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Annual Wellness Visit Provides Comprehensive Screening

Your yearly physical is an important part of your health care regimen, but that’s not the end of your responsibility to yourself. It’s not a comprehensive evaluation. That’s where we

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All about Allergies

Whether you call it seasonal allergies, allergic rhinitis or hay fever, it affects millions of people worldwide and is very common. There are 2 main types of allergic rhinitis: Seasonal

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Lake Wales Medical Center’s Golden Care Unit is filling a need for behavioral health care specifically aimed at seniors.

When an elderly parent starts hearing music that isn’t there, or seeing objects that aren’t there, it can be perplexing. Reading the signs can be difficult: is it a side

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What is the Annual Wellness Visit?

by DR. JEFFREY EPSTEIN You may be wondering what exactly an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is, or why you need one.  After all, this is not something you have had

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Benefits of CareCredit

By Heather Hafner, Patient Relations Coordinator, Haines City Dental Most of us have times when a certain need or situation arises, bringing with it expenses that are not part of

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What Dreams About Your Teeth Falling Out Might Really Mean

by WILLIAM NERESTANT, DDS Dreams can be confusing and intense experiences, and those that involve your teeth falling out are no exception.  Dreams of teeth falling out, turning to dust,

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The “Ripe” Time for Cataract Surgery

by William Corkins, O.D. Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida Whenever I tell a patient that he or she has cataracts they immediately ask if they need to have surgery. We start

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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