Archive for 'What’s Going Around?'

What is a head injury?

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Anytime that we have a stretch of beautiful weather, therefore more opportunity for outdoor activities, Centra Care sees an increase in injuries. Last week, head injuries were treated with greater frequencies.

Longwood – up 400%
Oviedo – up 500%
Sand Lake – up 400%
Wesley Chapel – up 200%
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What’s Going Around: We’re All Ears

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Allergy season has led to ‘earache season‘. Over the last few weeks, Centra Care data shows that as case numbers of sinusitis and allergy complaints have risen, so has the number of patients suffering from Otitis Media (a.k.a. Middle Ear Infection).

Hunter’s Creek – up 250%
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Itchy Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom

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Unexplained rash? Kids won’t stop scratching? Area Centra Care locations are reporting that Urticaria is What’s Going Around.

In fact, University Centra Care saw an 800% increase in the number of patients being seen for the condition.

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Additional areas that reported an increase include:

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Spring Breaks and Fractures

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Spring sports are kicking into high gear, and so are spring breaks – broken bones, that is. Area Centra Care locations are reporting a substantial increase in the number of kids and teens being seen with fractured bones.​

Waterford Lakes – up 400%
Hunters Creek – up 300%
Mount Dora ...

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What’s Going Around: More than a cut above

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If you or your child gets a deep cut, do you know how to stop the bleeding? Are stitches needed? Can they really glue it? Doctors at Centra Care want you to know the answers.

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Allergy Season is a Headache

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Centra Care is reporting that the number of patients complaining of headaches has really increased lately. Since allergy season is kicking into high gear, could the two be related?

Centra Care docs say definitely, YES. Three different types of headaches can be allergy-related: sinus headaches (the kind you feel in ...

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Do you have a wicked sore throat?

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While it may not be uncommon this time of year, Strep Throat is never welcome in anyone’s home.

Besides leading to serious complications if left untreated, a person with Strep can remain contagious for upwards of three weeks!

Last week, cases of Strep increased in adults and children, with the little ...

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What’s Going Around May Cause Dizziness

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Do you ever feel dizzy? Lightheaded? Off balance?

If you feel that the room is spinning, you may have Vertigo.

Centra Care physicians have been treating a number of patients lately for the type of Vertigo known as Peripheral Vertigo.

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It involves an issue with the ...

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Pink Eye Sidelines Costas

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Oddly enough, the Winter Olympics coverage has included a lot of talk (and visuals) about Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as Pink Eye.

Centra Care doctors treat conjunctivitis cases every day. Last week, the greatest increases in Pink Eye victims were documented at the following Centra Care centers:

Longwood: up 500%
Azalea Park ...

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What’s the most common stomach ‘bug’?

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The news has been full of stories about Norovirus, a virus that can cause Gastroenteritis (stomach flu).

Centra Care physicians have seen a steadily increasing number of patients suffering from Gastroenteritis, and Norovirus is the probable cause.​

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Norovirus is a very ...

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