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Medical Advice: National Influenza Vaccination Week

by JOY HACKSON, Director of DOH-Polk As we enter the holiday season, the excitement of family gatherings and holiday parties are worth celebrating. One thing to remember while preparing for

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Editor’s Dose: We Proudly Present Our Gift to You …

We know there is more to the holidays than gifts. Still, you’ll have to excuse us because we are so excited to be presenting you with our very own holiday

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December PCMA Letter

’Tis the Season to Take Care of Yourself December is one of those months that leave a lot of people scrambling to catch their breath. Whether it’s last-minute shopping, family

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Have a Heart Healthy Holiday

Though we love this time of year, it can be pretty stressful. Crazy schedules. Financial strain. Less time for exercise.  Studies have shown that cardiac events such as heart attacks

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How can my eyes be dry if they are watering all the time?

Dry eye is one of the most common conditions that we deal with in eye care. It can be both frustrating for patients as well as their doctors because there

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Dental Implants Can Help You Save Face

Losing your teeth can be a painful and traumatic experience, whether it’s due to age, injury, or tooth decay. Whether we realize it or not, our teeth are integral to

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Chill and Relax

Cryotherapy a Quick, Holistic Option for a Wide Range of Ailments by MARY TOOTHMAN   Cryotherapy enthusiasts can recite a lengthy and varied list of ailments, issues and challenges that

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Health Hero

Lisa Moseley’s Fundraising Prowess Brings New Visibility to Peace River Center by TIM CRAIG Lisa Moseley would likely never use the term “hero” to describe herself, but to those who

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Open Enrollment

It’s Time to Evaluate Your Options and Choose the Insurance Plan That’s Best for You by TERESA SCIHFFER It’s open enrollment season for Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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Pop Quiz: If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose! How Much Do You Really Know About Sleep Apnea?

A full night’s sleep is supposed to be restful and recharging, but for millions of Americans, that’s not the case. Many wake up in the morning tired and unrested, and