You may think only older people need to worry about having a stroke, but it can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the number-one cause of long-term disability. Stroke deaths are preventable. The most important factor is time.
Stroke Prevention Awareness Month in May brought a panel of experts to the podcast, hosted by Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief population health office at Baptist Health South Florida. Their discussion ranged from stroke symptoms and risk factors to what to do if you see someone who is experiencing a stroke.
Panel guests were:
Leo Huynh, D.O., chief of Emergency Medicine at Baptist Health’s Baptist Hospital
Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., director of the Stroke Program at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute
Brian Snelling, M.D., chief of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and director of the Stroke Program at Marcus Neuroscience Institute
May 18, 2021 / 26:03
There’s a lot of fear surrounding the topic of brain tumors – much of it due to widespread myths and misinformation linking brain tumors to everything from cell phones to sweeteners. May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and a good time to separate facts from myths.
Host: Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief population health officer with Baptist Health, welcomes Michael McDermott, M.D. to the podcast to offer his substantial expertise on the topic. Dr. McDermott is a neurosurgeon and chief medical executive at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute and is considered the number-one expert in the world on meningiomas, the most common primary brain tumors in adults.
May 11, 2021 / 19:13
As more Americans become vaccinated and look forward with hope, there is a group of people who can’t seem to fully recover from the virus. These COVID “long-hauler” patients say that their symptoms continue to limit their day-to-day activities months after they recuperated from the initial infection. This long-term public health issue is the focus of a panel of Baptist Health experts, hosted by Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., deputy medical director and chief of cardiology at Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.
Samer Fahmy, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Health’s Boca Raton Regional Hospital
David Mishkin, M.D., Emergency Medicine Specialist for Baptist Health
Madeline Camejo, Pharm.D., Chief Pharmacy Officer for Baptist Health
May 4, 2021 / 26:36
Racial and ethnic minorities are among the fastest growing of all communities in the United States, making up nearly 40 percent of the population. Yet studies show poorer health outcomes among minorities across a wide spectrum of diseases. This past year, we’ve seen that many people from minority groups are also at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.
National Minority Health Month in April highlights efforts to improve the health of people in racial and ethnic minority groups. One piece of this puzzle is aimed at increasing minority participation in clinical trials — a priority for guest, Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D., deputy director, chief scientific officer and chief of solid tumor medical oncology at Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute.
April 27, 2021 / 20:31
The state of our health goes hand-in-hand with the health of the environment we live in. In honor of Earth Day, we look at how Baptist Health is working to reduce energy consumption and air pollution, conserve water, cut down on waste, and educate members of the communities we serve.
Guest: Jason Bell, Assistant Vice President of Operations, Baptist Health South Florida.
April 20, 2021 / 19:15
In our culture, alcohol is everywhere. We may have a drink or two at a family dinner or social occasion without even thinking about it. But studies have linked drinking with cancer, even when done in moderation. Long-term use can cause serious health complications, and you don’t have to suffer from the disease of alcoholism to experience the consequences.
In honor or Alcohol Awareness Month in April, host Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., deputy medical director and chief of cardiology at Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, welcomed a panel of experts to look into the effects of alcohol, the nature of alcoholism, and how to help someone who is battling an alcohol addiction.
Thomas Hammond, M.D.; neurologist with Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Kaitlin Elsbeth Ross, M.D.; family medicine physician with Baptist Health Primary Care
Kevin Wandler, M.D.; Chief Medical Officer with Advanced Recovery Systems
April 7, 2021 / 25:15
When the pandemic began, companies across the U.S. abruptly closed their offices, asking employees to work from home. One year later, millions of people are still working remotely, many facing the additional challenges of juggling childcare and remote schooling.
The boundary between our work lives and personal lives has become blurred, leading many to ask: “Am I working from home, or living at work?”
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. welcomed a panel of experts for a discussion about the physical and mental effects of working from home, and what we can do to keep ourselves healthy in this new paradigm.
Guests on this episode are:
· Justin Thottam, D.O., back and neck pain physician at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute
· Maria Ordonez, M.D., family medicine physician with Baptist Health Primary Care.
· Amy Exum, LMHC, psychotherapist with Baptist Health’s Community Health & Wellness
March 30, 2021 / 23:36