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Q&A with Erin Brown, Emergency Room Nurse

On What It Takes to Be a Nurse   Emergency Room nurse Erin Brown, RN is dedicated to her patients at the Lake Wales Medical Center (LWMC).  In January, she was

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Nothing to Sneeze At

Investigating Ways to Survive and Thrive with Seasonal Allergies Headaches, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, coughing— these are all symptoms of seasonal, outdoor allergies.  The American College of Allergy, Asthma

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Setting the dental record straight

Avoiding multiple health and social problems caused by unsightly teeth at all ages THERE ARE MANY reasons to take care of those pearly whites — at any age. Maybe an

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Getting in the fitness ring

Amanda Miller knocks out 222 pounds on her weight-loss journey and keeps going for another round CHANGE IS HARD. Whether it’s a job, a relationship, or your daily routine, making

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Charity Challenge aims to break world record

Help raise funds for your charity while participating in the largest human ribbon MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, you will have the chance to not only help raise

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New in healthcare around Polk County

Facility openings, expansions, and new staff physician provides more medical care options for residents POLK COUNTY is steadily growing, which means its healthcare needs are as well. Fortunately, we have

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Keeping the golden years fresh

The art of preserving quality of life as we age CATHY THORNHILL always considered herself an active person. She competed in marathons and triathlons in her late 30s and ate

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Fall 2016 healthcare coverage update

What you need to know about healthcare plan changes affecting your coverage MEDICAL CARE is expensive. You, or whoever ever pays the bill, may feel like a worm on a

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Mental health on the brain: Recent mental health reform brings more awareness

Plus: Local resources for depression, bipolar disorders, suicide prevention, and more INCARCERATION, VIOLENCE, HOMELESSNESS, suicide; these are the results of untreated mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental

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The importance of UV-blocking sunglasses

American Academy of Ophthalmology survey confirms need for more eye protection BEACH, THE POOL, the lake; Central Floridians will be headed outdoors for fun and relaxation this summer. While most