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Striking Out Cancer

World Record Attempt at Charity Challenge Helps Raise Cancer Awareness   story by MARY TOOTHMAN The third time was supposed to be the charm – but an attempt on April

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Taking Care of B(us)iness

Highlighting local nurses who go above and beyond every day QUESTION: What actions (big or small) do you take on a daily basis to make a difference for your patients

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Spreading Smiles

Dental Care Becoming More Accessible For All by CHERYL ROGERS Highlands, and Hardee counties, where they saw 42,426 patients in 134,558 visits last year.  “The demand is incredible. We can’t

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Keeping Retirement Real

Local Physicians Weigh-In On How to Stay Healthy During Your Golden Years by MARY TOOTHMAN Once upon a time, the generally accepted picture of retirement featured hammocks, tennis rackets, sandy

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Writing a Will: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Estate

Helpful Tips from an Elder Law Attorney by CHERYL ROGERS It’s easy to postpone making that Last Will and Testament, especially when we believe we’re not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Senior Strong: Local Powerlifter Shares Her Story

Local Powerlifter Yvette Fox is Not Your Typical Grandma by TERESA SCHIFFER Some people spend their senior years slowing down and doing less, physically.  Yvette Fox is heading in the

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The Science of the Shoe

Expert Tips on Footwear and Selecting a Better Shoe for Happier, Healthier Feet by MARY TOOTHMAN There are 26 bones and 33 joints in the human foot and ankle, and

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More Than Man’s Best Friend

Susan Grill of Trained and Maintained Shares What Takes to be a Service or Therapy Dog   by TERESA SCHIFFER   They say that the dog is man’s best friend.

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Pop Quiz on Plantar Fasciitis

Putting Your Best Foot Forward on Prevention and Treatment of this Common Source of Pain by ERIKA ALDRICH Our feet are the basis of nearly everything we do, and if

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Pets and Partners

Canine Heroes Help their Humans Tread with Care story by CHERYL ROGERS portraits by LUIS BETANCOURT Eighteen-year-old Hailey McDaniel’s dog, Oliver, sure knows how to get his owner’s attention.  The