Just ‘Don’t Do It!’


If you’re trying to get in better shape, you probably already know what you should be doing – but here are some “Just Don’t Do It!” pitfalls you definitely don’t want to derail your success: Don’t Bring Home the Bacon: Before indulging in BK’s new “Bacon Sundae” with a whopping 510 calories, 61 g. sugar […]

Approval of New Alzheimer’s Disease Dianostic Agent


The Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, was one of a select few sites throughout the country chosen to participate in a clinical trial that resulted in the FDA approval of Amyvid. It is the first and only diagnostic agent approved for PET imaging […]

Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes cardiologist Juan Rivera, M.D.

Juan Rivera, M.D.

Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai welcome Dr. Juan Rivera in his new role as Director of Cardiology Prevention Education. Mount Sinai’s partnership with New York’s Columbia University Division of Cardiology is the only Ivy-League collaboration of its kind in the region and offers the ultimate in […]

Poisonous Personality Disorders

Patricia C. Frank

Everyone has their own personality. Some are pleasant and some are poisonous. Some personalities become the bane of your existence. Each one of these personality types; Paranoid, Anti-Social, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Compulsive- Perfectionistic, and Passive-Aggressive are difficult, toxic and deadly. You may have to live or work with one or more of these malicious, noxious […]

Moody’s upgrades Mount Sinai Medical Center’s bond rating

mount sinai- moody's upgrades

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its investment grade to Baa2 from Baa3 for long-term ratings assigned to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. The rating outlook is stable at the higher rating level, showing a multi-year trend of improved financial performance, and continues to reinforce the medical center’s strong image as a healthcare leader. […]

Dr. Valeria Soltanik: Perfecting ‘The Art of Dentistry’


Why are so many people in Aventura smiling? Perhaps because they know at “The Art of Dentistry,” Dr. Valeria Soltanik is providing masterpiece care, focusing on cosmetic, family dentistry and orthodontics. Recognizing that Aventura has become one of South Florida’s most desirable family communities, Dr. Soltanik designed her impressive office located in the Concorde Centre […]

‘Eat Clean to be Lean’


If you’re trying to attain your ideal beach body, it may feel like you’re stuck in quicksand if you don’t truly know how to “eat clean to be lean.” Even some of the most dedicated fitness fanatics can often be sabotaged by foods that fool ‘ya into thinking they’re diet friendly – when they may […]

What fitness pros know


You don’t have to be a fitness model or trainer to look like one if you learn what the pros know when it comes to implementing the most efficient training techniques and nutrition plans… Alicia Marie, Figure Champion Tailor Your Workout for You – recognize that what may work for your training partner may not […]

‘Diet Friendly’ Food


If you’ve been trying to diet, but the scale just doesn’t seem to be showing you the magic number you want to see, it may be time to shed all your illusions about what kinds of foods are really diet friendly and learn which choices can support rather than sabotage your weight loss goals. Hold […]

Going ‘against the grain’


In his newest book, The South Beach Wake Up Call, Dr. Arthur Agatston, father of the South Beach Diet and preventive cardiologist, suggests eliminating all wheat products, rye and barley from your diet may be the “gluten solution” to greater health and well-being. According to Agatston, he noticed some of his patients eating lean proteins, […]

Fly, Be Free, Live Life!

Julia Yarbough

When was the last time you stopped, and took a good look at our beautiful, amazing South Florida environment? I mean, REALLY sat still and simply watched the myriad of incredible creatures and plants we share our space with? Each season, there is something that catches my eye and I am once again reminded of […]

It’s all about community for Kendall Regional’s Peter Jude

Peter Jude marks 20 years at Kendall Regional Medical Center

Chances are likely you will see Peter Jude at a major community meeting or event in Kendall or South Miami. For patients at Kendall Regional Medical Center (KRMC), chances are even better that they will meet him in person.  Jude serves the community as KRMC Marketing and Public Relations director, a position in which he […]

2011 Frist Humanitarian Award nominees honored at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Frist Nominees (from left): Employee Nominee Patty Stover, Director of Risk Management; Physician Nominee Dr. Frank Cirisano, Gynecologic Oncology; and Volunteer Nominee Myrna Dichter

On April 12, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center honored its nominees for the annual HCA Frist Humanitarian Awards during a presentation ceremony in its beautiful Mezzanine lobby. Established in 1971, the awards honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. “Frist Humanitarian Award nominees embody the selfless and caring attributes of so many healthcare […]

Cultures Come Alive to celebrate diversity at South Miami Hospital

South Miami Hospital employees gather each year to celebrate the hospital’s cultural diversity.

More than 600 South Miami Hospital employees united to celebrate their cultural diversity at the hospital’s recent Cultures Come Alive culture fair. Celebrated in the auditorium of the Victor E. Clarke Education Center located on the hospital’s campus, the annual event raises awareness of the more than 60 nations and cultures represented by hospital employees. […]