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The Importance of a Local Primary Doctor for Seasonal Residents

Southwest Florida enjoys a substantial inflow during the winter and early spring months especially. When seasonal residents experience an injury or become ill, they are often unsure as to whom to go to for medical care, since many seasonal residents do not have a local primary physician. Often times, their only primary care doctor is […]
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The Importance of Proper Hydration

The body needs water to eliminate toxins, produce digestive enzymes, maintain healthy skin, hair and organs, and to help your body absorb essential vitamins, minerals and natural sugars. Water also helps the body to regulate its temperature, stimulates metabolism and helps to promote regularity. Fluids other than pure water do not act in the same […]
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2017 Hurricane Season Safety and Preparedness Checklist

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active hurricane season. It estimates there will be five to nine hurricanes, with two to four of them being major storms. A weak El Niño could make for a more active hurricane season this year. The NOAA just recently said there is a 45 percent […]
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Health Fair and Mammogram Screening Event this Weekend

PANIRA Clinic is hosting a “Health Fair” this Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM through 1:00 PM in “The Village Falls” Plaza. The theme of the Health Fair is: “Keep Our Community Healthy and Informed.”  We cordially invite you to be part of this health fair to inform the community of the services that you have available […]
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CMS Announces Pre-Claim Program Delayed in Florida

A day before the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) was scheduled to begin (on April 1, 2017) in the state of Florida, the program has been delayed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced recently. The delay could translate into substantial changes to the demonstration, including the possibility that it will become optional for […]
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Recognizing and Understanding Depression in Seniors

Depression is one of the most common illnesses faced people all age groups across the United States. Sometimes, however, it goes completely undetected and therefore, untreated. There are known challenges in recognizing and understanding depression in order to treat it in a timely, positive, and medically appropriate way. Identifying the signs of depression and getting […]
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March is National Nutrition Month

As we enter National Nutrition Month, it is a good time to take inventory of your diet to assess caloric intake, serving sizes, total fat, and any needed improvements to ensure you have a balanced diet. Here are some tips for elderly caregivers aiming to shop for nutrient-rich foods: One must first understand the basics […]
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