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Strength in Sisterhood

Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida Provides Resources, Support for Local Patients by PAMELA PALONGUE The Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida began when just one woman decided to take

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Home Run for Local Physician

 Haven’s Dr. Henne Receives Polk Emerging Leaders Award by TERESA SCHIFFER   In the four years that Dr. Michelle Henne has been practicing sports medicine at the Relevè Sports Medicine

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An Education in Fortitude

Breast Cancer Patient Discusses the Lessons Her Journey Has Taught Her story by TIM CRAIG photos by MICHAEL WILSON Three truths have become readily apparent to Cyntrena Gregory over the

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Pop Quiz: ADHD Is On the Tip of Everyone’s Tongue, but What Is It?

There are few childhood conditions more discussed these days than ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, and it can last into adulthood. Get

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Determination & Dreams

Polk State Respiratory Care Student Works Hard to Reach Her Goals by PAUL CATALA Shaledra Turner says it was her “best friend” who motivated her to work hard, focus, study

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Pop Quiz: Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

It’s time for school-age kids, adolescents, and teenagers to say goodbye to summer and return to a school routine. One important component of the routine for students should be getting

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Youths and Suicide: Spot the Warning Signs

by MATT COBBLE  Sponsored by Central Florida Health Care   Many health experts have noted that the pandemic has wreaked havoc on mental health as of late. September is National

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New Doctors in a New Era

Pandemic Offers Unique Education for Medical Residents Starting Their Careers  by PAMELA  PALONGUE Dr. Akhila Reddy likes practicing family medicine because it provides her with the opportunity to interact with

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Deep Dive Into the Delta Variant

Lakeland Regional Health’s Dr. Haight Talks About the Latest Threat by TERESA SCHIFFER With new cases of COVID-19 rising throughout Florida, if you have been hesitant to get vaccinated, this

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Make It OK!

 Peace River Center Campaign Aims to Quash Stigma Associated With Mental Illness  by TERESA SCHIFFER   With one in five people experiencing a mental health issue at some point in