News at MCOR

Fun-Raiser 2018: And the Winners Are …!

It was another home run for the Medical Center’s 36th-annual Fun-Raiser! Perfect weather arrived for the March 20 and 21 sporting event of tennis, pickleball and golf. Evening festivities included dinner and dancing to the fantastic sounds of “Soul Survivor,” a golf cart auction and a record raffle of $98,000. Below, the 2018 pickleball players…
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Backtalk!

Ladies and gentlemen, please join us for a Night Out at the Medical Center to hear some “backtalk” … but not the kind you warned your children about. Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. John Nordt will discuss the many aspects of back problems, disorders and surgical interventions on Thursday, March 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dr. Nordt is the…
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Sportsman’s Donor Club Challenge Blood Drive: March 27 and 28!

The seventh-annual Sportsman’s Donor Club Challenge Blood Drive will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Medical Center. The Challenge is a friendly competition between 17 organizations within Ocean Reef Club and the Key Largo Angler’s Club. Each competitor names one of these organizations to represent their…
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Let’s Have a Drink or Two!

Once you begin to feel thirsty, you have already waited too long. Thirst is a signal that you’ve already lost about 1 percent of your body’s water content; however, thirst is not always a reliable indicator, especially in older adults. As you age, your ability to conserve water is reduced and your sense of thirst…
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Lecture Series Explores “Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?”

The 2018 Medical Center Lecture Series continues Tuesday, March 13, with “Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?” presented by Donald L. Abrams, M.D., chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Abrams, pictured at right, has long been interested in clinical trials of complementary and alternative medicine interventions for HIV/AIDS and cancer, including evaluations of…
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Need to See a Specialist this Summer?

The Medical Center’s Visiting Specialists will have modified clinic times during the summer months. Please check below for news concerning specific specialists and their schedules. Click any specialists’ name to open their page and learn more about them: Dr. Varee Poochareon and Dr. Caitlin Martin-Lutz of the Skin Center of South Miami’s dermatology group have…
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Summer Means Skin Cancer Awareness Time

With summer approaching and national Skin Cancer Awareness Month just having passed, the summer months are a good time to take stock of your sunscreen supplies. Discard any expired sunscreen and replenish with a fresh supply. When choosing a sunscreen, look for the words “broad spectrum” to protect the skin from UVA (ultraviolet A) and…
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Eye Care in the Summer Sun

The sun’s angle in relation to the earth varies according to the season, and during the summer months the sun shines on us more directly, resulting in a greater amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Always use your sunblock lotion, hat and sunglasses. UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so be extra…
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Physical Therapy: Keep Moving this Summer

Though this has been a challenging season for many, the Medical Center’s Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Department has had a very successful season. Through teamwork, compassion, and their multifaceted clinical skills, Department Manager Miguel Gonzalez, Meagan Starnes and Adriana Gonzalez have helped many return to the activities they love. The department will continue to…
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Changing of the Guard at Medical Center, Foundation

Medical Center Elects New Chairman The Medical Center extends its sincere appreciation to retiring Chairman Ken Karl. Mr. Karl served as chairman of the Medical Center Board of Directors from 2018 until this year’s annual meeting of members held on April 13. Director Michael Berman, who has served on the Medical Center Board since 2019,…
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