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THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: STILL A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

By Chukwuka Okafor, MD, MBA, CIME, FAAOS On Thursday October 26, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services declared America’s Opioid Crisis a public health emergency.  Drug overdose is

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Living With Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure: the term conjures up visions of a death sentence. And, understandably so. The mortality from this diagnosis is more than all cancers in the United States, even

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Glaucoma and Dry Eyes

Eye doctors are excited this year with 2020 rolling in. It’s an excellent opportunity for us to shine some light on eye care topics that we would like to highlight.

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Oral hygiene and Heart Health

Heart health should be an aspect of personal healthcare that we are all concerned about. After all, the heart is a pretty important part of the system! As vital as

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Courageous Voyage

Lakeland Man’s Journey Through Sickness and Transplant to Second Chance by MATT NORMAN, RN Heart health is something that we don’t often think about. Especially when we’re young. For Lakeland

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Good for the Heart

Heart Walk Participants Explain Why Event Is So Rewarding by TERESA SCHIFFER According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death

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Convenient Care

Winter Haven Doctor Offers TAVR Treatment That Once Required Travel by TERESA SCHIFFER For patients suffering from aortic valve stenosis, there used to be little to nothing that could be

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POP QUIZ: Chest Pain: What Is Your Body Telling You?

Did you know that of the millions of Americans who visit the emergency room with chest every year, only 20 percent are actually diagnosed with a heart attack or other

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Keep It Moving

Exercise Is a Must for Good Heart Health by GRACE BOGGESS HIRDES Do you have a health goal for 2020? Maybe you want to lose a few pounds or to

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Learn About LASIK and Other Refractive Procedures

As you decide on your new year’s resolutions and goals, you should also consider your eye health as part of those resolutions and goals. Why not make 2020, “The Year