Tag: Baptist Health Primary Care

What is N.E.AT.? And Why It’s Important...

One study after another confirms the many benefits of regular exercise in managing or preventing serious chronic conditions, including heart...

September 30, 2019

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

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Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019: Three Ways...

Antibiotics are unlike other drugs. Rather than working on people, they target the microbes that make people sick. Unfortunately, the more we expose microbes to...

Lung Cancer: Vital Facts You Need...

Which cancer claims the most U.S. lives each year? Lung cancer is still the answer, despite the cigarette smoking rate nationwide continuing to decline. By...

#BaptistHealthy Easy Eats: Baked Sweet Potato...

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but there’s no need to wait for the holidays to enjoy sweet potatoes. They’re crispy on the outside and...

The Latest on Colorectal Cancer Screenings...

Adults at “average risk” who do not have symptoms should be screened for colorectal cancer between the ages of 50 and 75, states the American...

Roundup: Vaping Hurts Heart Health Too;...

e-Cigarettes can Raise Cholesterol, Affect Heart’s Normal Blood Flow Vaping, or smoking e-cigarettes has been the cause of a wave of lung illnesses and deaths...

Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Bigger Threat Than...

Doctors and public health officials have increasingly sounded the alarm about antibiotic resistant “superbugs” and their growing threat. Now, a new report from the U.S....

Diabetes and Hispanics: Understanding Risks and...

More than one-third of U.S. adults have prediabetes, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. But if you are an Hispanic American, you are more likely...

Patients Can Now Reserve Their Spot...

Baptist Health South Florida, a market leader in the delivery of urgent care services for the past 30 years, has made it even easier for...

Possible Lung Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t...

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the United States for both men and women. And most patients are diagnosed in the latter stages of...

CDC: Possible ‘Culprit’ Ingredient Found in...

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they have found a “very strong culprit” behind a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related...