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Why Are Preventative Screenings So Important?

Thursday, December 20th, 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 saved each year. Why would you pass on that opportunity for yourself?

What Are Preventative Screenings?

A preventative health screening evaluates your health to determine whether or not you are at risk of a certain disease or condition. Screenings can assess everything from bone and breast health to colorectal and reproductive health.

Some screenings, like a prostate exam, are specifically for men, while others, like a mammogram, are only for women. If a preventative screening detects a problem, it gives you the opportunity to make lifestyle changes, take medications, and/or begin treatment in order to prevent a serious illness from threatening your well-being.

The Importance Of Screenings Increases With Age

All adults are strongly encouraged to receive preventative health screenings based upon the most common diseases and conditions for their age group. For men, these include blood pressure, cholesterol, colorectal cancer, and prostate screenings.

The list is slightly different for women, with the mammogram and pap smear replacing the prostate exam. Once adults hit age 65, their bodies are at risk of other problems that require screenings like osteoporosis, pneumonia, and glaucoma. (more…)

Lose Weight Easily With These Small Changes

Monday, December 10th, 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 loss goal. And even though you won’t find “eat chocolate cake in bed” on that list, really are easy enough to work into your regular routine without upending your sense of balance and comfort.

Sleep More, Period.

You probably weren’t expecting to see sleep on a weight loss tip list. Believe it or not, your quality of sleep has a huge impact on your ability to lose weight, because sleep gives your body the chance to recover, heal, and rebuild.

Two of the hormones that get released as you sleep are the hormones that helps burn through fat and the hormones that signals satiety after eating. If you are only sleeping three or four hours a night, your body will not be able to release those hormones efficiently, and your extra weight will continue to stick around. More sleep equals more weight loss! (more…)

Heartburn or Heart Attack? When to Worry

Saturday, November 10th, 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 attack are oftentimes very similar, but there are some distinctions that may be able to put your mind at ease.

Heartburn

Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus and causes a burning sensation in your upper abdomen and chest. Usually, heartburn will get worse after you have eaten a large meal and when you lay down. Heartburn may wake you up when you sleep, and you may taste or feel acid coming to the back of your throat. The symptoms of heartburn may be alleviated when the person takes an antacid.

Heart Attack

The symptoms of a heart attack can often manifest differently from person to person, and especially from men to women. Men generally have the most commonly known symptom of a heart attack, which is an intense chest pain coupled with shortness of breath. Women, on the other hand, often experience chest pressure accompanied with an aching sensation that may spread to the neck, jaw, back and shoulder area, shortness of breath, and nausea/vomiting. People have also been known to get light-headed, feel fatigued, and break out in a cold sweat. (more…)

Holiday Fun with Door Decorating Contest

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Celebrating the season in New Port Richey!

Our own Viatta Elf in Spring Hill!

We've been having lots of fun celebrating the season by cheering up both locations with our first Door Decoarting contest.

Erica's popping snowman door!

Each staff member decorated a door showing off their holiday spirit!

Diane captures a coastal Christmas palm!

Leslie lights up the season in Spring Hill

Pam's Chanukah theme! She also really did up the "ugly scrub contest!"

The fun scrubs you see are part of the "ugly scrub contest"; not so ugly though...just FUN!

Dana's Glimpse into Santa's Workshop

 

 

Lori, Trintiy's resident reindeer

Dudley's Santa Theme

WIN RAFFLE AT HCSO's NAT'L NIGHT OUT - 10/3/15

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Suncoast Urgent Care is excited to participate in Hernando County Sheriff's Office's National Night Out!

Come on out for a fun evening with the community and enter for a chance to win!

We will have TWO RAFFLES  at our booth during this FREE event on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 - 5PM - 9PM at the Target Parking Lot on Aerial Way!

ADULT RAFFLE:  The "REFUEL BASKET" includes:  Dunkin Donuts Coffee, Gas Card, Insulated mugs & more!

CHILDREN'S RAFFLE:  The "JUST BE A KID SPORTS PACK" includes:  Jump Rope, Crayons, Jacks, Hula Hoop & more!

Just visit our booth, play some cornhole and enter for a chance to win!  We hope to see you!

Great Day at 4th Annual Cheval Cares 5K Family Fun Run!

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Suncoast Urgent Care Centers, LLC was thrilled to once again sponsor Cheval Cares 5K Family Fun Run to benefit The Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

 

Thanks to our wonderful team members, Suzy, Jennifer, Tabatha and Jamie for participating.  To Molly for her support and to Cheval and The Pediatric Cancer Foundation for a fun day for an important cause.

Suncoast Urgent Care Proud to Sponsor 4th Annual Cheval Cares 5K to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Suncoast Urgent Care is proud to once again sponsor Cheval Cares 5K & Family Fun Day in support of a great cause!  The Pediatric Cancer Foundation works diligently to raise money to fund research deditcated to finding cures for childhood cancers!  Come on out!  Enjoy a great day that includes music and fun for the whole family while supporting an important cause!

2015 CHEVAL CARES 5K & FAMILY FUN DAY!
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Registration:   7AM  - Race Start:  8AM

 

CHEVAL ATHLETIC CLUB
4142 Cheval Boulevard, Lutz


ADULTS  -  $25 until September 1st, then $30

YOUTH 12 & Under  –  $15 until September 1st, then $20

 

Click HERE to register or for more information

QUICK SUMMER TIPS FOR A SAFE & HEALTHY SEASON

Monday, May 19th, 2014

FUN IN THE SUN - QUICK SUMMER TIPS

FOR A HEALTHY & SAFE SUMMER

 

 

Summer is almost here and we at Suncoast Urgent Care want to remind you of some summer safety tips that will help keep you and your family healthy and safe all summer long.  Here in Florida, these tips are helpful year ‘round, but they are especially important during the heat of the summer.


1.  STAY HYDRATED: Keep that water coming!  Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic beverages.  Staying cool and hydrated will help prevent heat stroke and other heat related conditions.

2.   WEAR SUNSCREEN: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher several times throughout the day.  And don’t forget your lips...lip balms with SPF 15 or higher will protect your lips from the damaging rays.  Re-apply both after swimming or other water activities.

3.   CLOTHING: Three "Ls":  Lightweight. Light colored. Loose. The “Three Ls” help to keep you cool and to protect you from the sun.  A hat will also keep you cooler and offer your face/neck some skin protection.

4.   FOOD/GRILLING: Bacteria in meats and other foods will grow faster in the heat.  Keep foods cool at home and when away from home, store perishable foods in a cooler with ice/ice block. Be sure to cook meat fully.  After meals, quickly return leftovers to the cooler or refrigerator.

5.   POOL SAFETY TIPS: As you already know, never swim alone and always have an adult supervise children when swimming or near a pool or body of water.

HAVE FUN & STAY SAFE!


 



 

Suncoast Urgent Care Supports USF/Donate Life 5K

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Suncoast Urgent Care was proud to support the USF/Donate Life 5K held at USF on April 6, 2014.  The race supported Donate Life America - a non-profit organization that strives to increase awareness about organ donation.  Suzy and Molly enjoyed the visit from USF's mascot, Rocky!  Also pictured is Ally Webb, Race Director.  Congratulations, Ally, on a successful morning!

WHERE IN NEW PORT RICHEY IS THE PINK POTTY?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

 

October 2013. "Flushing out Cancer!" at Buffalo Wild Wings.

The Pink Potty was at Buffalo Wild Wings in Trinity. "Eat Wings, Raise Funds" with proceeds to Susan G. Komen.

October 4, 2013. Pink Potty at Smoothie King in Trinity. Thanks for supporting Susan G. Komen!

October 3, 2013. Music Matters supports Susan G. Komen through Suncoast UrgentCare's "Flush out Cancer!" campaign. Thank you, Music Matters!

October 2, 2013. Thank you, Cody's! RAFFLE BENEFITING SUSAN G. KOMEN & FLUSH OUT CANCER! 1 LUCKY PATRON WON A $50 GIFT CARD TO CODY'S

October 1, 2013. Pink Potty Paparazzi at Anytime Fitness. Thank you, Anytime Fitness for helping "Flush out Cancer!"

October 4, 2013. The Pink Potty at Trinity Chiropractic & Rehab on Mitchell Blvd. Thanks for joining us in the fight against Breast Cancer!

October 3, 2013. Thank you Dr. Franceschi and Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry for helping to "Flush out Cancer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2013. Pink Potty Paparazzi at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Thank you, Dr. Candelora!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2013. The Medicine Shoppe at Trinity Village Center helps to "Flush out Cancer!"

 

September 30, 2013. Pink Potty at Mike's Jewelry, Trinity Village Center.

Pink Potty Paparazzi at Rose Radiology of Trinity!

September 30, 2013. Pink Potty Paparazzi at Rose Radiology Trinity.

 

October 2, 2013. Pink Potty Paparazzi arrives at Trinity Family Physicians!

 

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