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To save or not to save?

  Cord-Blood Banking can have Life-Saving Benefits, but Local Doctors Advise Parents to do Their Homework When expecting a new baby, parents have many decisions to make: what name to

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Healthy cook: Save your summer diet with canned salmon

  If you had to pick up a precooked, trimmed and ready-to-serve protein at the supermarket, you’d expect to pay a premium for the convenience. After all, someone else is

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Medical advice: Essential but simple ways to help loved ones with Aphasia

  We tend to take for granted our ability to communicate, how effortlessly our words flow out of our mouths. However, when our speech becomes impaired, we profoundly feel the

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Signs & Symptoms: Practicing safety & preventing the little known CMV Virus

  The Varicella-Zoster Virus causes chicken pox and the painful rash, shingles. The Epstein-Barr Virus is associated with mononucleosis, an infection known as the kissing disease. Then there’s CMV, the

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Common ground found regarding the 1099 rule

  It is very seldom that the two political parties of our country join together in a bipartisan fashion. The former 1099 rule of the new health care bill, however,

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Take these two pills of commentary and call me in the morning

  You Spoke, We Listened In our last online poll at www.CentralFloridaHealthNews.com, we asked what you wanted to read about most for your health. The top answer was no surprise

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Signs & symptoms: When your skin needs medical attention

  As a surgeon who often treats and cares for patients whose ailments of the skin have gone too long without medical attention, I’d like to talk about the importance

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Body, mind & spirit: Integrating primary and behavioral care

  When you go to the doctor complaining of stomach pain, you probably don’t expect your problem to be depression. But it just may be. When you complain of headache,

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Mediterranean diet for cardiovascular health

  Dr. Sean P. O’Rourke is a board-certified cardiologist at Watson Clinic. With a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease, Dr. O’Rourke often sees patients suffering from heart disease. He took the

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Medical advice: 8 simple tips to sounder sleep

  Sure, there’s plenty to worry about these days: The economy, job security and family issues. It’s enough to lose sleep over. Not that we need any help from sleep