News at MCOR

The Risks and Benefits of Dietary Supplements

Consumer confidence in dietary supplements remains strong according to reports published by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a Washington based trade association representing dietary supplements, functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Labels on prescriptions warn us about basic drug interactions, for example: avoiding alcohol use or grapefruit juice-but how about the supplements we take? Do…
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Rainy Days are for … Pickles!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade … but when life gives you rain, have some pickles! Around 40 people braved a stormy Tuesday, March 19, to support the Medical Center’s Annual Fun-Raiser Tennis and Pickleball event. Inside it was cozy, the lunch was plentiful, and Tennis Pros Willie Cakans and Jim Morton made the…
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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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