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Myopia and Screen Time in Children

The last few decades have seen an explosion of technological innovation and a dazzling array of new personal digital devices in every household.  While there are enormous upsides to this

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On the Pulse

COVID Can’t Dampen the Spirit of Dedication and Excellence at Area Healthcare Facilities To say the past few months have been a whirlwind for the healthcare industry is an understatement.

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Healing the Healers

Drawn-out COVID-19 Battle Puts Healthcare Workers at Greater Risk of Burnout by MATT COBBLE As the battle with the novel coronavirus (designated COVID-19) moves into the summer, physicians must consider

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Innovation In the Works

Director Discusses Detailed Orchestration of Ramp Up for MitraClip Procedure by TIM CRAIG When Winter Haven Hospital begins its innovative MitraClip procedure later this year, it will come at the

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Scope of Practice

New Law to Allow Advanced Nurse Practitioners to Operate Independently  by TERESA SCHIFFER In March, the Florida Legislature passed a bill allowing advanced nurse practitioners (APRNs) to independently operate primary

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Are You Considering Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is where the normally clear lens inside the eye becomes cloudy. This is a normal process that occurs with age. Certain medications such as steroids, smoking, and high

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Cardiac Testing in a COVID-19 World

In this column, I’ll talk about the varied tests done in cardiology in general and how we do them in a COVID-19 world. After all, people don’t stop having heart

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Most Skin Cancer Is Preventable; Early Precautions Pay Off Later by TIM CRAIG Tom and Ariana Glennon know about the sun. From being stationed out in the South Pacific to

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Every Minute Counts

 Lakeland Regional Health Works to Make Sure People Don’t Delay Care Over COVID-19 Fears By PAUL CATALA  As coronavirus fears have grown throughout the nation, it has become clear there

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Skin Smarts

Protect Your Skin From the Brutal Summer Sun by TERESA SCHIFFER Living in Central Florida, we are acutely aware of the effects of the sun. They don’t call us the