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Does your child struggle with reading or schoolwork?

The majority of vision problems that interfere with reading and learning are easily treatable. Even if your child participated in a vision screening at their school or pediatrician’s office, he

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New Year, Healthy Mouth

As we say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the new year, what better time to refocus your efforts on oral hygiene? At the start of every new year, we

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Get Going Into The New Year

As we usher in the new year, many plan to make health and wellness a priority. Optimal health, defined as physical, mental  and social wellbeing can be challenging for many

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Tom Grothouse Working Passionately to Educate, Prevent Pediatric Drownings

by Mary Toothman Tom Grothouse worked in the fields of education and airlines much of his life, but his most recent years have been spent teaching children life-saving skills that

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Finding the Right Plan and Support System Aids Local Weight Loss Stories

by Teresa Schiffer When it comes to health and fitness, the journey is just as important as the destination. Knowing what your goals are and developing a real plan of

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Popular Places in Polk to Pump-Up Your Pedometers

by MATT COBBLE Although it’s been more than 50 years since Dr. Yoshiro Hatano first proposed the idea of taking 10,000 steps in a day for health, the notion has

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Kick off 2019 With These Healthy Physical and Nutritional Guidelines

The new year is a time for resolutions and renewal, and the leading resolutions that Americans make is, without question, to lose weight, get into shape, and to live a

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It Takes a Community to Heal A Warrior

The holiday season is a time of catching up with friends and family and spending time with loved ones. Unfortunately for many veterans suffering from PTSD and their families, it

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Three Reasons to Smile This Holiday Season

by GERALD V. CERDAN, DMD Since this is the Health & Beauty Edition and the holidays are up on us, let’s switch it up a bit and talk about how

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Heartburn and the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and for many, it is a time of indulgence as well as celebration. At such times, heartburn and acid reflux can become more of