Broward Health Patient Stories

Broward Health Patient Stories

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Norman Jacobs
Norman Jacobs, 68, was home relaxing one weekend when he started experiencing a headache so intense that it prompted him to seek medical help. “I had a headache for two days and I thought it was a migraine,” Jacobs said. 

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Elissa Menendez
As a cruise-ship musician, Elissa Menendez’s livelihood is in her hands. One day during practice her hand began to hurt more than normal. She knew something was wrong.

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Gerald Thixon
Gerald Thixon was hard at work one afternoon when he began experiencing painful discomfort in his back. At first, Gerald attributed the pain to the physical demands of his job as a general contractor. 

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Jeffrey Skimming
Jeffrey Skimming, a pediatric cardiologist who enjoys living an active lifestyle, doesn’t remember much about the day he had a heart attack. He remembers going to the gym and was later told he went into cardiac arrest while working out on an elliptical machine. 

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Renee Heart Month
Renee Feldman was walking her dogs when she felt what seemed like indigestion that continued to worsen to what felt like her chest was going to explode. Renee, a 62-year-old grandmother was terrified and scared. She came through the emergency department at Broward Health Coral Springs with an active heart attack. 

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Heart Month - William Moore

William Moore had an atrial fibrillation also known as an irregular heartbeat.  He was on blood thinner medicine but did not want to stay on them long-term.  Ahmed Osman, M.D., Broward Health cardiologist-electrophysiologist, recommended Moore participate in the Amulet study. 



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Steven Valancy at Wellness Center at Broward Health Medical Center
Steven Valancy was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2016.  However it was only this past year that he became serious about his health as a member of the Wellness Center at Broward Health Medical Center.  

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Cameah at Salah Foundation Children
Cameah Toussaint survived a near drowning. She was at a pool party in August, eating a sandwich while standing near the pool’s edge, when another child came along and pushed her into the pool.

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Gisella Velasco
The thing that alarmed Gisella Velasco was the sudden burning sensation. She felt as if her entire body was boiling. “I went to the emergency room and as soon as I arrived I was taken in to get different exams,” she said of her November 2018 visit to Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Mark Osborne
During his screening for prostate cancer, Mark Osborne's primary doctor noticed an increase in his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) scores. 

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