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Why a Mini Stroke is Serious

Mini strokes should not be taken lightly because they are warning signs. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, drawing attention to the leading cause of death in the United States. Mini strokes, known medically as a transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), are … Continue reading

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Exercise is Good Medicine for Arthritis

Exercise may be just what the doctor orders to help manage your arthritis symptoms. Sometimes the aches, pains and stress associated with arthritis can leave people feeling less like moving. However, exercise is often some of the best medicine when it comes … Continue reading

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5 “Health” Foods That Really Aren’t

Find out which foods aren’t as healthy as you thought they were. It's National Nutrition Month. To celebrate, take a hard look at the foods you eat. Are your healthy alternatives really that good for you? Health waters and sports … Continue reading

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Ear Infections: When is it Time to See an ENT Doctor?

Find out when you should act on chronic ear infections. Ear infections are a common part of childhood. For many young kids, allergy symptoms or a common cold will eventually lead to a secondary ear infection. Find out when you … Continue reading

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8 Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Learn how quitting smoking can benefit your life. At Oak Hill Hospital, the entire campus is smoke-free. In honor of the Great American Smokeout on November 15th, we’d like to share some beneficial reasons to quit smoking. If you need … Continue reading

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ER Nurses at Oak Hill Go Extra Mile

Cathy Edmisten, Director of Emergency Services here at Oak Hill Hospital recently wrote this letter to the editor which was featured in the Tampa Bay Times. To see her letter online, visit this link. Oak Hill Hospital celebrated emergency nurses … Continue reading

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Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

At Oak Hill Hospital, our Women's Imaging Center offers a variety breast cancer screening options, including digital mammography, breast ultrasound and computer-assisted breast cancer detection. In the event that an inconsistency or suspicious breast tissue shows up on a screening, … Continue reading

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Skipping the Flu Shot? Think Again!

The bottom line: getting the flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu! Although flu activity usually peaks in January or February, flu season can begin as early as October. Are you considering skipping the flu shot this year? … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer: You Can Reduce Your Risk

When it comes to breast cancer, you have the power to reduce your risk. Breast cancer statistics can seem daunting—the American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop the disease in her lifetime—but there are things you … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for Fall Fitness

Fall in Florida means the weather will start to cool down and the humidity will subside, making it the perfect time for you to ramp up for fitness efforts. Here are our top tips for fall fitness. The weather isn't … Continue reading

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