Baptist Health Radio

Baptist Health Radio

Baptist Health Radio is the official podcast of Baptist Health of Northeast Florida. Tune in to hear the latest news and views on heart health, cancer care, pediatric medicine, orthopedics, women’s health, mental health, health care innovation and more.

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September 21, 2022
According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated 1 out of every 50 people in the United States are walking around with an unruptured brain aneurysm. Aneurysms are not just something that only affects our elderly population—even young and healthy people can be at risk. A ruptured brain aneurysm could have tragic consequences for everyone. So, what if there were a simple way for someone to find out if they are at risk for hav...
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We all have those friends or family who joke they don’t remember the last time they went to the doctor claiming they rarely get sick. Or we know those who are health-obsessed, always checking websites for the latest health news and asking their doctor questions. While it’s important to be proactive in your health, it’s equally important to find a balance between the two. Joining me today to tell us how we can strike a proactive bal...
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July 21, 2022
There are 1 million hernia cases diagnosed every year, but many people don’t even know they have one. A hernia won’t heal on its own, so it’s important to know the signs of one and when to seek medical advice. Dr. Matthew Smith, a general surgeon with Baptist Medical Center South, discusses the different types of hernias, the causes and “8 silent signs” to be on the lookout for and when you should see a doctor.
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June 17, 2022
Wondering how to keep the kids off the couch this summer? The best way to get your kids moving is to move with them. And this summer, we’re helping make fitness and health the focal point of your family's fun activities. Joining us today is Dr. Bethany Atkins, a pediatrician with Baptist Pediatrics, who will share advice and tips on how to make fitness and health a priority for your family in the summer months and beyond.

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May 16, 2022
School's out and temperatures are rising. You probably know to always keep your eyes on kids in and around water, but have you thought about other potential injuries, like burns? Ramona Criss, coordinator for the Snyder Family Burn and Wound Care Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, joins us to talk about how you can avoid an emergency.
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About 50,000 women in the United States experience severe pregnancy complications each year. In today's episode, Dr. Kathryn Villano, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with Regional Obstetric Consultants and Baptist Health, is here to talk about the risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy, how some can be avoided and how obstetric specialists like herself take care of women dealing with this serious health condition.
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March 29, 2022
If you’ve ever had back pain, you are not alone. Back problems are one of the most common reasons people see a doctor, and as you get older back pain becomes more common. While back pain can limit certain everyday activities, symptoms that progressively worsen over time, or when the pain associates with numbness or shoots down into the extremities, individuals should seek professional help. Dr. James Perry, an orthopedic spine and ...
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Each February, Americans celebrate National Heart Month and Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week by spreading heart health awareness and encouraging heart-healthy lifestyles. While some pediatric heart conditions can’t be prevented, there are signs parents can look for and things parents can do that can lead to earlier intervention and better outcomes for their kids and teens. Dr. Robert English, a pediatric interventional cardi...
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Dr. Nick Peterkin, a family & sports medicine physician with Baptist Primary Care, is here to answer your questions about why keeping up with your annual visits and screenings should be the first item on your list for the new year – and it all starts with a visit to your primary care doctor.
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Dr. Mobeen Rathore explores questions that parents may have about the COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved for children 5 and older and what they need to know about it.
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November is Men's Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lael Stieglitz aims to break the silence and help end the stigma around men's sexual health.
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Dr. Francesca Varrallo Sims shares how to start conversations & break stigmas around children's mental health.
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September 15, 2021
Dr. Shalika Katugaha discusses COVID-19 booster shots, breakthrough cases, and the flu vaccine.
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August 13, 2021
Joining us today to help end the allergy versus cold debate is Dr. Paul Walker, a Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat Physician, and Allergist with Baptist ENT specialists with offices in Fleming Island and Point Meadows.
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July 7, 2021
Dr. Matthew McKillop discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of wearable technology.
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You like to work out and stay active, but sometimes shoulder pain gets in the way. How do you know when it’s time to see a doctor? Today we’re talking with Dr. Kevin Kaplan, an orthopedic surgeon with Baptist Health & the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute and team physician for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. So let’s get to it – here are 5 shoulder symptoms you should NOT ignore.
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80% of strokes are preventable. Today, we're taking some of the most "Googled" questions about stroke, and getting expert answers from Dr. Nima Aghaebrahim, an interventional neurologist at Baptist Health.
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April 1, 2021
When it comes to weight loss, the options can seem endless. And when you’ve tried everything but can’t seem to make progress, weight loss surgery might be your best option – but where do you even start?
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March 3, 2021
Dr. Ron Landmann explains the importance of colon cancer screenings.
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Dr. Chetan Hampole shares his insight on how to keep the heart healthy with diet and exercise.
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