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MD NOW® Offers FREE Flu Shots at All 50+ Florida Locations

With flu season coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, MD Now is offering free flu shots to help keep communities healthy and safe Indian River County – MD NOW® Urgent Care, the largest and one of the fastest growing urgent care providers in Florida, is offering flu shots* free of charge at all of its 50+ locations in Florida. The CDC recommends that all people six months of age and older get a...

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Miller School Researcher Wins NIH Avenir Award to Pursue Innovative Opioid Addiction Research

Luis M. Tuesta, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded the Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the epigenetic mechanisms of microglial activation and their role in shaping the behavioral course of opioid use...

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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Receives Two 2020 South Florida Family Life Magazine ‘Family Favorites Awards’

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital received two 2020 South Florida Family Life Magazine “Family Favorites Awards.” The hospital was recognized as the favorite Miami pediatric hospital and as home to the favorite pediatric emergency room in Miami. Recipients of the Family Favorites Awards are chosen annually by the magazine’s readers. This year, the publication tallied votes for its readers’ favorite...

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Radiation oncologist Ana Botero, MD, joins Miami Cancer Institute

Board-certified radiation oncologist Ana Botero, MD, has joined Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Botero specializes in treating brain, head and neck, lung, gastrointestinal, breast, gynecological, prostate and thyroid cancers, as well as oligometastatic diseases. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Botero to Miami Cancer Institute,” said Minesh Mehta, MD, deputy...

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VITAS Names Cloyd Thomas Jr. Associate General Manager of Hospice Care in Broward County

Cloyd Thomas Jr. is now associate general manager of the VITAS Healthcare team that provides hospice care to patients and their families throughout Broward County, Florida. Thomas, an Ohio native, comes to the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care from a managerial career in finance, business services, customer service and healthcare sectors. "At VITAS, we make a difference every day in...

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Maggie Hansen, SVP/Chief Nurse Executive, at Memorial Healthcare System, Appointed by Governor to Florida Board of Nursing

Memorial Healthcare System Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Maggie Hansen, MHSc, RN, has been appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Florida Board of Nursing. Hansen is one of nine current board members and will serve a four-year term in the Nurse Executive Seat. The nursing board works to ensure the fitness and competence of nurses who provide healthcare services to...

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