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Tee It Up at the New Lake Nona Centra Care

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
Face Painting
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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.


Dry Air Don’t Care
Long winters and dry ...

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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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Here’s the FYI on UTI

For those who’ve experienced a UTI, or urinary tract infection, we know the condition is quite common and painful. In fact, the Urology Care Foundation states that about 10 in 25 women and 3 in 25 men (yes, it’s not just a woman’s issue) will have symptoms of at least one UTI during their lifetime. So whether you’re experiencing it for the first or fourth time, here’s what you need to know about handling the infection and how to prevent ...

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Food Allergy or Intolerance

You’re celebrating your child’s birthday and you reward your inner party planner by indulging in a slice of dedicate cake. The rich icing and mousse filling is almost too much to bear but you forge ahead and finish every. last. morsel.

Now you’re unwinding on the couch only to have stomach cramps creeping into your “me” time. “I knew the chocolate ganache wouldn’t sit well with me. It never does,” you regretfully say to yourself as you begin writhing in ...

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Colonial Centra Care Updates

Due to plumbing problems, Colonial Town Centra Care will be closed until further notice. Please check back here for continued updates.

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Stress could be what is making your child sick…

According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, stress levels reported by teens follow a similar pattern as adults, especially during the school year. So when marking off your back-to-school checklists this year, don’t forget to check off stress. 


Know the Signs
First day jitters are common but when your child is not behaving as they normally do, Florida Hospital Centra Care doctors say it’s important to identify stressors. For some children, ...

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Flu Season: Too Soon?

Even though the 2017-2018 flu season are months behind us, the impact of this very busy season is still with us. Too soon do we forget the medication shortages of Tamiflu or the many tragic losses of those who died from influenza or its related complications.

In fact, last season Centra Care alone treated well over 10,000 flu patients.


So how do we prepare?

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What’s Going Around? THE FLU. And it’s making it’s way towards us.

Australia and other parts of the southern hemisphere are in the middle of their flu season. Typically, health officials in the U.S. are able to gauge how mild or severe our upcoming flu season will be based on how countries like Australia fared.


Even though their season is far from over, reports are starting to show that this year’s dominant strain is impacting some of the most vulnerable people. Flu case numbers ...

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