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Boca Regional Urgent Care Costco Health Fair Winners


Boca Regional Urgent Care Congratulates Echo Wang and Alicia Figueroa, winners of the Costco Health Fair drawing.

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Do I Need To Take a Daily Multivitamin?


iTriage It seems like every week a new study is released about the benefits or harms of a certain vitamin or mineral. It’s no surprise that there’s so much scientific interest: more than one third of Americans take a multivitamin, and in 2011 alone Americans spent $5.2 billion on these pills, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). The labels on multivitamin bottles will have you believe that you need to take a multivitamin in order to be all you can be. But do you? Are multivitamins the cure-all people seem to think they are? Do these pills deliver on their promises? Should you take them? Are they worth the price? We talked to registered dietitian Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RD, CSSD, Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics who helped us sort fact from fiction. What is a multivitamin? According to the ODS, there is no standard …

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Balloon Sinuplasty™ For Chronic Sinus Infections


Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms. With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose. The benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty include: • Safe More than 150,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty. • Proven Over 95% of patients who’ve had the procedure say they would have it again. (1) • Fast While recovery time varies with each patient, people can quickly return to normal activities. (2) If you …

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How Exercise Can Help Us Eat Less


By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, NY Times Strenuous exercise seems to dull the urge to eat afterward better than gentler workouts, several new studies show, adding to a growing body of science suggesting that intense exercise may have unique benefits. Short, intense workouts, usually in the form of intervals that intersperse bursts of hard effort with a short recovery time, have become wildly popular lately, whether the sessions last for four minutes, seven minutes or slightly longer. Studies have found that such intense training, no matter how abbreviated, usually improves aerobic fitness and some markers of health, including blood pressure and insulin sensitivity, as effectively as much longer sessions of moderate exercise. What has not been clear, though, is whether interval training could likewise also aid in weight control. So for a study published online in June in The International Journal of Obesity, researchers at the University of Western Australia in Perth …

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Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care


FAIRHEALTH It can be frightening when a sudden illness or injury strikes, especially if your regular doctor is not available. You need to make a choice quickly about where to get the medical attention you need. But, it’s also important to have all the facts before you seek care. What Are My Options? Emergency Rooms: Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day for potentially life-threatening emergencies. Many plans cover some portion of emergency care no matter where you are, even out of their network area. Once your condition is stable, you will generally be moved to an in-network provider for follow-up care. You may have an ER co-payment, co-insurance or deductible. You may also have an additional out-of-network charge. If you have questions about what constitutes an emergency, or about what emergency costs are covered, call your insurer. Urgent Care Centers: These centers have extended hours and are not …

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