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Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

—Albert Schweitzer

SUMMER 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

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RAPID RECOVERY Rosemary Pancake’s surgeon made sure knee pain didn’t hold her back.

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DE-STRESS FOR HEALTH Your body will thank you for keeping stress in check.

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SUMMER RECIPE Grilled flank steak salad with tomatoes.

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GUT TROUBLES Common disorders of the lower digestive tract.

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ROBOTIC BENEFITS How robotic-assisted surgery can improve outcomes.

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KEEP SUMMER FUN Follow these tips to make this your safest summer yet.

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BPH: HELP IS AT HAND No man should accept urinary problems as a fact of life.

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PRIMARY CARE PRIMER Get the most out of your relationship with your primary care provider.

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POWER FOOD The nutritional promise of red pepper.

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SOLVING A MYSTERY

ROSEMARY PANCAKE DESPERATELY NEEDED A KNEE REPLACEMENT, BUT FIRST SHE HAD A PUZZLE TO SOLVE.

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LEFT: Rosemary Pancake was determined to take another trip to Europe to investigate her family history. RIGHT: Dr. Trey Alexander and his team worked with Rosemary before and after her knee replacement to speed up her recovery.

trip to complete her research. However, her knee was hurting so much by then that she knew it was time to consult a surgeon. Dr. Trey Alexander, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, came highly recommended. Rosemary says: “After we met and he reviewed my MRI, I told him I was planning to leave for another European trip. He gave me the ‘doctor’s look’ and asked: ‘When are you planning to do this?’ I told him: ‘In four weeks.’” Dr. Alexander advised a cortisone injection to help her make it through the trip. After the injection, Rosemary went ahead with her European tour, and was ultimately able to solve her family mystery, though not in the way she’d hoped. After extensive travel and research, she discovered that Lily had also died in Auschwitz. “A friend who’s a rabbi recorded an audio memorial for me before I left,” Rosemary says. “I played it at Auschwitz. I may be the only one who ever mourned this lost family.”

Ready for surgery

occurred around noon, and she was walking by that evening. In fact, because of how well she had prepared herself, she was able to return home after a single night in the hospital. Dr. Alexander says that Rosemary was helped tremendously by the Bone and Joint Center’s multidisciplinary approach. “Our team is focused on rapid recovery by working with patients on each step along the pre-op, inpatient and rehab pathway,” he says. While all patients benefit from this approach, Dr. Alexander believes that Rosemary also had additional traits in her arsenal: “Her personality, positive attitude and motivation all helped as well.” Now two months later, Rosemary can walk a half mile without a cane and is ready to continue on her next adventure—a book tentatively titled Looking for Lily.

By the time she returned home, Rosemary was ready for kneereplacement surgery, with Dr. Alexander’s counsel and the help of the Bone and Joint Center at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. “The program told me exactly what exercises to do pre- and post-surgery and what to expect in FOR MORE INSPIRING STORIES, terms of rehab.” GO TO INSPIREDTAMPABAY.COM Rosemary’s surgery

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T H E R E A R E A V A R I E T Y of reasons someone might delay knee-replacement surgery, like worrying over post-operative complications and reluctance to take time away from daily activities or work. But these weren’t problems for Rosemary Pancake, 73, a volunteer chaplain at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. She had accepted that she needed a total knee replacement for her painful left knee, and had even researched an orthopedic surgeon. Yet Rosemary did have a reason for delaying her surgery: She wanted to unravel a mystery in her family’s history. It began with a 2015 trip to Europe that Rosemary made while finishing up a master’s degree in history. In a museum in Lyons, France, she discovered an old record book that the Germans had kept of those interrogated during the war. Rosemary leafed through the book and made a startling discovery. “I found two women, Ellen and Lily, with my German maiden name,” she says. Because it was an unusual name in her extended family, Rosemary wondered who these women were, and whether they could possibly be related to her. As she researched further, Rosemary discovered a story that she hadn’t imagined. “My third cousin, Joseph, had married Ellen, a Jew, and Lily was their daughter,” she says. “At the time, it was a crime for Jews and Christians to marry, so Joseph had been sent to Dachau and Ellen to Auschwitz, where they died.” Rosemary wondered what had become of their daughter Lily. “I had hopes I might be able to find her,” she says. When she returned to Florida, she made plans for another European

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LESS STRESS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU

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A PROVEN THREAT TO YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, STRESS IS WELL WORTH CONTROLLING. O U R B R A I N S A R E in constant communication with our bodies, sending messages and receiving information via electrical and chemical signals. So it’s not surprising that research has shown a person’s mental state can affect his or her physical state. In fact, one study found that 60 percent of visits to primary care offices were for stressrelated illnesses. Stress has been shown to play a role in a variety of medical issues, including anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, hot flashes, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and chronic pain. Most of us could improve our health by taking steps—like those outlined here— to reduce stress.

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Get Out And Exercise It’s well-documented that exercise improves mood, releases endorphins, lowers stress hormones and increases your energy level. Focus on making yourself feel good. For instance, go outside to exercise if weather permits. Appreciating the scenery and the fresh air will help to clear your mind. Choose an activity you enjoy and challenge yourself a little, but not so much that you dread getting started—or overdo it and risk injury.

Be Sensible About Sleep

Connect With Others

Experts agree: Getting enough shut-eye is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Research shows that not getting enough can leave you drained, moody, forgetful and irritable. It also can impair your judgment and increase your blood pressure. There’s a circular relationship between stress and sleep: Stress can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep, and not sleeping enough can make you stressed. To break that cycle, create a calming bedtime routine. Take a warm bath, read a relaxing magazine or book, then turn off the lights.

Staying socially connected and giving to others have both been shown to reduce stress. Interacting with people we enjoy gives us a sense of security that is vital to our well-being. Here are some tried-and-true ways to expand your social connections or strengthen the relationships you already have: • Have dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in a while.

Set aside some time each day for you and your thoughts. Sit somewhere peaceful and leave your phone elsewhere. Focus on your breathing to help you slow down. Creating this time to pause and let your mind drift will help to release stress, quieting the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for our “fightor-flight” response. You’ll give your health a boost and gain more day-to-day serenity.

• Grab lunch with a co-worker you don’t usually have the chance to spend time with. • Volunteer for a cause you care about. • Remember those closest to you­­­—even time to relax with a spouse or partner sometimes needs to be planned.

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Take A Time-Out

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GRILLED FLANK STEAK SALAD with tomatoes

TO MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, thyme, marjoram, mustard, garlic and ¾ tsp. each salt and pepper. Add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly until the vinaigrette is well blended. Place the steak in a shallow dish. Pour half of the vinaigrette over the steak and turn to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours,

turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate the remaining vinaigrette. TO GRILL THE STEAK: Remove

the steak from the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct-heat cooking over high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade. Grill the steak, turning once or twice. It should be nicely charred and cooked to your liking (10–12 minutes total for

medium-rare). Let the steak rest for 5–10 minutes. While the steak is resting, place the onion wedges on the grill and cook until softened and nicely grillmarked, about 5 minutes. Thinly slice the steak across the grain, reserving any juices that accumulate. Toss the lettuce with the reserved vinaigrette, and divide among individual plates. Top with the steak, onion wedges and tomatoes. Drizzle the steak with the meat juices and serve.

Reprinted with permission from Williams-Sonoma’s Salad of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year. Recipes by Georgeanne Brennan. Photography by Erin Kunkel. © 2012 by Weldon Owen Inc. and Williams-Sonoma Inc.

SERVES 6 • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar • 1½ Tbs. chopped fresh thyme • 1½ Tbs. chopped fresh marjoram • 1½ Tbs. Dijon mustard • 2 large cloves garlic, minced • Salt and freshly ground pepper • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil • 1 flank steak, about 1½ lbs. and 1–1½ inches thick • 1 red onion, cut into wedges • 1 large head romaine lettuce, leaves torn into bite-sized pieces • 2–3 tomatoes, preferably heirloom, cut into wedges, plus a handful of mixed cherry tomatoes, halved

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UNDERSTANDING

Gut Troubles NAVIGATING THE COMMON DISORDERS OF THE LOWER DIGESTIVE TRACT. THE SYMPTOMS aren’t fun to talk about, but persistent diarrhea, constipation, bloating or abdominal pain can indicate a disease of the lower digestive tract. Here’s a quick overview of the most common culprits:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 25 to 45 million

20-40% of all visits to

gastroenterologists are due to IBS symptoms

Diverticulosis is a condition in which small pouches or bulges called diverticula form in the digestive tract. It affects about half of all Americans older than 60. Many people with diverticulosis feel no symptoms; others may have gas, abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. If you have diverticulosis, diet and exercise can help. Cut down on high-fat foods, eat more foods high in fiber, and try to exercise for 30 minutes a day most days.

Diverticulitis, inflammation in the diverticula, affects about 10 to 25 percent of people who have diverticulosis. It causes fever, nausea and abrupt pain, usually in the lower left part of the abdomen. Treatments include dietary restrictions, antibiotic medications or—especially if it’s recurrent— surgery to remove the diseased portion of the colon. Lifestyle changes and medications can ease symptoms for many patients with these digestive-tract conditions, though surgery may be required for some. If you have persistent bowel symptoms, see your primary care provider.

1.1 million $3healthcare billion+ hospitalizations each costs of year for IBS and diverticular disease

diverticular disease in the U.S.

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Americans, more than twothirds of them women. It causes abdominal cramps, gas, bloating and constipation and/or diarrhea. If you have IBS, you should identify the foods that seem to cause problems so you can avoid them—and find other sources for the nutrients they provide. Your

doctor may recommend over-thecounter medications for diarrhea or constipation, whichever is your primary symptom.

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THE BENEFITS OF

ROBOTIC SURGERY WHEN HIGHLY TRAINED SURGEONS USE ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, GOOD THINGS HAPPEN FOR PATIENTS. F L O R I D A H O S P I T A L offers a full range of surgical options enabling doctors to choose the best option for each patient. There are two approaches to surgery: open and minimally invasive. Open surgery, which involves an incision large enough to access the operating field, allows surgeons to work inside the body with handheld tools. Minimally invasive surgery, of which there are two types—laparoscopic and robotic-assisted—allows surgeons to perform operations through several much smaller incisions. During a laparoscopic procedure, the surgeon inserts a camera and handheld instruments through those small incisions (usually an inch or less), and performs the surgery with 2D vision.

More precise control Robotic-assisted surgery is performed by a highly trained surgeon who uses a robotic system. Miniaturized medical instruments are inserted through very small incisions (about the size of a dime) and controlled by the surgeon via a console, located right next to the patient. Not only are the instruments wristed, allowing them to turn and maneuver with ease, but they also are able to bend far beyond the ability of the human hand. This gives the surgeon even more precise control than laparoscopic tools. One of the robotic arms holds a 3D camera, which sends magnified highdefinition, real-time images to a monitor, giving the surgeon a much better view than would be possible either with the human eye in open surgery or with the 2D imaging of laparoscopy.

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Less pain and faster recovery Robotic-assisted surgery makes it possible to do some procedures in a minimally invasive way that otherwise would have to be done with open surgery. This is important because patients who have minimally invasive surgery typically have less blood loss, fewer wound complications, shorter hospital stays and less pain. That, in turn, can help patients heal faster. For some patients, this can mean more than simply getting back to work and normal activities faster—it can mean being able to continue sooner with vital treatment, like chemotherapy for patients with cancer. A quicker recovery also carries significant psychological benefits.

Treatment choices Though robotic-assisted surgery isn’t for every patient’s diagnosis or condition, the advantages for surgeons coupled with fewer complications and easier recovery for patients have made robotics an integral part of the Florida Hospital system of care. Always talk to your doctor about what option is right for you.

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PATIENT ADVANTAGES For many patients, the benefits of robotic surgery are even greater when compared to traditional surgery, including: • Less pain • Less blood loss • Less scarring • Shorter hospital stays • Faster recovery

Florida Hospital surgeons use roboticassisted surgery to treat patients with: • Bariatric conditions • Diseases of the colon • Esophageal diseases • Gallbladder disease • Gynecologic conditions • Heartburn and GERD • Hernia and abdominal pain • Liver and biliary conditions • Pancreatic conditions • Prostate diseases • Thyroid diseases

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KEEP SUMMER FUN A LITTLE PREPARATION WILL MAKE THIS YOUR SAFEST SUMMER YET.

M O S T O F U S C A N ’ T W A I T for summer’s carefree days—but carefree shouldn’t mean careless. Without taking some precautions while you’re outside, summer can end up being a real pain. Follow these tips to ensure that avoidable health problems don’t take the fun out of your summer.

Sun Safety Almost all sunburns can be prevented. Adults and teens should apply sunblock with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. For toddlers and younger children, a sunblock with an SPF of 45 is best. Children have thinner skin than adults and can get a serious burn more quickly. Regardless of age, it’s important to lotion up at least every two hours and right after swimming. Keep infants under 6 months out of direct sunlight and dress them in light-colored, lightweight pants and shirts with long sleeves, using a brimmed hat to protect baby’s head. Heat Defense Some of the most common summer illnesses are heat-related. They include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke, which can cause multi-organ damage if left untreated. Use caution exercising on hot, humid days. Dress in light, loose clothing and drink lots of water (don’t wait until you’re thirsty). Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body. If children seem lethargic after prolonged heat exposure, give them plenty to drink, take them into an air-conditioned area and have them rest or lie down.

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Swim Smarts Who doesn’t love to indulge in a refreshing dip on a hot summer day? But having fun doesn’t mean letting down your guard. Watch children around any water environment, whether it’s the ocean, a lake, a pool or even a wading pool or tub. An adult should be within arm’s length at all times. Keep pool rescue equipment, such as a shepherd’s hook (a long pole with a hook on the end), a life preserver and a portable phone, nearby. And when you’re planning a pool party that will keep you busy, consider calling your local YMCA or pool club to hire a certified lifeguard.

Beat the Bugs Usually, mosquito bites are a minor inconvenience, leaving behind an itchy bump that’s bothersome for a day or two then disappears. But it’s important to limit bites because mosquitoes can carry diseases. In Florida, those include West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis. Play it safe by covering your skin with clothing and using mosquito repellent. Around your home, use door and window screens to keep bugs out and drain any standing water to stop mosquitoes from reproducing. Ticks can also carry disease, including Lyme disease. If you’re going to be in a wooded or grassy area, wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants, hats and closed-toe shoes. When you get back inside, check your skin thoroughly for ticks.

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RECOGNIZE HEAT EXHAUSTION When the body can’t cool itself, heat exhaustion can set in. Unless steps are taken to lower the body’s temperature, heat stroke—a medical emergency—can develop. When temperatures soar, watch for these warning signs in yourself and others. • Skin that is cool and clammy, despite the heat • Feeling faint or dizzy • Feeling tired • Heartbeat that is rapid, but weak • Muscle cramps • Nausea • Headache If these symptoms occur, find shade or an air-conditioned place, rest or lie down, mist yourself with cool water, and drink water or sports drinks. If symptoms get worse or don’t improve within an hour, seek immediate medical attention or call 911.

Young children

People age 65+

People who have a mental illness

Though the heat of summer can affect anyone of any age, these groups are at increased risk for developing serious complications, including heatstroke, more quickly.

Anyone with heart disease or high blood pressure

Anyone who is physically ill

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When Nature Calls

TOO OFTEN NO MAN SHOULD ACCEPT URINARY PROBLEMS AS A FACT OF LIFE.

ROUTINE BODILY functions shouldn’t require a

second thought. But for many men 50 and older, the simple act of urination becomes troublesome. They may have difficulty emptying the bladder or find that they need to go so frequently that it’s a nuisance. Often, the culprit is an enlarged prostate, known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition affects roughly half of all males in their 50s, and 90 percent of those 80 and older. Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments. The prostate is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. The prostate’s main function is to produce semen, but if it becomes enlarged, it can squeeze down on the urethra, causing urination difficulties. BPH runs in families, but simple aging is the primary risk factor. The vast majority of men with

this condition have mild symptoms and live very well without any treatment. Men can also reduce symptoms by making lifestyle changes (see sidebar). Still, it’s important for men experiencing these symptoms to talk with their doctors because there are other conditions that may need more immediate treatment. Another reason: BPH can lead to complications, so it should be monitored. Often, BPH can be treated with medications that shrink the prostate. In some cases, minimally invasive or surgical therapy to remove overgrown prostate tissue may be recommended. The most appropriate treatment depends on several factors, such as the size of the prostate, the patient’s age, overall health and how difficult the symptoms are to live with. Men who experience symptoms of BPH don’t need to suffer in silence. Doctors have several treatment options that can help make going to the men’s room an occasional necessity, not a life-limiting concern.

SYMPTOMS OF BPH • The need to empty the bladder frequently, sometimes as often as every hour or two, possibly including nighttime

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• The sensation that the bladder is not empty, even after urination • The inability to postpone urination once the urge to urinate arises • A weak urinary stream, dribbling of urine or the need to stop and start urinating several times • Trouble starting to urinate—a man may need to push or strain in order to start the flow • An inability to urinate at all (an extreme case that would require emergency medical attention)

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SUPPORT PROSTATE HEALTH WITH THESE LIFESTYLE CHANGES CHOOSE A HEALTHY DIET EXERCISE REGULARLY MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT AVOID DECONGESTANTS AND ANTIHISTAMINES LIMIT CAFFEINE AND ALCOHOL

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PRIMARY CARE PREP Unfortunately, we often let hurry, worry or embarrassment keep us from getting what we need from a physician visit. So how can you maximize one-on-one time with your doctor? Try these tips:

MAKE A LIST. Before your appointment, jot down the two or three things you want to ask the doctor.

BE SPECIFIC. Be prepared to describe your symptoms in as much detail as possible. If you’re having knee pain, for example, explain what it feels like and when it occurs. Is it sharp or dull? Is it constant or does it come and go?

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5 BENEFITS OF PRIMARY CARE IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPLEX MEDICAL WORLD, HAVING ONE DOCTOR WHO KNOWS YOUR HEALTH HISTORY HAS BECOME HIGHLY IMPORTANT. R E S E A R C H E R S A T the journal Health Affairs found that patients who have a primary care provider benefit from better management of chronic diseases, lower overall health-care costs and a higher level of satisfaction with their care. Here are the five most important ways building a relationship with a primary care provider— generally considered to include the specialties of internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics—can improve health care for you and your family.

1. Continuity Having a single physician who has seen you for everything from bellyaches to immunizations to blood-pressure control means having a health resource who knows your history. When you have an appointment, you don’t have to explain that there’s heart disease in your family or list the medications you’re taking and in what doses—it’s all in your medical record already. 2. Convenience Within a primary care practice you can access a

SPEAK UP PROMPTLY. Don’t leave your biggest worry for the end of the visit. Mention major concerns early to be sure there’s time to answer your questions.

3. Health maintenance Your primary care doctor can help you avoid health problems. Based on the doctor’s examination and your medical history, he or she can determine whether you’re at increased risk for conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and then help you take steps to prevent them from developing.

4. Early detection Regular checkups and contact with a single physician make it more likely that any health issues will be detected early, when they’re most treatable. 5. Better communication When patients know their physician and the practice staff, visits are less stressful and more productive. It’s easier to talk about sensitive issues with someone you know in a familiar setting than with a stranger in a strange place.

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DON’T TRY TO BE YOUR OWN DOCTOR. It’s good to do research, but resist jumping to conclusions about your condition.

SUMMARIZE. Before the doctor leaves the room, ask for a moment to repeat back the main things you learned during your visit to help ensure you understood fully.

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GET MEDICINES CHECKED. If you take several medications that have been prescribed by different doctors, bring a list of them—or bring the pill bottles with you.

wide variety of health services: preventive care and screenings; care for chronic conditions such as asthma, hypertension and diabetes; and acute care for problems like coughs and high fever.

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The Promise of

RED PEPPER

ITS SPICY COUSINS MAY WIN MORE FAME, BUT THIS SWEET-TASTING VEGGIE IS PACKED WITH DISEASE-FIGHTING NUTRIENTS.

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POWER UP One medium red pepper provides a hefty 253 percent of your daily value of vitamin C and 74 percent of vitamin A. It’s also a very good source of B6 (17 percent), folic acid (14 percent) and fiber (10 percent). And it’s high (second only to tomatoes) in the antioxidant lycopene, which can help prevent cardiovascular disease, lower your risk of certain types of cancer and lessen the likelihood of chronic inflammation. Red peppers are potent when it comes to eye health, too: They’re rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which combat macular degeneration. Added bonus: One medium red pepper contains just 37 calories, making it an ideal snack for waist-watchers.

3X

The vitamin C of an orange

74%

Of recommended daily intake of vitamin A in one pepper

BUY | STORE | SERVE Choose red peppers with deep color, taut skin and stems that look green and fresh. They should feel heavy for their size and firm enough so that they only “give” slightly to a small amount of pressure. If you’ll be eating your peppers in a day or two, there’s no need to refrigerate them. Beyond that, unwashed peppers will keep in the fridge for 7 to 10 days. Options for using red peppers are limited only by your creativity: Add finely chopped pepper to soups, stews and tuna or chicken salad; toss sliced pepper into stir-fries and green salads; dip slices into hummus or low-fat ranch dressing for a healthful snack or appetizer.

DID YOU KNOW? Bell peppers come in a palette of colors—green, yellow, orange, red—and the difference in their hue is, for the most part, a matter of maturity. Crunchy green peppers are harvested before they are fully ripe. When left on the vine, they usually turn yellow-orange and then red. Since red peppers spend more time on the vine before being picked, they’re sweeter, have a higher nutritional content and are more expensive.

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In culinary terms, the red bell pepper is a vegetable, but botanically it’s actually a fruit—just like tomatoes. No matter which bin you drop it in, you’ve got a nutritional superfood. In fact, red peppers are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can eat, boasting 30 different antioxidants, which protect the body from diseasecausing free radicals.

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Convenient Care

You Can Trust WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE: It’s the weekend and you’re running a fever or your child has a sore throat. Nothing serious enough for a trip to the emergency room, but something that can’t wait until Monday morning either. That’s why Florida Hospital has teamed up with your neighborhood Walgreens to provide expert treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, making it easier for you and your family to get the care you need, when you need it. Our goal is to help you feel better, faster.

EXPRESS CARE SERVICES Caring for adults and children over the age of 18 months.

Physicals & Wellness Visits

Vaccines

Illness, Aches & Pains

Minor Injuries

Skin Conditions

Medications & Treatments

Open 7 days a week in most locations Wide range of healthcare services Same day appointments Online scheduling Walk-ins welcome

Ages for specific services may vary.

Board certified nurse practitioners

Most insurance plans accepted

LOCATIONS

Continuum of care through the Florida Hospital Network

N OW OPEN Schedule an appointment or walk in today:

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(844) 397-0018

ACROSS TAMPA BAY Northdale

Dunedin

West Hillsborough Ave

Largo

East Hillsborough Ave New Tampa Brandon

New Port Richey Land O’Lakes Palm Harbor

Clearwater St. Pete: 4th St. North

St. Pete: 49th St. North Madeira Beach Spring Hill

Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens is operated by Florida Hospital. The health care providers at Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens are employees of Florida Hospital Physician Group. The health care providers are not employees or agents of Walgreen Co. or any Walgreens subsidiary or affiliated company.

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Florida Hospital Hidden River Corporate Center Three 14055 Riveredge Drive, Suite 250 Tampa, FL 33637

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