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What You Didn't Know About Sleep Apnea

By Holly
November 9, 2018

Did you know that nearly 18 million American have sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder where one’s breathing stops and starts throughout the night. Potentially dangerous, sleep apnea can occur countless times throughout the night without the person being aware of it. Luckily, when sleep apnea stops one’s breathing, the brain will go ... read more

How The Red Tide Outbreak Is Affecting People With Allergies

By Holly
September 17, 2018

The Red Tide--a toxic algae bloom--has tormented Florida waters for months now. While making its way through the waters of western Florida, the Red Tide has left a wake of dead fish and sea life. Recently, high concentrations of the toxic algae have been detected in water samples taken at several local beaches in the ... read more

What You Should Know About The Thyroid

By Holly
August 20, 2018

Located within your neck, the thyroid is a large, ductless gland that plays a very important role in the regulation of one’s hormones. The thyroid has the ability to affect weight, body temperature, mood, and much more. While it plays such a significant role in our overall health, the thyroid is oftentimes overlooked due to ... read more

How A Tick Bite Can Make You Allergic To Red Meat

By Holly
July 5, 2018

Red meat lovers beware! Earlier this year, the Lone Star Tick was newly discovered as a tick species whose bites can cause alpha-gal syndrome--an allergy to red meat. Currently, the Lone Star Tick is, so far, the only species of ticks that cause this bizarre allergy. However, since we are in the midst of tick ... read more

The 5 Most Common Allergy Myths

By Holly
June 26, 2018

With each passing year, the allergy season predictions tend to get worse and worse. To the dismay of many allergy-sufferers, these predictions are almost always accurate. Each year, the pollen count seems to get higher and higher--something many forecasters believe climate change is responsible for. On average, the start of springtime allergies affects 50 million ... read more

Stronger Pollen and Allergy Seasons Are Predicted Worldwide

By Holly
May 7, 2018

Recently, allergists have been warning their patients about the allergy season that lays ahead of them. This 2018 allergy season is predicted to be longer and more severe than allergies seasons in the past. However, this intense allergy season isn’t just limited to the United States, but across the globe. Year Round Florida Allergies Typically, ... read more

Expect A Rough 2018 Allergy Season

By Holly
April 9, 2018

If you thought 2017’s allergy season was a tough, then you may want to prepare yourselves because researchers are certain that 2018 is going to be an even worse allergy season. As the winter flu season comes to an end, we are soon entering into spring’s allergy season, filled with plenty of sneezing and red, ... read more

How To Differentiate A Headache From a Migraine

By Holly
January 9, 2018

There are close to 40 million adults in the U.S who suffer from occasional headaches. However, what many people may think is a regular can actually be a migraine. Being the third most common illness globally, the terms ‘headache’ and ‘migraine’ often get interchanged without much thought. Distinguishing between the two can be tricky as ... read more

Surviving Allergy Season In Florida

By Holly
September 9, 2017

For many Florida residents, allergy season can be the most difficult time of the year to get through. While Florida is not subject to freezing temperatures, allergens are prevalent due to routine seasonal droughts in combination with warm, dry weather. When Is Allergy Season in Florida? Usually, allergies come and go with the seasons due ... read more

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