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Sepsis: What You Need to Know About this Emergent Condition

Sepsis is a life-threatening disease that arises when the body's response to infection injures its own tissue and organs. It affects nearly 750,000 Americans each year, and every case of sepsis adds significant cost and days to hospital length of stay. In this segment, Sheri Hahn, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, discusses this potentially life-threatening infection, and the steps you can take to protect yourself.


Do You Suffer From Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing problem, but it’s not an uncommon one, especially for women over the age of 50. While it’s normally associated with the aging process, it is very often a response to disease, illness or medication, as well as lifestyle-related issues. Today there are more treatments for urinary incontinence than ever before; including surgery and exercises that can be performed at home. At Florida Hospital, our doctors and nurses have the experience and technology...


What is Sports Medicine?

According to the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, a sports medicine specialist is a physician that has specific specialized training in both the prevention and treatment of illness and injury. Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and psychological needs of individuals who, through injury or disease, have been limited in their ability to live a full and active life. Sonia Millan, MD discusses...


Gluten Awareness & Food Sensitivity

It may seem more and more common for people to have food sensitivities. You might notice a reaction to a certain food, but in many cases it may be an intolerance rather than a true allergy. We are also hearing more about Gluten issues as a culprit for many diseases and conditions. Listen as Dr. Issam Nasr, board certified Gastroenterologist with Florida Hospital, discusses the importance of Gluten awareness and how to recognize food sensitivity so that you can take action and feel better.


Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB): What You Need To Know

Over the past two decades, death rates from atrial fibrillation – either as the main or underlying cause – have doubled. Detecting and treating this potentially fatal condition is a priority at Florida Hospital. An Arrhythmia and Ablation Center of Excellence, Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute helps people avoid a life-threatening stroke by treating atrial fibrillation as early as possible, before complications arise. Listen in as Christian Fisher, RN, BSN, MBA, explains Atrial...


Are You A Candidate For Surgical Weight Loss?

For severely obese patients, weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery may be an option when non-surgical treatments fail. With dietary changes and an active lifestyle, bariatric surgery helps patients lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight. There are three types of bariatric surgery procedures that may be recommended. Each uses different techniques to interrupt digestion or reduce the amount of food the patient eats. Listen in as Dr. Christian Birkedal discusses bariatric surgery as a...


Management of Vascular Disease

According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 people each year. The physicians at the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute are expertly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of arterial and venous conditions. Our experts treat more than 1,600 vascular patients a year, more than any other hospital in the nation. Listen in as Amit Nanavati, MD discusses your options if you've been...


Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

According to the CDC, More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person's risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Diabetes specialists at Florida Hospital helps tens of thousands of people each year control and manage their diabetes. More astounding is that we've helped to eliminate the disease in many of our patients through nutritional counseling and life-style adjustments....


Seasonal Allergy Solutions

Fall can be the worst time of year for people with seasonal allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation up to 40 million Americans suffer with seasonal allergies. Along with cooler weather and changing foliage, weeds and other plants release pollen into the air and outdoor molds grow under fallen leaves. These can be triggers for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Narges Mazloom, DO is here to explain how to identify your triggers, and adapt with lifestyle...


The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Now reaching what experts are now calling epidemic proportions. The condition affects more than 35 percent of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children age six to 19, triple the rate recorded one generation ago. When it comes to childhood obesity, too much screen time may add to unhealthy habits that can last a lifetime. Listen in as Mihir Tolat, MD explains the importance of keeping our...


Advances in Total Ankle Replacements

Ankle surgery procedures at Florida Hospital differ depending on the patient’s individual needs. Our ankle replacement procedure provides specialized prosthetic parts to reconstruct the ankle and improve function. Florida Hospital’s patients have access to some of the world’s top ankle specialists. We are dedicated to providing the most advanced procedures through upgraded technology and breakthrough medical care. Listen in as Corey Rosenbaum, DO discusses the latest in ankle replacement...


Keeping Your Gallbladder Healthy

The gallbladder is an important organ that is located behind the right lobe of the liver. The primary function of the gallbladder is to store, concentrate and secrete the bile that is produced by the liver. For this reason, the health of the gallbladder and liver are often intertwined. High cholesterol in the bile causes 80 percent of gallstones. While high doses of saturated fats can increase circulating cholesterol and the risk of gallstones, cutting fat completely from your diet is...


What You Need to Know Before Breast Surgery

Whether you’re scheduled for a routine procedure or a highly specialized surgery, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center offers a state-of-the-art facility staffed by the area’s top physicians and surgical specialists. Breast surgery is no exception. Whether it's a lumpectomy, mastectomy or a breast biopsy, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is there to make sure your experience goes smoothly and as pain free as possible. Christopher Grove, MD, a general surgeon at Florida Hospital...


The Importance of Preventative Care for Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients become damaged or diseased. Because coronary artery disease often develops over decades, you might not notice a problem until you have a significant blockage or a heart attack. Dr. Thomas A. Joiner is here to discuss Preventative Care for Coronary Artery Disease.


Painful Leg Cramps:You Could Have Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs over time, decreasing the blood supply to organs and limbs, primarily legs and feet. This circulation disorder occurs in blood vessels not found in the heart, but can affect blood flow to the heart. Ketul K. Chauhan, MD is here to explain why Florida Hospital is a Vascular Center of Excellence with experience in diagnosing and treating peripheral artery disease and other arterial conditions.


Gender / Sex Medicine, What Makes Women Different

Disheartening research shows the overall health of women in Central Florida is on the decline, especially in the areas of diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. This startling reality comes at the same time research shows sex does matter in the diagnosis and treatment of many health conditions, as medical issues present and progress differently in women than in men. Dr. Lori Boardman is here to explain how early disease detection and intervention is also a major focus...


Can You Prevent Heart Disease?

Coronary artery disease develops slowly, usually over a period of decades. Plaque, which is composed of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances, builds up on the artery walls over time. Coronary artery disease can be hereditary, or it can develop over time from a poor diet and lack of exercise. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S. In fact, American women are 4 to 6 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer and it kills more women than all cancers...


Types of Heart Surgery

Different types of heart surgery are used to fix different heart problems. Heart surgery is used to treat heart failure and coronary heart disease. It's also used to fix heart valves that don't work well, to control heartbeats, and to replace a damaged heart with a healthy one. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the most common type of heart surgery. Dr. Utpal Desai is here to discuss the different types of heart surgery and which type might be right for you.


Women’s Cardiac Health, Overall Advancements in Women’s Healthcare

There are many misconceptions about heart disease in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the US. That's why is it so vitally important for women to educate themselves about the early warning signs of heart disease, so they can recognize and prevent the disease from progressing. Listen in as Dr. Patricia Guerrero discusses the facts and what to look for when it comes to women and heart disease.