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Medical advice: Poison help in the home

If you suspected that a member of your household had ingested a potentially poisonous substance, would you know what to do?  Did you know you can call the Florida Poison

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Publisher’s Note: More options coming for Florida residents seeking health and dental coverage

You may or may not have heard already that there is an alternative option for discounted health coverage outside of the plans offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Four

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Editor’s Dose: I’d Rather Be… at the Dentist

Okay, it’s confession time.  I used to be one of those people who was afraid to go to the dentist.  I know it sounds silly, but just the thought of

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PCMA Letter: The big picture of your health

Everyone knows the old expression “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Well, in the field of medicine, we take special care to look at the big picture of your

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To smile or not to smile

Dr. Karen Teston and other local experts on oral hygiene and your overall health Some folks are afraid of pain.  Some know they haven’t done a good job of taking

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Community outreach programs make check-ups more available

Free dental exams, preventative tooth care, and more Several outreach programs in Polk County recently offered free dental exams and other tooth services to spread awareness about the need for

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Healthy Cook: What to eat for dental health

For another easy breakfast meal that will help make your teeth stronger and put a smile on your face, try Florida Strawberry Oatmeal: 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats 1 cup water

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Word of Mouth: Myths about implants debunked, part I: Are they practical?

Dental implants are a viable option for most patients experiencing tooth loss.  Fused with the patient’s jaw, implants can replace bridges and dentures, and they look and feel very natural.

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Helping make the healthier choice, the easier choice

About the Building a Healthier Polk initiative Building a Healthier Polk is a group of community partners brought together by Polk Vision who are working towards the goal of reducing