’s 2022 Lecture Series kicks off with an exploration of the latest advancements in prostate cancer science with the University of Miami Health System’s Dr. Dipen J. Parekh. Dr. Parekh will deliver his lecture, entitled Prostate Cancer, at 5 p.m.. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Cultural Center Theatre. Dr. Parekh is UM Health…
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Testing: 1 … 2 … 3

The Medical Center’s response to COVID-19 has been the focus of 2020, 2021, and the start of 2022. Monroe County reported a 39.1 percent positivity rate in COVID during the week ending Jan. 7. According to The Miami Herald, “Florida’s surging COVID case counts are likely to peak by mid-January at about 90,000 new cases…
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Renew in 2022!

“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” — Comedian Steve Harvey Make a commitment in 2022 to renew your focus on healthy habits. Start with little tweaks that can lead up to a larger goal. Is weight loss your goal? Start with eliminating one bad habit. Is it a bowl of ice cream in…
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Vaccinated. Boosted. Now what?

You’ve been vaccinated and had your booster. What’s next? Continue to practice the usual safety precautions like social distancing, appropriate masking, handwashing and testing. If you possibly have been exposed, be sure you are tested. Remember, a negative test doesn’t always mean you are in the clear. You may have tested too early or received…
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Podiatrist Joins Visiting Specialists Program

Board-certified Podiatrist Pedro Abrantes, D.P.M., has joined the Medical Center’s expansive Visiting Specialists program. He specializes in treatment of the lower leg, foot and ankle; treating disorders of pain, fractures and injuries; and restoring function. Dr. Abrantes attended Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences and received his advanced training residency at South Miami Hospital…
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