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What hurts Maria Perez most isn't the loss of her sight, or the possible loss of both legs. She hurts because she can't be a good mother. Albert, her 13-year-old son, must help her with everything. Maria, 35, has been diabetic since 14.
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Children at Gwen Cherry Park move with Michelle (Obama)
First Lady Michelle Obama exercised with children in the NFL's Youth Education Town program during a February, 2014 visit to Gwen Cherry Park to talk about her Let's Move initiative.
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Swim, bike, run: A surgeon tests his limits
Surgeon Jose F. Font, 72, believes in testing his limits. Undeterred by lung cancer 10 years ago, despite a hip replacement, he planned to participate in the 2014 Mack Cycle Escape to Miami Triathlon.
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Miramar case highlights dangers of postpartum depression
A Miramar case highlights the dangers of postpartum depression.
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Body by BARRE, for a ballet style workout
Barre workouts, which incorporate ballet techniques with resistance training, are becoming increasingly popular in the South Florida fitness scene.
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Children's Bereavement Center
The non-profit Children's Bereavement Center provides grief support for families. Kids, parents and caregivers attend.
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Yoga class helps impaired regain mobility
A new class in Coconut Grove helps people regain their movement through chair yoga. It could be any yoga class, with three differences: Most of the students have limited mobility, they perform the yoga in a chair for greater support and the classes, held Wednesdays at Coconut Grove's Dharma Studio, are free.
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When pregnancy becomes a project: Infertility treatments
Infertility treatments vary in cost, invasiveness and success in becoming pregnant and having a child. Tina and James Nessl adore their 7-month-old daughter, Victoria Giselle.
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Facing the reality of scoliosis
Dr. Harry Shufflebarger, surgeon and expert in Spinal Reconstructive Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital, says that nearly three of every 100 people has some type of scoliosis. "Although the vast majority is not a problem, in a small number of people with this condition, the curve or deviation worsens with growth, requiring a brace or surgery as a last resort, to correct," he explains.
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Simple tool was breakthrough for eye surgery
In 1972, an article in The Herald hailed a toy shop "mini-motor" and a plastic hypodermic syringe that made up the proto-type of a surgical instrument that could save the sight of thousands of people then going blind. It was invented by opthalmic surgeons in Miami. Dr. Robert Machemer was a pioneer of the new surgical procedure.