Tag: infectious disease

Roundup: Latest on ‘Too Much Sitting’; Toxins...

Americans are Still Sitting for Too Long Or Less Active, New Research Shows Despite awareness campaigns and recommendations from doctors,...

April 26, 2019

World Immunization Week: Outbreaks Are Slowing Progress...

World Immunization Week, running April 24-30, promotes the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease, especially...

April 24, 2019

Hepatitis A on the Rise: What You...

Parts of South Florida are seeing an increase in cases of hepatitis A, a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver...

April 15, 2019

Roundup: Heart Attack Rate Drops in Older...

Heart Attack Rate Among Adults 65 and Older Drops by One-Third, Researcher Say Since the mid-1990s, the number of older...

March 29, 2019

The Measles Threat: Here’s Why Getting Kids...

Here's what pediatricians, emergency physicians and public health officials want parents to know about measles. It is one of the...

February 21, 2019

Myths About the Common Cold Persist Among...

It’s peak season for sneezing, scratchy throats and runny noses, but age-old myths about the common cold seem to persist...

January 29, 2019

Roundup: Mediterranean Diet Ranked No. 1; FDA...

Mediterranean Diet, Focusing on Planted-Based Foods, Wins Top ‘Overall Diet’ Honor for 2019 The so-called Mediterranean diet, which focuses on...

January 4, 2019

Roundup: Average Weight of U.S. Adults Increasing;...

Average Weight for U.S. Adults Increases, BMIs Near ‘Obesity’ Level, CDC Reports. On average, U.S. adults are getting heavier as...

December 28, 2018

Tips for Healthy Holiday Traveling

More Americans than ever before — nearly 46 million — are expected to board U.S. airlines this month for a...

December 20, 2018

Roundup: Polio-like AFM ‘Peaks’; Too Much Sleep...

CDC: Cases of Polio-like Illness has ‘Peaked’ for This Year The cases of the polio-like illness AFM (acute flaccid myelitis)...

December 7, 2018

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Healthy Tips for Outdoor Food Grilling...

With Memorial Day Weekend and the official start of summer around the corner, outdoor grilling safety should be a priority during festivities. And that’s especially...

Breast Cancer Prevention: What You Need...

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#BaptistHealthy Recipe: Ceviche Ecuadorian-Style

This refreshing citrus recipe is easy to make ahead of time, and it even tastes better when left marinating over night. It’s perfect to keep...

Stroke Survival: What You May Not...

You’ve probably heard about the F.A.S.T. system of recognizing stroke symptoms. But did you know that it just takes one of those symptoms — not...

Pool Chemistry: Facts About Healthy, Safe...

In South Florida, swimming is a year-round activity, either at the beach or the pool. But the end of school marks the beginning of many...

Having Children After Cancer: What to...

As more patients survive cancer, many look forward to a future that includes having children and raising a family. While some therapies to improve cancer...

Roundup: How Much is Too Much...

More Than 5 Cups of Coffee a Day May Be Too Much, Researcher Say Previous studies have found that drinking coffee is healthy, with one...

High Blood Pressure: Knowing Your Risk,...

By now, you would think that most people are aware of the risks associated with high blood pressure, including heart disease and stroke – the...

Healthy Recipe: Easy Balela Salad

May is International Mediterranean Diet month. There is compelling scientific evidence that following a Mediterranean style of eating reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer,...

B.E.S.T. Responders Tend to Stroke Patients...

To say that time is critical for stroke patients coming into the ER is an understatement. The team of healthcare professionals at Baptist Hospital, working...