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"More and more hospital kitchens are looking for more than institutional food," says Aurora Gonzalez-Bautista, director of nutrition services at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. West Kendall Baptist's Bamboo Cafe won the 2016 Taste of Miami challenge. Chef Edgardo Llopiz Rivera explains his kitchen's mission this way: "Food is more than something you eat. You have to make it appealing. People eat with their eyes."
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Helping navigate the Affordable Care Act
Enrollment counselors and consumer advocates believe many of the eligible uninsured - as well as the newly insured under the health law - still don't understand what insurance is for or how to use it. They're confused about provider networks, frustrated over unexpected bills, or unaware that they must pay deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs in addition to the monthly premium.
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Peter Quinter: No tweets, no texts on the Appalachian Trail
As an international lawyer, Peter Quinter is known for taking calls and replying to emails at all hours of the day. But he laced up his hiking boots, pulled his 40-pound backpack over his shoulders and disconnected from his 24/7 pace on the Appalachian Trail.
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Germ-zapping robot cleans up "superbugs" at hospital
The Xenex germ-zapping robot kills super-bacteria in operating rooms to eliminate harmful superbugs, including Clostridium difficile (C. diff), MRSA, influenza and Ebola. This portable device is being used as an extra layer of patient protection in Nicklaus Children's operating rooms after hospital staff has done a thorough cleaning of the area.
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Catalyst bets on a new drug for a rare disease.
LEMS is a rare and sometimes fatal autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects about 3,000 to 3,500 people in the United States. Firdapse, a new drug tested by Coral Gables-based Catalyst Pharmaceuticals is one of a group of specialized "orphan drugs" being developed across the country to treat such rare diseases. "Our mission is to develop treatments for rare neurological diseases like LEMS, and Firdapse fit our model," says Patrick McEnany, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Catalyst.
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Rowing helps Sunny McLean in quest for fitness
Sunny McLean has been rowing competitively for 30 years; in 2015 she and her rowing partner snatched a silver medal in woman's doubles in Orlando. Sunny is 74; mother of two, stepmother of two, grandmother of nine.
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Be Sun Smart, experts warn
There are more cases of skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Protecting yourself and your kids from the sun is key.
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TV host Joan Lunden pushes for better cancer outcomes
Joan Lunden, former co-host of Good Morning America, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, talks about the importance of sharing survivor stories.
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Health care programs don't always suit those who need them
Malissa Miller applied for disability and was placed in the state's new privatized, Medicaid managed care system, which offers different plans depending on your county of residence. But none of the Medicaid plans offered in Broward County, where Miller lives, allowed her to see the doctor she believed could save her life.
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Coast Guard corpsman Janet Combs
U.S. Coast Guard corpsman Janet Combs of Miami Beach has spent 12 years of her career helping others. She was honored by the Armed Services YMCA in 2014 for her work caring for hundreds of wounded patients, many of them soldiers returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.