Tag: Baptist Health Primary Care

Prostate Cancer Screening: Clearing Up the Confusion

It's been just five months since a prominent panel of U.S. healthcare experts reversed an earlier stance against the prostate-specific...

September 4, 2019

Your BMI and What to Make of...

A person’s BMI, or “body mass index,” has been gaining prominence in the national conversation about ideal weight and how...

August 26, 2019

Hepatitis-A Health Alert: What You Need to...

The Florida Surgeon General has declared a public health emergency in response to the state’s rising cases of Hepatitis A,...

August 5, 2019

Stroke Questions Answered: Why are Rates Rising...

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death for adults in the United States and the No. 1 cause of...

May 13, 2019

How to Recognize Asthma Symptoms in Your...

About 8 percent of adults and 8 percent of children have asthma and it is considered the leading chronic disease...

May 7, 2019

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Research Favors Lifestyle Changes...

Can counseling by a medical professional be more effective than medication to treat chronic IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)? Possibly, concludes...

May 1, 2019

Here’s Why the Time of Day Matters...

Do you go for a jog first thing in the morning, or do you hit the gym after work or...

April 29, 2019

Prescription Drug ‘Take-Back Day’: Here’s How You...

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands, states the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. As part...

April 25, 2019

Roundup: Poor Diets vs. Smoking; Don’t Rely...

Poor Diets Linked to More Deaths Globally Than Smoking, Says Major New Study Unhealthy eating — fueled by a high...

April 12, 2019

Exercising Caution: Dog Walkers Who Are 65-Plus...

Going for long and brisk walks can make for an ideal aerobic routine or an excellent way of starting a...

April 10, 2019

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A New Fishermen’s Community Hospital on...

Baptist Health has broken ground on the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon. The facility will continue to provide critical access to healthcare services in the...

Roundup: Breakthrough Peanut Allergy Treatment; FDA...

FDA Closer to Approving First Peanut Allergy Treatment by January An advisory committee with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment...

#BaptistHealthy: Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing

Whole grains, such as quinoa and farro, provide essential vitamins, minerals and fiber which help regulate the digestive system and keep you fuller and more...

Triathlon Toughness: Injury Prevention Tips for...

Participants in triathlons are unquestionably tough competitors, requiring training in disciplines covering the popular sport’s swimming, cycling and running regimens. They are many physical challenges...

New Carotid Artery Procedure Lowers Stroke...

The carotid arteries are vital blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain. With stenosis (narrowing) from fatty deposits, or plaque, a...

38 Years Ago, The Adams Quadruplets...

It had never happened before in the state of Florida, and it’s happened only a few times since. On Sept. 16, 1981, Florida’s first surviving...

Care On Demand Ushers in a...

For those old enough to remember when doctors used to make house calls, there is a fast-growing trend in healthcare that now brings the doctor...

Roundup: High Blood Pressure & Pregnancy;...

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Rises Dramatically Since 1970, New Study Finds There has been a sharp rise in high blood pressure among pregnant women...

#BaptistHealthy In Motion: Burpee Breakdown

Burpees are considered a cardio-strength exercise that increases your heart rate while building muscle. Burpees involve your entire body, particularly your arms and shoulders. This...

Proton Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer with...

Many men half his age would be hard-pressed to match Alberto Gonzalez’s energy, enthusiasm and determination. After undergoing treatment for prostate cancer over the past...