1. A Convenient Destination

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    Getting sick is never convenient, but convenient care clinics aim to make feeling bad a little better. Take Sheila Walsh. She’s here so someone can look at a cut that wasn’t healing. “I removed the band aid and tore my skin. Well a week later it got infected, so I came over here,” says Walsh. With more than 9,000 similar clinics operating nationwide, more people than ever before are getting their needs met in places like Lee Memorial Health System’s Convenient Care clinic. “Convenient Care is the place to go for issues that need to be seen immediately. Such as an ear infection, sore throat, running a high fever, having a cough, if you cut yourself, lacerations, even minor broken bones,” says Dr. Tiffani Magee, who is a family and urgent care practitioner with Lee Memorial Health System. Add to that bladder issues, bug bites, rashes, sprains, strains, colds and the flu. Many patients have a family doctor, but need added support. “Now that we have a doctor shortage it’s hard to get in same day for a lot of issues that need to be seen that same day. So this would be the appropriate place for that,” says Dr. Magee. Convenient Care clinics are meant to co-exist with other healthcare settings. When people have urgent needs should be taken care of right away, but don’t need to go to the hospital. “An emergency room is the perfect place to go if you’re having chest pain, shortness of breath, you feel like you might be having a stroke, heart attack - those are things that need an emergency facility,” says Dr. Magee. Nationally, the most common diagnosis within convenient care is respiratory issue. The most common procedure is wound repair. Reassuring Sheila she came to the right place. “One, it’s very convenient to where I live. And two, I didn’t have to have an appointment,” says Walsh. Open seven days a week with extended hours, clinics like this are treating urgent issues with a dose of convenience. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • Sizing Up Your Child’s Sore Throat

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      As suspected flu cases dominate doctor’s offices, many people may be too quick to judge. Blaming their child’s illness on influenza when another bug could be to blame. Dr. Jeffery Johns works as a family physician in Lee Memorial Health System’s Convenient Care clinics. “To kind of differentiate flu from some of the other common cold viruses - usually cold viruses don’t make you feel too bad. And usually they’ll stay kind of above the chest, maybe just in the nose, the ears, in the throat,” says Dr. Johns. Confusing the flu or a cold with strep throat is not uncommon. Truth be told, children who have strep or the flu may experience many of the same symptoms. “Strep tends to be more along the lines of no coughing or congestion just really sore throat, high fever generally above 102. They may have swollen glands, they’re not eating as well,” says Dr. Denise Drago, who is a pediatrician with Lee Memorial Health System. One reason to be suspicious of strep is age. School aged children are more likely than adults to have strep. A contagious infection, it spreads wherever kids are in close quarters. “Kids under five tend to not have strep. But kids between 5 and 15 are at highest risk of having strep,” says Dr. Drago. It’s important to size up the symptoms, while a cold or flu should resolve on its own, strep needs attention. “We’ll do a strep culture, a rapid test in the office and send out a confirmatory test just to make sure. But it is definitely important in treating strep throat with antibiotics,” says Dr. Drago. Left untreated, strep has the potential for health complications. The takeaway: if your child has a sore throat with a fever, don’t assume it’s the flu. Have a doctor check it out. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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      • Fevers - What are the dangers?

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        Dr. Bose and Robert Guaderrama talk about fevers, what causes them, and when you need to worry. Dr. Bose & Robert have a weekly health news segment on CBS7 in West Texas. If there is a medical topic you'd like them to cover, please send an email to the address on the screen at the end of the segment. Connect on Twitter @docbose or Facebook "Dr. Sudip Bose" to see all our videos and make comments/suggestions! www.TheBattleContinues.org is Dr. Bose's 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that aims to educate Americans about healthcare as well as the challenges facing our military veterans.

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        • Putting a Sore Throat Under the Microscope

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          Sarah Halbeison is an experienced mom. “I have a boy who’s 5 and this is Zoey; she’s 3,” says Sarah. She’s also a school nurse. Between the two, she’s seen her share of sore throats. “Most of the time it’s pretty minor. It has to run its course and it goes on its way,” Sarah says. Like kids themselves, sore throats come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some require close attention. The majority are viruses; painful, but harmless. “The viral infections that cause tonsillitis tend to come along with more symptoms. So runny nose, cough, congestion. Those things are more common in just the run-of -the-mill viruses,” Dr. Denise Drago says, a pediatrician with Lee Memorial Health System. The most serious form of sore throat is typically not seen in young kids. Strep throat is more common in children over five. And it has several symptoms that set it apart. “Strep tends to be more along the lines of no coughing or congestion, just a really sore throat; high fever, generally above 102. They may have swollen glands,” Dr. Drago says. Strep also has outward symptoms. “Sometimes I’ll look in their throat and I see, you know, white spots or it’s really beefy red or their tonsils are big. That’s when I think or suspect it might be strep,” Sarah says. To get an accurate diagnosis, doctors use a rapid, in-office swab, following up with a lab test. Timely treatment is important. While a viral sore throat will resolve itself, strep is linked to rheumatic fever and the same bacteria can cause throat abscesses, ear infections, sinusitis, and skin infections. “Treating strep throat with antibiotics is something we have to do to prevent some of the consequences that come along with strep throat,” Dr. Drago says. One more reason to be wary of strep- it spreads. So 24 hours on antibiotics and no fever before your child can go back to school. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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          • Two Signs of Strep

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            It’s that time of year. The colder weather brings with it sore throats. In kids it can be a real pain in the neck. “We definitely see a lot of strep. We see a lot of just inflamed tonsils or tonsillitis, but those two are the most common reason for sore throats,” says Dr. Denise Drago, pediatrician with Lee Memorial Health System. Being more serious than a run-of-the-mill sore throat, strep should be looked at by a doctor. As a general rule, answering two questions may give parents some guidance in making the call. “Strep tends to be more along the lines of ‘no coughing or congestion’ just really sore throat; high fever generally above 102,” says Dr. Drago. So the two questions would be: does your child have cough or cold symptoms and have they had a fever in the last 24 hours? While fevers are a hallmark of strep infections, coughs are not. “The majority of times, if you have a fever and you don’t have the other cough or cold symptoms that go along with a normal infection, most of the time its going to be strep,” says Dr. Drago. To make sure they have the right diagnosis, pediatricians perform an in-office test. “We’ll do a strep culture, a rapid test in the office and send out a confirmatory test just to make sure. But it is definitely important in treating strep throat with antibiotics,” says Dr. Drago. Strep is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15. Although it’s a bacterial infection, strep is contagious. So plan on keeping your young one home from school. “We say 24 hours of antibiotics, then we say you should be fever-free for about a day. So most of the times that ends up being one or two days of school that they miss,” says Dr. Drago. Strep may also produce white patches in the throat and tonsils, but doctor’s say don’t use that as your barometer. When it doubt- check it out, with the help of a medical professional. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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            • HighFever feat.Dj the Boy''Milane oi prakseis''Official MusicVideo

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              HIGH FEVER''MILANE OI PRAKSEIS'' Stixoi:High Fever Music:SixteenPads We shot this with canon 5D,editing in Adobe Premiere CS5!some titles made in After effects!

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              • High Fevers

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                A night with High Fevers a Jupiter, FL band. Sound sucked (the venue, not the band!) so I cut to a track by This Will Destroy You.

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