Posts Tagged 'florida'

Record breaking flu season expected

As flu case numbers around the state of Florida continue to increase, Centra Care physicians have already treated a record breaking number of confirmed flu patients this season. ​

Florida is just one a few states around the country where the flu is considered to be widespread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The following locations saw an increase in patients treated for the flu last week:
Dr. Phillips – up 600%
Port Orange – up 400% (kids)
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Flu: Too soon?

The flu has landed. Centra Care locations are reporting clusters of positive flu tests around town. ​

In fact, 47% of flu cases came from 4 centers in East Central Florida:

●​​ University – up 160%
●​​ Oviedo – up 150%
●​​ Winter Park – up 33% (kids)
●​​ Waterford – up 900%

Lake Buena Vista also reported a 400% increase in pediatric patients being treated for ...

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Centra Care Physicians See 3X More Flu Cases Than This Time Last Year

Flu in bedWhile many of us spent the past week hanging on to the last days of summer, a steady increase of Central Florida residents spent the week suffering from the flu. In fact, Centra Care physicians are reporting a three-fold increase in the number of patients they diagnosed with the flu at this same time last year.

Centra Care doctors diagnosed 64 patients with influenza this past week, compared ...

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Preventing Back to School Illnesses

Here in Central Florida kids are either already back in school or getting very close to it.

And when you put all those bodies in close quarters day after day, germs and viruses quickly spread. The doctors at Centra Care want to remind parents that prevention is the ALWAYS best medicine.

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While most common infections aren’t 100% preventable, there are very effective measures that can be taken to try and keep them away.

Here are 4 common ...

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Breaking Ground on 23rd Centra Care Location

Centra Care Brandon

Residents driving by The Bloomingdale Hills Shopping Center near the intersection of SR 301 and Bloomingdale Avenue may have noticed the dirt being moved and concrete poured on a new building, but just what is being constructed was known to just a few, until now.

We’re excited to announce our 23rd Centra Care location in Florida, the first in the Brandon area, and second in Tampa Bay.

For thirty years, ...

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WARNING: Heat-Related Illness Alert

warning health-related illness alert

Florida’s Centra Care locations are seeing a rapid increase in the number of patients suffering from heat-related illness. The doctors at Centra Care want you to understand the dangers of overheating your body.

Usually, sweating is how your body cools off, but sometimes sweating might not be enough — especially for higher-risk groups like: children under 4, seniors over age 65, and people who are ...

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What is Centra Care’s most common Hurricane-related injury?

Hurricane season is officially here and although we don’t have any storms threatening yet, living in Florida, it’s always smart to be prepared. The doctors at Centra Care warn that the most common injury they see after a hurricane, believe it or not, is burns — burns from candles, the exhaust pipes on generators and from gas grills — all items commonly used during power outages.

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When it comes to hurricane preparedness, here are a few things you ...

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Flu outbreak keeping doctors busy

wtsp2Wesley Chapel, Florida — Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care is a busy place these days; both with people wanting a flu vaccine and with those suffering from the flu.

“This has been one of the worst flu seasons in about 10 years. Just in the Central Florida area (we’ve had) about 700 cases which is up from about 590 cases back in 2009 when we had H1N1,” said Kim Graham, the ...

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