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PanCAN!  The ‘purple stride’ comes to Boca Grande this month

April 7, 2023
A team of Boca Grande walkers will be joining a national fundraising and information effort this month. Known as The PurpleStride, it is a walk sponsored by PanCAN, the Pancreatic Action Network, …

Clinic website provides wealth of health information

April 6, 2023
If you’re looking for the latest information on issues and conditions affecting your health, the Boca Grande Health Clinic’s website – bghc.org/ – is a great resource.  The goal is to provide p…

Bob Fletcher and his secret to longevity 

April 6, 2023
Next in the Boca Grande Health Clinic’s web video series, “Secrets to Longevity,” is Robert (Bob) Fletcher, one of the Island’s nonagenarians (those in their 90s). Watch Bob’s secrets to longevity…

The weekly red tide report

April 6, 2023
Over the past week, the red tide organism Karenia brevis was detected in 75 samples collected from Florida’s Gulf Coast. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were present in 14 samples from…

The Weekly Red Tide Update

March 30, 2023
In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to medium concentrations in and offshore of Pinellas County, very low to medium concentrations in Manatee County, back…

Jane Fletcher Geniesse shares her secrets to longevity 

March 23, 2023
Boca Grande Health Clinic is pleased to present the next episode in its “Secrets to Longevity” web video series, where we pay tribute to Boca Grande’s seniors. “We had such a great response to the…

Weekly red tide report

March 23, 2023
Over the past week, the red tide organism Karenia brevis was detected in 72 samples along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were present in nine samples: six in Pin…

The Big Red Bus is coming

March 16, 2023
Donating blood saves lives. We all intrinsically know this. Yet, according to the American Red Cross, less than 3 percent of age-eligible people donate blood annually. The Boca Grande Health Cl…

The red tide report

March 16, 2023
Over the past week, the red tide organism Karenia brevis was detected in 157 samples along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were present in 89 samples: two in and …

Red tide report

March 9, 2023
Over the past week, the red tide organism Karenia brevis was detected in 123 samples from and offshore of Southwest Florida. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were present in 79 samples …