Health Alerts


Roundup: Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements May Not...

Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may not lower the risk of bone fractures for elder adults living independently, as previously thought, according to a...

December 29, 2017 / 4 min read


Year-End Fire and Burn Prevention Tips

The traditional Christmas tree is a gathering place for family and friends, but as the season comes to an end, make sure to keep an...

December 27, 2017 / 1 min read


Roundup: FDA to Target High-Risk, Homeopathic ‘Remedies’;...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing tougher enforcement against so-called homeopathic drugs, which are “remedies” sold over-the-counter and often marketed as a cure...

December 22, 2017 / 4 min read


Roundup: Flu Season Off to a Busy...

Early signs point to a rough 2017-2018 flu season, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting twice as many cases of...

December 8, 2017 / 4 min read


Blood Pressure of 130/80 Now Considered High,...

A new and stricter standard for determining the serious condition of hypertension, or high blood pressure, has been announced by the American Heart Association (AHA), the...

November 14, 2017 / 3 min read


Keep Your Eyes Safe on Halloween, Says...

Don’t let an eye infection be the scariest part of your Halloween, warns the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), referring to the...

October 30, 2017 / 2 min read


Parents Beware: Kids’ Costumes Could Harbor Head...

As children prepare to celebrate the arrival of fall with trick-or-treating activities, parents may need to keep an eye out for a different type of...

October 25, 2017 / 2 min read


Standing Water: Protect Your Family From Infections,...

In addition to street flooding from seasonal rainstorms, South Florida gets an extra dose of standing water throughout October and early November with the stronger-than-normal...

October 9, 2017 / 3 min read


Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon Opens Field...

Fishermen's Community Hospital has reopened as a Mobile Disaster Hospital in Marathon after suffering damage during Hurricane Irma. Baptist Health South Florida is partnering with...

September 26, 2017 / 1 min read