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Heart disease warnings for women

| Don’t believe you’re not at risk; do believe you can improve your odds | WOMEN HAVE A MEASURE of built-in protection against heart disease — as long as their

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Medical Advice: Find your ‘inner quitter’

WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY into the new year and, as usual, many have begun their long list of New Year’s resolutions. Despite best intentions, some of those resolutions

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Stay Fit Focused: Exercise tips for the New Year

THE HOLIDAY SEASON is special, but it is also a time when you can experience serious weight gain. November and December are jam-packed with parties, holiday activities, and get-togethers that

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Word of Mouth: How to get a great smile for the New Year

SMILES ARE IMPORTANT. They say a smile can look like a million bucks or can make another feel like a million bucks … the advantages are endless. Whichever saying you

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Pop Quiz: Are you feeding your feelings?

| Stop the snacking and learn to recognize when it’s emotional or physical hunger | EMOTIONAL HUNGER is an issue that many of us deal with, much to the chagrin

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On the Pulse: World-renowned surgeon joins heart institute

A world-renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Tom Karl, has joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, expanding its surgery program.

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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Mike Stuart’s practice joins a new family at The Barranco Clinic

WHEN OTOLARYNGOLOGIST Dr. Mike Stuart considers his life and practice, the term “family” comes to mind, especially since he joined The Barranco Clinic this past fall, a leading group of

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On the horizon for the medical community

| Polk County Medical Association to focus on new events and educational programs in 2015 | THE POLK COUNTY Medical Association (PCMA) is gearing up for 2015 with several events

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New child safety seat law in effect for Florida drivers

AT THE TURN of the New Year, besides the bubbly and resolutions being passed around, a few new laws also were passed for Florida residents. One of them was the

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In My Opinion: Key factors in preventing liability risks

Central Florida Doctor (CFDr): In your opinion, what are some key factors in preventing liability risks? Dr. Carlos Romero: I believe the development of a risk-management program is an essential