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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.
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Ask the experts: Dr. Marc Gittelman
Columns by Dr. Marc Gittelman, board certified urologist.
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Active lifestyle is aging's antidote
Medical studies show a strong correlation between an active lifestyle and lower mortality rates and overall better health.
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Special section: The future of sight
Spanish language Special Section from El Nuevo Herald: Exciting new drugs and technologies improve the treatment of maladies of the eye.
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Children of the Plague: the Ray brothers of Arcadia
Carriers of AIDS, the Ray brothers of Arcadia, Florida, became outcasts in their community. The boys were exposed to the AIDS virus through treatment for hemophilia. Their plight even came to the attention of President Ronald Reagan.
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Health services fight back against polio
Finally armed with an effective vaccine, health departments across the state attacked the polio epidemic in the 1950s. In Dade County, a determined campaign wiped out the supply of free vaccine being administered on July 24, 1959. Dr. T.E. Cato, Dade's health officer, took a look at the long queues at county clinics and announced that the supply would be exhausted at day's end. At the county's downtown clinic, 400 were in line an hour before closing.