News at MCOR

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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On Your Mark, Get Set … Get Fit!

Want to wrap up 2022 by looking and feeling your best? The Medical Center’s FitMed weight management program and CoolSculpting sessions are a great start toward accomplishing that goal. Dr. Carlos Smith and assistant Amy Walton work with patients to implement FitMed’s methodology for lasting results in weight loss and management. Utilizing a whole-body approach,…
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Get Ready: Here Come the Holidays!

Let’s face it: Those Thanksgiving recipes tasted so delicious because they are usually high in salt, butter and sugar. And, it’s hard not to overindulge. … “Second helping, please?” Medical Center physician Dr. Carlos Smith has some sage advice. “In between the big events and travel, try to maintain a regular routine as much as…
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Taking Care with Antibiotic Usage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated Nov. 18 to 24 U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week in an effort to raise awareness about the importance using antibiotics appropriately. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the first broadly effective antibiotic which he named Penicillin. Many antibiotics are available today and, unfortunately, their effectiveness and widespread…
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New Staff Physician is a Familiar Face

The Medical Center is very pleased to announce the addition of board-certified primary care physician Manuel Torres, M.D., to its staff of excellent health care providers. Longtime Ocean Reef residents may recognize this name: Dr. Torres is the son of Dr. Manny Torres, anesthesiologist and Ocean Reef member beginning in 1983. Manny was affectionately nicknamed…
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Excellence in Vision Care at the Medical Center

This season marks Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s second year providing vision care at the Medical Center. The institute serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. This year marks the 21st time is has been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News…
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