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Healthy Cook: Going nuts for better nutrition and weight loss

  Being a health nut is a lifestyle people will want to embrace for the New Year – literally. Study after study for reducing heart disease risk, improving the body’s

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A possible ban to talk about (except on the phone while driving)

  Here’s a possible ban for you to talk about (except on the phone while driving, of course): the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released a statement on Tuesday,

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Editor’s Dose: ‘Read Belly Up to Better Abs’

  It feels like just yesterday we were passing out kisses at the toll of the New Year. Now the holiday season is fast approaching and soon our resolve for

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What does Medicare mean to you?

  For many Floridians, including our elderly and disabled citizens who depend on the program for care, Medicare is a lifeline. For Florida physicians, Medicare represents a cycle of uncertainty

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Healthy Cook: Why dark chocolate is a healthier option

  Ahhhh, hot fudge sundaes. Cocoa with whipped cream. Creamy chocolate milkshakes. If you’re concerned about health – or your waistline – they’re probably on your taboo list. Yet chocolate

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Signs & Symptoms: Understanding the warning signs of a stroke

A stroke requires immediate hospital care, but most Americans don’t recognize the symptoms of this potentially deadly “brain attack.” This widespread lack of awareness often results in preventable long-term disabilities.

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Medical Advice: 7 steps to living healthy with diabetes

I met a man once who said being diagnosed with diabetes saved his life. What a powerful statement that was. He explained that before being told he had diabetes, he

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Publisher’s Note: Florida launches a pain-pill database

  With 2,710 deaths resulting in prescription drug overdoses last year, and after a bitter 10-year political debate, a Florida pain-pill database was launched on October 18. The purpose of

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Signs & Symptoms

  Seeing the Forest for the Trees with Prognostic Factor Testing Prognostic factor testing is critical for directing proper therapy in individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. We have known for

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One of the many roles of physicians

  Physicians perform many functions in our society. One of the tasks physicians perform that almost everyone knows about is the care of the ill and injured patient. But physicians