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Level Up for Florida Lakes

If you grew up playing Frogger and Pitfall on Atari as I did, I have good news! You’re officially almost qualified to swim in Florida lakes! Alligators, snakes, turtles …

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Medical Advice

 Stay Safe From the Summer Heat

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Kidneys and Your Vascular Health

Your kidneys remove excess water and waste products from your body.  When the kidneys start to lose function, it is most commonly due to advancing age, long-term effects of high

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Reducing the Need for Glasses at the Time of Cataract Surgery

by Damon Welch M.D. & Daniel Welch M.D.   Cataract surgery is an extremely successful surgery. With cataract surgery, we have the ability to restore vision lost over time from

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Are You Suffering From Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is a skin condition in which hair follicles become inflamed. However, it has a number of different causes. Sometimes it requires antibiotics to heal, as these bumps can spread

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PCMA Letter: What’s the Skinny on Summer Skin Care?

The lazy days of summer are officially in full swing, but now is not the time to let your guard down! The beautiful weather gives us the opportunity to get

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If I knew then what I know now

When I was a kid, my family and I would drive up to the Florida Panhandle to visit my grandmother in Laguna Beach. The trip was as synonymous with summer

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Actinic Keratosis: What It Is and How to Treat It

Actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is a skin condition that, when left untreated, can turn into skin cancer. It’s most common in people over the age of 40

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Key Steps for Preventing Amputations

More than 25% of American seniors have diabetes, and 10% to 15% of people with diabetes have leg and or foot ulcers. Simple things like managing your diabetes and performing

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Action Plan for Healthy Vision

By: Chelsea Hollier, O.D. Routine eye exams can help your eye doctor prevent, diagnose, and treat vision problems and eye disease in children and adults. In addition, the National Eye