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Reducing risk on missed appointments

Perhaps you’ve noticed more than a few patients at the office repeatedly miss their follow-up appointments. If this is the case, it’s important that follow-ups are made to promote patient

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Q & A: Getting down to the nitty-gritty of malpractice

Liability Insurance Expert Answers Questions on ‘Consent to Settle Authority’ Law, Potential Risks to Look Out For, and More Malpractice insurance entered a new territory recently for physicians and insurers

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Spring cleaning for your skin

4 Bad Habits and How to Fix Them Dr. Marci Pepine, a board certified dermatologist at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology in Lakeland and a Polk County Medical Association member, has

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Publisher’s Note: A look at House Bill 9: Involuntary examinations under the Baker Act

As I’m writing this, the 2013 Legislative Session at our state’s capitol is still underway, but will soon be coming to a close. During this process, several notable bills to

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Editor’s Dose: Adventures with kids and vegetables

My twins are turning five this year, and they have officially reached the “vegetables are gross” stage. Fortunately, I can exclude my three-year-old girl and two-year-old boy from this dilemma

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Medical Memoirs: Finding the right track in the medical field

Frances Martin, MD is a urological oncologist with the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center. A graduate of the University of Alabama, she completed her Urological Surgery residency at the University of

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Healthy Cook: What to eat to help that healthy glow

Beauty may be only skin deep, but it might be the skin on a cucumber. For years, women have been putting slices of cold cucumber on their eyes to whisk

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Healthy way to school

Join the nation by ditching the bus or car and walking or bicycling to school. The choice is yours – will you walk or bike to school? Each year since

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Legislative update: Recently passed Florida House Bill 671

 New Regulations on Pharmacy Staffing Leaves for Some Debate The Florida Legislature is entertaining bills related to the number of registered pharmacy technicians that may be supervised by a licensed

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Put your body into it!

Bodyweight Training: A Tool to Getting the Athletic Look While Feeling Better Everybody would like a body that is more flexible and athletic, but what if the way to attain