The Urban Dare Adventure Race is a fast-paced competition that challenges two-person teams to decipher clues, navigate the city, and perform playful stunts. Combining the bustle of a track meet with the brain-taxing sleuth work of a luge competition, the race uses a dozen trivia-based clues to lead contestants to checkpoints all over their sprawling metropolis. Location hunters reach their checkpoints by whatever means necessary, be it hopping a bus downtown, flying madly through a network of secret ziplines, or scuba-diving in a fountain for bus fare. At the mini destinations, racers must use a camera to document their presence or, in some cases, get their passports stamped after completing challenges that may include a climbing wall or solving a riddle.
The Hall brothers have more in common than a last name. The physicians also share a passion for "youth maintenance" for Miami Beach's stylish denizens. At Hall Longevity Clinic, the strength of their traditional family values shines through in general medicine practices and preventive medicine that promote internal wellness. The brothers and their staff also foray into cosmetic procedures designed to stave off aging and reflect patients' energy and vitality, including laser facials and powerful acne treatments.
Dr. Isabel Ferreira wears two different stethoscopes. With board certification in both pediatrics and aesthetic medicine, the doctor divides her time between caring for youngsters and addressing adults' cosmetic concerns.?
On the pediatric side, Dr. Ferreira answers questions about newborn care, discusses toddler immunizations, and helps address nutrition needs for growing kids. She also relies on her aesthetic knowledge to address teens' concerns about acne and removing glitter leftover from childhood beauty pageants.
On the cosmetic side, she sculpts silhouettes through liposuction, resurfaces skin with chemical peels, and injects dermal fillers into the face. Her practice features a Synergie Aesthetic Massage System, too. This alleviates muscle aches by using a combination of applied pressure and vacuum massage to increase circulation and unfurl tight knots.
Dr. Mardelle DeLight of DeLight Medical Clinic tends to the primary care and preventative needs of her patients. In appointments often made the same day, she performs everything from yearly physicals and lab work to beauty treatments and weight-loss services. In the waiting room, patrons prepare for sessions and sip complimentary refreshments. Televisions can be found in both the reception area and in the exams rooms, allowing patrons to keep up with the news or see if the anchor has overcome a terrible fear of microphones.
Bilingual, licensed Drs. Dorsey Goosby and Alfredo Machado put children and their parents at ease during appointments for preventive care and identifying and treating inevitable illnesses such as the flu, strep throat, and ear infections. In addition to curing sickness, the specialize in working with kids with ADHD, autism, and diabetes as well as providing resources for new mothers on topics such as breastfeeding.
Under the direction of an MD, the team at West Miami Health Center erases the line between health and beauty. The on-staff physician conducts blood tests and checkups, while the team of aestheticians oversees the relaxation process with facials, scrubs, and peels. Injured elbows sigh with relief inside paraffin-wax baths or noninvasive laser therapy, and tense muscles drink in heat from smooth river rocks during hot-stone massages.