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New bloodmobile joins fleet in Winter Haven

Web Exclusive Feature — Central Florida Health News Magazine — February 2014 Winter Haven has a new bloodmobile ready to roll to businesses, communities, churches, schools and special events. The new

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The trouble with trigger finger

Local surgeon develops alternate solution for a tricky procedure There’s no getting around this fact: you need your hands.  When one or more of your fingers or thumbs doesn’t function

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PCMA Letter: An easy way to find the specialist you need

As you might already know, the 2014 Central Florida Physicians Directory and Medical Professionals Guide was made available early and can be found at convenient medical facilities all around the

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Healthy Cook: The disease-fighting properties of red foods

Roses are red Berries are blue Red foods tastes good And are heart-healthy, too. There are only a few days of the year when a writer can get that corny,

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Ask a Nurse: A closer look at Vitamin D deficiencies

As many of us swallow down one, two, three, or even four vitamins and supplements every morning, do you ever stop and think, “Do I really need to take all

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Editor’s Dose: An important update on the Affordable Care Act

Like an afternoon soap opera we love to hate, we just can’t seem to stop watching the drama unfold in relation to the Affordable Care Act.  Whether you’re in favor

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Pop Quiz: Is your teen at risk for dating violence?

A light push… A condescending statement… They may be just innocent moves by a person, but these could be telltale signs of teen dating violence.  Is your teen at risk

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Making African-American history in Polk

Alice Manley: A lifetime of service (above) Alice Manley stands with four generations of directors for the health department.  From left to right: Dr. Ulyee Choe (November 2012-Present); Dr. Daniel

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Publisher’s Note: The method behind the magazine

Last edition, we featured an extensive article on how our region is working towards tackling the issue of obesity in our neighborhoods.  On the surface, it might have seemed like

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Painting the town red with heart disease prevention

How Polk is taking steps to increase awareness and lower your risk Bill Mutz thought he was just going to help with a demonstration when he volunteered for an ultrasound