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

Preventing Thanksgiving mishaps.

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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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The Flu: Myths VS Facts

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Flu season is just around the corner and we want to make sure you know the facts when it comes to the flu.

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Get ready to squirm…

With children back in the classroom it’s the perfect environment for the spread of, wait for it, LICE! When you put all those bodies in close quarters day after day it makes it fairly easy for the parasitic insect to jump from student to student.

Watch the video below for tips to keep those creepy crawlers from infesting your home.

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Could stress be the cause if your stomach pain?

Is your stomach tied up in knots? Stomachaches account for about a 1/5 of all Centra Care visits. And although serious disorders can cause abdominal pain, the problem is usually due to something less worrisome.

If there is no physical reason found for your belly ache, the pains may be anxiety or stress related. Watch the video below to learn a few tips that can help mellow out those tummy troubles.

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Tips on Packing a Healthy Lunch

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What’s Going Around: Not contagious, but still uncomfortable

This week’s What’s Going Around may not be contagious, but the uncomfortable infection needs medical attention. Centra Care data is showing that cases of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) have increased lately, especially in children.

Lee Road, Altamonte Springs, Clermont, Oviedo, St. Cloud, and Waterford Lakes – up 100% (kids)
Lake Buena Vista – up 200% (kids)
Orange Lake – up 300% (kids)
South Orange – up 100%

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Beat the Heat: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

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Quit bugging me!

With Fourth of July festivities amping up this weekend, many of us will find ourselves outdoors alongside – you guessed it – bugs! Those pesky pests are a staple of Florida summers and Centra Care docs have already reported an increase in patients complaining of insect stings, bites, and allergic reactions from them.

Our own Dr. Tim Hendrix shares some tips to help avoid being the mosquito magnet.

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The itchy facts about hives

Stress, nerves, allergies, even bug bites can lead to a case of hives. Whatever the cause may be, last week area Centra Care locations saw an increase in the number of adult patients complaining of hives.

The centers with the largest increase included:
Clermont, Colonial Town, Orange Lake, Sand Lake, Waterford Lakes – each up 100%
Winter Park – up 200%

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