Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls for an investigation into police taser use. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner recently issued a landmark ruling: Israel "Ree ... More >>
Think literary events are for snobs? Such an assessment would make you an awful person, although this year's Miami International Book Fair did just get decidedly more dickish. Former Vice President and current cowboy hat enthusiast Dick Cheney's imminent appearance was announced yesterday in a press ... More >>
Leave it to PETA to turn a large wiener into a limp noodle. The animal rights group has just sent a letter to Carlos Danger Weiners' president Randall Richards, calling for him to offer a veggie dog in addition to his beefy product. See also: Carlos Danger Weiners: Hot Political Sausage Available ... More >>
Police routinely use Tasers as a (usually) non-lethal alternative to guns, but they can occasionally lead to potential lethal problems like heart attacks and cardiac arrest. People with pre-existing health problems may be more at risk. Well, sitting before the City of Miami Commission today, Miami ... More >>
For all the emphasis Miami places on looks, apparently as a city we aren't spending nearly enough time in the gym. According to the annual American Fitness Index, Miami ranks in the bottom ten of major American cities when it comes to keeping that booty in shape.
According to a new report, 58.6 percent of Florida adults could be obese by 2030. Not just packing a few extra pounds, not just overweight, but obese with a big, round, voluptuous capital "O." According to the Trust for America's Health annual "F as in Fat" report, if obesity trends continue on thei ... More >>
We love chocolate and for years, researchers have been finding ways for chocolate to love us back. In the past, we've found out that chocolate (the darker the better) is actually filled with antioxidants, has anti-clotting properties (much like aspirin), and can lower blood pressure. Not to mention ... More >>
What's the most despicable way you can imagine a hospital chain trying to make extra cash? Short of kidnapping people to harvest their organs, it might be performing loads of unnecessary heart surgeries, putting patients at serious risk of death. That's exactly what HCA, the hospital chain founded b ... More >>
"Superfood."The term has become as ubiquitous as it is vague. Products from chocolate bars to convenience drinks claim to contain them, but what are they and what separates them from regular foods? Can they make you fly or see through walls? Can they make you faster or smarter or live forever? And i ... More >>
On Monday, Haitian President Michel Martelly quietly flew to Miami for medical treatment of a blood clot in his shoulder. In case anyone in Little Haiti needed a stark reminder of how fragile their homeland's stability remains, as Martelly recuperated yesterday in a Miami hospital, busload ... More >>
If you'd told Larcenia Bullard 35-years ago - back when she was teaching school kids for a living -- that she'd one day use her lofty platform as a Florida state Senator to advocate for marijuana reform, she would have banished you to the principal's office. "I would not have possibly imagined th ... More >>
Seth Putnam (1968-2011)Seth Putnam, the 43-year-old founder of long-running shock-rock grindcore band Anal Cunt, died yesterday of a heart attack. Kim Kelly, Anal Cunt's PR rep, released a statement via Tumblr, that eulogized the notorious vocalist and preemptively defended the often instigativ ... More >>
Ana V. Ramirez's 25-year-old son, Christian Pagan, has Down syndrome. In April 2010, Pagan flew into a violent rage, and Ramirez had little choice but to call 911. She specifically asked officers not to use a Taser because Pagan has a heart condition. Well, they zapped him anyway, and now a jury ... More >>
Quick, what causes more heart attacks: cocaine or air pollution? It's actually air pollution, which triggers roughly five to seven percent of all heart attacks. Whereas cocaine is responsible for only 0.9 percent of all heart attacks. Of course, cocaine is much more dangerous on a personal level. ... More >>
Nestor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina and husband of current president Cristina Kirchner, has died this morning due to heart failure at the age of 60. The leftist-Peronist politician was widely expected to mount another presidential campaign in 2011.
Anthony Cesario, a former player for the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars, has died at the young age of 34 after suffering what appears to be a heart attack. Cesario died Saturday in Saratoga Springs, Colorado, while the former offensive guard was hosting a hunting party.
As our sister Houston Press blog reports, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is running a television ad that comes right out and says it: McDonald's food is so unhealthy it can kill you. The ad opens with an obese man on a gurney in the morgue, a half-eaten burger in his dead hand. As ... More >>
Earlier this month, Danny Williams, the head of government in Canada's Newfoundland province, traveled to Miami Beach to receive heart surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.Cue the predictable right-wing response taking digs at Canada's publicly funded, liberal-loved health-care system: "We keep ... More >>
This past week the Miami Herald’s “Diet and Nutrition” page featured a “Nutrition Quiz” that touted the benefits of niacin. These include raising “good” HDL cholesterol by as much as 35% -- “plus, it purportedly helps your skin and hair”. What specific foods does this quiz -- which ... More >>
It's been a tough few days for musicians as now another legendary recording artist is headed to that great big rock'n'roll party in the sky. Paul Raven, critically acclaimed bassist for Ministry and Killing Joke was found dead over the weekend in Geneva, Switzerland of an apparent heart attack. Whil ... More >>
Since 2000, dozens have died in county jails. Poor medical care has contributed to the problem.
This from the Bob Norman's Daily Pulp: You probably have no idea how close we were losing to losing the great Jim DeFede. Yesterday morning, the former Miami New Times and Miami Herald columnist turned radio host and TV commentator explained in detail a very recent and very harrowing medical ordea ... More >>
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The Secret Sandwich Co.
Miami does away with SCA
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La Carreta Restaurant
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When he was booked into the Dade County Jail, Earl Cole was a sick man. Not for long.