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South Florida Hospitals: Not Sicko

aventura hospitalDespite Michael Moore’s condemnation of our healthcare, I have to share some personal experiences I’ve had with our hospitals in South Florida.

On 2 different occasions, once when I had to bring my young daughter to the emergency room at Joe Dimaggio, the children’s wing of the Memoral Regional Hospital, www.memorialregional.com and another time when my husband was rushed to the emergency room at Aventura Hospital www.aventurahospital.com . Both times, I was truly amazed by the attention and speed of care. We were immediately admitted, tests were administered, before anyone even asked how we would be paying.

And that is how emergency rooms in American hospitals work: you cannot be denied medical attention. This is in sharp contrast to the Canadian system, where, through personal experience, I have seen patients waiting for hours before any triage was done, and being required to show some proof for payment. Now that is sicko.

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Hollywood Boardwalk Latin Festival: September 16, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

On my return from an exhilarating bike ride that included the Hollywood Boardwalk, I reflected on what an amazing asset the boardwalk is, and the rich cultural life we have in South Florida. The mix of languages and ethnicities, the beach/urban environment, and, of course the glorious weather, combine to make this a great place to live. I biked past all the vendors and exhibitors setting up for the Latin Festival that is taking place today, from noon to 8:00 pm.

So, if you’re looking for something to do, it’s not too late to get out there and enjoy Latin music, food and fun. See you there!

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Restaurants on the Hollywood Boardwalk or How to Eat Well and Stay Fit at the same time?

sunsetOxymoron, you say? No, Hollywood Boardwalk I say. Look, it’s this easy: pick your favorite eating place, and there are quite a few to choose from, and your preferred mode of working it off– jogging, rollerblading, biking, walking or swimming– and you have the perfect solution to keeping fit, dining out, and enjoying some ocean air with magnificent sunsets to cap it off. Doesn’t get much better.

Thai Sushi by the Beach or the SugarReef are among my personal favorites.

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Josh’s Organic fruit & vegetable market right on the boardwalk in Hollywood


Add this gem of a farmer’s market to all the reasons why you should live near the Hollywood Boardwalk.

For about the last 4 and 1/2 years, Josh has been bringing fruits & veggies so fresh, they can be on your table within 24 hours of having been picked in the field. Organics don’t come any better or fresher, as Josh’s devotees congregate from near and far to sample wares and try juice concoctions made right on the spot, all within steps from the Atlantic Ocean.

Check out my future posts on Hollywood Beach & Boardwalk, and why I think it’s one of the best places in the world to adopt as your ‘hood.


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Baptized by Dunkin Donuts at Hollywood Beach Theatre

hollywood beach A walk along the newly upgraded Hollywood Broadwalk never fails to delight.

With the full moon casting its magic ( and blessings), on the ocean- side activities, a crowd of many on-lookers had gathered at the Hollywood Beach Theatre: the outdoor bandshell memorialized in that steamy crime mystery flick, Body Double. Many, like me, attracted by the music, or just the curiosity about an Event.

Then, I saw the banner, proclaiming a baptism on the Beach, sponsored by those papal hounds, Dunkin Donuts??? First, DD announces that they will ban transfats in their donuts, appealing to adherents of diet orthodoxy. Now, they’re wooing the baptismal crowd, complete with Christian rock band. And everyone, whatever their state of attire, or religious affiliation, wore smiles on their faces!

And that’s why I love the Hollywood Boardwalk! You never know what you’re going to find.

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