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Welcome to the New Online ‘Resource’

Today Baptist Health re-launches its blog with the same name you’ve grown to trust, Resource. The online commitment to our users remains the same, to...

November 20, 2015 / 2 min read

News Roundup: Sugary Drinks Linked to Higher...

A study of 42,000 Swedish men, over 12-year span, found that those who drank at least two sweetened beverages a day had a 23 percent...

November 6, 2015 / 3 min read

Flu Shots Before Halloween, Florida Says; Test...

Your Halloween to-do lists should include an annual flu shot, says Florida State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health John Armstrong, M.D. This week, the...

October 9, 2015 / 4 min read

E-Cigarette Use Rises to 16% of High...

A new report from the Florida Department Health finds that current e-cigarette use among high school students has increased from 5.4 percent in 2013 to...

October 2, 2015 / 4 min read

News Roundup: Florida’s Obesity Rate Is 8th...

Florida has the eighth-lowest adult obesity rate in the nation at 26.2 percent. However, the state's adult obesity rate has been steadily rising since 1990.

September 25, 2015 / 4 min read

E-Cigs Lead Teens to Traditional Smoking? Coffee...

Teens Use of E-Cigarettes Likely Leads to Smoking, Study Says Teenagers who use e-cigarettes have a higher probability of trying cigarettes and other tobacco products,...

August 21, 2015 / 3 min read

Sobering Statistics: Alcohol Use Disorder in the...

David Vittoria, assistant vice president of the Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center at South Miami Hospital, shares his perspective on a recently published study on...

June 26, 2015 / 1 min read

Older Adults & Back Injuries; Cities Seek...

The rate of spinal cord injuries for older adults has spiked higher over the last 20 years, even as the overall pace of traumatic spine...

June 12, 2015 / 3 min read

Melanoma Rate Doubles; The Skinny on Healthy...

The rate of diagnoses for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has doubled between 1982 and 2011, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

June 5, 2015 / 4 min read

Addiction Facts and Treatment Options

A severe substance abuse disorder or addiction is a dependence on a legal substance (such as alcohol or nicotine), illegal drug, or even prescription medication....

May 19, 2015 / 2 min read