Archive for 'Well Being'

A new, more effective Parkinson’s treatment

A new, more effective Parkinson’s treatment

By Jana Soeldner Danger Parkinson’s disease turns life into a daily challenge. The degenerative disorder causes tremors, muscle rigidity and slowness of movement. Medications can often control symptoms, but as the disease progresses, they may become [...]

A look back at 15 years of medical advances

A look back at 15 years of medical advances

Editor’s note: Much has changed in the 15 years City & Shore has been bringing readers news about our community, and the world of medicine is no exception. Researchers have developed new techniques and treatments that [...]

New defibrillator leaves heart untouched

New defibrillator leaves heart untouched

By Jana Soeldner Danger When someone is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, a defibrillator implanted into his or her body can be a lifesaver. The device delivers a shock that can restart the heart and [...]

New MyCare app allows 24/7 medical attention

New MyCare app allows 24/7 medical attention

By Jana Soeldner Danger Getting sick in the middle of the night or on a weekend used to mean a trip to the emergency room. Even during regular business hours, a visit to the doctor’s office [...]

Taking new aim at breast cancer diagnosis

Taking new aim at breast cancer diagnosis

By Jana Soeldner Danger A breast-cancer diagnosis is always frightening. Today, however, there are new weapons in the arsenal to lessen the discomfort and fear of testing. Mapping the human genome has drastically changed the way [...]

Newer drug offers hope for some cancers

Newer drug offers hope for some cancers

By Jana Soeldner Danger Every day our bodies are attacked by cancer cells. Usually, our immune systems send them packing. But not always. Sometimes a person’s T cells, the part of the immune system that fights [...]

One incision,  no scar, and one happy patient

One incision, no scar, and one happy patient

By Jana Soeldner Danger Helene Jolicoeur was looking forward to a vacation in the Bahamas, and she planned to look great in her bikini. Then, to her dismay, she discovered she had gallstones, and her gallbladder [...]

Hospital services pamper recovering patients

Hospital services pamper recovering patients

By Jana Soeldner Danger Many hospitals today offer luxury services that go beyond typical medical treatment. They are designed to make clients feel pampered, and they often take a holistic approach to recovery. At Broward Health [...]

The doctor’s waiting room getting a makeover

The doctor’s waiting room getting a makeover

  By Jana Soeldner Danger Healthcare offices are no longer the clinical, design-challenged spaces they once were. Instead, many of them are attractive and inviting. “Medical offices have changed,” says Catherine Pliess, program coordinator for interior [...]

When holding a breath may help your health

When holding a breath may help your health

By Jana Soeldner Danger Katy Casanova didn’t expect to have to relearn how to breathe after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29. But to make the most of new technology that allows physicians [...]