Health Chat by Florida Hospital
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.