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Is it just a fever or something more?

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Just about any infection can cause a fever. Even exposure to a new environment, like starting in a new school (new kids, new germs) can ignite a fever. It’s the body’s way of fighting off infection and is a sign your child’s immune system is in working order. So, at what point does a fever warrant a visit to the doctor?

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Potty Training: An Unpredictable Journey

From the moms who’ve been there

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As many can attest, potty training can be a challenging chapter in the parenting journey. So how do we get the job done? It’s knowing when to start.

Timing is Everything
Every child reaches milestones at their own pace and going potty is no different. Parents should know that age is not ...

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Hives: An itch you can’t scratch

You’re getting your child ready for the day when, eeeek! You notice raised, red and pink welts all over their skin.

Do you wait it out? Call the pediatrician? Give them medicine? What does the internet say?

Dealing with hives, especially before your morning coffee, can be quite the task. Fortunately, the itchy rash, also known as urticaria, usually resolves on its own in about 8-10 hours. But until then – you have a mission. Find out what caused the hives.

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They’re yellow, pesky and need human blood to survive

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No matter if your hair is clean or dirty, head lice can become anyone’s unexpected guest. And with close quarters in classrooms, daycare and even childcare centers at the gym – chances are, those little critters may crawl their way into your life. In fact, in the past week, Centra Care doctors saw an overall increase of 300% in patients treated for lice.

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5 UTI Facts Parents Should Know

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For those who’ve experienced a UTI, we know the condition is quite painful. However, for little ones who are unable to express how they feel, the condition can be mistaken for something else. Here are a few things parents should know when it comes to dealing with UTI.

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Are they picky or is it food allergies? 🍕🍦🍳 🍞

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As your little one gets older you start to introduce them to different foods. With most kids, there’s a constant battle when it comes to eating fruits and veggies. You even reach out to other parents for healthy eating tips but as time goes on, you begin to suspect that something your child is eating is indeed causing them quite a bit of ...

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When kids have fever, moms may panic

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For parents, a fever can be scary. But when your child is otherwise healthy, it’s usually not too serious. Typically, a fever is just a sign the little ones are fighting something off, but what exactly that is and what should be done can be hard to determine. 

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Flu Season: When will it end?

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The flu has definitely made an impact here in Florida. In fact, Tim Hendrix, MD, Florida Hospital Centra Care’s Medical Director, stated that even though flu numbers have decreased, cases are still higher than last season’s peak.

As moms, we know there’s no time to get sick. So our mom panel shares their own prevention tips and more.

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Moms, who understands you most? Other moms, of course!

That’s why Florida Hospital Centra Care created What’s Going Around… MOMDAYS. This panel of real moms share their stories and give practical answers to health issues their families have encountered.

Catch MOMDAYS, with host Pamela Brady, every Monday right here on CentraCare.org, Centra Care’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or even TV. And if you have a health story or question from a mom’s perspective, send it in. Not only will you get an ...

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Don’t assume it’s over. Flu season surpasses 2009 epidemic

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This year’s flu statistics continue to remain elevated and the season shows no sign of ending anytime soon, that’s according to the CDC’s latest data. Locally, Centra Care locations have treated over 10,000 flu patients this season.

So how can you protect yourself from developing flu-related complications? (Flu-related complications can include: pneumonia, sepsis, encephalitis and even heart or kidney failure.) It starts with knowing the symptoms. If you experience the sudden ...

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