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Medical Preparations for Hurricane Season

Five Major Medical Considerations to Remember While Making Plans for a Hurricane Hurricane season has arrived in Central Florida, and if you haven’t already, now is the time to prepare

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Changing a Sunshine State of Mind

Three Local Skin Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories and Lessons Learned Tammy Whitehead basically lived at the beach every weekend as a teenager.  “We used baby oil to get fried,”

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HEALTH FACTS: Lumps and Bumps

  Some of the most common procedures performed by surgeons involve removal of “lumps and bumps” from various parts of the body.  These can vary in size and complexity, depending

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Medical Advice

Tips for Preventing Drowning and Recreational Water Illnesses As Florida’s summer weather begins to heat up, it’s the perfect time of year to cool down by the water.  Swimming and

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SENIOR CARE: Cataracts and Seniors— What You Need to Know

Cataracts and Seniors June is Cataract Awareness Month, making it a good time to talk about this degenerative condition that affects the eyesight of over million Americans. Cataracts generally affect

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PCMA LETTER: Having ‘the Talk’

  Every June, Men’s Health Month, is emphasized across the country with screenings, health fairs, and educational events.  These efforts are to help ensure that every male, from boyhood to

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Pop Quiz: Are you Attune to the Early Signs of Hearing Loss?

Test Your Knowledge of the Different Types, Plus the Signs and Symptoms What?  Could you repeat that, please?  If you or a loved one is suffering from hearing loss, the

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Community: Preventing Accidents and Injuries Around the Home

From Falls to Fires, Discover How to Reduce Common Household Hazards Do you know what the leading cause of death for people between the ages of one and 44 is

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Medical Update: Men’s Urination Problems

Physician Now Offering UroLift® Procedure for Men with Urination Problems Dr. Kenneth Essig, a Winter Haven urological surgeon, has become the first doctor in Polk County to offer the minimally

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Man-to-Man Talk: Preventing Cancer and Other Health Risks

A Cancer Survivor and a Local Physician Share their Unique Perspectives Arnold Henig was 69 years-old when he was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a type of cancer that occurs