Get a Flu Shot for National Influenza Vaccination Week
According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, around 57,000 people in the United States die from a “simple case of the flu,” and one of its primary complications –pneumonia–each year. Because so many people catch a strain of the flu every year, we tend to trivialize the severity of it and often doubt the effectiveness of an annual flu shot.
The bottom line is that flu shots are typically effective against most strains of the flu. According to the CDC, recent studies have shown that getting a flu vaccination reduces the risk of contracting the flu anywhere from 40 to 60
Preventing Prediabetes: The Gateway to Type 2 Diabetes
As part of National Diabetes Month, we here at Primary Care Physicians of Florida want to discuss something that impacts many Americans and is a precursor to Type 2 Diabetes: Prediabetes. Also known as Borderline Diabetes, this condition is estimated to occur in 1 out of 3 adults over the age of 18 according to a 2015 study. Having this condition doesn’t guarantee that you will develop full-blown Type 2 Diabetes, but it does mean that you are anywhere between 5 and 15 times more likely to get it than a non-prediabetic individual.
Warning Signs of Prediabetes
One of the problems with pred