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Flu Alert: Last flu season had highest death toll in 40 YEARS

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, last flu season was the deadliest on record. An estimated 80,000 Americans died as a result of the flu or flu-related complications last winter. The figure was 24,000 more than the most recent worst toll.

The agency also highlighted that the severe season was driven mainly by Influenza A(H3N2), which impacts children and the elderly and tends to cause more hospitalizations and deaths than other strains.

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2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

The following locations will be open on Thursday, November 22.

Lake Buena Vista Centra Care
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Thanksgiving Day Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00PM

Lee Road Centra Care
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Thanksgiving Day Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Orange Lake Centra Care
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Thanksgiving Day Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sanford Centra Care
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Thanksgiving Day Hours: 8:00 AM – ...

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When it comes to flu shots, it’s all about timing

There are a few things to expect as the fall season approaches – pumpkin-flavored goodies, cooler temps and of course the flu. But despite the advertisements urging that now is the time to get a flu shot, health officials are advising folks to wait.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that holding off until October can help you stay protected for the entire flu season. But despite the recommendation one thing is certain – the flu is quite ...

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Allergies: the good, the bad, the sneezy

A Florida autumn is a welcome reprieve to intense summer temperatures. But even though our state lives up to its nickname most of year, the warmer weather also brings us longer and stronger allergy seasons.

Now through December, ragweed allergens are the itchy culprits for many allergy sufferers. The plant also brings on other symptoms that include:

• Scratchy throat
• Runny nose, nasal congestion, watery nose
• Fatigue
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Labor Day Hours 2018

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Labor Day Holiday Hours:

The following locations will be open on Monday, September 3.

Orange Lake Centra Care
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Holiday Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Lake Buena Vista Centra Care
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Holiday Hours: 8:00 AM – Midnight

Lee Road Centra Care
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Holiday Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sanford Centra Care
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What’s going around is highly contagious & a total eye opener

Your child wakes up in the morning with what only can be described as some sort of goop on their eyes. Fast forward a few hours later and you’re filling their prescription eye drops and running through a cleaning check list in your mind because your little one was indeed diagnosed with… pink eye. Also known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva which is the thin film that covers the inside of your eyelids ...

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Tee It Up at the New Lake Nona Centra Care

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Lake Nona families have a new walk-in urgent care option with the opening of Lake Nona Centra Care. To celebrate, the Florida Hospital-affiliated urgent care provider is inviting everyone to a FREE Grand Opening Golf Outing with activities that include:

5-Hole Mini Golf Putting Course
Free Snow Cones
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Creepy, crawly back-to-school infections

Classes are back in session and parents know it’s only a matter of time before our kids start bringing home something you’ll hate more than homework.  Pinworms!  It really happens.  

Centra Care doctors want parents to be aware.  

These wiggly culprits are thin and white, and can measure in at about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Pinworms don’t reflect on a family’s hygiene. They can infest any household – even actress Kristen Bell’s family went through a ...

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Why is my nose bleeding? 5 possible causes

Although they typically happen in children, adult nosebleeds can happen at any time. They can also be triggered by a number of reasons but for the most part they can be treated at home and should be no cause for concern.

Not sure what sprung the leak? Other than the obvious blow to the head, here are some common nosebleed culprits.

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Defeating head lice. It can be done.

The day has come. You get a call from school saying your child has… lice. And now you’re in pest control mode. But it’s important to know that a deep house cleaning won’t eradicate those little buggers any more than at-home scalp treatments.

Lice crawl – not hop or fly and prefer to stay on human heads. Because they can’t survive more than 24 hours away from (deep breath) blood, you don’t have to drive yourself crazy steam cleaning every ...

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