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How to Know When to go to the Emergency Room

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: June 21, 2016

Home care is often the first choice when caring for an injury or illness. Bandages, over-the-counter painkillers, and resting are some of the most effective ways to help you back to good health. Sometimes, though, home care can’t fix the problem. How to know when to go to the emergency room can save you time […]

What is a Concussion?

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: February 2, 2016

Head injuries can happen almost anywhere, whether you’re playing sports with your friends or doing construction work. Sometimes, no damage is done; you can ‘shake it off’ and continue with your day. Other times, your injury can be strong enough to cause a concussion. Learn what a concussion is, how to identify one, and how […]

How to Treat an Ear Infection

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: January 12, 2016

Ear infections are one of the most common reasons parents bring their children to the doctor. While adults can also get ear infections, they are less common. Ear infections are painful due to inflammation and pressure from built-up fluid in the ears, but most cases resolve themselves within a few days to a few weeks. […]

What is the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia?

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: January 5, 2016

Cold and flu season is here, and dodging these illnesses at school or the office can be a challenge when they are going around. While most people recover from colds and the flu quickly, either of these can lead to bronchitis or pneumonia. Bronchitis and pneumonia share many of the same symptoms of cold and […]

Stroke: What is it and Can it be Prevented?

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: November 30, 2015

A stroke is dangerous and can lead to lasting brain injury or death. Their symptoms can be subtle and difficult to notice. Sometimes the affected individual isn’t even aware that they just experienced a stroke! Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the US. With the right treatment, however, they are generally preventable. […]

How to Treat a Sprained Limb at Home

By: John Hinson | On: November 10, 2015

Sprains are painful and inconvenient injuries, and usually happen when you’re least expecting it. They frequently occur during exercise or sports activities. Sometimes, even everyday activities can result in a sprain. Sprains can range from mild to severe. Mild cases rarely need medical attention, while severe cases may require surgery. You can treat a mild […]

Sinus Infections – What are They and How are They Treated?

By: John Hinson | On: October 30, 2015

Even during the winter, the humidity in Florida can be pretty high. This warm, moist air can easily contribute to the development of a sinus infection, as bacteria thrive in warm and moist spaces. Sinus infections have many similarities to the common cold; however, they are different conditions. Identifying and treating a sinus infection quickly […]

Flu Season and You

By: John Hinson | On: October 13, 2015

Flu season has arrived! It’s very important to take steps to protect yourself and your family from the flu this year. The holidays are a busy time between shopping for gifts, cooking for family, and attending end-of-the-year functions. You want to be at your top form! Fortunately, there are plenty of steps you can take […]

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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

By: John Hinson | On: July 31, 2015

Extreme illness or injury may require intensive care that cannot be replicated at home. One such example is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This procedure is only done in situations where it is absolutely necessary, especially when there is an insufficient supply of oxygen to stimulate a healing environment. The procedure requires specialized equipment. But exactly what […]

What is an Urgent Care Center?

By: John Hinson | On: July 3, 2015

Illnesses, infections, and other serious medical conditions don’t always happen when primary care facilities are open, or when your doctor has an open appointment slot. Do you know what an Urgent Care Center is for?  Whatever your situation may be, you need medical attention quickly. It’s times like these when you may need to visit […]