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Local Medical Academies Preparing Students for Health Careers

by CHERYL ROGERS Eighteen public schools in Polk County train students for future careers in healthcare through medical or health science programs. Here’s a look at how some of them

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Pop Quiz: Facts and Stats about Immunizations

by ERIKA ALDRICH August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to explore the topic of immunizations around the globe. The efforts to immunize people against debilitating

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Tips to Prepare for the New School Year

by Mary Toothman It’s that time of year again: School supply aisles will be flooded with parents and children, clutching lists of what is required. First-day-of-school outfits will be carefully

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Beating the Odds: Asher Camp Battles a Spinal Disease while his Mother Advocates for Others who are Suffering

When Asher Camp was born five years ago, life was good for his parents, Amanda and Jeremy Camp, and their two girls. They welcomed their new son and watched him

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Pop Quiz: Facts and Stats about Firework-Related Injuries

Thinking about shooting off fireworks this upcoming Fourth of July? Make sure to test your knowledge on some facts and stats about injuries related to fireworks before setting any off

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Tackling Allergies: Natural Remedies to Fight the Summer Sniffles

When the pollen is falling and the mold is flourishing, there are ways to beat back symptoms naturally. Here’s how. Central Florida’s mild climate is a real draw, but its

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Beating the Heat: How to Stay Cool When Temperatures Rise

Central Florida’s summer heat can be stifling, but here are some strategies to help you make the most of the season. When it’s hot and humid, it’s harder to keep

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Local Physicians Discuss Skin Cancer Prevention

Summer is here and it’s time for some fun in the sun! It’s the time of year when people love to show some skin in their favorite bathing suits and

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Pop Quiz: Facts and Statistics about Alzheimer’s

  Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, however many people don’t see it as the major life-threatening disease that it is. Many only see it as a

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Love at First-Aid

Tips for Keeping Guests Safe and Healthy During Wedding Events by MARY TOOTHMAN Many brides begin to plan their special day as little girls — imagining just the right pillowy