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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection saves lives!

Did you know that, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? Experts estimate that there will be more than 276,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s…

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Why Getting an Annual Female Exam is Important

As a woman, the thought of getting an annual female exam can cause some anxiety. Sometimes, we avoid scheduling the appointment altogether! But it’s incredibly important not to put this off. Your annual female exam is an essential part of preventive care and maintaining your health throughout every stage of life. During your appointment, you…

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How Our Robot Zaps Germs

Infection control is taken very seriously on the Baker County Medical Services (BCMS) healthcare campus. So seriously, in fact, that we’ve enlisted the help of a LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robot to keep our patients, their families and our staff safe since 2017. “BCMS has an on-going commitment to state-of-art technology that we are very proud of,”…

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Why Your Child Needs a Physical Each Year

Has your child had their back-to-school physical yet? While physicals are only required when first enrolling in a Florida school, an annual physical reinforces the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Your doctor can assess growth, discuss important milestones, and provide any required immunizations during a back-to-school physical. Annual check-ups are more important than ever to…

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What Are the Advantages of Seeing an Orthopedic Doctor in Macclenny?

Orthopedic care provides diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of injuries or disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, Musculoskeletal diseases like trauma, back pain, and arthritis affect nearly half of people 18 and older and three-quarters of people 65 and older. While your primary care…

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Why Do You Need a Primary Care Doctor?

Your primary care doctor is often the first point of contact for non-emergency medical needs such as check-ups, common illnesses, screenings, and immunizations. They specialize in diagnosing, treating, preventing, and managing a wide variety of medical conditions and can come from family medicine or internal medicine backgrounds. “Establishing a relationship with a primary care doctor…

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Stroke Awareness: The Link Between Stroke & Heart Disease

Stroke is a cardiovascular disease that occurs when a blood vessel feeding the brain gets clogged or bursts. It is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. There is a significant link between stroke and heart disease when it comes to cardiovascular health. According to a study by the American Heart Association, the risk…

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Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us at home, wondering when life will return to normal with feelings of stress and anxiety affecting more and more people. According to The American Institute of Stress, some signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety include: Headaches Lethargy Digestive issues Loss of appetite  Nervousness and restlessness Feelings of…

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National Sleep Awareness Month: How Well Do You Sleep?

Sleep health is an essential part of your overall health and wellness and most people aren’t getting enough. The National Sleep Foundation recommends the number of hours each age group should have each night: Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours  Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours School-age children…

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How to Recognize and Prevent Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month which allows us an opportunity to shine a light on the prevalence of heart disease and encourage our patients to adopt healthier lifestyles. Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women. While heart disease can be deadly, it’s also preventable in most people. By…

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