South Florida Hospital News
Thursday July 9, 2020

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July 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 1


July 8 2020 - Your doctor tells you that you need a statin to lower your cholesterol and reduce your heart attack risk. You don’t like taking medicine and your friend tells you that he had achy muscles after he started a statin. You wonder if you should listen to your doctor or go without the medicine. An article just published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings by Dr. Carl E Orringer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Dr. Kevin C Maki of Indiana University’s School of Public Health may help your doctor to make the right decision.

Center’s research to focus on cancer and infectious diseases,
including COVID-19 and immune system response
July 8, 2020 – Cleveland Clinic Florida has opened the Florida Research and Innovation Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Established in November 2019, the new center will advance innovative translational research, focused on immuno-oncology and infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Network website features secure method for volunteering for studies.
July 8 2020 - The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has established a new clinical trials network that aims to enroll thousands of volunteers in large-scale clinical trials testing a variety of investigational vaccines and monoclonal antibodies intended to protect people from COVID-19.

July 8 2020 -  As children transition from virtual learning to summer routines, it is important for parents and guardians to be aware that with more free time comes an increase in unintentional injuries. While seasonal injury risks associated with summer occur annually, experts have noted a spike in these events this year, due to families social distancing at home. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital advises caregivers to be aware of the leading causes of non-intentional injuries and the safety practices that can help prevent them. 

July 8, 2020 - Holocaust survivor Susanna Moore, 81, may be home alone for protection against being infected by the coronavirus, but that doesn't mean she is isolated, thanks to the recent renewal of a grant of $91,280 that gives 100 seniors in-home access to technology through the Active@Home program of Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County.  It connects the 100 seniors to family and interactive online activities.

July 7, 2020 - After careful consideration and review of all recent healthcare data related to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Florida, Memorial Healthcare System will cease doing all elective, non-urgent, and non-emergency procedures effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Memorial will continue performing emergency surgeries and outpatient diagnostic procedures.

 New surgical epilepsy program treats children with seizures that can’t be controlled by medication 

July 7, 2020 – A new surgical epilepsy program at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital successfully performed its first pediatric surgery aimed at stopping seizures in children with epilepsy. The newly established pediatric epilepsy surgical program at the hospital’s Neuroscience Center is the first of its kind in Broward and Palm Beach counties. 

July 6, 2020 – With over 3,300 applicants this year, 28 current residents and one fellow, Northwest Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program is proud to take part in the future of medicine by training the next generation of doctors. As teaching facilities in Broward, the hospitals’ goals are to provide their residents with outstanding clinical training and didactic educational experiences to produce the highest quality physicians possible.

July 7, 2020  - New leaders were elected and members added at the most recent Board of Directors meeting of the Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundations. 

July 7 2020 -  Broward Health has expanded its COVID-19 testing at its Pompano Beach walk-up site to include children ages 2 and older. All patients must continue to pre-register prior to visiting the Annie L. Weaver Health Center, located at 2011 NW Third Ave., Pompano Beach.
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