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Don’t worry about getting older — worry about getting healthier

Age is a pretty sensitive topic, especially for us women. We can’t help it, but it’s true. Once you hit that “certain age,” your worry worm syndrome about your appearance

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PCMA Letter: Helping you do more than just live longer

As part of our continued efforts to raise awareness on important health topics in the region, I’m pleased to announce that we have a special guest columnist for Central Florida

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Healthy Cook: Culinary tips for the caregiver turned chef

There is no denying that our taste buds age with the rest of us.  They get tired, just like our knees and hips.  Doctors can replace some worn-out parts, but

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Word of Mouth: Myths about implants debunked, part II: Are they effective?

Working like your own teeth, dental implants are imbedded in your jaw bone; they offer a superior option over bridges and dentures. Implants look and feel like your natural teeth,

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Pop Quiz: How to alleviate mobility issues

Test your knowledge of mobility precautions to help keep your senior loved one active and safe As we age, our ability to move changes as well, going from one extreme

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Long-term health: Considering your BMI

The importance of discussing your Body Mass Index with your physician Since 2003, Polk Vision has been bringing together community partners to work toward Polk County’s collective vision.  Going a

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Aging gracefully

What will your health look like in 40 years? Medical science has made inroads against major diseases that snuff short our lives.  But by the time we reach 45, disease

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Ask a Nurse: Alzheimer’s is Type 3 Diabetes!

In 1906, a German neuropathologist Dr. Alois Alzheimer first identified what is now considered Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). He was caring for a middle-aged woman suffering from memory loss and disorientation. 

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Publisher’s Note: Update on Florida Health Choices

In early March, www.myfloridachoices.org became live.  It is the website devoted to Florida Health Choices (the state’s health insurance marketplace, separate from the federal plans under the Affordable Care Act).

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Medical Advice: Awareness is key to stopping upward trend of STDs

Every year in April, we observe STD Awareness Month.  This is an opportunity for individuals, doctors, and communities to address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million sexually