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Publisher’s Note: Fighting misinformation about the Zika virus

WHEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE healthcare officials and providers are pressed into service to battle a healthcare emergency, one of the places they can almost always find themselves fighting is the

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Fulfillment in the journey: Dr. Sookdeo traverses the road of family medicine

BY THE AGE OF 18, Trishanna Sookdeo, MD, MPH decided she wanted to pursue a career in medicine or science. Luckily for the citizens of Polk County, she chose the

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Technological advancements helping to reshape senior care

AARP study reveals Floridians’ preference for in-home care and opportunity for the state NEW TECHNOLOGY and modern solutions are reshaping the way we work, live, and retire. A new AARP

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PCMA President’s Column: Making your vote count and your voice heard

AS WE HEAD to the polls on November 8 to determine our next president, as well as vote on many federal, state, and local officials and amendments, it’s important to

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Editor’s Dose: The Central Florida Health Expo is coming

THIS YEAR, we got an idea in our heads to host a health expo for the region. And, why not? As publishers of Central Florida Doctor, Central Florida Health News,

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Word of Mouth: Life impacts of dental implants

THE RESULTS are in: seniors who lead an active lifestyle are healthier, live longer, and have a better quality of life than seniors who don’t. A winning smile is a

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Senior Health: Exercise to ease arthritis pain

MORE THAN 50 MILLION adults suffer from arthritis, and there are 100 different types and related conditions. Arthritis is not actually a single disease; rather, it refers to joint pain

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Editor’s Dose: This is diabetes

NOVEMBER is American Diabetes Month. It’s a time when the American Diabetes Association (ADA) works to turn the nation’s attention to a disease that affects tens of millions of people

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Holiday tips to help keep the whole family healthy

AS WE ENTER THE HOLIDAY SEASON, the excitement of fall festivals, family gatherings, and holiday parties are worth celebrating. For many, this means gathering to-do lists, party planning, and shopping

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Keeping the golden years fresh

The art of preserving quality of life as we age CATHY THORNHILL always considered herself an active person. She competed in marathons and triathlons in her late 30s and ate