Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The American Childhood Cancer Organization and others recognize the month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  This period is designed to create greater awareness about pediatric cancer, emerging trends in the medical community, and resources available for families dealing with childhood cancer. A quick statistical overview of [...]

2022-08-30T09:46:18-04:00September 20th, 2022|

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The month of September has been designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on one of the most common types of cancer to affect men.  Good reasons why early testing, screening and treatment are important. The Who, What, When, Where, Why of Prostate Cancer The [...]

2022-08-30T09:47:01-04:00September 10th, 2022|

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It’s a startling statistic. The United States Department of Health and Human Services indicates that one in five children in the United States is obese.  That means that health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease once confined to adult populations, are now growing [...]

2022-08-30T09:47:29-04:00September 1st, 2022|

Don’t Be Tempted To Use Expired Prescriptions

Unlike fine wines that age better with time, prescriptions that sit around medicine cabinets unused month after month, not only lose their effectiveness and potency, but in some cases can pose serious health problems if taken beyond their expiration date.  Here’s a primer on how old, is too old. In [...]

2022-07-29T09:11:08-04:00August 20th, 2022|

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

With children soon heading back to school and with the U.S. flu season knocking on the door, August is the perfect time to focus attention on National Immunization Awareness Month. Because Covid-19 issues still linger and with the possibility of new variants, patients of all ages are encouraged to talk [...]

2022-07-29T09:09:32-04:00August 11th, 2022|

Back To School Physical Exams: An Annual Necessity

Early August serves as a perfect reminder of the importance of annual child wellness exams and immunization requirements of Florida’s Public Schools systems.  This is especially important information for children enrolled or entering Florida’s Pre-K-12 classrooms for the first time. As the last few weeks of summer vacation wind down, [...]

2022-07-29T09:07:26-04:00August 1st, 2022|

July 28th Is World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis, in one form or another, remains a health problem in the United States and world-wide.  Good reason July 28 is set aside as World Hepatitis Day, designed to bring attention to the health risks, prevention and treatment of the disease. Various Forms of Hepatitis There are several different forms [...]

2022-07-05T08:44:03-04:00July 28th, 2022|

Recognizing and Understanding Mental Health Disorders

Our mental-well-being and outlook on life can affect just about every aspect of our everyday existence.  While many people may have mental health concerns from time-to-time, these concerns can develop into mental health illnesses when they become ongoing and persistent. The Mayo Clinic defines mental health illness as disorders that [...]

2022-06-30T10:39:37-04:00July 14th, 2022|

How Does Hot Weather Affect Your Health?

You’ve heard the old saying: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity." Actually, for those of us who live in Florida, it can be BOTH. Blistering Florida temperatures in July and August combined with rising levels of humidity can pose some very real health risks for many who live in [...]

2022-07-08T13:02:05-04:00July 1st, 2022|
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