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.
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.
COVID Long-Haulers, Vaccines & More
As more Americans become vaccinated and we look forward with hope, there is a group of people who can’t seem to fully recover from the virus. These COVID “long hauler” patients say that their illness continues to limit their day-to-day activities months after they recuperated from the initial infection. This long-term public health issue is the focus of this episode, hosted by Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., deputy medical director and chief of cardiology at Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute with his guests:
Samer Fahmy, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Health's Boca Raton Regional Hospital
David Mishkin, M.D., Emergency Medicine Specialist for Baptist Health
Madeline Camejo, Pharm.D., Chief Pharmacy Officer for Baptist Health
Minority Health: Focus on Clinical Trials
Racial and ethnic minorities are among the fastest growing of all communities in the United States, making up nearly 40% of the population. Yet studies show poorer health outcomes among minorities across a wide spectrum of diseases. This past year, we’ve seen that many people from minority groups are also at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.
National Minority Health Month in April highlights efforts to improve the health of people in racial and ethnic minority groups. One piece of this puzzle is aimed at increasing minority participation in clinical trials -- a priority for guest, Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D., deputy director, chief scientific officer and chief of solid tumor medical oncology at Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute.
Earth Day Edition: Healthcare & The Environment
The state of our health goes hand in hand with the health of the environment we live in.
In honor of Earth Day, we look at how Baptist Health is working to reduce energy consumption and air pollution, conserve water, cut down on waste, and educate members of the communities we serve.
Guest: Jason Bell, Assistant Vice President of Operations, Baptist Health South Florida.
Alcohol: When Does Social Drinking Become Too Much?
In our culture, alcohol is everywhere. We may have a drink or two at a family dinner or social occasion without even thinking about it. But studies have linked drinking with cancer, even when done in moderation. Long-term use can cause serious health complications, and you don't have to suffer from the disease of alcoholism to experience the consequences.
In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month in April, host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., deputy medical director and chief of cardiology at Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, welcomed a panel of experts to look into the effects of alcohol, the nature of alcoholism and how to help someone who is battling an alcohol addiction.
Thomas Hammond, M.D.; neurologist with Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Kaitlin Elsbeth Ross, M.D.; family medicine physician with Baptist Health Primary Care
Kevin Wandler, M.D.; Chief Medical Officer with Advanced Recovery Systems
Working From Home, Or Living At Work?
When the pandemic began, companies across the U.S. abruptly closed their offices, asking employees to work from home. One year later, millions of people are still working remotely, many facing the additional challenges of juggling child care and remote schooling.
The boundary between our work lives and personal lives has become blurred, leading many to ask: "Am I working from home, or living at work?"
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. welcomed a panel of experts for a discussion about the physical and mental effects of working from home, and what we can do to keep ourselves healthy in this new paradigm.
Guests on this episode are:
· Justin Thottam, D.O., back and neck pain physician at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute
· Maria Ordonez, M.D., family medicine physician with Baptist Health Primary Care.
· Amy Exum, LMHC, psychotherapist with Baptist Health’s Community Health & Wellness
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.