News at MCOR

Lecture Series: Prostate Cancer

The Medical Center’s 2022 Lecture Series kicks off with an exploration of the latest advancements in prostate cancer science with the University of Miami Health System’s Dr. Dipen J. Parekh. Dr. Parekh will deliver his lecture, entitled Prostate Cancer, at 5 p.m.. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Cultural Center Theatre. Dr. Parekh is UM Health…
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Testing: 1 … 2 … 3

The Medical Center’s response to COVID-19 has been the focus of 2020, 2021, and the start of 2022. Monroe County reported a 39.1 percent positivity rate in COVID during the week ending Jan. 7. According to The Miami Herald, “Florida’s surging COVID case counts are likely to peak by mid-January at about 90,000 new cases…
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Renew in 2022!

“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” — Comedian Steve Harvey Make a commitment in 2022 to renew your focus on healthy habits. Start with little tweaks that can lead up to a larger goal. Is weight loss your goal? Start with eliminating one bad habit. Is it a bowl of ice cream in…
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Vaccinated. Boosted. Now what?

You’ve been vaccinated and had your booster. What’s next? Continue to practice the usual safety precautions like social distancing, appropriate masking, handwashing and testing. If you possibly have been exposed, be sure you are tested. Remember, a negative test doesn’t always mean you are in the clear. You may have tested too early or received…
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Podiatrist Joins Visiting Specialists Program

Board-certified Podiatrist Pedro Abrantes, D.P.M., has joined the Medical Center’s expansive Visiting Specialists program. He specializes in treatment of the lower leg, foot and ankle; treating disorders of pain, fractures and injuries; and restoring function. Dr. Abrantes attended Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences and received his advanced training residency at South Miami Hospital…
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CoolSculpting Event: Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Medical Center

You’re invited to a CoolSculpting event on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Medical Center. Call today to reserve your space for a personal consultation and to receive $150 off your first CoolSculpting treatment! Many of us have stubborn fat that won’t go away no matter how much exercise and dieting we do. The CoolSculpting procedure…
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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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