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True Transformation

Doctor and Patient Explain Why Bariatric Surgery Is So Much More Than Weight Loss by Matthew Norman The new year often brings thoughts of weight loss. It seems that there

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Creature Comforts

Winter Haven Hospital Volunteer Crochets Octopuses to Soothe NICU Babies by PAUL CATALA Gabriele Robinson has found a unique way to help premature babies. The Winter Haven Hospital volunteer crochets

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Revamp Your Resolutions

Frame Your Goals for the New Year in Positive Language by MATT COBBLE As the last days of 2019 tick away, the blank canvas of 2020 stands dauntingly ahead. Many

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Expanding Care

Lakeland Regional’s Behavioral Health Center to Address Acute Need in Area by TERESA SCHIFFER Mental and behavioral health issues continue to be a major concern in the United States, and

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Pop Quiz: Yoga Is More Powerful Than You Think

Yoga has been practiced for at least 5,000 years, and with good reason. It’s good for you in a number of different ways. The health benefits—physical, mental, and emotional—of yoga

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Chill and Relax

Cryotherapy a Quick, Holistic Option for a Wide Range of Ailments by MARY TOOTHMAN   Cryotherapy enthusiasts can recite a lengthy and varied list of ailments, issues and challenges that

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Health Hero

Lisa Moseley’s Fundraising Prowess Brings New Visibility to Peace River Center by TIM CRAIG Lisa Moseley would likely never use the term “hero” to describe herself, but to those who

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Open Enrollment

It’s Time to Evaluate Your Options and Choose the Insurance Plan That’s Best for You by TERESA SCIHFFER It’s open enrollment season for Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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Pop Quiz: If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose! How Much Do You Really Know About Sleep Apnea?

A full night’s sleep is supposed to be restful and recharging, but for millions of Americans, that’s not the case. Many wake up in the morning tired and unrested, and

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Young Warriors

Twins Don’t Let Type 1 Diabetes Stifle Their Dreams by TIM CRAIG photos by CELESTE JO WALLS When 8-year-old Amelia Walls was hospitalized in 2016, Cecilia, her older sister by