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  Fulfilling a Childhood Dream to Heal the Sick From the time he was seven-years-old, Dr. Kenny Nguyen knew he wanted to become a doctor. He credits the lifelong dream

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Publisher’s Note: A power patient communication tool for physicians

As you may already know, Central Florida Media Group works in close collaboration with the Polk County Medical Association to bring the Central Florida medical industry three publications: Central Florida

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Editor’s Dose: A preview of what’s inside

This edition holds a few unique distinctions from its predecessors that I’d like to share with you. First, we have a guest contributing author who currently serves on the advisory

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Curtailing diabetes

Essential Tips for Better Disease Management Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It is a major cause of heart disease and stroke as well

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Shhh! Culture of quiet time encourages healing

Local Hospitals Helping Patients to Rest and Sleep   We live hectic lives filled with noise from audible alarms, phones, cars, planes, barking dogs, and human voices. But things are

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PCMA Letter: Upcoming event reminders

As part of its continued health education and awareness efforts, the Polk County Medical Foundation is holding a Citizen CPR event, where attendees will be able to learn about a

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How physicians can prevent prescription drug abuse through education

Over six million Americans abuse prescription opioids, stimulants, or sedatives, and more men and women now die from prescription drug overdoses than die from all other drug or alcohol overdoses.

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On the Pulse: Winter Haven Hospital Merger and Other Medical News

  What’s Happening: Winter Haven Hospital Merger and Other Medical News Winter Haven Hospital officially merged with BayCare Health System on August 30, with Steve Nierman at the helm. Nierman

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Improving health outcomes through medication adherence

  The goal of modern healthcare is essentially a positive lifestyle change. Doctors want to encourage effective behavior change to improve the health and quality of life for their patients.

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Healthy Cook: Enjoy good food without bad acid reflux

Some maladies don’t sound too bad. Heartburn could be something to do with affection. Some sound as bad as they are. GERD can’t sound nice. It hurts, and you know