Stories written by BRODES H. HARTLEY JR.

Breastfeeding your baby has many benefits

It is a little known fact that the road to lifelong health begins with breastfeeding. The important health, social and economic benefits associated with breastfeeding are endless. Aside from providing a special experience for mothers to bond with their newborns, breastfeeding reduces mortality for infants more than any other intervention. This translates into healthier children […]

Men are slow to seek medical advice

BRODES H. HARTLEY, JR. 
President/CEO, 
Community Health of South Florida

Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year. Why do I bring that up now? Because June was Men’s Health Month. And men need all the reminders we healthcare professionals can deliver. In all my years at CHI, I’ve seen how often our South Florida patient […]

Men are slow to seek medical advice

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Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year. Why do I bring that up now? Because June was Men’s Health Month. And men need all the reminders we healthcare professionals can deliver. In all my years at CHI, I’ve seen how often our South Florida patient […]

Diabetes — widespread disease is often preventable

BRODES H. HARTLEY, JR. President/CEO, Community Health of South Florida

Diabetes is a growing disease that is largely preventable, but affects more than 25 million people in the United States and is the seventh leading cause of death. It can cause kidney failure, lower limb issues that lead to amputation, adult blindness, heart disease and stroke. It often runs in the family but many victims […]

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