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Cold vs. Flu

What is the difference between a cold and the flu? Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. In general, the flu is [...]

September 21st, 2017|

Seasonal Allergies, Hay Fever Allergic Rhinitis… A common problem in our area!

ALLERGIC RHINITIS Allergic Rhinitis is a diagnosis associated with a group of symptoms affecting the nose.  These symptoms occur when you breathe in something you are allergic to, such as Dust, Animal Dander, or Pollen.  In Florida Pollen Counts are frequently high and Hay Fever is a common problem.  Allergies to certain Foods may also [...]

August 15th, 2017|

When is High Blood Pressure an Urgent Issue?

Hypertension High blood pressure (Hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Left uncontrolled, you may wind up with a disability, a poor quality of life or even a fatal heart attack. Roughly half the people with untreated hypertension die of heart disease related to poor blood flow (ischemic heart disease) and [...]

July 14th, 2017|

Diet & Nutrition / Healthy Eating

Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet and Sticking To It Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible– all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition [...]

March 31st, 2017|

Back to School Tip: Nutritious Snacks Help Keep Kids Healthy and Alert

A childhood ritual — snacking — is getting a bad rap. Sure, bags of chips and microwavable globs of processed cheese share the blame for the nation’s childhood-obesity epidemic. A 2010 National Survey on Children’s Health reported that nearly 32 percent of America’s kids are overweight or obese. But not all snacks are bad, and [...]

March 31st, 2017|
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