CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs shares health tips for you and your family. This week we discuss physicals for teens and tweens, heart disease, eating healthy, and fasting.  (Continue reading below.)


Adolescents, teenagers, or older children who are transitioning into adulthood may experience many physical changes that can be confusing. They can be worried or anxious.

Annual physical examinations are necessary during this phase of life to monitor the child’s physical, emotional, and mental growth and development.

At CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs, we will carefully measure your child’s growth and assess their health, including their height, weight, growth hormones, and other factors.  Tests performed at the annual physical exam may include blood tests, urine tests, vision tests, hearing tests, or other tests similar to those done at your own annual visit.


Early Heart Disease is barely noticeable, which is why it’s important to maintain regular check-ups.

Contact us if you experience any of these common symptoms:

  • Pain, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing.
  • Chest pain during physical activity.
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or confusion.
  • Headaches.
  • Cold sweats.
  • Nausea / vomiting.
  • Tiredness or fatigue.
  • Swelling of the ankles, feet, legs, stomach, and/or neck.
  • Reduced ability to exercise or be physically active.
  • Problems with normal activities.



Sometimes health issues or other problems can make it hard to eat healthy.

Here are some tips that might help:

  • If you are tired of eating alone, try organizing some potluck meals or cooking with a friend. You can also look into having some meals at a nearby senior center or community center.
  • If you are having trouble chewing, see us to refer to a dentist to check for problems.
  • If you are having trouble swallowing, try drinking plenty of liquids with your meal. If that does not help, check with us.
  • A health condition or medicine could be causing the problem.
  • If you’re having trouble smelling and tasting your food, try adding color and texture to make your food more interesting.
  • If you aren’t eating enough, add some healthy snacks throughout the day to help you get more nutrients and calories.
  • If an illness is making it harder for you to cook or feed yourself, check with us.
  • We may recommend an occupational therapist, who can help you find ways to make it easier.


There is overwhelming scientific evidence showing that fasting can have positive effects on our health.

After a period of fasting, people normally report feeling at least to some degree better than they did before.

Some of the benefits you can expect from fasting include, but are not limited to:

  • Better blood pressure & heart health.
  • Improved sensitivity to insulin.
  • Steadier blood sugar levels.
  • Possible prevention of certain types of cancer.
  • Heightened mental clarity & brain function.
  • Increase of energy.
  • Assistance in weight loss.
  • Strengthened immune system.
  • Improved self-discipline.
  • Establishing better diet patterns.


175 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, Florida 33166

CIMA Medical Center Miami Springs


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