Joining the fight against cancer
The Healthy Fit Kidz Foundation partnered with Emerge Trichology and Mercedes Benz of Wesley Chapel for the fourth annual Fight Cancer Run. About 300 participants on Oct. 22 joined the 5K run/walk and kids fun run/walk to raise cancer awareness. In addition to raising money, the primary goal of the event was to come together and support breast cancer survivors and those battling the disease.
Ready-to-feed formulas recalled
According to the Department of Health-Pasco County, Abbott has issued a news release voluntarily recalling certain lots of 2-fluid ounce/59 milliliter bottles of ready-to-feed (RTF) liquid formula products.
“These products are being recalled because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage,” the Abbott release said.
The brands included in the recall are: Similac Pro-Total Comfort; Similac 360 Total Care; Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive – 2 ounce; Similac Special Care 24 – 2 ounce (iron or high protein); Similac Stage 1; Similac Water (sterilized); and Similac NeoSure – 2 ounce.
In addition to these formula products, Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution also has been recalled.
Those who use these products should visit Abbott’s website to view a list of impacted products or use the lot number checker online. It is important to verify the lot number on the bottom or the side of the bottle, as not all products are included in the recall.
If you have a recalled product, discontinue use of the product and contact Abbott customer service at 800-986-8540 for further instructions.
The health department notified current WIC (Women, Infants and Children) participants who may have been issued a recalled product to provide them with alternative options, the release said.
Medical education program
AdventHealth has been approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education to institute a Graduate Medical Education (GME) Internal Medicine residency program at the health system’s largest hospital in Tampa Bay, AdventHealth Tampa, according to a news release.
The GME residency program will allow medical graduates to achieve clinical expertise under the leadership of renowned physicians and surgeons leading the way in their specialties.
According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, there is a predicted physician shortfall that could reach 139,000 by the year 2033. Dr. Aftab Ahmad, founding program director fo the internal medicine residency program at AdventHealth Tampa, is eager to begin the work to help close the gap, the release said.
Residents in the internal medicine program will rotate through several hospital departments under the supervision of board-certified AdventHealth physicians at AdventHealth Tampa and AdventHealth Medical Group practices in Tampa.
The first residents in the program will be enrolled in July 2023.
There are plans to launch ob/gyn and general surgery residency programs, as well as cardiology and gastroenterology fellowship programs in the years to follow.
New doctor on staff
Advanced Cancer Treatment Centers, 15211 Cortez Blvd., in Brooksville, has welcomed Dr. Frantz Francisque to its staff.
The doctor comes to the Advanced Cancer centers directly from completing his fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the University of Colorado in Denver.
Francisque completed his internal medicine residency at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and he did a one-year residency at Haiti State University Hospital in Port-Au-Prince.
He received his medical degree from the State University School of Medicine and Pharmacy in Port-Au-Prince, and is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.