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Boca Grande Health Clinic to offer November 4 flu clinic

October 22, 2021
The Boca Grande Health Clinic is conducting drive-thru flu shot clinics for our registered patients. The flu shots will be offered under the Clinic Annex carport. Please call the Clinic at 941-964…

Breast cancer: Looking toward the future

October 22, 2021
Breast cancer treatment has come a long way in the past 100 years. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was believed that breast cancer was an infectious disease whose spread was expedited …

‘I would like a second opinion’: Sometimes a little follow-up can save your life

October 15, 2021
This is part III in a breast cancer series for October, breast cancer awareness month. There is probably no moment for any person more terrifying than learning that you have cancer. But when fa…

A 50-year perspective: Breast cancer awareness

October 8, 2021
BY THOMAS ERVIN, MD BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC October is again Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Articles and programs will appear in the media emphasizing an awareness of the incidence of the …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boca Grande Health Clinic patients so grateful for the personalized care received during a time of COVID

September 24, 2021
To the Editor: We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Boca Grande Clinic, its doctors, nurses and staff. What a comfort to be able to turn to them for solid advice…

Are you interested in receiving a flu shot or COVID-19 booster in the fall?

July 6, 2021
SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – The Boca Grande Health Clinic is running a survey to identify interest in receiving a flu shot, or a COVID-19 booster shot (if these become available) a…

Summer is here! Here are five tips to make it a healthy one

June 24, 2021
BY THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – Sunday, June 20, marked the official start to summer for all of us that live north of the equator. The June solstice is when Earth arrives at the point in its orb…

Masks are optional (well, really, they always have been)

May 23, 2021
SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – Last week the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance that says “fully vaccinated” Americans do not need to follow precautions a…

Boca Grande hits major COVID-19 milestone: Vaccine update

May 23, 2021
SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – A monumental milestone has been reached in our Island’s fight against COVID-19 as the Boca Grande Health Clinic has now vaccinated more than 3,100 patie…

Why we need to talk about non-communicable diseases

April 24, 2021
BY DR LAUREN HANA MD, BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – With so much attention over the past year-plus focused on COVID-19, there was little time to discuss one of the largest killers: non-communicable o…