General Health

Is it Asthma, Allergies, or COVID-19?

There are many positives to living in Florida from the beaches to the warm sunshine. A downside of great weather, however, is a longer allergy season. Exposure to allergens can be a major trigger for asthma patients. Asthma and COVID-19 often present similar symptoms early on. Therefore, proper COVID-19 testing is paramount. Asthma and Allergies in Florida: When Is Allergy Season? Most people associate… Read More

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Recognizing and Dealing with the Effects of Stress on the Body

April is Stress Awareness Month. Considering what we’ve all been through in recent times, stress should be familiar to everyone. Statistics from the American Psychology Association (APA) show that 78 percent of American adults say the pandemic is a significant source of stress. Recognizing the Different Types of Stress This month is an ideal time to start paying attention to any stress you may be feeling… Read More

Florida Flu Risk Goes Up as Seasonal Residents Come Down

Every fall, Florida’s flu season arrives with the arrival of Northern residents who escape the cold and snow in their Southern second homes. These Northerners stay in sunny Florida from the fall to the early spring. While they receive a warm welcome from Florida’s year-round residents, few consider that the hundreds of thousands of seasonal residents bring down much more than their T-shirts and may contribute to… Read More

Measles Outbreak 2019: 4 Things You Should Know

As of May 31, 2019, 981 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states. This is the greatest number of reported cases since the disease was declared eliminated in the year 2000. This recent spike is particularly alarming, since the measles virus is highly contagious and spreads quickly among those unvaccinated. In some cases, serious complications can result, including pneumonia, encephalitis, and even… Read More

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