Articles about Prevention

“BE FAST” To IdentifySigns of Stroke
with Vikki Smolik, R.N. Baptist Health Care

You have a runny nose, a cough and congestion. So have you caught a cold or is it allergies? Unfortunately, it's often hard to tell. In this video, have board certified family medicine physician Dr. Monica Nall with Baptist Medical Group - Pace joins host Jeff Nall with Council on Aging of West Florida to share here with us to give information about determining which it is and what will give us the relief we need. 

The holidays are a time of joy that we get to spend with our closest relatives and friends. However, for those who suffer from diabetes, it can also be a very difficult time.

These three super foods are packed with antioxidants and can help us stave off cold-weather illness. Also, don’t forget your flu shot!

Every day is a good day to take action to learn about and prevent heart disease. In this video, board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist Dr. Evan Giedrimas, with Baptist Health Care and the Baptist Heart Rhythm Center, joins host Jeff Nall with Council on Aging of West Florida to take the first step to a healthy heart.

Spring means the return of insect. Make use of this quick tutorial to keep your hours outside bite and sting free.

Diabetes occurs when our blood sugar gets elevated. This occurs due to a relative or absolute impairment in insulin secretion, along with varying degrees of peripheral resistance to the action of insulin. If body does not produce insulin at all, we become completely dependent on external insulin. We commonly call this as Insulin Dependent diabetes. If the body produces inadequate insulin or if there is increased resistance to the action of insulin – we commonly refer to this as Type 2 diabetes.