News at MCOR

Shingrix Vaccine for Shingles: What You Should Know

Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a…
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Here’s Your Summer Health Checklist

Whether you’re planning to stay at the Reef into the early summer months or leaving soon, here are a few health-conscious items to check off on your to-do list. Automatic Pharmacy Refills Please give new instructions to Public Safety for your automatically refilled pharmacy prescriptions that are picked up from a Key Largo pharmacy. Once…
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Plastic Surgeon Joins Medical Center Specialist Program

The Medical Center welcomes plastic surgeon Dr. Ramiro Perez to our Visiting Specialists program. Dr. Perez, pictured at right, has been in private practice since 2009 and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and theAmerican Board of Surgery. His practice is located near South Miami Hospital. Currently he serves as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Florida…
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Founding Member, Directors Named at Annual Meetings

The Ocean Reef Medical Center Foundation held a cocktail reception April 11 to honor the Medical Center’s generous supporters and recognize one special Founder for his outstanding contribution to the Medical Center. This year’s Founder Member Award went to Patrick P. Lee, pictured at right with Adelaide Skoglund, Chairman of the Ocean Reef Medical Center…
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Next on the Menu: Red Wine and Dark Chocolate! MCOR Lecture Series

Renowned thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Marc Gillinov of Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic will present “Red Wine, Dark Chocolate and the Real Secrets to Heart Health” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Cultural Center Theater. Dr. Gillinov is chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular…
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