News at MCOR

Lecture Series: Aging Eyelids and Macular Degeneration

Dual topics of interest to your vision will be the subject of next Tuesday’s installment of our annual Medical Lecture Series. The lecture, which will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Cultural Center Theatre, will be presented by the University of Miami Health System’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which has been named the nation’s…
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The Flu: Keep this Visitor Away!

The flu is visiting Florida, and January is midway to the height of flu season. What can you do? For starters, wash your hands — a lot — and if you have the feeling that you may be coming down with something, stay at home as much as possible. A dinner invitation with friends is tempting, but…
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Ladies Night Out Wed., Jan. 17, with Jill S. Waibel, M.D.

Forty-three years ago a shocking photo from the Vietnam War showed a naked 9-year-old Vietnamese girl covered in napalm, burning and running down a road. With more than a third of her body burned, it created scar tissue four times the thickness of her skin. After a grueling two years in the hospital, Kim Phuc…
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Lecture Series: “Soothing that Barking Dog in Our Brains”

Wait … what? Barking dogs in our brains? What’s this about? Come on out to the Cultural Center Theatre next Tuesday, Jan. 9, and hear Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Professor Gregory Lewis Fricchione, M.D., pictured at right, tell us about “Soothing that Barking Dog in Our Brains.” His lecture will begin at 5 p.m. with a post-lecture…
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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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Urology Appointments Now Available

The Medical Center is pleased to announce the availability of urologists from Baptist Health South Florida and the University of Miami via our Visiting Specialists program. Lunan Ji, M.D., is a urologist at Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Ji specializes in general, reconstructive and female urology. Dr. Ji is also experienced in robotic and minimally…
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