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Health & Wellness Podcasts

BayCare HealthChat™ is the official podcast series of BayCare and features our health care professionals sharing the latest health and wellness topics relevant to you and your family.


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BayCare HealthChat™ is the official podcast series of BayCare and features our health care professionals sharing the latest health and wellness topics relevant to you and your family.




Robotic Hernia Surgery

Dr. Ryan Enders, a general surgeon with BayCare discusses hernias and how robotic surgery is making their repair easier and faster for surgeons and patients.


Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

Sinusitis a type of sinus infection is a condition that causes a variety of uncomfortable symptoms including headache, facial pain, runny nose, and nasal congestion. Listen to Dr. Mariah Pate an otolaryngologist specializing in head and neck surgery discuss the symptoms and treatments of sinusitis.


Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart arrhythmias are an irregular heartbeat. It feels like a fluttering or a racing heart sometimes and can often be harmless. However, some heart arrhythmias may be indicative of serious underlying conditions. Listen to Dr. Rodrigo Bolanos, the electrophysiology lab director, director of Arrhythmia Services at Bostick Heart Center at Winter Haven Hospital, and the Co-chair of the Arrhythmia Committee for BayCare Health System discuss heart rhythm disorders and when you should see a specialist.


Top Five Most Googled Health Questions Explained

What health questions do you type into Google? Listen to Dr. Julia Jenkins, a family medicine physician and assistant director of the USF/MPM Family Medicine Residency breaks down the top five most Googled health questions.


Migraines and Pregnancy

Being pregnant can be a wonderful time for many women, but it does also include some unexpected realities and changes to your body. Listen as neurologist Dr. Laura Dresser discusses migraines and pregnancy, what causes them, how you know the difference between that and a regular headache, remedies and more.


Diabetes Gestacional

La diabetes gestacional es un tipo de diabetes que puede desarrollarse durante el embarazo en mujeres que no sufrían de diabetes anteriormente. Según los CDC, cada año, del 2% al 10% de los embarazos en los Estados Unidos se ven afectados por la diabetes gestacional. Escuche a Rosa Rojo, Especialista Certificada en el Cuidado y Educación de la Diabetes de BayCare hablar sobre la importancia del control de la diabetes gestacional para asegurar que usted tenga un embarazo y un bebé saludable.


ACL Surgery

The ACL is a ligament in the knee that helps stabilize the joint. Unfortunately, ACL tears are common and they affect your stability and mobility. Listen to Dr. Peter Howard, an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon discuss recent innovations and techniques for treating ACL tears.


Cartilage Replacement Surgery

Dr. Peter Howard, an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with BayCare discusses the benefits and qualifications for a cartilage replacement surgery.


The Future of Technology in Health Care

Technology is always developing and changing to satisfy what we need in society and the same can be applied to health care. Listen to Craig Anderson, the Director of Innovation at BayCare discusses the future of technology in health care.


Living with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that causes breathing-related issue and roughly 16 million Americans suffer from it. Living with it is difficult, but not impossible. Listen as Dr. Michael Alvarez, board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine at BayCare, discusses tips on how to live with COPD.


Prevention, Treatment and Types of Hip Fractures

Each year over 300,000 people 65 and older are hospitalized for hip fractures, according to the CDC. Listen to Dr. Anthony Florschutz, an orthopedic surgeon with BayCare, discuss different types and treatments of hip fractures and various tips to help prevent a hip fracture.


Heart Failure - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Listen as Dr. Jay Amin, a cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart conditions, discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments of heart failure.


Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death, making up almost 25% of all cancer deaths. Early diagnosis is key in trying to prevent or possibly cure it. Dr. Jonathan Waxman, a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon discusses lung cancer, lung cancer screening, and the benefits of low-dose CT scans.


AHORA: Señales y Síntomas de un Derrame Cerebral y Factores de Riesgo

Cada 40 segundos en los EE. UU. alguien tiene un derrame cerebral, según las CDC. Las posibilidades de sobrevivencia son mayores cuando el tratamiento de emergencia empieza rápidamente. Escuche mientras el Dr. Juan Gallego nos guía a través de las señales y síntomas para que pueda actuar de prisa si está teniendo un derrame cerebral.


Staying Healthy After 65

During aging, as our bodies change, so does how we should go about staying in good health. Listen to Dr. Fred Brennan, a family and sports medicine physician with BayCare discuss staying healthy after 65.


What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

Interested in weight loss surgery but unsure on what to expect after? Listen as Cindy Campione, a patient access representative at the Metabolic and Bariatric Center at St. Anthony's Hospital and a former patient of weight loss surgery discusses recovery time, nutrition and diet, support after surgery and more.


Guide to Types of Weight Loss Surgery

When it comes to weight loss surgery, there are more options than ever to consider. Listen as Dr. Kevin Huguet, Medical Director at the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center at St. Anthony's Hospital discusses the different types of weight loss surgery available, so you can make a better-informed decision.


Weight Loss Surgery: Is It an Option for You?

If you're considering weight loss surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. Dr. Kevin Huguet, medical director for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center at St. Anthony's Hospital and Gretchen Miller, bariatric program manager at St. Anthony's Hospital discuss how to know if weight loss surgery is right for you, common myths about surgery, recovery expectations and more.


Know the Difference Between Your Pain Relievers

With so many pain relief medications available, which types are best for you? Listen to a discussion about knowing the difference between your pain relievers with Dr. Fred Brennan, a family and sports medicine physician with BayCare.


Are You Managing Your Time or Is Time Managing You?

Are you a multitasker? Do you handle all of your tasks efficiently and in a timely manner or do you sometimes find it difficult to get everything done on your list? Listen as Tracy Daniels, a Behavioral Health Educator and Master Level Practitioner, discusses time management and how we manage our time.