Volume VII, Issue 47 | Nov. 23, 2018    
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Nov. 29  
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Dec. 6 | 7:30-9:30 am
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Study Aims to Find Key to Brain Health for 'Super' Aging Seniors
An innovative study by the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute of the Department of Neurology in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine aims to determine what factors contribute to successful aging in seniors 85 and older. The UM researchers have begun enrolling about 50 South Florida study participants age 85 and older. Each of the other three McKnight Brain Institutes, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Florida and University of Arizona, will also enroll 50 participants. Participants will be given assessments measuring their attention, working memory, comprehending language, calculating, reasoning, problem solving and decision making. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan will be taken of the brain and analyzed.

For more information on the study, contact Stacy Merritt at s.merritt@med.miami.edu or at 305-243-1386.
Good Samaritan Medical Center Performs First Ultrasound Procedure for Prostate Cancer in Palm Beach County
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West Palm Beach based Good Samaritan Medical Center is the first hospital in Palm Beach County now performing the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound procedure for prostate cancer patients. HIFU directs high-frequency sound waves that heat up and burn off cancerous tissue, with a low risk of triggering the common side effects of impotence or incontinence.

In 2015, the FDA cleared HIFU for prostate tissue ablation. Urologists are now using it to ablate parts of the prostate on patients with localized prostate cancer, that is, cancer that has spread in but not beyond the capsule of the prostate gland, and has not reached other parts of the body. According to the Urology Care Foundations, more than 90% of men who are told they have prostate cancer have localized disease, meaning a majority of these patients could benefit from a minimally invasive procedure like HIFU.

"This procedure is designed to bring a safe and effective minimally invasive option to patients, who in the past, had to deal with the side effects of impotence or incontinence," said Tara McCoy, CEO at Good Samaritan Medical Center. "The oncology program at Good Sam is a signature service of our hospital that continues to implement cutting edge technology to enhance the lives of our patients."
Cleveland Clinic Florida Adds Hours and Locations for Express Care Services
Cleveland Clinic Florida has announced extended hours for Express Care services in Weston and the addition of new locations where Express Care services are available. Now available at Cleveland Clinic's medical offices in Parkland, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington, Express Care Clinics are designed to give patients walk-in treatment for common health issues from board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The easy access and cost-effective Express Care Clinics are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the new locations.

Additionally, Cleveland Clinic Florida has extended hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday, at the Weston Express Care Clinic, located at 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard. Express Care services also are available Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County, located in CityPlace Tower at 525 Okeechobee Blvd.