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April 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 10

Study reveals how T cells in the small intestine respond to bile acids, offering localized treatment direction for a cause of chronic illness
April 7, 2021 - People with Crohn’s disease are typically treated with powerful anti-inflammatory medications that act throughout their body, not just in their digestive tract, creating the potential for unintended, and often serious, side effects. New research from the lab of Mark Sundrud, PhD, at Scripps Research, Florida suggests a more targeted treatment approach is possible.

We support distressed pregnant girls and women from all walks of life. Through education, grass roots community involvement, direct assistance and our 24/7 confidential, multilingual referral helpline. To date, 332 precious newborns (two little ones this year) now have a future and lots of love with their forever family and over 5,000 women helped in their time of need. AND, most importantly there have been zero abandonments in five of the last ten years. Everyone is helped. We are never judgmental. We do not charge for any of our services.

April 6, 2021 - Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age.

Diabetes Research Institute Investigators Will Lead the First Site Activated for the Vertex Study
April 6, 2021 - Researchers with the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated have initiated clinical trials for VX-880, a novel investigational cell therapy with the potential to restore normal glucose control in those suffering from type 1 diabetes (T1D) with severe hypoglycemia and impaired hypoglycemic awareness. The University of Miami Health System was the first clinical site activated for this trial.

April 5, 2021 – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has proven to be a useful tool for maintaining health and wellness. On April 16, the Alzheimer’s Association will host a free, virtual program on the additional benefits of telehealth for those living with dementia and their loved ones.

April 5, 2021 - With more than 30 years of experience in human resources, Lee Health’s Chief Human Resources Officer Mike Wukitsch, has been recognized as a Ring of Honor recipient by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for his service to the region.

April 5, 2021 – Boca Raton resident Eleanor R. Baldwin made her second seven figure gift to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.  Ms. Baldwin’s gift total is now $7.5 million, joining a list of Boca Raton’s philanthropic “Who’s Who” of seven- and eight-figure donors to the Campaign who have helped raise more than $193 million, thus far.

April 5 2021 - The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is pausing to honor and recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launches a new campaign to promote military sexual trauma (MST) and invite Veterans who experienced MST into a community that listens, understands and believes in them. West Palm Beach VA Medical Center support goes beyond just the month of April- year-round our team is present.

Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital Nationally Renowned for Providing Comprehensive Services to Victims of Sexual Assault 
April 5 2021 - Jackson Memorial Hospital, home to the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center (RTC), has provided emotional and medical services to almost 75,000 people since its establishment in 1974. Millions of individuals are the victims of sexual violence each year – an act that is defined as any sexual activity where consent is not freely given, with profound impact on an individual’s lifelong well-being.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Announces Blockbuster Exhibit
April 5 2021 – No bones about it! The South Florida Science Center is announcing the fall blockbuster exhibit, Real Bodies: The Exhibition presented by the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation. Opening September 28, 2020, the exhibit will be on display until April 11, 2021.
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