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All about Allergies

Whether you call it seasonal allergies, allergic rhinitis or hay fever, it affects millions of people worldwide and is very common. There are 2 main types of allergic rhinitis: Seasonal

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Lake Wales Medical Center’s Golden Care Unit is filling a need for behavioral health care specifically aimed at seniors.

When an elderly parent starts hearing music that isn’t there, or seeing objects that aren’t there, it can be perplexing. Reading the signs can be difficult: is it a side

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What is the Annual Wellness Visit?

by DR. JEFFREY EPSTEIN You may be wondering what exactly an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is, or why you need one.  After all, this is not something you have had

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Benefits of CareCredit

By Heather Hafner, Patient Relations Coordinator, Haines City Dental Most of us have times when a certain need or situation arises, bringing with it expenses that are not part of

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What Dreams About Your Teeth Falling Out Might Really Mean

by WILLIAM NERESTANT, DDS Dreams can be confusing and intense experiences, and those that involve your teeth falling out are no exception.  Dreams of teeth falling out, turning to dust,

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The “Ripe” Time for Cataract Surgery

by William Corkins, O.D. Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida Whenever I tell a patient that he or she has cataracts they immediately ask if they need to have surgery. We start

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Pop Quiz: See How Much You Know About Tooth and Gum Disease

by ERIKA ALDRICH   Tooth and gum disease are important health considerations well beyond childhood, but they are not as high in our social health consciousness as they need to

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Striking Out Cancer

World Record Attempt at Charity Challenge Helps Raise Cancer Awareness   story by MARY TOOTHMAN The third time was supposed to be the charm – but an attempt on April

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Taking Care of B(us)iness

Highlighting local nurses who go above and beyond every day QUESTION: What actions (big or small) do you take on a daily basis to make a difference for your patients


Spreading Smiles

Dental Care Becoming More Accessible For All by CHERYL ROGERS Highlands, and Hardee counties, where they saw 42,426 patients in 134,558 visits last year.  “The demand is incredible. We can’t