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The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health

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Gaining a Better Understanding of Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Pacemakers and defibrillators have become so common. Everyone has questions and concerns about these. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. What are pacemakers and defibrillators used for? Pacemakers

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Use of Opioids as First-Line Treatment a Slippery Slope

What do Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, and Chris Farley have in common? These are celebrities who developed dependence on prescription drugs that started with legitimate use after injuries or procedures.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration, AMD, is a leading cause of vision loss in adults over the age of 50. It destroys the macula, which is the small central area of the

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Paw and Order

Winter Haven Police Department Therapy Dog Winning Hearts by PAUL CATALA The Winter Haven Police Department wants everyone to know their Miranda rights. In this particular case, those rights include

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The Doctor Is In

Winter Haven Hospital Therapy Dog Zora Is the Perfect Medicine Being in the hospital is scary. Being in the hospital for cancer treatment is even scarier. In fact, there are

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Pop Quiz: Raise Your Shoe IQ for Healthy, Pain-Free Feet

Leonardo da Vinci said, “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Unfortunately, many people are not taking very good care of their masterpieces, and

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Feet First

 AdventHealth’s Dr. Narmo Ortiz Sheds Light on Foot and Heel Pain by TERESA SCIHFFER Oh, my aching feet! We’ve all had those days when our dogs are just a-barkin’ and

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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