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					                                                                                                      Spring 2006

Mammography goes digital
    Baptist Health has invest-            mammography at detecting                  gram won’t notice any differ-
ed $10 million to bring the               breast cancer in women under              ence with the new digital
latest digital mammography to             50, premenopausal and peri-               technology. What’s different is
its diagnostic centers. A recent          menopausal women, and                     that the images of the breast
study showed that digital                 women with dense breasts.                 are now captured and convert-
mammography is significantly                  Women who have had a                  ed into a digital picture that
better than conventional film             conventional X-ray mammo-                 can be viewed and stored on a
                                                                                    computer. Like photos taken
                                                                                    with a digital camera, the
                                                                                    image is then manipulated by
                                                                                    the radiologist to focus on cer-
                                                                                    tain areas. Benefits include
                                                                                    superior image quality, less
                                                                                    radiation and faster electronic
                                                                                    transmission of images to
                                                                                        “Because we are able to
                                                                                    manipulate the images to get
                                                                                    closer views, digital mammog-
                                                                                    raphy eliminates the need to
                                                                                    call back some patients for
                                                                                    additional tests, thus saving
                                                                                    many women a lot of unneces-
                                                                                    sary worry,” said Maria Pilar
                                                                                    Martinez, M.D., director of
                                                                                    women’s imaging for Baptist
                                                                                    Outpatient Services.
                                                                                        Most of Baptist Health’s
                                                                                    outpatient centers and
 Bestselling author Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., talks to (left-right)                     Mariners Hospital already
 Sandy Seidenman, Elizabeth Lopez-Bernal, Cindy Mossberg and                        have digital mammography.
 Alessandra Henderson after speaking at the 15th annual Women's                     South Miami Hospital will
 Health Day at Baptist Hospital Jan. 28. Dr. Nelson presented "Live                 offer it by early summer, and
 Well, Live Strong, Live Long," advising women on how exercise and                  Homestead Hospital will offer
 good nutrition are vital to living a healthier and longer life. The
 event brought 3,000 women to the Baptist campus to take advan-
                                                                                    digital mammography when
 tage of free health screenings, mini-lectures, fitness demonstrations,             its new hospital opens this fall.
 exhibits and more.                                                                 A doctor’s order is needed to
                                                                                    have a mammogram. For an
                                                                                    appointment, call 786-573-6000.

Special price for bone
strength screenings                                                                  Programs now
    Quick and easy osteoporosis screenings will be offered at sev-                   offered at
eral Baptist Health locations for $5 during National Osteoporosis                    Doctors Hospital
month in May ($15 at other times). The test uses ultrasound to
measure bone loss in the heel of the foot. If it’s determined that                       Baptist
you’re at risk for osteoporosis, your doctor can order a bone density                Health is
test for an in-depth study of your bones. Over 10 million people                     now offer-
have osteoporosis, a painful brittle-bone disease. Women are four                    ing month-
times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men.                                  ly health
    Reservations are required for any of the following screenings.                   education
Call 786-596-3812.                                                                   programs in both
◆ Macy’s Dadeland Mall, 2nd floor, next to elevator.
                                                                                     English and
  Thurs., May 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                               Spanish at Doctors
                                                                                     Hospital to better serve
◆ Baptist Medical Plaza at Doral, 9945 NW 41 St., Suite 210.
                                                                                     residents of Coral Gables.
  Sat., May 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
                                                                                     Programs of interest to
◆ Baptist Health Resource Center at Informed Families, 2490
                                                                                     women are listed on the
  Coral Way, 2nd floor. Tues., May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                           calendar on the back of this
◆ Homestead Hospital, Mango Room, 160 NW 13 St.                                      newsletter. For information
  Tues., May 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m.                                                     on other programs, or for
◆ Baptist Medical Plaza at West Kendall, 13001 North Kendall                         reservations, call
  Drive, Suite 300. Sat., May 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                              Community Health and
◆ Doctors Hospital, cafeteria, 5000 University Drive.                                Wellness at 786-596-3812.
  Tues., May 23, 4-6 p.m.                                                            For programs in Spanish,
◆ Baptist Medical Plaza at Westchester, 8820 Bird Road,                              call 786-596-3814.
  Suite 400. Wed., May 31, 10 a.m.-12 noon.

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   support groups and referral services are free; there is   and Mariners Hospitals, as well as at our Baptist
   a nominal fee for most other programs. The Center           Medical Plaza Health Resource Centers. If you’d like
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Information from Women’s Health Resource Center.                    A service of Baptist Health South Florida.
    The following programs are planned this spring by Women’s Health Resource Center. There is a $5 fee
    for most of our programs (unless otherwise indicated). Registration is required and payment
    guarantees your space in the program. Payment may be made by personal check payable to Baptist
    Health or by credit card. Just call 786-596-3812 (unless otherwise noted) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-
    Friday. (From outside Miami-Dade County, call 800-535-1569.) Any registration fee will be refunded in full
    if the cancellation notice is received at least 72 hours prior to the program. Check out our calendar at

    APRIL, MAY, JUNE                                             BAPTIST MEDICAL PLAZA AT
    WOMEN’S HEALTH RESOURCE                                      8820 Bird Road, Suite 400
    8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105                          The Latest Information on Cervical and
                                                                 Ovarian Cancer, Tues., April 18, 7-8 p.m., gyneco-
    (In Spanish) Great-looking Legs: What’s New
                                                                 logical oncologist Steven Poliakoff, M.D. Fee $5.
    in Treating Varicose Veins? Wed., April 5, 7-8
    p.m., vascular surgeon Abilio Coello, M.D. Free.             (In Spanish) The Cough That Won’t Quit:
    Call 786-596-3814.                                           What to Do and When to Worry, Thurs., April 20,
                                                                 7-8 p.m., pulmonologist Raul Valor, M.D. Fee $5.
    Identifying and Treating Sleep Disorders,
                                                                 Call 786-596-3814.
    Thurs., April 6, 7-8 p.m., pulmonologist Lawrence
    Wheatman, M.D. Fee $5.                                       (In Spanish) No Bones Aboiut it: Prevention
                                                                 and Treatment of Osteoporosis, Tues., May 16,
    Exercise: A Healthy Habit to Start and Stay
                                                                 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., orthopedic surgeon Rafael
    With at Any Age, Wed., May 3, 7-8 p.m., exercise
                                                                 Fernandez, M.D. Fee $5. Call 786-596-3814.
    physiologist Scott Saxon. Free.
                                                                 Fibroid Embolization: An Alternative to
    (In Spanish) Healthy Women: Healthy
                                                                 Hysterectomy, Thurs., May 18, 7-8 p.m., interven-
    Hearts, Thurs., May 11, 7-8 p.m., cardiologist
                                                                 tional radiologist Julio Baquero, M.D. Free.
    Alvaro Gomez, M.D. Free. Call 786-596-3814.
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome: You Are in                         BAPTIST MEDICAL PLAZA AT DORAL
    Charge, Tues., June 6, 7-8 p.m., gastroenterologist          9915 NW 41 Street, Suite 210
    Philip Grossman, M.D. Fee $5.                                Midlife Transitions: Mood Swings and
    (In Spanish) The Causes of and Cure for Bad                  Fluctuating Hormones, Wed., April 19, 7-8 p.m.,
    Breath, Tues., June 13, 7-8 p.m., gastroenterologist         registered nurse Sharon Breunig. Fee $5.
    Eugenio Hernandez, M.D. Fee $5. Call 786-596-3814.           Preventing America’s Most Common Cancer:
    Don’t Die for Love: Stop Domestic Violence.                  Skin Cancer, Tues., May 2, 7-8 p.m., dermatolo-
    A bilingual domestic abuse counselor from Safe               gist Phyllis Skolnik, M.D. Fee $5.
    Space South is available to help women who are               BAPTIST HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER
    being physically, emotionally or sexually abused             AT INFORMED FAMILIES
    in the home. Fridays, April 7, May 5 & June 2,               2490 Coral Way, Second Floor
    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 786-596-5981. Free.
                                                                 The Last Word on GERD, Tues., April 4, 7-8 p.m.,
    Support Groups                                               gastroenterologist Hugo Rams, M.D. Fee $5.
    Resolve, a support group for those experiencing
    infertility, Mondays, April 17, May 15 & June 19,            HOMESTEAD HOSPITAL
    7-8 p.m.                                                     160 NW 13 Street
    Your Bosom Buddies, a breast cancer support                  Osteoporosis: What’s New?, Thurs., May 4,
    group, Thursdays, April 20, May 18 & June 15,                7-8 p.m., orthopedic surgeon Ronald Chassner, M.D.
    7-8:30 p.m.                                                  Free.
    Menopause Self-management Group,                             DOCTORS HOSPITAL
    Mondays, April 24, May 22 & June 26, 7-8 p.m.                5000 University Drive, Coral Gables
    SOUTH MIAMI HOSPITAL                                         (In Spanish) What’s new in Women’s Health:
    Clarke Education Center • U.S. 1 and SW 62 Avenue            An Update on Gynecological Advances. Tues.,
                                                                 April 25, 7-8 p.m., gynecological oncologist Manuel
    (In Spanish) Help for Headaches, Thurs., May
                                                                 Peñalver, M.D. Free. Call 786-596-3814.
    4, 7-8 p.m., neurologist Alvaro Lacayo, M.D. Fee $5.
    Call 786-596-3814.                                           (In Spanish) High Blood Pressure: It’s Not
                                                                 Just a Number, It’s a Warning. Wed., May 10,
    New Ways to Fix That Hernia, Wed., May 10,
                                                                 7-8 p.m., internist Carmen Fernández, M.D. Free.
    10:30-11:30 a.m., hernia surgeon Jerrold Young,
                                                                 Call 786-596-3814.
    M.D. Fee $5.
                                                                 Changes: Conversations in Menopause. Tues,
    The Ins and Outs of Pelvic Prolapse, Thurs.,
                                                                 June 27, 7-8 p.m., gynecologists R. Wayne Whitted,
    June 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., obstetrician/gynecologist
                                                                 M.D., & Paul A. Pietro, M.D. Free.
    Jaime Sepulveda-Toro, M.D. Fee $5.
                                                                 Support Groups
    BAPTIST MEDICAL PLAZA AT                                     Gynecological Cancer Support Group. A free
    WEST KENDALL                                                 group for women. Tuesdays, April 18, May 16 &
    13001 North Kendall Drive, Suite 300                         June 20, 6-7:30 p.m. Doctors Hospital, second floor,
    (In Spanish) Help for High Blood Pressure,                   conference room. For information and registration,
    Tues., April 11, 7-8 p.m., cardiologist Ramon                call 786-308-3824.
    Lloret, M.D. Fee $5. Call 786-596-3814.
                                                                 ONGOING PROGRAMS
    Help for Headaches, Tues., May 9, 7-8 p.m.,
    neurologist Antonio Mesa, M.D. Fee $5.                       In celebration of National Osteoporosis Month,
                                                                 Baptist Health will offer osteoporosis screen-
    Adding Laughter to Your Life: How it                         ings in May for a special fee of $5 (normally $15).
    Impacts Your Health, Tues., June 20, 7-8 p.m.,               Screening available by appointment. Call
    psychologist Albert Zbik, Psy.D. Fee $5.                     786-596-3812 for available dates and locations.

                                              Women’s Advisory Council
         Mona Ignatz Adams, Shirley Berkeley, Barbara Calev, Margo Curry, Mikki Futernick, Sandra Gonzalez-Levy,
   Claudia Kitchens, Precious Knox, Mary Lynch, Bonnie Mayer, Laura Morilla, Rosa Naccarato, Robin Palomares, Ann Pope,
                      Jana Sigars-Malina, Charlotte Stoker, Ruth Tart, Carol Williamson, Tiffany Zientz.

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