Community Wellness


West Kendall Rallies to be Healthy

West Kendall Baptist Hospital has joined with community partners, including Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan Carlos Zapata and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, to...

November 25, 2013 / 1 min read


FDA Moves Closer to Banning Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it's moving toward ridding the American diet of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary source of...

November 7, 2013 / 2 min read


What is a Hospitalist?

A hospitalist is essentially a primary care physician for patients admitted to the hospital. Hospitalists monitor and tend to their patients’ daily medical needs. The...

November 6, 2013 / 2 min read


Volunteering for Good Health

Looking for a supplemental dose of good health? You can earn extra mental and physical health benefits by volunteering. That’s the verdict from various academic,...

November 1, 2013 / 2 min read


5 Worst Home Remedies

Some widely-accepted home remedies, for example, can actually harm children. Rubbing alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol, is used by many parents to sooth their feverish children....

October 30, 2013 / 4 min read


From Glee to Reality: Teens, Prescription Drugs...

The topic of teenage drug abuse dramatically upstaged other plot lines on Glee, a popular television show about a high school singing club.  Addiction took...

October 24, 2013 / 3 min read


1 in 3: Could You Be Prediabetic?

At least one in three individuals could have blood glucose levels higher than normal and are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes...

October 18, 2013 / 4 min read


New Patient Privacy Rules

It’s official. Medical records now have stronger locks. A new era in patient privacy regulations started this week, thanks to changes in federal laws designed...

September 24, 2013 / 3 min read


Life With Irregular Heartbeats

Do you know the truth about AFib? Those four letters form a catchy abbreviation for atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat. Every...

September 19, 2013 / 3 min read


Advisory: Mosquitoes & Dengue Fever

A local division of the Florida Department of Health has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory for Miami-Dade County. The advisory follows a report about Miami-Dade County’s first confirmed case of locally transmitted dengue fever this year.  Additionally, there...

August 30, 2013 / 2 min read