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Tips for Preventing Drowning and Recreational Water Illnesses As Florida’s summer weather begins to heat up, it’s the perfect time of year to cool down by the water.  Swimming and

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PCMA LETTER: Having ‘the Talk’

  Every June, Men’s Health Month, is emphasized across the country with screenings, health fairs, and educational events.  These efforts are to help ensure that every male, from boyhood to

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PCMA LETTER: How to manage allergies

‘Nothing to Sneeze At’ Is Right The theme for this edition, which focuses on how to manage allergies, is definitely nothing to sneeze at.  Allergies, whether environmental or food-related, can

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Medical Advice: Honoring Women’s Health with a Nudge Toward Better Habits

With Mother’s Day Comes the Start of National Women’s Health Week   THE MONTH OF MAY is a time of year to honor women. Mother’s Day is observed each May to

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE: National Sleep Awareness Week

One Conversation You Don’t Want to Sleep On In addition to the important awareness topics we’re addressing in this edition, I wanted to talk about something that we often take

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Healthy Cook: Allergy Season Healthy Food

Try Some Herbs, Spices, Fruits, and Fish to Ease Spring Allergy Symptoms THIS HAS BEEN CALLED  the worst allergy season in years. My wife said that, and, judging by the

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Medical Advice: National Nutrition Month challenge — ‘Put Your Best Fork Forward’

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH, and The Florida Department of Health in Polk County is bringing awareness to the importance of a nutritious, healthy lifestyle. National Nutrition Month is a

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Word of Mouth: How to know your mouth — and your mouthwash needs

NOT ALL MOUTHS are created equal, and not all oral concerns are the same. It’s the reason why there are so many different types of mouthwash available on the market.

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Family Health: How to beat peak allergy season in Central Florida

SPRINGTIME IN CENTRAL FLORIDA is beautiful. Temperatures are pleasant and the warm breezes carry the sweet scent of the orange blossoms. Unfortunately for some, it also means pollen allergies from

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Healthcare Buzz: Oral healthcare and your child — back to basics

FLOSSING is an important part of any oral care routine, and experts advise you do it at least once a day. However, many parents wonder when should their children should