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John Fernandez

Wound Healing Matters

For diabetics and other patients, the threat of limb damage is real, but the physicians and specialists throughout Baptist Health South Florida who treat wounds...

September 16, 2013 / 2 min read

10 Tips for Lasting Weight Loss

Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer -- some of the leading causes of preventable death, according to...

September 9, 2013 / 3 min read

Catch Up with Diving Safety

The sport is mostly a safe one, with about 30 to 35 divers a year running into trouble and requiring immediate treatment for decompression sickness...

August 29, 2013 / 3 min read

Facts Behind Backpack Safety

Habitually carrying backpacks over one shoulder will make muscles strain, stressing the middle back, ribs and lower back -- more on one side than the...

August 23, 2013 / 2 min read

Teach Germs a Lesson

The average school-age child in the United States has six to 10 colds a year. And schools are ideal environments for germs to circulate –...

August 19, 2013 / 3 min read

Don’t Get Derailed: Overcoming Exercise Hurdles

Whether you need to lose weight or combat heart disease, exercise is vital for overall health. But many people find it challenging to stick to...

August 14, 2013 / 3 min read

Tummy Troubles? Digest These Facts

More people are getting the message that sometimes occasional heartburn could become a condition that needs to be checked out and treated -- acid reflux,...

August 8, 2013 / 3 min read

Tips to Improve Your Memory

Memory loss becomes a serious issue when it affects daily activities. That's when it's time to consult your doctor who may refer you to a...

August 2, 2013 / 3 min read

Resident Physicians Add to Patient Care

Dr. da Fonseca and his fellow residents were all drawn to family medicine or primary care. The learning experience is broad and deep, often covering...

July 15, 2013 / 2 min read

Hydrate to Beat the Heat

While our tropical mix of heat and humidity rarely jumps higher than the mid-90s, active South Floridians (particularly outdoor laborers and those trying new exercise...

July 8, 2013 / 2 min read