Community Wellness


Higher Cardiac Risks: The Link Between Black...

Black History Month and American Heart Month both fall on February, and healthcare professionals say the connection between the two observances should not be ignored....

February 3, 2022 / 2 min read


Dealing with Omicron Surge: Baptist Health Experts...

The Omicron variant, much more transmissible than the previously dominant Delta strain, has yet to peak in South Florida and across the nation, as hospitals...

January 12, 2022 / 6 min read


Figuring Your Ideal Weight – And Why...

A BMI “body mass index” quickly configures a status number (18.5-24.9 considered “normal”) using your height and weight. But a healthy weight is not just...

December 29, 2021 / 4 min read


What is Known About Omicron Variant and...

With the holidays upon us and the concerning spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, there’s growing anxiety along with many questions about getting boosted, tested...

December 21, 2021 / 3 min read


Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: The Physical, Social...

The U.S. obesity prevalence was already approaching an alarming 45 percent of the population before the COVID pandemic. That rate has likely risen as the...

November 12, 2021 / 4 min read


Roundup: ‘Mixing and Matching’ Boosters Approved for...

FDA Approves “Mixing and Matching” Pfizer, Moderna and J&J Booster Shots The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the “mixing and matching” of...

October 22, 2021 / 4 min read


Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Increasing Awareness Can Save...

Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt onset of a dangerous heart rhythm or loss of a heartbeat altogether – a condition requiring immediate medical attention....

October 21, 2021 / 3 min read


COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Mulls Moderna, J&J Booster...

Moderna Seeks FDA Approval for Booster Shot at One-Half Dose An advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously Thursday to...

October 15, 2021 / 6 min read


World Spine Day: Pandemic Pushes Low Back...

Long before the pandemic, back pain was the second-most common cause of a visit to the doctor after the common cold. Issues with the cervical...

October 15, 2021 / 4 min read


Surviving — and Thriving — After a...

The Survivorship Program at Miami Cancer Institute addresses the challenges faced by cancer survivors, such as Debbie Berngard and Deborah Hasson, so that they are...

September 21, 2021 / 3 min read