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Common Misconceptions About Diabetes

by ERIKA ALDRICH Diabetes is becoming an increasing problem in the United States with over 100 million individuals living with diabetes or prediabetes. However, despite the prevalence of the disease,

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Walking the Walk to fight diabetes

by Lenore Devore Robert Weis knows one thing about diabetics: “There are two kinds: Ones who don’t care and ones who do care.” It’s his mission to “turn the ones

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Stay Hydrated this Fall with these Facts and Stats!

The season for fall sports is upon us, and while that may mean crisp air and cool fall temperatures for the rest of the country, Florida is still a hot


Support Systems and Cancer

Breast cancer is one of those conditions which frightens everyone just by the mention of the words. This certainly frightened one family of four from the time the diagnosis was


Facts About Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. To honor that I wanted to discuss some facts about a disease that still affects one in every eight women in the US. Breast


Avoid Stained Teeth with These Helpful Tips

Luz Cubero-Perez Dental Assistant, Haines City Dental Having a healthy smile is important for your overall mental and physical health. Maintaining proper hygiene goes beyond just brushing twice a day


Macular Degeneartion (AMD)

By Neil J. Okun, M.D. Board Certified Ophthalmologist   Macular Degeneration affects one in five people aged 70-84. The major risk factors for Macular Degeneration include family history, smoking, uncontrolled


Don’t Let Your Teeth Get Scary this Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching meaning mounds of sugar-filled candy from trick-or-treating are soon to be within reach. It never hurts to have your favorite treat on Halloween, but large amounts


Health Hero: Kia Troutman

Heading Polk County’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign a Personal Crusade for Kia Troutman Kia Troutman knows cancer. She knows how it killed her grandparents and a co-worker.  She


Unsung Heroes

Athletic Trainers Instrumental in Keeping Athletes Ready for Competition Year after year and season after season, sports and athletic competitions remain popular, both for participants and spectators. We root for