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Pre-diabetes Prevention

Those extra servings of pastelitos are delicious but may add unnecessary sugar and fat to your diet over time.   Yes, we love them.   Yes, they are best warm from the oven.   But if you are over 40, high sugar in your diet and you might become pre-diabetic, an early stage of diabetes. Pre-diabetes means you …

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Planning an international trip? Here’s what vaccines you should get!

Vaccines – Single Dose Shots Tetanus, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio are all single-dose vaccines. However, if you are leaving soon, your body might not have time to develop protection after the shot, so you should follow your doctor’s advice for reducing your risk of these diseases. Yellow fever vaccine and meningococcal vaccine are also single-dose …

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Fight the Insect Bite

Most reactions to insect bites are mild, causing little more than an annoying itching or stinging sensation.  Mild swelling usually disappears within a day or so.   But what if you experience something more? What happens after an insect bite? You’re at a Miami street fair and you feel a sharp stab above your elbow.  You …

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Air Travel Precautions

Make air travel a fun experience for international destinations. RiteCare Medical Center offers this quick reminder list for our readers. Before You Go 1. Boost your immune system with doses of vitamin C three days before your trip.  Airlines typically re-circulate about 50% of the cabin air through HEPA filters which are used in hospital …

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