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How a life-saving transplant transformed my life

| Annemarie Ward shares her journey of keeping hope alive amidst heart disease | NEARLY 15 YEARS AGO, Annemarie Ward was walking the family’s three dogs with her mother Polly

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Healthy Cook: Love a food that loves you back

BUGGS BUNNY had it right. He ate carrots because he liked them. But even if he hated carrots and liked, oh … parsnips, or Brussels sprouts … he should have

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Pediatric Health: How sick is too sick for school?

With flu season in full swing, it can be hard to know if your child is too sick for school or just feeling slightly under the weather. Oftentimes, it can

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Hospice Help: Caring for ailing hearts

DO YOU OR A LOVED ONE find it increasingly more difficult to breathe? Ever have tightness or pain in your chest for more than 15 minutes? Are your feet, ankles

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Word of Mouth: How cavities develop

Cavities are one of the most common issues affecting our teeth. A mainstay of childhood dental concerns, cavities can also affect adults. Knowing how cavities develop is vital to protecting

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Pop Quiz: Maintaining optimal optical health

| Understanding the causes of low vision and taking precautions as you age | EYESIGHT is a precious thing, and unfortunately there are many threats to optimal optical health. One

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Does your child’s diet need to diversify?

Our Food Editor, Trent Rowe, makes a great point about carrots. Kids do love them, and I’ve got four little hungry mouths at my house to prove it. When I

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Celebrating Black History Month with a look at local African-Americans in medicine

ALEX ALEXANDER Registered Nurse Bartow Regional Medical Center As a black registered nurse from North Carolina, 56-year-old Alex Alexander has had his run-ins with prejudice. But he’s learned to remember

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Publisher’s Note: Where Florida stands on getting healthcare through the ACA marketplace

By the time this magazine hits the streets, we will be less than two weeks from the deadline to sign up or renew your healthcare insurance plan at healthcare.gov —

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PCMA Letter: Matters of the heart

FEBRUARY is not just known for cupid and Valentine’s Day, but in the medical community, this time of year is set aside to emphasize another matter of the heart. Right