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Tips on Packing a Healthy Lunch

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Beat the Heat: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

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Office etiquette when you’re feeling under the weather

Sometimes, we have to go to work even when we’re feeling less than 100% and frankly, it can be just as bad for everyone else as it is for us. To minimize the chances of spreading sick germs to your office mates, we’ve included some etiquette rules for when taking a sick day is just not possible.

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Figure out the triggers for What’s Going Around

This time of year Centra Care doctors have been treating an increased amount of patients dealing with asthma-related issues.

In fact, there was a 700% spike in Centra Care patients treated for the airway disease just this past week.

So what can you do if you’re one of the 25 million people living with the condition?

Recognizing asthma triggers are critical. The video below shares examples to help identify these triggers and recommends ways to avoid exposure.

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No Go On Impetigo

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Feeling ill? How to know if a doctor’s visit is necessary

Pneumonia, bronchitis, and colds typically strike in the same seasons. And Centra Care locations are reporting that tendency now, especially in patients diagnosed with pneumonia.

The following Centra Care locations have seen the greatest increases:
– Colonial Town Centra Care: up 200%
– Kissimmee Centra Care: up 300%
– Clermont, Oviedo, Waterford Lakes Centra Care: each up 100%

So what do you do if an illness strikes? Do you go to the doctor or rely on your medicine cabinet? The video ...

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Motion sickness can turn a vacation sour

This time of year many of us take advantage of the weather and go on a vacation getaway. Unfortunately, for some 50 million Americans, motion sickness intrudes at the most unexpected moments – even while on vacation.

Any type of motion such as a boat ride or car trip can trigger this condition. The video below helps explain the sensory confusion.

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Springtime has us feeling the itch

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We’ve got an eye on what’s going around

Pink Eye is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva and is very contagious. The conjunctiva is a thin film that covers the inside of your eyelids and the whites of your eyes. If a bacterial infection is to blame, prescription eye drops may be needed. But if a virus causes your conjunctivitis, time is all you may need. Conjunctivitis can affect both adults and children.

Centra Care doctors treat conjunctivitis cases every day. Last week, the greatest increases in Pink ...

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What’s going around is nothing to sneeze at

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