Tag: body mass index

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

Lower Breast Cancer Risk With Lifestyle Choices

Jane Mendez, M.D., Miami Cancer Institute, advises patients to focus on lifestyle factors that are proven to contribute to increased...

October 26, 2017

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Baptist Health South Florida Most Awarded...

The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue is highly anticipated by healthcare consumers. In the 2020-2021 edition, Baptist Health South Florida is...

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