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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

Look for these Signs that 'Growing Pains' are Something More

With First Physicians Group Pediatrician Deirdre Myers, MD

When is pediatric joint pain more than just "growing pains" and when should parents worry? Lakewood Ranch-FPG pediatrician Deirdre Myers, MD, weighs in. 

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Posted: Sep 10, 2019

Help Emergency Care Providers Help You

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Haden Geiger

Life can change in an instant. In a blink, something like a stroke, a heart attack or car accident can take away your ability to speak or think clearly. Be prepared. Keep a list of this important health and medical information handy, so first-responders and care providers can quickly treat you the most effectively. 

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Posted: Sep 3, 2019

Important Cancer Screenings for Men

With Dr. Stephanie Cabello of First Physicians Group

Getting regular cancer screening tests helps men live longer, healthier lives. Find out which cancer screenings and health maintenance tests all men should consider as they age.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Allergies & EpiPens: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Alexandra Carlson, PharmD

Not all allergic reactions are treated in the same way, and it’s important to understand the difference in symptoms and treatments. Severe reactions with anaphylaxis require immediate treatment with an epinephrine injector. Learn what to do and what not to do with an EpiPen or generic injector.

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Posted: Aug 26, 2019

Medically Dependent? Register Now for a Storm Shelter

Hurricane season is June 1 through Nov. 30. Don't wait until the last minute to prepare for severe weather. If you or a loved one is medically dependent and will require shelter in the event of a hurricane, now is the time to pre-register with the county for assistance.

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