In general, having a dog is not the most eco-friendly venture – you have to feed the dog meat; and the meat industry, as you may know, often wreaks havoc on the environment. Adopting a dog, however, is a different story. Animal shelters house dogs whom otherwise would be out on the street eating wild animals, competing with natural predators, and potentially transmitting disease. Take a dog off an animal shelter’s hands, and you’re doing the Earth and the community a favor. As if that weren’t enough, studies show that owning a dog makes you healthier and less likely to be overweight. Dogs also serve as trusty social ice-breakers. Think any of the dogs on this page are cute? They’re all Miami-Dade shelter dogs. Find your favorite today at MiamiDade.gov/Animals/Adopt-a-Pet.
It’s no secret: If you live in Florida, your hair is going to need a keratin treatment for the summer. But deciding to have the treatment is just the start. Hisham Sahbane of Hair By Hisham has the scoop.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.