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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

Measles Outbreak 2019: 4 Things You Should Know

Posted on May 29, 2019

 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… 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

The Sweet News on Non-Sugar Sweeteners

Posted on January 24, 2019

Some potentially good news for those watching their sugar intake and still want to sweeten up their food and drinks. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a number of non-sugar sweeteners for consumption.Over the years, there has been little evidence to support the rumors and fears that non-sugar sweeteners increase cancer risk; although some researchers… Read More

Six Feet, 48 Hours, 10 Days: How to Avoid Flu via The Wall Street Journal

Posted on January 11, 2019

Cases of the flu spiked across the U.S. in December. Even in a mild year, influenza kills as many as 12,000 people in the U.S., even more alarming, a bad year can cause as many as 56,000 deaths. The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent yourself from catching or spreading the flu. Right now we are offering free… Read More

Flu season: To mask or not to mask? That is the question

Posted on February 2, 2018

[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] Flu is upon us and everyone — neighbors, friends, loved ones and that co-worker coughing up a lung in the next cubicle – seems infected.What’s a healthy person to do? Put on one of those germ-proof head-to-toe suits like in the movie Outbreak? Well, if you recall, it didn’t save Kevin Spacey.So in the midst of the worst flu season since… Read More

WPTV: Did you get your flu shot? Vaccine supplies running low

Posted on January 31, 2018

MD Now Urgent Care still has vaccine in supply [YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - What can you do to fight the flu?Everyone says get a flu shot, but that may be easy to say and hard to do.Doctors at MD Now Urgent Care have seen countless flu patients this season and they’re down to just a handful of flu shots.If you… Read More

CBS 12: As flu vaccine is in high demand, doctor says supply could be getting low

Posted on January 30, 2018

[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - The flu shot is recommended by doctors, but some people could soon be out of luck. The vaccine is in high demand, and one doctor says supply could be getting low.Dr. Peter Lamelas opened his first MD Now Urgent Care facility in Lake Worth. Now, he has 30 across south Florida. He has a… Read More

CBS 12: A virus similar to the flu that may not be tested for

Posted on January 29, 2018

[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (WPEC) - It feels similar to the flu and it can kill like the flu, but it’s not the flu. It’s adenovirus and most hospitals don’t test for it. It’s another virus adding to the misery this severe flu season and it’s tough to identify.Dr. Peter Lamelas, executive director of MD Urgent Care Now says the… Read More

CBS 12: Some parents rushing to get flu shots for their kids, hospitals feeling flu impact

Posted on January 25, 2018

[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS 12) — The death of a West Palm Beach boy, possibly from the flu, is causing other parents to take notice.Some are deciding they no longer want to put off getting their child a flu shot.An MD Now Urgent Care Clinic in West Palm Beach says they had 130 patients Thursday and at least half of… Read More

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