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Covid on the Rise Again in Florida

Florida’s break from Covid appears to be over. COVID-19 infections are rising  across the state and a new variant could be responsible. Experts believe Covid cases will continue to rise with new Omicron variants such as BA.2 The state recorded 3357 cases per day, on average on April 26. That’s nearly double the 1,600 average daily caseload from two weeks earlier, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida’s positivity rate jumped to nearly 8 percent on April 18, the CDC reported. It’s the highest level seen in Florida since February — up from 4.2 percent ...
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DOT Physicals

Who Needs a DOT Physical? You are required to have a DOT physical if you: Drive a vehicle that carries more than 15 people Transport hazardous materials Are paid to drive a vehicle that carries more than 8 people Drive a vehicle on the interstate with a gross combination of weight rating, gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight of over 10,000 pounds MedOne Urgent Care St. Augustine has certified medical professionals available to perform DOT physicals by appointment or walk-in. What to Expect in a DOT Physical? The DOT medical exam includes a complete physical that covers the ...
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The Importance of Sports Physicals

Most schools, colleges and athletic leagues require physicals by a healthcare professional before a student athlete can participate in sports. And for good reason. A comprehensive physical ensures that the athlete does not have any preexisting conditions that would put them at risk for serious injury or a life-threatening situation. What, Exactly, Is a Sports Physical? A sports physical determines if an athlete is healthy enough to play a particular sport. It is different than a regular exam which looks at the overall wellness and development of a child. During the sports physical the healthcare professional will be looking to ...
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Is the End of Covid Near after Omicron?

Looks like the end of Covid nears. Will there be other variants? The simple answer is yes. That’s inevitable. The future will dictate the severity and contagiousness. All we can do is keep our eyes open and maintain some type of sanitation. Flu A and B are still around but have not struck anyone in great numbers. If you take ill,  there are effective treatment options for both Flu A and B that will get you on your feet quickly and back to your normal activities. Symptoms to look out for are very similar to Covid but not as severe ...
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Urgent Care for Allergy Treatment?

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans experience some type of allergy each year. An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts to things in your surroundings that are normally harmless. Most often, symptoms are relatively mild and can be managed with over-the-counter medication. But there are times when the reaction is severe and even life-threatening. It’s important to understand when to seek urgent care for allergies. What causes an allergic reaction? The job of your immune system is to defend your body from harmful foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses ...
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