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Pop Quiz: See How Much You Know About Tooth and Gum Disease

by ERIKA ALDRICH   Tooth and gum disease are important health considerations well beyond childhood, but they are not as high in our social health consciousness as they need to

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Striking Out Cancer

World Record Attempt at Charity Challenge Helps Raise Cancer Awareness   story by MARY TOOTHMAN The third time was supposed to be the charm – but an attempt on April

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Taking Care of B(us)iness

Highlighting local nurses who go above and beyond every day QUESTION: What actions (big or small) do you take on a daily basis to make a difference for your patients


Spreading Smiles

Dental Care Becoming More Accessible For All by CHERYL ROGERS Highlands, and Hardee counties, where they saw 42,426 patients in 134,558 visits last year.  “The demand is incredible. We can’t

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Recipe Spotlight: Lamb and Barley Soup & Easter Ham

by Trent Rowe, Food Editor This month’s Recipe Spotlight is focused on the Easter Holiday. Like I mentioned in the April edition of Central Florida Health News, holidays always have

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Risk Factors for Cavities that May Surprise You

Everyone knows that cavities are caused by too much sugar and poor oral care like neglecting daily brushing and flossing, but are those the only causes?  There are actually many

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Urgency Versus Emergency: Know the Difference!

When you are sick or injured, the last thing on your mind is the cost.  Unfortunately, the high costs of the Emergency Room can leave you with a hurting wallet

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Three Great Reasons to Schedule Your Annual Wellness Visit

You’ve had a physical, you’ve had your eyes checked, and your hearing.  You have gone through all the usual testing— cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.  But have you scheduled

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The Thyroid Gland and Weight Loss

Maintaining a healthy body weight can be frustrating – trying to balance sensible eating with proper exercise is tricky. Unfortunately, some folks suffer from health conditions that can make losing

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Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

Did you know over 2 million Americans are affected by glaucoma? With proper treatment, the vast majority will not go blind from this silent disease of the eye.  The most