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Stepping Up the Focus on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Advocates Say Teen Pregnancy is a Social Issue that Impacts All of Us— Not Just Parents and Teens Raising awareness about teen pregnancy prevention is spotlighted in May, but for devoted

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Editor’s Dose

Summertime Survival Tips for Parents Before you know it, it will be the last day of school, and we will be diving head first into the summer season.  There will

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PCMA LETTER: How to manage allergies

‘Nothing to Sneeze At’ Is Right The theme for this edition, which focuses on how to manage allergies, is definitely nothing to sneeze at.  Allergies, whether environmental or food-related, can

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SENIOR CARE

Why Good Caregivers Have the Soul of a Nurse Taking care of others is an art, and it requires individuals with a special set of character traits.  Nurses have these

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Medical Advice: Honoring Women’s Health with a Nudge Toward Better Habits

With Mother’s Day Comes the Start of National Women’s Health Week   THE MONTH OF MAY is a time of year to honor women. Mother’s Day is observed each May to

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Q&A with Annette Hutcherson, MN, EdD, CNE

On What It Takes to Become a Nurse Annette Hutcherson— also known as Dr. H— has been with Polk State College for 28 years, serving as the Nursing Program director

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE: National Sleep Awareness Week

One Conversation You Don’t Want to Sleep On In addition to the important awareness topics we’re addressing in this edition, I wanted to talk about something that we often take

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Healthy Cook: Allergy Season Healthy Food

Try Some Herbs, Spices, Fruits, and Fish to Ease Spring Allergy Symptoms THIS HAS BEEN CALLED  the worst allergy season in years. My wife said that, and, judging by the

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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