Wellness & Prevention


Curbing the Opioid Epidemic

When Florida Governor Rick Scott declared the state’s opioid epidemic a public health emergency in May, many in healthcare applauded. That’s because across Florida –...

September 21, 2017 / 4 min read


Top Storm-Recovery Injuries to Avoid

Injuries related to storm recovery activities are of major concern to healthcare providers as residents of South Florida clean up debris in the heat, inspect...

September 14, 2017 / 3 min read


Post-Storm Emergencies: Where to Go

As its hospital emergency rooms continue to see high volumes, Baptist Health South Florida is encouraging people with non-life threatening issues to seek treatment at...

September 12, 2017 / 2 min read


‘My Depression Saved Me’: A Patient Story

Medical experts have established a link between depression and cancer. Last year, psychologist Paula Levine, Ph.D., experienced that link first hand. In fact, she credits...

September 6, 2017 / 3 min read


Diabetics With Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk...

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is known to be associated with many health problems, but most people do not realize that it can lead to some...

September 5, 2017 / 2 min read


More Teens Getting HPV Vaccinations, But Too...

Research has increasingly shown that the human papillomavirus, or HPV, contributes to the development of certain types of cancer, prompting health officials to urge parents...

August 31, 2017 / 3 min read


Kids & Nutrition: Helping Them Make Healthier...

Kids are back in class. For parents, this means getting packed lunches ready every morning or relying on school cafeterias to provide their children with...

August 28, 2017 / 2 min read


Stress and the Mind-Body Connection: How to...

Stress is a part of life. If stress is not managed properly, it can affect our overall health. Understanding how stress impacts the mind and...

August 25, 2017 / 2 min read


Knowing Your Common Asthma Triggers (Video)

A new study finds that older adults with asthma are five times more likely to die from this chronic condition, compared to younger patients. And...

August 23, 2017 / 2 min read