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Infected Wounds: When to See a Doctor

May 10, 2019

Most cuts and scrapes do not require the attention of a doctor. You can treat most minor injuries at home with bandages and antibiotic ointment. However, there are some cases in which a doctor needs to be seen for injuries. When wounds become infected, you may need a doctor’s care to treat the infection appropriately...  read more

Tips for Having a Healthy and Safe Winter Season

January 20, 2019

The winter season is here, and with it comes cold weather and school break. Whether you are traveling somewhere during this time of year or staying home, you should take some basic precautions to stay safe this season. Flu Season Since flu season is here and in full force, you can take some extra steps...  read more

Ways to Avoid Catching the Flu this Season

January 15, 2019

As you might have heard, flu season is among us. You might not have caught the flu for the last few years, but even the best of us aren’t always immune. Catching the flu can lead to missing days or weeks of work, and possibly spreading it to your coworkers or family. For those with...  read more

Why Are Preventative Screenings So Important?

December 20, 2018

Preventative screenings are essential for your lasting health, yet they are commonly overlooked. Not only are they simple, painless, and affordable, but they actually have the power to save your life. Statistics indicate that if every adult in the United States received the recommended preventative screenings for their age, more than 100,000 lives could be...  read more

Lose Weight Easily With These Small Changes

December 10, 2018

Nobody associates the words “weight loss” with “easy.” For most people - maybe yourself included - weight loss is a challenging journey blocked by obstacles of all kinds. But dropping pounds and staying healthy shouldn’t be hard! The truth is that there are plenty of small, simple steps you can take to reach your weight...  read more

Child Fever Dos and Don’ts

November 20, 2018

Having a sick child is stressful, especially when they have a fever. As a parent, you immediately start feeling anxiety when your child has a fever. Fevers generally mean your child is fighting off some form of illness, but how worried should you be? You don’t want to overreact, but you also don’t want to...  read more

Heartburn or Heart Attack? When to Worry

November 10, 2018

A burning painful sensation in your chest, an uncomfortable pain in your back and shoulders. Is it just heartburn and sore muscles? Or is it something more serious like a heart attack? How do you know when you should go to the immediate care/emergency room for chest discomfort? The symptoms for heartburn and a heart...  read more

Have You Had Your Flu Shot Yet? 3 Reasons You Should

October 20, 2018

It seems like we were all just enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer, but Florida’s hottest season has been replaced by flu season. If you haven’t yet received your flu shot, these reasons will remind you that it’s one of the best decisions you can make for your health. 1. The Flu Is Dangerous!...  read more

Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat: What’s the Difference?

October 10, 2018

A sore throat is an unpleasant feeling, but if it’s been lingering for a few days you might worry that you actually have strep throat. It’s important to know the difference so you can seek medical attention quickly. Here’s what you should know about the difference between a sore throat and strep throat. Signs You...  read more

Burn Care 101: Basic First Aid Vs When to Seek Emergency Treatment

September 20, 2018

Burns are some of the most common household injuries, so it’s important to become familiar with basic burn first aid and recognize when to seek emergency treatment. The good news is that most burns are minor and can be treated at home, but severe burns pose serious risks and complications. Educate yourself now so you...  read more

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