Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, which just earned its 5th placement in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, is recognized among the top 50 children’s hospitals in the nation in pediatric care in the specialties of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Pediatric Urology.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital ranks among top 50 in new U.S. News & World Report

For the fifth consecutive year, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital earned U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is recognized among the top 50 children’s hospitals in the nation in pediatric care in the specialties of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Pediatric Urology. “We are proud to stand among the top nationally recognized […]

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Charity Series of Poker Present The Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic

The Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic is a night of fun and philanthropy, with an opportunity for attendees to take home more than $30,000 in cash and prizes. Best of all, it will improve the lives of children and families coping with serious medical issues. The 6th annual fundraiser – to be held Monday, August […]

With their start in India more than 5,000 years ago, mangos are part of many cultural traditions and folklore. Designs of the fruit, flowers and leaves of the mango tree are still found in Buddhist and Hindu temples throughout India.

Summer in Hollywood means: Mangos from heaven

Yes, it’s that time of year again, South Florida. Time for the sweet, sultry, sun-kissed sensation of mangos – the world’s most popular fruit! Now, maybe you’re overloaded, tired of picking up the bucket loads that fall, stepping on them or maybe even getting them mushed under your feet as you step outside, but oh, […]

Meryl Comiter, James A. Salerno, Vic Narang, Karen L. Harrington, Douglas Zaren, Alan K. Novick, Joseph Stuczynski, Jineal Shinn, and Aurelio M. Fernandez at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Medically Complex Rehabilitation Unit at Memorial Regional Hospital South.

Medically Complex Rehabilitation Unit opens at Memorial Regional Hospital South

Michael Paul Walker, 44, could barely grasp his phone or a glass of water after suffering complications from acute respiratory distress syndrome attributed to pneumonia. Terry Butler, 57, a heart transplant patient from out of state, needed help moving around after recovering from a below the knee amputation of his left leg. Beulah Taylor, 64, […]

Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill Attorney General Pam Bondi said was her top priority. "This legislation provides tools for law enforcement and first responders to save lives. We are committed to helping our communities fight opioid abuse," they said in a statement.

Governor signs legislation that strengthens penalties for fentanyl use

Governor Rick Scott signed HB 477, which combats synthetic opioid drug abuse by enhancing penalties for the abuse of fentanyl and its derivatives. In May, Gov. Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 directing a Public Health Emergency in Florida, which allowed the state to immediately draw down more than $27 million in federal grant funding from the […]

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‘Chief of Clown Services’ cheers up children for over 22 years at Joe DiMaggio’s

Nine-year-old Bella Rose Olson was born with a condition that meant oral surgery may be in her near future. Bella’s family lives in Downtown Miami but her insurance did not offer an oral surgeon whose qualifications they felt comfortable with. “I started investigating pediatric oral surgeons in Broward and was fortunate enough to learn of Jason […]

The Tournament of Dragons was an opportunity for people of all ages to show their martial arts skills.

Martial Arts tournament raises money to fight children’s syndrome

Lamont Morgan loves martial arts. He began the pursuit of karate later in life and recently won first place in sparring and first place in kata (a series of movements) at a martial arts tournament at Avant Garde Academy. It’s called the Tournament of Dragons and included people of from age 5 to adults. “I […]

Memorial Hospital’s adaptive sports program raises awareness, hope

When people have a disability, remaining active can sometimes be a challenge. That’s where the Adaptive Sports and Recreation program comes in – it’s part of the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood. The program encourages former patients of the rehabilitation program and members of the community with physical disabilities to […]

The Instructors at PerFit (from L to R) FRONT ROW: Rowing machine Martha Laynes; Cardio Burst, Colette Darville on Mat: Yoga; Ali Witherspoon Head Personal Trainer Back Row: Rachel Baum, Zumba; Alexandria Alessi, Senior Fitness Specialist; Beth Witherspoon, Personal Training; Nancy Frances, Zumba; Gaby Martinez, Cardio Burst Photo by Lloyd Goradesky

Hollywood fitness expert expands studio space, classes

Ali Witherspoon, has run his signature boot camp on beautiful Hollywood Beach since 1997 for all fitness levels, the longest running boot camp in Florida. In addition to his boot camp, Witherspoon has operated his Hollywood studio PerFit, Personal Fitness Center since 2007 and has added another 2,000 sq. ft to offer group classes including […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital: first pediatric hospital in the world awarded “Person-Centered” Designation

What does it mean to be a “Planetree Designated® Person-Centered Organization?” “Since opening our doors in 1992, we have been focused and committed to the care of our patients and families. Our philosophy of patient- and family-centered care means that families and healthcare professionals are true partners working together to serve the best interest of […]