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PCMA Letter: Working for your health

The Polk County Medical Association (PCMA), its members and affiliates, are constantly working for the betterment of health in the community. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Healing is

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Pop Quiz: Is work-related stress affecting your health?

Find out where strain at work may lurk and if the stress is helping or hindering your well-being. We’ve all heard before that jobs can be stressful, but could your

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Creative ways to say ‘thank you’ to the family caregiver

Chances are, you know someone who is a family caregiver even if you aren’t one yourself. According to the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), 90 million adults— two out of every

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Solutions for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

An Ailment that’s Not Just for Computer Users Computers are frequently blamed for carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful disorder involving a pinched nerve in the wrist. But assembly workers are

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Healthy Cook: Healthy work lunch ideas that won’t break the bank

Get out the old Number 2 pencil and give the lead a lick. It’s time to figure how much lunch costs. And it does add up. Say you buy a

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Publisher’s Note: Time is running out for your listing in the 2014 Central Florida Directory

For the 2013 edition, we published the Central Florida Physicians Directory and Medical Professional Guide at the beginning of the year. This directory is the most comprehensive database of physicians

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On The Pulse: Heart of Florida forges new partnership

What’s Happening: Heart of Florida forges new partnership with Nemours and other medical news Under a new partnership, Nemours Children’s Hospital of Orlando is providing hospital-based pediatrician care to newborns and

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Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans Q & A

What Healthcare Agencies Need to Know By law in Florida, healthcare agencies are tasked with the responsibility of developing a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) in the event of an

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In my opinion: Experts look at trends in Florida medicine

In your opinion, what medical specialty is increasing in demand in the Florida healthcare industry? A: Primary care.  Family practice physicians/primary care physicians may not traditionally have been considered a

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Simple HIPAA check list (well, sort of)

Avoiding the ‘Deer in the Headlights Look’ When it Comes to Compliance Oftentimes, a client asks me why I can’t just make a “simple” HIPAA solution.  That is what they