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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:

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What to do When You Get Burned


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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 ...

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Spread Cheer this Holiday Season, Not the Flu

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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.

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 ...

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Strain vs. Sprain

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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.

As the word itself clarifies, sprains happen when a ligament, joining two of your ...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Here are some safety reminders for trick-or-treaters both young and old.

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Ways to Burn Calories Through-out the Day

While the importance of hitting the gym and engaging in cardio cannot be replaced, sometimes you are not able to make time for it. Modifying regular daily activities that involve certain muscles can have an immense effect of burning extra calories, while helping lower the risk of both major and minor health ailments. Here are some great ways to burn your calories in between exercising.

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What’s Your Body Telling You When It Makes Noises?

Do you feel self-conscious or embarrassed when your tummy rumbles or your neck, elbows or knuckles make a cracking sound? Often your body takes you by surprise and can catch you off guard with these unusual and weird noises. Instead of cringing at these noises, we should try to understand the important signals that our body is trying to give us. Consider it a warning and take appropriate action to get to the root of the problem.

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Is Your Blood Pressure Normal?

Your lifestyle is a true determinant of your cognitive, physical and social health and can be consciously taken care of. Often a medical report diagnosing you with an illness like high blood pressure can make you feel intimidated and worried about other related ailments and diseases. When your blood pressure shoots up, you often start taking precautionary measures like controlling your diet, reducing your intake of sodium, losing those extra pounds, and then ultimately relying on medication to get your ...

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How Water Fuels Your Body

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We can’t live on air and sunshine alone, we need food and water to survive. While it’s known that humans can live for 21 days or more without food, we can only survive about three to four days without water.

How Water is Used in the Body
Fresh water is essential to human life. It quenches our thirst, keeps us clean, and is vital to all body processes. ...

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