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Local Chat and Chew now offered after hours

Community volunteer organization creates new event to help put willpower back in your diet With our fast paced, 21st century lives, it is sometimes challenging to prepare good, nutritious meals

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Medical Advice: Addressing childhood obesity NOW to avoid disease LATER

Healthcare is becoming more expensive every year. In 2010, the United States spent 17 percent of its budget on healthcare costs. By 2016, that number is expected to rise to

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Ask a Nurse: My final column in CFHN— But more to come online!

Hello my fellow Floridians. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to read my columns over the past year and encourage you

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Beyond Breast Cancer Awareness

A look at prevention 365 days a year It’s time to lavish your pink frocks, flaunt that cotton candy boa, showoff those fuchsia stilettos and sport your cherry blossom bustier!

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Ask a Nurse: Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law to reform the healthcare industry by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court on June

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Is an urgent illness or injury always an emergency?

Whether you’re suddenly stricken with a migraine or fever, a visit to your primary- care doctor is not always an option. Due to a reduction in available primary-care appointments and

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Affordable Care Act Update

Many Polk County residents are continuing to rely on free healthcare clinics, despite health insurance subsidies available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  As the nation nears its second open

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Word of Mouth: Facts and myths about wisdom teeth— What you need to know

When it comes to wisdom teeth and myths, the tall tales rank right up there with toads causing warts! You’ll hear a lot of information about wisdom teeth, but not

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Pop Quiz: What’s your Medicare IQ?

A Test that Will Help You Get Smarter About Your Coverage For youngsters, autumn means going back to school. For seniors and those who qualify, fall signals that it’s Medicare

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The secret to age reversal may be hiding in our blood

Could the fountain of youth be flowing through the veins of our youth?  Dr. Amy Wagers and Dr. Richard Lee suspect that it is.