Fitness entrepreneur opening YouFit Health Club in Kendall

Fitness entrepreneur opening YouFit Health Club in Kendall

The South Florida entrepreneur whocreated Youfit Health Clubs already has created Youfit Health Clubs already has opened 45 clubs in several states and he now is opening his 18th club in South Florida. Rick Berks, founder of Youfit Health Clubs (, is bringing a new concept to the traditionbound fitness world. And his new concept […]

Annual Mercury Ball to benefit programs and services at SMH

South Miami Hospital will celebrate its 53rd annual South Miami Hospital/Kidz Medical Services Mercury Ball, “Global Rhythm, Your World – Our Priority,” on Saturday, Mar. 2, at the JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way in Downtown Miami. Kidz Medical Services is the Title Sponsor; Presenting Sponsor is First National Bank of South Miami. The […]

Holiday Toy Drive and Santa lift spirits of young patients

Holiday Toy Drive and Santa lift spirits of young patients

Holiday joy was contagiously spread to the patients at Baptist Children’s Hospital’s Kendall campus on Dec. 20 by the Miami-Dade County Permitting and Inspection Center’s Holiday Toy Drive accompanied by Santa Claus and choir. Toys were donated generously by employees of the Miami-Dade County Permitting and Inspection Center and were distributed by Santa to the […]

Dr. Frederick Knoll helps you ‘Look as Young as You Feel’

Dr. Frederick Knoll helps you ‘Look as Young as You Feel’

Innovation is meeting rejuvenation at the office of Dr. Frederick Knoll, where patients are discovering a virtual “fountain of youth” thanks to an anti aging combination of advanced cosmetic dentistry, Botox and dermal fillers creating the greatest alternative to a face-lift. Today, plastic surgery centers and med spas are opening everywhere – even at malls. […]

Computers and Hands: Dispelling Common Myths

Have you heard that computer use causes carpal tunnel syndrome? There is a near universal belief that technology gadgetry can cause all sorts of hand problems. Both the lay public and most healthcare providers believe such entities as “blackberry thumb” and “repetitive strain injury” actually exist and that common hand problems such as flexor tendonitis […]

Salute to Emergency Medical Services hosted by Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Salute to Emergency Medical Services hosted by Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Today we are honoring and recognizing men and women out there saving our lives on a daily basis,” began Heather J. Rohan, former CEO at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center as she expressed appreciation to Emergency Medical Services during the hospital-sponsored October Breakfast Meeting for the Aventura Marketing Council. The event honored teams from the […]

Navarro Discount Pharmacy opens its 32nd store in WK

Navarro Discount Pharmacy

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has opened its 32nd store at 14055 SW 88 St. in West Kendall. “The new store in West Kendall is well positioned in the Kendale Lakes Plaza among other discount brand retailers,” said Juan Ortiz, president/CEO, Navarro Discount […]

Prostate Cancer — second leading cause of death in men


According to the American Cancer Society, more than 241,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States this year, and more than 28,000 men will die of the disease. With these startling statistics, it is important for men and their families to be aware of the disease, understand who is most at […]

Baptist Health hosts Congregational Health Convocation, Award event


Baptist Health South Florida recently held the Congregational Health Convocation and Awards Ceremony at Don Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club in Miami Lakes, where the theme was “Healthy Communities: Impacting the Culture of South Florida.” Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros, former Surgeon General of Florida, served as keynote speaker for the evening. The event also marked […]

Richard S. Kalski, M.D. is the vision correction specialist…where patients can receive the treatment they need


Residents of our county are fortunate to have access to one of the latest and most accurate laser treatments for cataract, corneal and refractive surgeries in the world. In the skilled hands of ophthalmologist Dr. Richard S. Kalski, patients can receive the treatment they need from the LenSX laser by Alcon at a state of […]

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 […]

Miami-Dade Public Schools takes stand against childhood obesity

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) has future plans to implement an inschool pilot program in partnership with the national non-profit organization, Common Threads, to educate fourth graders on nutrition, physical well-being, and the appreciation of cultural diversity. M-DCPS superintendent Alberto Carvalho will be honored for his passion and support toward fighting childhood obesity at Common […]

ADVICE from the GYNO — Randye Karmin, MD, FACOG

I’ve heard rumors that radiation in mammograms can increase my risk of breast cancer. Is this true? Can I get a thermography instead? There is a lot of confusion about mammogram screening and the risks versus the benefits at various ages. The absolute truth is that breast cancer is still on the rise and women […]

The Importance of Annual Medical Check-Ups


Some people think that feeling well is reason enough to forget to visit their doctor. In fact, many of them wait until they feel sick to consider the possibility of seeking medical help. The experts, however, believe that the best way to fight disease is detecting it as early as possible, even before feeling any […]