Dr. Manuel Torres, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • family medicine

Affiliation:

  • Baptist Health

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that "talk therapy" is the better first option.

    In a review of 101 clinical trials, researchers found that "cognitive behavioral therapy" often helped people with s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people mired in grief after a loved one's death, a specially designed therapy may work better than a standard treatment for depression, a new study finds.

    The debilitating condition, known as complicated grief, is often mistaken for depress...Full Article

  • Manuel  Torres, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Doctors who practice family medicine, or "family physicians," typically provide a wide range of services that fall under the heading of "general medicine." These services might include family planning, health education, immunizations, treating minor diseases and injuries, checkups for children and...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Both drinking and getting drunk at an early age are key risk factors for alcohol abuse by high school students, a new study suggests.

    The conclusions, based on a survey of high school students who drink, could help expand alcohol-prevention effo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests.

    The researchers cautioned that l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism, according to a new study.

    Observing children's brainwaves may also allow identification of autism earlier than is currently possible, the study au...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.

    Researchers at one children's hospital found that preemies gained weight faster, were mor...Full Article

  • Manuel  Torres, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    When you begin a new regime of exercise, make sure you go to a place where, if something should happen, you can seek immediate medical attention. If you suffer from cardiovascular problems, make sure the area has a defibrillator. And always look out for the common symptoms associated with cardiovascular...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers fou

    ...Full Article
  • Manuel  Torres, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    If you frequently suffer from headaches, your doctor can help determine if overuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications is to blame. 

    The regular use of pain relievers can bring on the types of headaches that are becoming increasingly common. Other health conditions can trigger chronic...Read More
  • Manuel  Torres, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Doctors who practice family medicine, or "family physicians," can work together with other medical specialists to optimize your healthcare.
    Family doctors typically have a broad knowledge of medicine as well as a more comprehensive knowledge of a patient's history and family life than a specialist...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking care at larger urban hospitals are likely to spend more time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller or more rural facilities, new research suggests.

    "The experience of c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetics and dieters who turn to artificial sweeteners to soothe their sweet tooth may not be doing themselves any favors, a new Israeli study suggests.

    Artificial sweeteners can potentially make blood sugar levels rise despite containing no ...Full Article

  • Manuel  Torres, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Try to have water with you at all times, particularly when you are exercising, to stay hydrated. Try to have water in a place that won’t force you to take constant brakes and interrupt the flow of your exercise.

    Hydration is vital before, during and after intense exercising, especially running...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds.

    The companies, acting together through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, pledged to remove 1 trillion ...Full Article