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Baptist Health’s West Kendall Baptist Hospital Reaches New Phase of Construction for Clinical Expansion Project

Facility Celebrates “Topping Out” of New Tower in Tandem with Ten Year Anniversary Baptist Health South Florida announced on 11/18/21 that it has reached a new phase of construction for the 125,000-square-foot clinical expansion project at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Exactly ten years since the facility’s official debut and one year since the groundbreaking of the project, the “topping out”...

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Holy Cross Health Among the First in Broward County to Offer Innovative TCAR Procedure to Treat Carotid Artery Disease

Holy Cross Health is now treating carotid artery disease and preventing future strokes with the new procedure, TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR - pronounced tee-kahr). TCAR is a clinically proven, patient-friendly treatment option that utilizes temporary flow reversal during direct, transcarotid stent placement to provide neuroprotection in a more efficient and less invasive approach....

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Michelle and Michael Hagerty Gift $8.5 Million to Boca Regional’s Keeping the Promise Capital Campaign

Hospital to Name the Center for Graduate Medical Education Boca Raton residents and philanthropists Michelle and Michael Hagerty have made their third seven-figure gift to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Their latest, a $5 million contribution in support of the residency programs, brings their total giving to Keeping the Promise to $8.5 million. Their support...

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Delray Medical Center Is First Hospital in Region Offering New Incisionless Treatment Option for Parkinson’s & Essential Tremor Patients

Delray Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to offer a new scalpel-free treatment for essential tremor and medication-refractory tremor-dominant Parkinson’s disease. MR-guided focused ultrasound by INSIGHTEC™, uses sound wave energy to treat brain tissue at the source of the tremor. No surgical incision or anesthesia is necessary, and patients may experience immediate and...

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Jose Vazquez, MD, Named Chief of Primary Care at Baptist Health Medical Group

Board-certified primary care physician Jose Vazquez, MD, has been named chief of primary care at Baptist Health Medical Group, part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Vazquez specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, including hypertension, diabetes and respiratory conditions. He is fluent in English and Spanish and board-certified in internal...

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The Campbell Foundation Awards $75K Grant to FAU Researcher Studying RNA Molecules Generated by HIV

FORT LAUDERDALE – Massimo Caputi, PhD, a professor of biomedical science at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, has found a novel class of molecules called circular RNAs that HIV-1 generates while replicating in human cells. “These molecules have the shape of a closed circle and are derived from the RNA that the virus utilizes to produce the viral...

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