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April 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 10


Special honor is part of Tenet Healthcare’s annual recognition program
April 17, 2021 Florida Medical Center announced that Mary Ann Usher, who is the Administrative Director of Nursing Administration and Emergency Services at Florida Medical Center, has been honored by Tenet Healthcare as part of its annual recognition program. Mary Ann has been named a “Tenet Hero” for her incredible contributions in 2020.

April 16, 2021 - Making memories involves more than seeing friends or taking photos. The brain constantly adapts to new information and stores memories by building connections among neurons, called synapses. How neurons do this—reaching out arm-like dendrites to communicate with other neurons—requires a ballet of genes, signaling molecules, cellular scaffolding and protein-building machinery.

April 16, 2021 – Advocate Radiation Oncology held an open house for South Florida physicians on April 8 to celebrate the debut of its new cancer treatment center in Tamarac.
Results from Abbott’s Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Test are ready in as little as 15 minutes
April 14 2021 - Fort Lauderdale area residents now have access to Rapid COVID-19 Molecular testing at our Holy Cross Urgent Care locations at 3481 N. University Drive in Coral Springs and 1115 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. The Abbott Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Test not only delivers test results in minutes, the test is also accurate and convenient for the patient. This is a change from prior procedure because swabs collected at the Urgent Care Centers will no longer be sent to the main lab for PCR testing. Anyone that qualifies under CDC guidelines can have the same-day test.

 April 15th 2021- Delray Medical Center is the first hospital in South Florida to use the Synaptive’s Modus V™ 3D exoscope. This technology is a fully automated, robotic digital microscope combining advanced optics with 3D visualization, video processing and robotic automation allowing for a more precise excision of brain tumors.  The hospital is also the first hospital in South Florida to use the Modus V™ 3D for spinal surgery.  Utilizing voice-control surgeons can maintain focus at all times on the surgical field.

April 15, 2021 – For those living with Alzheimer’s disease, music can be a comforting therapy, and that’s a fact 18-year-old Ben Miller realized at a young age.
“My grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015,” said Miller, who is a senior at North Broward Preparatory School. “I found that if I sang old nostalgic tunes to her, she was able to hum along and often finish the lines to the songs. It allowed us to communicate on a different level once her verbal skills started to diminish.”

April 15, 2021 – Tanya Miller, Jennifer Thomason and Aaron Tell have joined the Alzheimer’s Association as the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event co-chairs in Boca Raton.

Miller, a local community advocate, said the Alzheimer’s Association has been an invaluable resource to her and her family since her mother received her life-altering diagnosis.
Palms West Hospital offers new hand-held robotic assisted surgical option
April 15, 2021 - The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates knee replacement surgeries are expected to increase a staggering 180% between now and 2030 in the United States1. In Palm Beach County alone, an estimated 58,000 people are at high risk for osteoarthritis and may need surgical intervention.

April 15, 2021 - Orthopedic surgeons and the medical staff at St. Lucie Medical Center are the first team on the Treasure Coast to offerthe ROSA® Knee System robotic technology to help perform total knee replacement surgery. ROSA Knee is a robotically-assisted surgical system that assists with complex decision-making and enables surgeons to use computer and software technology to control and move surgical instruments, allowing forgreater precision and flexibility during procedures.

FAU Awarded $641,818 from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program
April 15, 2021 – Four researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received grants totaling $641,818 from the Florida Department of Health’s Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Award recipients also represent the FAU Brain Institute, which advances neuroscience research, promotes neuroscience education, facilitates translational research discoveries and enhances public awareness, and the FAU Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH), created to advance health through pioneering research and practical applications.
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