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    Food Safety During Cancer Treatment

    Last updated 2 days 10 hours ago

    Cancer and its treatment can suppress the immune system, making cancer patients more vulnerable to other illnesses. This is why proper food preparation is integral to the health of cancer patients.

    This video offers tips on keeping food free from germs that could cause complications for those with cancer. Because fluids from meat products can contaminate other types of food, never use the same cutting board for produce and meat. Making sure that all meats are cooked to their recommended temperatures can also lower the risk of food-related illnesses. Consistent hand washing is another critical action that everyone in contact with cancer patients and their food should take.

    Aventura Hospital and Medical Center offers comprehensive cancer care services for our patients. Call (305) 921-0492 today to learn more about our treatment options for Miami and Hallandale Beach residents.

    An Overview of Joint Health and Care

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Do you worry about arthritis? Though this condition is common among seniors, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center stresses that anyone can lower their risk of severe arthritis. Lifestyle habits can play a critical role in the onset of arthritis, which is why it is never too soon to start practicing the right behaviors for good joint health and care.

    Weight Supervision

    Though the joints of the body can withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure, excessive weight can contribute to their premature deterioration. The joints of the lower back, hips, and knees in particular can begin to break down when forced to carry too much weight. For this reason, one of the best ways to prevent arthritis or alleviate its symptoms is to start a weight loss program, especially if overweight or obesity issues are a concern. Maintaining a healthy weight throughout adulthood can likewise lower your chances of developing arthritis later in life.

    Physical Fitness

    Regular exercise can make it easy for you to maintain a healthy weight. However, working out can provide far more benefits than just burning calories. Safe and consistent movement of the joints can also keep them in their best shape. Even for individuals who may already be experiencing painful or stiff joints, working out is proven to strengthen the muscles around the joints and help alleviate pressure on them. When done under the supervision of your doctor, physical activity can help you prevent arthritis discomfort and joint dysfunction.

    Diet Management

    Keeping your calorie consumption in a healthy range can likewise help you avoid weight problems that may later bring on joint issues. Maintaining a healthy weight through a nutritious diet is only one reason to eat wholesome foods. When you create meals rich in vitamins and minerals, you also provide your body with more resources for proper function. Every cell in your body, including those that make up your joints, requires vitamins and minerals so that they can remain healthy and strong.

    Are you suffering from join pain? Aventura Hospital and Medical Center houses an orthopedic department that can help you enjoy a pain-free future. For more information on our community hospital’s services in the Miami area, call (305) 921-0492.

    Scheduling Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

    Last updated 9 days ago

    A prostatectomy to remove a cancerous prostate gland is sometimes necessary for treatment and recovery. Yet as integral as prostatectomy can be to a man’s health, it is also a complex surgical procedure. The proximity of the prostate gland to other structures can make it difficult to remove without complications such as urinary dysfunction or blood loss. However, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy can effectively remove the cancerous gland without many of these postoperative side effects. Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy relies on the use of a small camera and robotic tools so that surgeons can make smaller incisions at the surgical site. Guided by audio cues, the robotic tools can perform the surgery with less potential trauma to nearby tissues. This innovative surgical option often results in fewer unwanted side effects and faster healing periods for patients.

    Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is proud to have Arnon Krongrad, MD, as part of our cancer care team. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, now is the time to talk with Dr. Krongrad about your treatment options. Call us today at (305) 921-0492 to learn more about our laparoscopic radical prostatectomy services for Miami-area patients.

    How Old Is Your Child's Heart?

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Healthy lifestyle habits can make an impact on your child before he reaches adulthood. This video discusses why a nutritious diet and regular exercise matter now.

    Heart disease is a widespread problem, and cardiac care experts are finding that it can affect anyone of any age. Children who eat high-fat and high-sodium diets in particular can be at risk for early heart disease. A lack of consistent physical activity can also make kids prone to obesity and high blood pressure, early indicators of cardiac trouble. When your child doesn’t eat wholesome foods or work out regularly, his heart can age quickly. So to avoid early heart disease, make healthy living a habit in your home.

    Aventura Hospital and Medical Center offers the Health to You program for Miami-area families. Call us today at (305) 921-0492 for more information.

    A Look at the Link between Diabetes and Slow Wound Healing

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Individuals with diabetes must be diligent about every aspect of their health. While an ordinary cut or scrape may be of little concern to an otherwise healthy person, it may lead to infection and other complications for diabetics. The following information highlights why wounds can be of serious concern to those with diabetes. To learn more, contact Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.

    Reduced Blood Supply

    Wounds require oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to promote the healing process. However, individuals with diabetes may experience slower wound recovery due to lessened blood supply. Unhealthy blood glucose levels can damage blood vessels, making it more difficult for blood to reach the wound site. As a result, wounds can persist far longer than they normally would.

    Diminished Immune Response

    A robust immune system can detect and address foreign invaders such as bacteria that may enter the body through a cut or scrape. In many cases, the immune response can prevent the development of infection at the wound site. Yet for individuals with diabetes, infections can be a common outcome of superficial wounds. Diabetics often have weakened immune systems that cannot as effectively fight off bacteria and contribute to wound recovery.

    Weakened Pain Sensors

    Pain typically alerts the body to a problem. This is why a cut to a finger or scrape to the foot produces pain signals. Upon noticing pain, a healthy individual can clean the wound and apply treatment to stop bleeding and prevent infection. Diabetes sufferers may not experience pain that would otherwise inform them of a wound. Poorly managed blood glucose levels can damage nerve endings, making it hard for the nervous system to alert the body to pain and the presence of wounds. In some instances, individuals with diabetes may be unaware of a cut or scrape, and without proper treatment, the wound may persist or worsen with time.

    Aventura Hospital and Medical Center offers a Diabetes Program for the residents of Miami, Hollywood, and Aventura. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, our specialists can help you learn the proper management techniques to keep your condition under control. Call (305) 921-0492 or visit our website for more information on our diabetes services and healthcare options.




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