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RED TIDE REPORT FOR WEEK OF 2/24/2023

February 23, 2023
Over the past week, the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was detected in 107 samples from and offshore of Southwest Florida, and one from Florida’s East Coast. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cel…

X-rays done onsite help identify the best treatment plan right away

February 3, 2023
Broken bones, sprains and fractures are the most common injuries requiring an X-ray. And now that X-ray imaging services are available onsite at the Boca Grande Health Clinic, patients no longer h…

New year, new beginnings

January 26, 2023
By Mark Driscoll, Boca Grande Health Clinic CEO Just like that, 2022 is a wrap and 2023 is already moving right along. As the song goes, “Another year over – a new one just begun.”  On behal…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bivalent booster clinic set for February 2 at BGHC

January 26, 2023
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Health Clinic will be conducting a drive-thru COVID-19 “updated booster” or Bivalent booster clinic on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 10 a.m. for our registered pati…

A visual aid for what ails you, courtesy of the BGHC

December 22, 2022
It used to be that we wondered if we caught a flu bug or just had a case of the common cold. Then we weren’t sure if our allergies were giving us a hard time or if red tide was to blame. And of co…

Just in time for Christmas, 2022: The ‘Tripledemic’ is here … merry merry!

December 15, 2022
Get ready, because Santa is coming to Boca Grande – and he is bringing along COVID-19 and his cousins flu and RSV for Christmas dinner!  As you all have probably read, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial V…

‘Welcome back to the island’ webinar now available to watch

November 24, 2022
The Grande Rounds health lecture series sponsored by the Boca Grande Health Clinic and the Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation kicked off the season on November 16 with a recorded webinar to welc…

Cases of the flu, RSV continue to rise as holiday season approaches

November 18, 2022
Influenza is hitting the U.S. unusually early and very hard. The New York Times reports that we are seeing the most hospitalizations at this point in the season in more than a decade, “underscorin…

Red tide, flesh-eating bacteria and more show up in the Ian aftermath, leaving us to wonder … say, Doc? You think that water is safe?

November 4, 2022
By Dr. Raymond James, DO, Boca Grande Health Clinic That is a good question after the storm of the century. And when might it be safe? City Water Everyone who was in Boca after the storm …

Are we okay?Telltale signs of stress tell the story after a traumatic event like Hurricane Ian … particularly regarding our children

November 4, 2022
Many say that the climate of a community is best monitored by the mental health of the children who live there. Are they safe? Are they happy? Do they have plans for their future? Do they have fai…