health http://wlrn.org en Why Chikungunya – And The Mosquitoes – Are Overwhelming Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/why-chikungunya-and-mosquitoes-are-overwhelming-haiti <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The case of&nbsp;Marie Therese </span>Lindor<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;helps explain why </span>chikungunya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is spreading so widely and rapidly through Haiti.</span></p><p>As she’s done so many times before, Lindor traveled from New York earlier this year to visit relatives in Haiti. But in May, about a week before she was due to return, she got sick.</p><p>Really sick.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:35:37 +0000 Jephie Bernard 35220 at http://wlrn.org Why Chikungunya – And The Mosquitoes – Are Overwhelming Haiti How A Boca Attorney Expects Charlotte's Web Rules To Affect Amendment Two Businesses http://wlrn.org/post/how-boca-attorney-expects-charlottes-web-rules-affect-amendment-two-businesses <p>Florida's new <a href="http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-people-and-families/office-of-compassionate-use/index.html" target="_blank">Office of Compassionate Use</a> has issued proposed rules for the regulation of Charlotte's Web, that buzz-free variety of marijuana the Legislature approved for limited medical use this year.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:27:54 +0000 Rick Stone 35156 at http://wlrn.org How A Boca Attorney Expects Charlotte's Web Rules To Affect Amendment Two Businesses UM Study Finds Suburban Residents At Higher Risk Of Obesity http://wlrn.org/post/um-study-finds-suburban-residents-higher-risk-obesity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a study conducted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the School of Architecture, researchers found that participants who live in suburban "sprawling communities" faced greater risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The study looked at the walking habits of 400 Cuban immigrants in Miami-Dade County. Dr. Jose Szapocznik, principal investigator and chair of public health sciences, believes the results from this sample can apply to the community as a whole.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:14:46 +0000 Carla Javier 34971 at http://wlrn.org UM Study Finds Suburban Residents At Higher Risk Of Obesity Nurses Training At FIU To Team Up With VA http://wlrn.org/post/nurses-training-fiu-team-va <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University will now partner with Veterans Affairs medical centers in Miami to provide training to budding nurses.</span></p><p>The Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership provided the university with an $8 million grant to bring in more students and faculty over the next five years. Twenty additional students will start this fall, totaling 160 students over the next five years.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:19:48 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34837 at http://wlrn.org Nurses Training At FIU To Team Up With VA Get Tested For HIV And Win A Vespa http://wlrn.org/post/get-tested-hiv-and-win-vespa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Aids Healthcare Foundation is hosting a contest to motivate HIV testing in South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every day, people can walk in to one of the four <a href="http://outofthecloset.org/win-a-vespa-scooter-at-a-testing-center-in-south-florida/">Out of the Closet thrift stores</a>&nbsp;in Miami-Dade and Broward County, get tested for free and become eligible to win a </span>Vespa<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:39:42 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34491 at http://wlrn.org Get Tested For HIV And Win A Vespa What Happens When Data Shakes A Doctor’s Beliefs? http://wlrn.org/post/what-happens-when-data-shakes-doctor-s-beliefs <p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34384 at http://wlrn.org What Happens When Data Shakes A Doctor’s Beliefs? Advice From Dr. Ruth: Seniors Should Have Sex In The Morning http://wlrn.org/post/advice-dr-ruth-seniors-should-have-sex-morning <p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:05:26 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 33835 at http://wlrn.org Advice From Dr. Ruth: Seniors Should Have Sex In The Morning The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money And Today’s Push For Performance http://wlrn.org/post/adhd-explosion-myths-medication-money-and-today-s-push-performance <p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 33409 at http://wlrn.org The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money And Today’s Push For Performance UM Docs Put On Sonic Experience To Stress Importance Of Vocal Health http://wlrn.org/post/um-docs-put-sonic-experience-stress-importance-vocal-health <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:31 +0000 Lisann Ramos 30932 at http://wlrn.org UM Docs Put On Sonic Experience To Stress Importance Of Vocal Health Following Bloomberg's Lead, Mexico Aims To Fight Fat http://wlrn.org/post/following-bloombergs-lead-mexico-aims-fight-fat Nearly a third of all Mexicans are obese, putting Mexico at the top of the list of overweight nations — ahead of the United States.<p>In the battle against the bulge, lawmakers are taking aim at consumer's pocketbooks. They're proposing a series of new taxes on high calorie food and sodas. Health advocates say the higher prices will get Mexicans to change bad habits, but the beverage industry and small businesses are fighting back.<p>Moises Orozco's convenience store in a middle-class Mexico City neighborhood has been in his family for more than 30 years. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:23:59 +0000 Carrie Kahn 22602 at http://wlrn.org Following Bloomberg's Lead, Mexico Aims To Fight Fat The Mental and Health Benefits of Tai-Chi http://wlrn.org/post/mental-and-health-benefits-tai-chi <p></p><p>10/03/13 - Thursday&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> begins with Tai-Chi master <strong><a href="http://arthurrosenfeld.com/">Arthur Rosenfeld</a></strong>, who shares&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">its&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">mental and health benefits. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though a martial art, Tai-Chi is a low-impact, meditative exercise which lowers&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">blood pressure and heightens the immune-system. &nbsp;His book is&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://amzn.to/19jjZk6"><em><strong>Tai Chi &mdash; The Perfect Exercise</strong></em></a>. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And more . . . <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer">Linda </a></strong></span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer">Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with former White House Chef John Moeller, who served the dining and entertaining needs of three Presidents. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He&rsquo;ll relate some remarkable moments.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 21536 at http://wlrn.org The Mental and Health Benefits of Tai-Chi Why Can't Fish Oil Supplements Keep Our Brains Sharp? http://wlrn.org/post/why-cant-fish-oil-supplements-keep-our-brains-sharp Lots of people think of fish as brain food. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:29:33 +0000 21225 at http://wlrn.org Why Can't Fish Oil Supplements Keep Our Brains Sharp? Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/dengue-fever-pops-florida Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, is back in Florida.<p>A handful of cases have been confirmed in<a href="http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/pdfs/2013/Martin-St.Lucie_Dengue-Alert-8-22-13.pdf"> Martin and St. Lucie counties</a> in the past week. The cases there prompted a public health alert. Another <a href="http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/pdfs/2013/Miami_LocalDengue_Advisory-8-23-13.pdf">case was seen in Miami-Dade</a>, where officials issued a mosquito-borne disease advisory.<p>Dengue was commonplace in Florida until the 1930s. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:19:52 +0000 19626 at http://wlrn.org Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida Eating On The Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health http://wlrn.org/post/eating-wild-side-missing-link-optimum-health <p></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 19224 at http://wlrn.org Eating On The Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health 3D Mammography http://wlrn.org/post/3d-mammography <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 19001 at http://wlrn.org 3D Mammography