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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a “weakening” or “dilatation” in a part of an artery. An estimated 15,000 people die of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) every year in the US. About

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What Is Musculoskeletal Oncology?

Musculoskeletal oncology is a branch of orthopedic surgery that specializes in diagnosing and treating tumors that occur in the body’s bone or connective soft tissues, including muscle, fat, fibrous tissue,

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Reducing Your Health Risks With Vaccines

Vaccines are one of the best ways to reduce your risk of illness and the spread of disease. Serious research has gone into making vaccines that are safe, efficient and

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August Is Children’s Eye Health/Safety Month

Children require clear and comfortable vision to be successful in school and extracurricular activities. They use their eyes for everything from reading, writing, throwing a ball, using computers, and watching

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Make It OK!

 Peace River Center Campaign Aims to Quash Stigma Associated With Mental Illness  by TERESA SCHIFFER   With one in five people experiencing a mental health issue at some point in

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Learn How to Spot, Treat Rosacea

Rosacea is a fairly common dermatological condition that can affect anyone of any age. It is a chronic condition with no known cure, but advances in medical technology have made

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Herniated Disks in the Lower Back

This is the last of our three-part back pain series. So far, we have talked about sciatica pain and pelvic and tailbone pain. We saved what is probably the most

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Decision Time: ER or Urgent Care?

Urgent Care Facilities Help to Ease the Burden on Emergency Rooms by TERESA SCHIFFER When patients are experiencing a medical emergency, whether it’s a serious injury or symptoms of severe

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Mission Possible

Homeless Outreach Center Cares for Body, Mind story and photos by PAUL CATALA Jason Garland says he stops in at The Mission of Winter Haven daily just to get the

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Identifying Barriers to Mental Health Care for Minorities