Tag: Baptist Health Primary Care

Check Your Meds Day: What You Need...

More than half of Americans regularly take a prescription medication — about four, on average, according to a survey by...

October 22, 2018

5 Things to Know About Red Tide

As the Karenia brevis organism continues to bloom off Florida’s Atlantic Coast, here are 5 things you need to know...

October 4, 2018

Defying Life Expectancy

When  Chiyo Miyako of Japan died on July 22 at the age of 117, she passed the title of the...

September 4, 2018

Too Many Diabetics are Not Making Necessary...

Nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, including millions who are un-diagnosed. An estimted one in four U.S....

August 27, 2018

Roundup: Back-to-School Immunization, Salad-Wrap Alert, and Lung...

Parents, Don’t Forget to Review Children’s Immunization Records, Health Officials Urge As students get ready for a new school year,...

August 3, 2018

5 Benefits of Having a Primary Care...

A primary care physician fills an important role in a person’s health, similar to the way a home room teacher...

August 1, 2018

Sweet Life Club: Teaching Patients How to...

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after a routine bloodwork can become a life-altering event. Just ask Ines Fuenmayor, 27,...

July 9, 2018

Florida’s Obesity Rate Likely Higher Than Previously...

Widely distributed data about the U.S. population had estimated that Florida’s obesity rate is 27.8 percent. But a University of...

June 25, 2018

New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screenings Explained

Research has clearly established that people are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer at younger ages, a trend so concerning that...

June 11, 2018

Low Blood Pressure Can Be Dangerous, Too

Seems like high blood pressure, or hypertension, gets all the publicity, when it comes to maintaining a healthy heart and...

May 8, 2018

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Roundup: FDA’s Supplements Crackdown; Low-Risk Prostate...

FDA to Provide Stricter Oversight of Supplements, False or Misleading Health Claims The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week it is tightening...

Vaccines and Preventing Outbreaks of Measles,...

Over the past decade, news organizations have reported on outbreaks of viruses that were once thought to be eliminated in the United States and other...

How Many Steps Mean ‘Moderate’ Exercise?

The number of steps taken each day has become a key barometer of exercise as many Americans sport a smartphone, high-tech watch or other type...

Mental Health Takes Center Stage at...

Lady Gaga used her wins at this year’s Grammy Awards to shine light on mental health, continuing to use her notoriety as a platform to...

Here’s Why Juicing is Not as...

Juicing -- which refers to mixing up fruits and/or vegetables into a blender for a quick smoothie -- has become a trendy thing. But when...

Preventing Heart Disease At Any Age

Most adults are familiar with one more more ways of preventing heart disease. The public has been barraged with health studies on what’s good for...

Roundup: Obesity-Linked Cancers in Young Adults;...

Cancers Linked to Obesity Increasing Among Young Adults An obesity epidemic persists in the United States, and a new study has yielded a concerning side...

Exercise (Even Dancing) Can Improve Brain...

Mounting evidence shows that regular exercise, including activities such as brisk walking, dancing and other routines that many older adults can undertake, provides brain health...

Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

As the cost of medications continues to rise and the debate over pharmaceuticals intensifies, patients are often faced with navigating options available through health insurance...

Preventing Injuries From Electric Scooters

With the convenience of riding on electric scooters to get from place to place in traffic-dense cities comes the risk for injury and the need...