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Diabetic Retinopathy

By Neil J. Okun, M.D. Board Certified Ophthalmologist Diabetes is a disease that affects small blood vessels throughout the body.  The retina is the nerve tissue lining the back of

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The McCarty Agency

The McCarty agency, a full-service Health and Life insurance agency, has been appointed, re-certified to offer Group Health and Medicare plans to consumers. Health insurance is constantly changing and evolving,

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Technology That Adds Up

Lakeland Regional Health Recognized for Data Analytics System by MARY TOOTHMAN Lakeland Regional Health has earned national honors for technology initiatives that contribute to the delivery of best outcomes and

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Medical Memoirs: Dr Eric LaRue

High School Athletes’ Unsung Supporter Serves on the Sidelines by TERESA SCHIFFER The special people who choose to donate their time to lend a helping hand to our communities, and

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Don’t Fear the Finances

End-of-the-Year Tax Tips That Keep Physicians in Mind It may be only November, but it is always a great time to start thinking ahead about filing your 2019 tax returns.

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New Technology for Spinal Surgery Being Used Locally

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center has proudly announced that it is the first hospital in Florida to begin using a new procedure for spinal surgery that eliminates the need

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Oral Insulin Innovation

New Alternative to Insulin Shot Being Tested Some good news is on the horizon for those struggling with Type 2 diabetes. The FDA is moving closer towards the release of

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A Heart for Helping

Florida Polytechnic University Conducting Research on Fetal and Maternal ECG Signals by MARY TOOTHMAN Florida Polytechnic University’s Dr. Muhammad Ullah, professor of computer engineering, is hard at work on a

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Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the most treatable form of blindness worldwide. Millions of cataract surgeries are performed each year, restoring patients to functional visual status. Over the past 40-50 years, cataract surgery

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Medical Memoirs

Dr. Michelle Henne is Giving Back to the Community Through Her Sports Medicine Expertise Michelle Henne, MD, CAQSM, is making a difference in the field of sports medicine. She has