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Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know About Florida’s Recent Outbreak

Posted on June 6, 2019

Recent cases of hepatitis A in South Florida have raised questions about possible exposure to the illness and how to minimize the likelihood of becoming infected. While the hepatitis A virus is highly contagious, and can live outside the body for months, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk—even after you have been exposed.  What Is Hepatitis A Hepatitis… Read More

American Heart Association Report Finds Nearly Half of Americans have Cardiovascular Disease

Posted on February 1, 2019

A new report from the American Heart Association, published in their annual Circulation journal, has found that in 2016 at least 48 percent of all adult Americans had some type of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The statistical analysis also showed that the number of associated deaths from cardiovascular disease grew from 836,546 in 2015 to 840,678 deaths in 2016.Coronary artery disease (including heart attacks), heart failure … Read More

Palm Beach County Student Tests Positive for Tuberculosis

Posted on April 2, 2015

A student at Glades Central High School has tested positive for tuberculosis, reports the Palm Beach County Health Department. As a precaution, the department is now extending its investigation to other students and staff at the school.Tuberculosis, commonly referred to as TB, is a disease that typically affects the lungs, although it can spread to the kidneys, spine, brain, or… Read More

Florida Department of Health Confirms Rubella Case in Broward County

Posted on March 12, 2015

A new health concern has now been added to the recent measles outbreak. The Florida Department of Health has notified Broward County healthcare providers of one confirmed case of rubella in the county. Sometimes referred to as German measles or three-day measles, rubella is a contagious disease that, although relatively mild in children, can cause serious consequences in adults, including… Read More

Florida Department of Health Requests Testing for Whooping Cough in Broward County

Posted on March 2, 2015

The Florida Department of Health is asking Broward County healthcare providers to be on the lookout for possible cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. Numerous outbreaks have been reported across the U.S., with at least two cases linked to Broward County.Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be fatal in young children, particularly infants. Cold like… Read More

Protect Your Children from a Dangerous Respiratory Viral Infection Called Enterovirus D68

Posted on September 17, 2014

A serious respiratory viral infection is afflicting children across the country and is likely to become a nationwide problem. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified it as a rare respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). It is related to the rhinovirus, which is the cause of the common cold. Doctors are unsure about the way… Read More

How to React to Insect Sting Allergies

Posted on June 30, 2014

Summertime means more time spent outdoors and in addition to feeling the sting of sunburns, you may also suffer the sting of insects, whether mosquito bites, wasp bites, bee stings, spider bites, tick bites, or fire ant bites. The severity of the reaction varies from person to person, and while most consider insect bites to be a minor annoyance, they… Read More

Food for Thought on Foodborne Illness

Posted on June 20, 2014

Summertime means more outdoor activities such as picnics, cookouts, road trips, and camping that require you to prepare and store food outside of the kitchen. These feed your appetite for fun and adventure, but they also increase your risk of foodborne illness, which is widely known as food poisoning. With the summertime heat causing bacteria in the environment to flourish … Read More

The Burning Truth About Summer Injuries

Posted on June 5, 2014

Summertime and the living is painful if you don’t practice safety in the sun. From sunburns and jellyfish stings, to tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, your risk of injury rises with the temperature as you spend more time outdoors. But just because the elements increase your chance of accidents doesn’t mean you can’t play in the sun and still play… Read More

The New Urgent Care Option in Margate

Posted on April 17, 2014

 When you or a family member suddenly becomes sick or suffers an injury, where do you turn for healthcare? Today, many people answer: “My neighborhood urgent care.” Emergency rooms continue to be overcrowded and expensive, while primary care physicians’ hours simply don’t always accommodate the timing of a surprise illness or injury. The popularity of urgent care centers is rising… Read More

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