Heart health. Coronavirus Concerns. Nutrition and fitness. The Baptist HealthTalk podcast brings you health and wellness information directly from the experts at Baptist Health South Florida. Join host Dr. Jonathan Fialkow and his guests each week for lively informative discussions on topics important to you and your family. From the common cold to the latest cancer breakthrough, get the facts you're looking for right here on Baptist HealthTalk.
Baptist HealthTalk Podcast: Why Don't Men Go to the Doctor?
Men are much less likely than women to seek medical attention when they’re not feeling well. The question is: why? Why are men more prone to skipping the screenings and check-ups that could potentially add years to their lives?
During Men's Health Month in June, host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. brought together a panel of Baptist Health experts to answer some frequently asked questions about men's health - from heart and prostate issues to misconceptions about testosterone treatments.
His guests were:
· Michael Swartzon, M.D., a primary care sports medicine physician at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute
· Ahmed Eldefrawy, M.D., a urologic oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute
· Elliott Elias, M.D., medical director of structural imaging at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute.
Do Men and Women Sleep Differently?
Who tends to wake up earlier? Who is more prone to sleep apnea? What role do hormones play? And how can you keep your partner's sleep issues from keeping you awake?
Those questions and more are explored in this episode as host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. welcomes Harneet Walia, M.D., medical director of sleep medicine and continuous improvement at Baptist Health's Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.
Men's Mental Health - Let's Talk About It
The COVID pandemic has raised awareness of mental health symptoms. Yet there is still a certain stigma attached to the subject. That stigma can make it particularly tough for men in our society, many of whom have been conditioned to believe they should be stoic and solve their problems by themselves. Experts say that cases of anxiety and depression among men of all ages often go unreported and untreated.
In a recent episode of Baptist Health’s Resource Live program, host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. focused a spotlight on men’s mental health and how to reach out to men in your life who may be going through mental health challenges.
Rafael Rivas-Vazques, PsyD, neuropsychologist with Baptist Health South FloridaKevin Wandler, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Advanced Recovery Systems.
Arthritis Symptoms and Solutions
About 23% of adults in the United States have arthritis. The associated joint pain and stiffness can make everyday activities difficult --- so difficult, in fact, that 8-million working-age adults with arthritis report that their disease limits the kind of work they can do.
Where can arthritis sufferers turn for hope and help?
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., and his guest, Alan Saperstein, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Baptist Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine talk about symptoms, causes and both surgical and non-surgical options for managing arthritis.
Stroke: Every Minute Counts
You may think only older people need to worry about having a stroke, but it can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the number-one cause of long-term disability.
Stroke deaths are preventable. The most important factor is time.
Stroke Prevention Awareness Month in May brought a panel of experts to the podcast, hosted by Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief population health office at Baptist Health South Florida. Their discussion ranged from stroke symptoms and risk factors to what to do if you see someone who is experiencing a stroke.
Panel guests were:
Leo Huynh, D.O., chief of Emergency Medicine at Baptist Health's Baptist HospitalFelipe De Los Rios, M.D., director of the Stroke Program at Baptist Health's Miami Neuroscience InstituteBrian Snelling, M.D., chief of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and director of the Stroke Program at Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Brain Tumors: Myths vs. Facts
There's a lot of fear surrounding the topic of brain tumors - much of it due to widespread myths and misinformation linking brain tumors to everything from cell phones to sweeteners. May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and a good time to separate facts from myths.
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief population health officer with Baptist Health, welcomes Michael McDermott, M.D. to the podcast to offer his substantial expertise on the topic. Dr. McDermott is a neurosurgeon and chief medical executive at Baptist Health's Miami Neuroscience Institute and is considered the number-one expert in the world on meningiomas, the most common primary brain tumors in adults.
Avoiding medical care because of Coronavirus fear is bad medicine.
Excellent and informative information presented by Dr. St. John and Dr. Fialkow. Much appreciated.
Excellent podcast, comprehensive, informative and easy to understabd
The host talks too fast. The sound is not clear. Would have liked to hear what was being discussed.