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Crazy Christmas Sweater Contest


Well we’re getting in the holiday spirit silly sweater contest style.
Want to win? Here’s how to enter:

  1. Put on your craziest Christmas sweater
  2. Find your nearest Centra Care
  3. Snap a selfie either in front of or inside the center
  4. Then add your selfie to CHECK IN at a Centra Care on Facebook or Instagram using #CCSweaterContest

FOUR lucky sweater wearers will each win four passes to Universal Orlando Resort!
Deadline is Tuesday, December 20.

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Official Rules

1. Eligibility: The Crazy Christmas Sweater Contest by Centra Care is open only to those who are 18 of age or older as of the date of entry. The Contest by Centra Care is only open to legal residents of the state of Florida, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Florida Hospital Centra Care, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household ...

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Holiday Decorating Safety Tips


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With the holiday season right around the corner, people are more eager than ever to enjoy the holiday spirit by decorating their homes with lights, candles, Christmas trees, and wreathes. Holiday decorating can be a lot of fun and very festive, but one thing that should be kept in mind is that electrical and fire hazards can spoil the whole spirit of the occasion. Take the necessary ...

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This Thanksgiving, put safety at the top of your menu.

Preventing Thanksgiving mishaps.

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Reasons to Choose an Urgent Care Center during the Holiday Season



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The holiday season can be a busy time in hospitals and emergency rooms as holiday decorating mishaps, car accidents, the flu and common cold, and even food-borne illnesses are all on the rise.  It is also a time when most primary care physicians or health practitioners take time off. ER visits for non-emergency medical issues during holidays can require long waits and can be costly.

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2016 Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Day Hours:

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas Eve & Chirstmas Day Hours:

All locations, with the ...

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What to do When You Get Burned

Getting burned is one of the most painful scenarios we can find ourselves in. The trauma from skin reacting to abnormal amounts of heat and getting damaged makes our pain neurons active and cause us discomfort. The person who is burnt might need urgent medical attention to alleviate some of the pain that they are feeling. Here is rundown on the things to do when you get burnt yourself, or if anyone near you meets the same fate.

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Shouldn’t allergy season be ending now?

With Florida fall-like temperatures finally settling in, it’s not surprising that Centra Care locations are reporting an increase in cases of Allergic Rhinitis, more commonly known as allergies.​

Symptoms of allergies can be very similar to those of a cold — runny or stuffy nose, sore throat and lots of sneezing. Watch the video below to learn more about this season’s allergy culprit, ragweed.

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Spread Cheer this Holiday Season, Not the Flu

We all love the holiday season and will not want miss out on any moments due to any sickness. Illnesses such as cold and flu can be among the major spoilers during this time of year.

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Those types of contagious viruses have a tendency to love the dryness that winter brings with it. We are at our highest comfort level when this season arrives, but unfortunately we are also equally careless ...

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Strain vs. Sprain

A lot of us have experienced strains or sprains while involved in physical activities. Both of them hurt and sometimes require urgent medical attention to alleviate the pain. There is a lot of confusion between the two and often people don’t know the difference from one to the other.

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As the word itself clarifies, sprains happen when a ligament, joining two of your bones together, is put under pressure which ...

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