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What Causes Menopause?

The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:

Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.

Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.

Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.

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Depression

If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.

Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:

  • Mood Swings
  • Inappropriate Guilt
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep
  • Lack of Interest in Life
  • Overwhelming Feelings

Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.

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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.

Symptoms of hot flashes include:

  • Sudden, Overwhelming Feeling of Heat
  • Anxiety
  • High Heart Rate
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.

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Mood Swings

Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.

The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.

Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Lantana, FL for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.

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Weight Gain

Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?

  • Estrogen: During menopause, estrogen levels are depleted. As such, the body must search for other sources of estrogen. Because estrogen is stored in fat, your body believes it should increase fat production during menopause. Estrogen also plays a big part in insulin resistance, which can make it even harder to lose weight and keep it off.
  • Progesterone: Progesterone levels are also depleted during menopause. Progesterone depletion causes bloating and water retention, while loss of testosterone limits the body's ability to burn calories.
  • Ongoing Stress: Stress makes our bodies think that food is hard to come by, putting our bodies in "survival mode". When this happens, cortisol production is altered. When cortisol timing changes, the energy in the bloodstream is diverted toward making fat. With chronic stress, this process repeatedly happens, causing extensive weight gain during menopause.
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Low Libido

Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Lantana, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?

The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.

Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.

Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.

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Vaginal Dryness

Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.

Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.

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Fibroids

Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.

Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.

Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.

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What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.

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Benefits of Sermorelin

Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.

  • Benefits of Sermorelin include:
  • Better Immune Function
  • Improved Physical Performance
  • More Growth Hormone Production
  • Less Body Fat
  • Build More Lean Muscle
  • Better Sleep
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What is Ipamorelin?

Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.

Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.

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Benefits of Ipamorelin

One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.

When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:

  • Powerful Anti-Aging Properties
  • More Muscle Mass
  • Less Unsightly Body Fat
  • Deep, Restful Sleep
  • Increased Athletic Performance
  • More Energy
  • Less Recovery Time for Training Sessions and Injuries
  • Enhanced Overall Wellness and Health
  • No Significant Increase in Cortisol

Your New, Youthful Lease on Life with HRT for Women

Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Lantana, FL, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!

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Latest News in Lantana, FL

Former Kmart could be redeveloped into apartments

Multifamily giant Morgan Group could redevelop a former Kmart store in Lantana into an apartment complex.The Town Council will consider the rezoning and site plan on the evening of July 11 for the 18.6-acre site at 1201 and 1301 S. Dixie Highway, plus 457 Greynolds Circle. It currently has a vacant 84,350-square-foot retail box that Kmart left in 2019, a 68,836-square-foot retail building anchored by Winn-Dixie and 11,765 square feet of retail for multiple tenants.The property was acquired by Lantana SDC LLC, an affiliate of Mi...

Multifamily giant Morgan Group could redevelop a former Kmart store in Lantana into an apartment complex.

The Town Council will consider the rezoning and site plan on the evening of July 11 for the 18.6-acre site at 1201 and 1301 S. Dixie Highway, plus 457 Greynolds Circle. It currently has a vacant 84,350-square-foot retail box that Kmart left in 2019, a 68,836-square-foot retail building anchored by Winn-Dixie and 11,765 square feet of retail for multiple tenants.

The property was acquired by Lantana SDC LLC, an affiliate of Miami-based Saglo Development Corp., for $10.2 million in 2017. However, the application states the Kmart parcel at 1201 S. Dixie Highway is under contract to Houston-based Morgan Group and is slated for redevelopment.

The other two retail buildings would remain, as Winn-Dixie and some other tenants have long-term leases, according to the application.

The property was approved for “mixed use” zoning in 2019 with the potential for 279 apartments. But now that it’s clear only the Kmart parcel could be redeveloped, the property owner wants the zoning changed to permit 231 apartments on just that part of the land.

Lantana Village would have five buildings of four stories each, plus a clubhouse and a pool. There would be 442 surface parking spaces. The entrance would be from Greynolds Circle.

The developer said the project would cost about $65 million to build.

With 157,413 square feet of leasable space, the units would range from 585 to 1,242 square feet. There would be 51 studio apartments, 105 one-bedroom apartments, and 74 two-bedroom apartments.

In addition, the developer said it would perform renovations and façade improvements to the remaining shopping center.

“Placing a residential development within walking distance to commercial uses that conveniently serve the surrounding neighborhood, such as a grocery store, restaurants, retail, and personal services, creates a sense of community and will retain the ‘small town’ character that Lantana is known for,” the developer stated in the application.

Fort Lauderdale-based attorney Cushla Talbut, who represents the developer in the application, couldn’t be reached for comment. Miami-based MSA Architects designed the project.

While the retail market in South Florida has outperformed much of the nation, it can still be difficult to replace a big-box retailer like Kmart. Apartment rents are rising rapidly, so the land is likely worth more as multifamily than retail.

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MLK basketball in South Florida. Plus soccer, Carrollton and Ransom hoops and more

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend will once again provide an opportunity for some of the best high school basketball teams in South Florida to test themselves in a few top match-ups with the playoffs less than a month away.Some of the best action will occur in tournaments in Broward and Palm Beach Counties on Friday, Saturday and Monday.In boys’ hoops, the fifth annual “I Have A Dream MLK Challenge” is in Fort Lauderdale at Westminster Academy and Cardinal Gibbons.Meanwhile the 28th annual South Florida Dr...

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend will once again provide an opportunity for some of the best high school basketball teams in South Florida to test themselves in a few top match-ups with the playoffs less than a month away.

Some of the best action will occur in tournaments in Broward and Palm Beach Counties on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

In boys’ hoops, the fifth annual “I Have A Dream MLK Challenge” is in Fort Lauderdale at Westminster Academy and Cardinal Gibbons.

Meanwhile the 28th annual South Florida Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic is at the Pompey Park Gym in Delray Beach.

On the girls’ side, there will be a chance to catch South Florida’s best at the South Florida Hoop Group MLK Showcase on Friday and Saturday at Somerset Key in Deerfield Beach.

BOYS’ schedule - I Have A Dream MLK Challenge - Friday at Westminster Academy, Fort Lauderdale: Doral vs. Western, 5:30; Westminster Academy vs. St. Brendan, 7; Riviera Prep vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 8:30; Saturday at Westminster Academy: Divine Savior vs. Calvary Christian, 10 a.m.; North Broward Prep vs. Doral, 11:30 a.m.; South Plantation vs. Dillard, 1; Palmetto vs. Belen, 2:30; St. Thomas vs. St. Brendan 4; Douglas vs. Riviera Prep, 5:30; Cypress Bay vs. Westminster Academy 7; Coral Springs vs. Somerset Academy, 8:30; Monday at Westminster Academy: Plantation vs. Flanagan, 10:30 a.m.; Central vs. Western, noon; Divine Savior vs. Carol City, 1:30; South Broward vs. Westminster Christian, 3; Doral vs. Elite Academy, 4:30; Taravella vs. Westminster Academy, 6; Somerset Academy vs. NMB, 7:30; Monday at Cardinal Gibbons, Fort Lauderdale: American Heritage vs. Calvary Christian, 10:30 a.m.; Blanche Ely vs. Fort Pierce Central, noon; Dillard vs. Chaminade, 1:30; Stranahan vs. Miami High, 3; Southridge vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4:30; Cardinal Gibbons vs. Douglas, 6; Pines Charter vs. Riviera Prep, 7:30.

BOYS’ schedule - South Florida Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic at Pompey Park, Delray Beach - Saturday: Park Vista vs. Dwyer, 7; Monday: Archbishop Carroll vs. McArthur, 1:30; Monsignor Pace vs. Lantana Santaluces, 4:30; Northwestern vs. Boca Raton Pope John Paul II, 6; Norland vs. Jupiter Christian, 7:30.

GIRLS’ schedule - South Florida Hoop Group MLK Showcase at Somerset Key, Deerfield Beach - Friday: Cypress Bay vs. North Broward Prep, 5; Boca Raton vs. Pines Charter, 6:30; Everglades vs. Orlando Dr. Phillips, 8; Saturday: North Miami vs. Cypress Bay, 9 a.m.; North Broward Prep vs. Pines Charter, 10:20 a.m.; Blanche Ely vs. Miami Country Day, 11:40 a.m.; Pompano Beach vs. Boyd Anderson, 1; Flanagan vs. Boca Raton, 2:20; Fort Myers vs. American Heritage, 3:40; Chaminade-Madonna vs. Miami Christian, 5; Everglades vs. Somerset Silver Palms, 6:20; St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Dr. Phillips, 7:40.

Sofia Travieso of the Carrollton girls’ basketball team set a school record with 43 points in a 63-45 victory over St. Brendan.

GIRLS: Carrollton 63, St. Brendan 45: Sofia Travieso 43 pts, 10 rebs, 3 blks; Sela Travieso 7 pts, 5 asts; Alissa Azcuy 7 pts; Gaby Garcia Pons 6 pts, 6 rebs.

GIRLS: Lourdes 43, Northwestern 34: Luciana Picasso 12 pts, 14 rebs, 4 asts, 4 stls, 3 blks; Sophia Sandoval 12 pts, 4-8 3-ptrs; Ana Sofia Sanchez 9 pts, 4 rebs; Isa Perez 8 pts, 9 rebs; Sophie Llevat 2 pts, 6 asts, 5 rebs. Lour (8-6).

GIRLS: Lourdes 40, St. Andrew’s-Boca Raton 30: Sophia Sandoval 14 pts, 4 rebs; Luciana Picasso 9 pts, 16 rebs, 3 stls, 2 asts, 2 blks; Isa Perez 9 pts, 7 rebs. Lour (7-6).

GIRLS: Everglades 48, Lourdes 35: Lour: Ana Sofia Sanchez 8 pts, 4 rebs; Luciana Picasso 9 pts, 10 rebs, 3 stls, 3 blks, 2 asts; Sophia Sandoval 9 pts. Lour (6-6).

GIRLS: Palmer Trinity 60, Doral 37: Montes 20 pts, Leon 14, Alibhai 6, Deleon 10, Nieves 3, Stone 3, Esparza 2, Veloso 2. 3-ptrs: Leon 1, Deleon 2, Stone 1. Rebs: Leon 11. Stls: Montes 4. Asts: Montes 4. Blks: Montes 2. PT (10-6).

Jackson Pegg scored the winner on a lay-up at the buzzer in overtime as the Ransom Everglades boys’ basketball team edged Coral Reef 67-66.

BOYS: Ransom Everglades 67, Coral Reef 66 (OT): RE: Daniel Ribeiro 32 pts, 6 rebs, 3 stls, 2 asts; Jackson Pegg 23 pts, 3-5 3-ptrs, 7 asts, 3 rebs, 2 stls; Zeke Battier 6 pts, 5 rebs. CR: Gabriel Castro 18 pts, 2-5 3-ptrs, 6 stls, 3 asts; Nikolaos Psarrakos 12 pts, 7 rebs; Hunter Bostick 11 pts, 4 blks, 2 stls; Nathaniel Wesley 9 pts, 3-6 3-ptrs, RE (6-8), CR (6-8).

BOYS: Braddock 60, Coral Gables 52: Brd: Sanchez 18 pts, Suarez 13, Perez 13, A.Lopez 8, Zenck 8. CG: Chang 10 pts, Suarez 10, Valdes 8, Smith 6, Horne 5, Jeanmarry Jr. 4, Orellana 3, Caldera 2. 3-ptrs: A.Lopez 2, Sanchez 1, Suarez 1. Rebs: Zenck 8, Perez 7. Asts: Sanchez 5, Hernandez 4. Stls: Sanchez 3, Suarez 3. Half: Brd 33-24. Brd (12-2).

BOYS: St. Brendan 75, Carol City 58: StB: Alvarez 18 pts, Duque 17, Alicea 9, Diaz 8, Gutierrez 7, Rodriguez 6, Gonzalez 3, Varela 2, Gutierrez 2, Villalba 2, Tovar 1. CC: Wade 19 pts, Rigual 14, Pierre-Louis 9, Powell 8, Kelly 2, Mercedes 2, Parks 2. 3-ptrs: Alvarez 4, Alicea 3, Diaz 2, Gutierrez 1, Duque 1, Gonzalez 1. StB (12-4).

Miami Beach boys’ soccer reached the finals of the GMAC tournament. Gulliver Prep won a big game against NSU University School, and LaSalle continues to do well in boys’ soccer, too.

BOYS: GMAC Semifinal: Miami Beach 4, ATM 0: Mikel Gardoqui 1 goal, 1 assist; Kamil Lazrak 1 goal, 1 assist; Gianluca Calabrese 1 goal; Tommaso Polidori 1 goal; Matthew Brid 1 assist. Gkp Vladimir Krotov shutout. MB (12-2).

BOYS: GMAC Quarterfinal: Miami Beach 1, Varela 1 (Miami Beach advances on PKs 4-3): Gianluca Calabrese 1 goal; Matthew Brid 1 assist; Gkp Ethan Zaldivar made two saves on penalty kicks. MB (11-2).

BOYS: Coral Gables 3, Norland 0: Sky Carrizo 2 goals; Joseph Oliveiros-Colombo 1 goal; Anthony Roles Fotso 1 assist; Gabriel Carrizo 1 assist; Anthony Marrero 1 assist. CG (5-3-1).

BOYS: Gulliver Prep 3, NSU University School 1: Rafael Guerra (Univ) scored off an assist by Raul Leyva. Univ (9-1-1).

BOYS: Krop 1, North Miami Beach 0: Valentino Arias winning goal; Gkp Marcos Mizrahi shutout; Max Cornet and Sergio Sierra outstanding all-around play. Krop (4-3-1).

BOYS: LaSalle 6, Chaminade-Madonna 1: Nico Lopez 3 goals, 1 assist; Gianfranco Arguello 1 goal, 1 assist; Pier Roca 1 goal; Evan Soto 1 assist; Rafa Murta 1 assist. LaS (10-1-1).

BOYS: LaSalle 1, St. Brendan 1: Mario Bardi (LaS) 1 goal; Miguel Sosa (LaS) 1 assist. LaS (10-1-2).

GIRLS: LaSalle 2, Chaminade-Madonna 0: Alessandra Alvarez 1 goal; Javiera Escobar 1 goal; Jasmine Gutierrez 1 assist; Gkp Ashley Fonseca 7th shutout. LaS (5-5-3).

At Dillard High School: Miami Norland 66, Deerfield Beach 18; Monarch 42, Deerfield Beach 30; Dillard 60, Deerfield Beach 18.

For high schools in Broward and Miami-Dade, if you have Winter varsity results along with top performers and their stats for this column, email [email protected]

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Roundup compiled by Jim Varsallone

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Rookie Orlando Robinson continuing to make case to be Heat backup center; Giannis out vs. Heat

The Miami Heat’s backup center spot has belonged to veteran Dewayne Dedmon for most of the season, but that doesn’t mean that role will belong to Dedmon the rest of the way.Dedmon won’t be the backup center in Thursday’s home matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks because he will be serving his team-issued one-game suspension without pay for “conduct detrimental to the team” stemming from his outburst after being subbed out during Tuesday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dedmon got into a he...

The Miami Heat’s backup center spot has belonged to veteran Dewayne Dedmon for most of the season, but that doesn’t mean that role will belong to Dedmon the rest of the way.

Dedmon won’t be the backup center in Thursday’s home matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks because he will be serving his team-issued one-game suspension without pay for “conduct detrimental to the team” stemming from his outburst after being subbed out during Tuesday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dedmon got into a heated discussion with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on the sideline before swatting a massage gun onto the court during play as he left the bench and stormed back to the locker room.

But even when Dedmon becomes eligible to return Saturday when the Heat hosts the Bucks for a second consecutive game, there’s far less clarity regarding who the backup center is than there was a month ago.

One reason for that is because Dedmon has struggled to produce positive results while battling through plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The Heat has been outscored by 10.1 points per 100 possessions with Dedmon on the court this season.

Another reason is the possibility of center Omer Yurtseven returning at some point in the coming weeks from left ankle surgery.

But the other factor is the encouraging play of undrafted rookie center Orlando Robinson.

“He just does what you ask him to do,” Heat star Jimmy Butler said of Robinson. “He doesn’t complain, he doesn’t say too much. You tell him to set a screen and roll, you tell him to set a screen and pop, you tell him to shoot a three, crash the boards. He’s a pro’s pro and he’s learning at a very fast rate. I’m happy for him. He’s proving that he can play in this league.”

Robinson, 22, entered Thursday with double-digit minutes in eight of the Heat’s past 13 games. Some of those opportunities have come with Dedmon missing time because of plantar fasciitis, but others have come with Dedmon available.

In Sunday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Robinson was used as the Heat’s backup center despite Dedmon also being in uniform. It marked Dedmon’s first DNP-CD (did not play, coach’s decision) of the season.

Robinson’s numbers haven’t been flashy, averaging 5.2 points on 57.4 percent shooting from the field, 4.3 rebounds and one assist per game in his first 14 appearances this season. But he has helped the Heat survive the minutes when starting center Bam Adebayo has been on the bench.

Robinson has been a positive when on the court, as the Heat entered Thursday outscoring teams by a team-best 7.1 points per 100 possessions in his minutes this season. That eye-opening number is a bit inflated by the fact that Robinson closed Sunday’s loss to the Nets as a plus-24, but he was a net positive even before that.

“Basically everybody is on the table right now,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said when asked about the backup center decision between Dedmon and Robinson. “We need contributions from everybody, anybody and it might differ from game to game.”

Robinson was a high-usage player in college, averaging 19.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting from the field and 71.6 percent shooting from the foul line, 8.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 blocks per game as a junior at Fresno State last season. But he’s adapting to a much different role with the Heat as he makes his case to be the backup center.

“In college, I was the main guy. At the [G League’s Sioux Falls] Skyforce, I kind of made it to where I was the main guy,” Robinson said. “And here, obviously, with great players like Bam [Adebayo], Tyler [Herro] and Jimmy [Butler], we don’t need another main guy. So just sitting down and watching these games, I got an opportunity to see what we did need, which is like a role player who’s willing to go out there and follow directions and create extra possessions, rebound, finish possessions. That’s just the role I’ve come to accept and try to master.”

Instead of the offense flowing through Robinson post-ups like at Fresno State, he’s getting most of his points with the Heat off rolls to the basket, offensive rebounds and dump-off passes from others driving into the paint. Of the 31 field goals he has made for the Heat entering Thursday, 11 have come on putbacks, 10 have come on rolls into the paint after setting a screen and seven have come on cuts, according to Synergy Sports.

“Setting the screens and rolling is just getting all these great shooters and my teammates open, and gets me easier looks at the basket because they get double-teamed and pressured,” Robinson said. “So any time that I can create a better opportunity for them to get to the basket and score is good for me. Also, if I’m open, either I can score or I can create.”

The issue is there are restrictions on Robinson’s availability. As part of his two-way contract, he’ll only be permitted to be on the Heat’s active list for 18 more games this regular season following Thursday’s game against the Bucks and is not eligible to take part in the playoffs.

The Heat has one open spot on its 15-man roster that it could use to sign Robinson to a standard contract to avoid those restrictions, but converting his two-way to a standard deal would currently push Miami into the luxury tax. To avoid entering the tax, the Heat will either have to make a trade to create more space under the tax threshold or wait until late March to convert Robinson to a standard contract.

“I know where I’m at. I know how many days I have left,” Robinson said when asked about his two-way contract limitations. “But that’s like in the back of my mind right now. I’m just trying to get as many wins as possible, trying to contribute in any way that I can for as long as I’m here. That’s my focus.”

The Heat had just nine available players for the second straight game on Thursday against the Bucks.

Dedmon (team suspension), Herro (left Achilles soreness), Nikola Jovic (lower back stress reaction), Kyle Lowry (left knee discomfort), Caleb Martin (left quadriceps strain), Duncan Robinson (finger surgery) and Yurtseven (left ankle surgery) were all ruled ruled out.

Adebayo, and power forwards Haywood Highsmith (left patellar tendinitis) and Udonis Haslem (right Achilles tendinosis) were all available. Adebayo sat out Miami’s win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday with a wrist injury.

While ruled out because of injury, Herro will also miss the game after the birth of his second child and first son on Thursday afternoon. Herro and his girlfriend, Katya Elise Henry, named him Harlem Herro.

The Bucks will also be short-handed for Thursday’s game in Miami on the second night of a back-to-back after defeating the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night.

Milwaukee ruled out Grayson Allen (right ankle sprain), Giannis Antetokounmpo (left knee soreness), Serge Ibaka (personal reasons), Joe Ingles (left knee injury management) and Khris Middleton (right knee soreness) against Miami.

Lantana bridge tender terminated after drawbridge raises with car on it

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After a 79-year-old woman fell to her death from the Royal Park Bridge earlier this month, Contact 5 has discovered other frightening incidents on Palm Beach County bridges after reviewing documents and receiving video through a public records request.Oct. 21 video from the Ocean Avenue Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After a 79-year-old woman fell to her death from the Royal Park Bridge earlier this month, Contact 5 has discovered other frightening incidents on Palm Beach County bridges after reviewing documents and receiving video through a public records request.

Oct. 21 video from the Ocean Avenue Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Lantana shows a car drive on the drawbridge as the gate closes behind it. The driver then stops at the edge of the drawbridge span. Thirty-three seconds later, the drawbridge begins to open with the driver still behind the wheel.

The bridge lifts the vehicle where it teeters over a pit with a 40-foot drop. Appearing panicked, the driver opens the car's door. The gravity slides the car forward and it slams into the pavement below.

The bridge closes and the unidentified driver gets back into his car and drives away.

The bridge tender who was on duty that day, now a former Palm Beach County employee, told investigators that she "did not see" the vehicle on the bridge until she closed the drawbridge.

The county terminated the bridge tender for violating policies, including visually checking the spans. She declined an on-camera interview and told Contact 5 over the phone that her view from the bridge house was obstructed and she "just didn't see the car on the bridge."

Contact 5 started digging into bridge tenders after the tragic death of Carol Wright on Feb. 6, when the Royal Park Bridge connecting West Palm Beach to Palm Beach opened while walking with her bicycle to try to cross it.

Attorney Lance Ivey, who represents Wright's family, said the bridge is owned by the Florida Department of Transportation and is manned by bridge tenders from a third party, Florida Drawbridges Inc.

The company didn't respond to repeated requests for comment and the Florida Department of Transportation refused to comment on the investigation.

"When the bridge tender pushed that button to lift that bridge, that was basically giving Carol a slow mental and physical death sentence," Ivey said during a recent news conference.

Ivey said Wright's family is fighting to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring again.

"Our goal is that will never ever, ever, ever happen to another family," he said.

Early voting begins in Palm Beach County, continues through Nov. 6.

Voters planning to cast in-person ballots for the Nov. 8 general election will have their first opportunity starting Monday.The two-week early voting period in Palm Beach County will run through Nov. 6 at 21 sites.There are no early voting locations in Palm Beach, but there are three in West Palm Beach and one in Lake Worth.Those sites are: Howard Park Community Center, 1302 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach; Summit Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd....

Voters planning to cast in-person ballots for the Nov. 8 general election will have their first opportunity starting Monday.

The two-week early voting period in Palm Beach County will run through Nov. 6 at 21 sites.

There are no early voting locations in Palm Beach, but there are three in West Palm Beach and one in Lake Worth.

Those sites are: Howard Park Community Center, 1302 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach; Summit Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach; and the Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth.

For the list of early voting sites, visit www.votepalmbeach.gov.

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Registered voters in Palm Beach County can vote at any early voting location. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Election Day, registered voters must vote at the polling place that is assigned to their precinct. For more information, call 561-656-6200.

Voters need to bring one or two forms of valid identification that has their signature and photo.

Acceptable forms of ID include, but aren’t limited to: Florida driver license, Florida ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, U.S. passport, military ID, student ID, public assistance ID or a concealed weapons license.

The Supervisor of Elections is introducing a new program that will allow those who want to vote early to make an appointment for an early voting location at a time window of their choice. Voters are not required to make an appointment to vote early, but those who are interested in bypassing the line can sign up for the “Early Voter Appointment” program at www.votepalmbeach.gov.

Those who are voting by mail can drop off their ballots at early voting sites during early voting hours, at a Secure Ballot Intake Station, or at one of four Supervisor of Elections offices during office hours.

Vote-by-Mail ballots must be received at the main elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

During the last general election cycle in 2020, more than 600,000 people in Palm Beach County voted early or by mail, far surpassing the total of 393,000 early or mail-in voters in 2016.

As of Oct. 20, Palm Beach County had 1,002,900 registered voters.

Jodie Wagner is a journalist at the Palm Beach Daily News, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach her at [email protected]. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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