Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Gastroparesis, also known as delayed gastric emptying, is a medical condition that inhibits normal digestion by interfering with movement of food through the stomach and into the small intestine. The specific cause is unknown, but the disorder commonly occurs as a complication of diabetes as well as some surgeries. August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month, a … Continued

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COVID-19 Tests for Kids

Preparing Your Child for a COVID-19 Test

By now, children are quite familiar with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the importance of social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask. They’ve probably become more accustomed to new routines and seeing others in masks as well. While you’ve done everything by the book, what happens when your child starts showing signs of the … Continued

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Bone Density Test

When To Get Bone Density Tests

Bone density tests measure the strength of your bones. They help determine your risk for sustaining a bone fracture. Let’s consider when you might need a bone density test and when you don’t. Bone is a highly dynamic tissue that is constantly undergoing remodeling with bone resorption and bone formation occurring simultaneously. Peak bone mass … Continued

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CT Lung Screening

CT Lung Screening Saves Lives

While Lung Cancer annually affects over 210,000 Americans and is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths, it is treatable if caught early. According to the American Lung Association, the probability of surviving 5 years or more improves by 56% when lung cancer is caught before it spreads. At The Medical Group of South Florida, … Continued

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Summer Rashes

5 Common Summer Rashes

In the summer months, many people enjoy the warmer weather by spending more time outside. This means there are several skin rashes to watch out for. Here are five common rashes to be aware of so you and your family can have a safe and healthy summer.   POISON IVY, POISON OAK, POISON SUMAC Contact with … Continued

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Accurate Antibody Tests

What Makes an Antibody Test Accurate?

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact society on a global scale, antibody tests have been introduced to aid in the public health response. Antibody tests detect the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in the blood. Different from a diagnostic test, an antibody test is intended to show if a person has been previously infected … Continued

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EElecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2

Roche’s COVID-19 Antibody Test Is Here!

The Roche antibody test helps determine if a patient has been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and if the patient has developed antibodies against SARS-CoV2. Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test accurately identifies COVID-19 antibodies in the blood 100% of the time, 14 days post-infection. The test is uniquely designed to identify mature antibodies developed late in the … Continued

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immunocompromised

What Does It Mean to Be Immunocompromised?

Immunocompromised individuals are potentially at a higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus, or COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We’re here to help — here is some general information about what it means to be immunocompromised, and how you can protect yourself. This information is specific to people who are … Continued

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