Anxiety is a normal emotion and is your body’s natural response to stress and stressful situations. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension that can be brought on by any number of situations from public speaking to concern about current events. Anxiety can cause many different symptoms and might affect how you feel and behave.…

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Millions of people get the flu each year, and many people are hospitalized or experience life-threatening complications. One of the best ways to protect yourself from contracting the virus is to get your annual flu shot. “There’s an often circulated myth that you can actually get the flu from the vaccine,” says Dr. Kyle Knabb…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month! During this month, we help raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage our patients and community to make healthy lifestyle changes. The NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) designated this year’s theme to focus on taking care of youth who have diabetes.. According to the…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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