Broward Health Features

Broward Health Features

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Daylights Savings time begins this Sunday and Dr. Ashley Shanblatt has some tips to help you cope with the time change


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“Being a Black physician means everything,” said Patricia Rowe-King, M.D., F.A.A.P., a pediatrician at Broward Health Medical Center and a Designated Institutional Official of Broward Health’s Graduate Medical Education program. “We need all perspectives and insights in medicine. We have a unique and critically important voice."


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As the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant continues to spread across the nation, it’s important to understand what to do next if you suspect you have COVID-19 or test positive for the virus.

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According to the U.S. News & World Report, about 80 percent of new year's resolutions aren't achieved. However, not all is lost. Scott Walker, M.D., MPH, psychiatry, Broward Health Physician Group, offers three ways to reset your resolutions for 2021:



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One in six drivers in the United States are 65 years or older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As we age, declines in vision and cognition (ability to reason and remember), and physical changes might affect driving. 



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According to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Hazel Wiley, D.O., neurologist and medical director of the Memory Disorder Center at Broward Health North, shares 10 warning signs of dementia.



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When Valerie Matthews guides patients through the bariatric experience, they may find comfort in knowing that she is a former patient. “I have struggled with my weight my entire life and finally made the decision to stop struggling with fad diets and take control of my life,” she said.

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Aging can take its toll on our bones, joints and overall mobility. Our movements and reflexes slow, our bones get thinner and lose their density and we tend to naturally cut back on activity.

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Our caregivers at Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health Coral Springs offer seven ways to reduce the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sleep-related deaths from birth to age 1.

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, meet some Broward Health employees who share interesting facts about their cultures, and what they love most about their heritages.

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