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       Big Brothers Big Sisters Had                        grateful for our sponsors                       Kristy Shore, Andrew Leace, Colleen Mitchell, Carlos
                                                           “We are excited and
                                                                                                           Salinas, Marisa Pisani, and Riley Wiltz.
       A Big Finish At Their Bowl                        and the community                                 About Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Palm Beach And
       For Kids’ Sake Event                              who have signed up                                Martin Counties
                                                         to  support  Bowl  for

                                                                                                             BBBS provides children facing adversity aged 6 to 17 with
                                                         Kids’ Sake, our premier                           volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986
          Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Palm Beach and Martin   fundraising event for                 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin
       Counties held a bowling fundraiser called Bowl for Kids’ Sake   Big Brothers Big Sisters            County, and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers
       on Saturday, June 5 at Greenacres Bowl.           in Palm Beach County.                             Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County
          The not-for-profit celebrated 35 years in 2021 and has brought   It was a wonderful day          organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies
       the community together to raise awareness, and donations while   of fun, pizza, and prizes.         nationwide. Visit to learn more.
       having fun. With offices in Palm Beach and Martin counties,   All funds raised will                                  Photos by Coastal Click Photography
       this chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters meets the needs of the   go towards programs
       community by providing one-to-one mentoring and empowering   including literacy,  Florida Crystals sponsor team
       every kid to graduate with a plan for their future.   career development, and
          Bowl for Kids’ Sake was a fundraiser where teams created   community mentoring,” says Yvette Acevedo, CEO.
       fun team names, dressed in theme/color, and set out to raise      Event sponsors include: The Wawa Foundation, FPL,
       lots of money while some won prizes for their efforts. All   Florida Crystals, Eckler Foundation, Inc., Guardian Recovery
       participants had fun at the bowling party to celebrate. There   Network, Haynes Scaffolding & Supply, Inc., Adams
       were over 20 bowling teams and over 100 bowlers from the   Coogler, P.A., Kelly Kronenberg, and Duffy’s Sports Grill.
       local business community and public.              A special thank you to our Bowl for Kids’ Sake Volunteers:

         Tip Of The Tail from page 10                    for signs of overheating, especially if you have a dog
                                                         prone to heatstroke. Take measures to keep your pet cool
         soaked in lukewarm water. Rubbing alcohol can also be   by providing plenty of water and shade and keeping your
         wiped on the paw pads to aid in cooling. It is important to   pet in the air conditioning during the hot part of the day. If   Eckler Engineering, sponsor
         cool your pet down slowly. Cooling them down too quickly   your pet shows signs of overheating take quick action to
         can cause dangerous blood pressure changes. Do not place   cool them down and seek veterinary care if needed. Being
         your pet in an ice water bath. Your pet should show signs of   aware of the dangers of heatstroke and taking measures to
         improvement in 10 minutes and cooling measures should be   avoid it can prevent a summer tragedy.
         stopped when the rectal temperature reaches 102.5 degrees.      Established in 1981, Palm City Animal Medical Center
         If your pet does not show sign of improvement, or if there   is dedicated to providing the best possible care for your
         are severe signs of heatstroke such as respiratory distress,   pets. With focuses on compassionate care in surgery,
         stumbling, collapse, or seizures, emergency treatment is   physical therapy and rehabilitation, preventative medicine,
         needed. Transport your pet in an air conditioned vehicle   extensive diagnostics, and emergency service, Palm City
         covered in towels moistened in lukewarm water to a   Animal Medical Center combines exceptional medical
         veterinarian for emergency care. If your pet overheats or   care with a caring philosophy for pets and their owners.
         develops heatstroke, prompt first aid can save them.  For more information, call (772) 283-0920, visit www.
            Keep your summer safe and fun for your pet by being or find us on Facebook
         mindful of how quickly the heat can turn deadly. Monitor   at
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        Increased Demand Has Broken The Glass Ceiling

        For Women In Gastroenterology

        TGH Gastro Group of the                          the  right  person  for  the

        Palm Beaches brings on Dr.                       job. Dr. Hatara is a board-
                                                         certified gastroenterologist
        Maria Cristina Hatara to                         with  nearly  10  years  of

        provide more female-friendly                     clinical practice.
                                                           “Regardless of the
        gastroenterological care.                        patient, I want to put them
                                                         at  ease  and  help  them
          The gastroenterological health of women is  understand they will receive
        unique. The digestive tracts of men and women are  the best care possible,” Dr.
        essentially the same, but issues related to hormonal  Hatara said.
        fluctuations, pregnancy and childbirth can affect a    TGH entered into its
        women’s digestive health in distinct ways. Tampa  alliance with Gastro Group
        General Hospital (TGH) Gastro Group of the Palm  of the Palm Beaches as the
        Beaches is putting an increased focus on the specific  highest-ranked hospital in
        gastrointestinal needs of women.                 Florida for gastroenterology
          The American College of Gastroenterology  and GI surgery. At  TGH
        stresses that female gastroenterologists are an  Gastro Group of the Palm   Dr. Maria Cristina Hatara, of TGH Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches, provides
        asset to the medical community, as many patients  Beaches,  Dr.  Hatara  joins   gastroenterological care to a patient.
        specifically  request  female  physicians,  given  the  five  other  gastrointestinal                                      Photo by Tracey Benson
        intimacy of the practice. But as of 2019, fewer than  s p ecialis ts .  Thr o ug h
        1 in 5 gastroenterologists were women, according  collaboration, the doctors are able to provide the best  centers.  Through  TGH’s  partnership  with  the
        to the Association of American Medical Colleges.  treatment options in a seamless, coordinated manner.  USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, TGH
        However,  a  2021  study  in  the  Gastroenterology  Local patients who have complex, specialized cases  Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches is dedicated to
        medical journal shows that number has been slowly  can even have their surgeries performed in Tampa,  pioneering breakthrough treatments and conducting
        increasing  and concludes that “establishing  and  with follow-up care offered back on the East Coast.  cutting-edge research.
        maintaining gender diversity and equity in GI is    “It has been invaluable working with the other    “It’s a very exciting time to be in this field,” Dr.
        necessary to cultivate the full range of talents to  physicians,”  said  Dr.  Hatara.  “The  entire  team  Hatara said. “I’m proud to be a part of the Tampa
        improve the quality and impact of this field.”   wants to take care of our patients and improve their  General family.”
          In  February  2022, TGH  Gastro  Group  of  the  outcomes.”                                      To schedule an appointment, call (561) 659-6543.
        Palm Beaches hired Dr. Maria Cristina Hatara not    Dr. Hatara now also enjoys the benefit of working  For more information, call (561) 644-0125.
        only to address these issues, but because she was  with one of Florida’s leading academic medical

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