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Loving Self-Health on Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 11, 2019

There's something about holidays and health problems. It may be the stress of living up to the pressure of the day, or the fact that drinking tends to increase during these times of the year. Whether or not Valentine's Day holds special meaning for you and a certain someone, it's a good day to reflect on the truest love of… 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

6 Common Eye Conditions That Can Cause Blindness

Posted on January 29, 2019

It's Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Become your own eye health advocate by getting to know the signs of Glaucoma, and other conditions that have the potential to cause temporary or permanent vision loss if left undiagnosed and untreated. Diseases and Conditions That Can Cause Blindness:  Primarily, most cases… Read More

How Workplace Drug Testing Makes for a Safer Working Environment

Posted on January 21, 2019

Why Do Workplaces Drug Test?  A drug-free workplace promotes a safe and healthy environment for both the employees and employers. While all federal, state, and private employees can be subjected to drug testing, a few industries where safety is especially paramount, are required to perform drug testing by federal law. These industries include transportation, contractors for NASA, The Department of Defense … Read More

Wheezing Through Winter: 5 Common Winter Illnesses

Posted on December 19, 2018

Winter has come to Florida with the average temperature during December and January in the 60 degree range. With this cooler weather comes the holidays, a time where families get together to celebrate, and unfortunately, share their illnesses. Stress and potentially dangerous activities like hanging lights on the roof can cause injuries during a season where you'd rather not see a healthcare provider. In addition to… Read More

The Gift Giving Guide to Toy Safety

Posted on December 10, 2018

The last thing parents want to see is a moment of joy turn into a moment of pain for their child. Despite best intentions, non-age appropriate gifts and toys can cause serious injuries, or in some cases, death. A report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency departments in 2017. Of… Read More

Spreading Safety – Symptoms of the 3 Most Common STIs

Posted on November 27, 2018

Healthcare professionals have discussed redefining how we identify sexually transmitted viruses, proposing the acronym STI (sexually transmitted infections) over STDs (sexually transmitted disease). This is due to the fact that some infections caused through sexual contact have no obvious signs or symptoms. There are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections every year in the U.S..Rates for the three most common STI s… Read More

5 Lung Cancer Risk Factors That Aren’t Smoking

Posted on November 19, 2018

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer accounts for approximately 25% of all cancer deaths each year. While not all lung cancers are preventable, risk can be reduced by not smoking and leading an active healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.On November 15, thousands of smokers will join together for the Great American Smokeout - a day to start living healthier by leading a… Read More

Keeping Your Wallet Healthy: 5 Time-Saving Medical Services You Can Get At MD Now Urgent Care

Posted on November 1, 2018

With rising healthcare costs, long wait times, and crowded waiting rooms - it's really no wonder why people are looking for a better way to stay healthy than a trip to the ER. Fact is, studies suggest more than 70% of ER visits are unnecessary, and a single trip can average $1,354. While life-threatening injuries or conditions (like a heart attack … Read More

Beating Breast Cancer: How To Reduce Risks and Fight After Diagnosis

Posted on October 8, 2018

Few health campaigns have caught the national eye quite like Breast Cancer Awareness, and it's clear to see why support for this cancer is so imperative. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in the U.S. More than 230,000 women here get diagnosed yearly. Coming together for a cure and wearing pink is a way to give hope… Read More

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