summer mosquitoes

Declare War on Mosquitoes This Summer

For the past year-and-a-half, we’ve been at war against an unseen but deadly coronavirus. But our family practice doctors in Jupiter, Florida, want to remind you of another war humanity has been fighting for millennia: the one against mosquitoes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the pesky mosquitoes are more than just a summer annoyance. It’s one of the world’s most deadly animals.

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Fall Allergies

Prepare Now for Fall Allergies

We love the sunny, warm weather here in southern Florida, but unfortunately it’s also a recipe for an extended allergy season. We not only get a longer time to encounter summer pollens, including flowers and grasses, soon we’ll be having to deal with the fall-blooming ragweed as well as mold allergies that arise from our state’s hot, humid weather.

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lightning safety

Stay Safe from Lightning

Did you know that Florida tops the national list for lightning deaths every year? That’s why we’re known as the “lightning capital of the U.S.” And the southeastern coast of our state is second only to the Tampa area in reported fatalities. Finally, the deadliest month is July, which typically sees nine deaths per year.

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hurricane season

Preparing for Hurricane Season in the Age of COVID-19

Hurricane season in the Atlantic typically runs from the first of June to the end of November, but this year, for the fourth time in as many years, we’ve already seen our first named tropical storm in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with other forecasters, predict that the 2020 hurricane season will be more active than normal but even so, it turns out that there is no correlation between the number of storms in a season and how often they make landfall.

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Is a Clean Home Dangerous to Your Health?

You try to keep your family healthy in every way you can, including ensuring that the environment in your home is as clean as possible. But our concierge family practice doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter want to caution you that the cleaning products you may be using come with a host of possible dangers to your health and that of your family.

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