COVID-19 Testing is Still Important in North Florida

Cases of COVID-19 in North Florida continue to rise fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant.  Data issued by the Florida Department of Health on August 13 show an increase in infections and positivity rate for the eighth consecutive week [view data by county here].  Testing for COVID-19 is a crucial step toward stemming the transmission of the virus throughout our community. Why is Testing So Important? Testing for COVID-19 allows those who test positive to quarantine so that they don’t transmit the disease to others.  It also enables contact tracing - identifying people who may have come in contact ...
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10 Signs of Dehydration To Watch Out For

Dehydration occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry out its normal functions.  It can happen any time of the year but is most common during the summer months when people are outside doing activities in the hot sun.  It can be especially dangerous for young children and older adults so it’s important to recognize the symptoms and to know when to seek medical treatment. 10 Symptoms of Dehydration Extreme thirst Urinating less than usual Headache Dark-colored urine Sluggishness and fatigue Bad breath Dry mouth Sugar cravings Dizziness, weakness, light-headedness Confusion If you, or someone else, ...
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Heatstroke vs. Heat Exhaustion What’s the Difference?

With summer temperatures climbing into the 90’s in North Florida, your risk of suffering from heat exhaustion and heatstroke also rises. Both heatstroke and heat exhaustion are serious conditions and it’s important to know the difference between the two and when to seek treatment. Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a condition caused by exposure to high temperatures for an extended period of time. It’s often accompanied by dehydration. While it’s less serious than heatstroke, it’s important to act quickly when you recognize the symptoms. Heat exhaustion can lead to the more dangerous heatstroke without treatment. Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion Headache ...
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Summer Injuries: When to Seek Treatment

The summer season means an increase in recreational activities for both kids and adults. Unfortunately, this can also mean an increase in sun and sports related injuries including burns, dehydration, sprains and fractures.  It can be confusing deciding which injuries need treatment and where to treat them.  A trip to a St Augustine Urgent Care Center , such as Med One, is often the best answer for the treatment of common summer injuries. Summer Injury 101 Sunburns: We all know the importance of applying and reapplying sunscreen when out in the summer sun. But if you do get burnt, seek ...
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Covid 19 Rapid Testing St Augustine

Which Covid-19 Test Should I Get? We all know that testing for COVID-19 saves lives. But figuring out which test to get still causes some confusion. What’s the difference between the COVID-19 PCR test and rapid Antigen test? And which test is better? We’re answering some of the most common questions about Covid-19 testing. What’s The Difference between the PCR Test and the Antigen Test? PCR Test: This test detects genetic material that’s specific to SARS-CoV2. It requires lab analysis and may take a day or two to get results. It’s generally considered the “gold standard” of COVID-19 testing because ...
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