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Talking to your teen can make a difference

New Data Reveals Teen Pregnancy Rates Have Fallen in Polk County For the past decade, the teen pregnancy rate in Polk County has been among the top in Florida, but

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PCMA Letter: Here to help you safely keep your admirable resolutions

  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Everyone was eating…even the mouse!   During the holidays we enjoy celebrating with friends and family. We overeat and

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Staying positive amidst the great balancing act of life

  High gas and food prices, a struggling economy, real estate woes -– it’s pretty easy to get all revved up on stress in today’s unstable world, only to feel

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Is there a polite way to avoid someone who’s sick?

  Only a few weeks before Christmas, my family and I had been battling the seasonal cold that spread like wildfire around the community. Out of nowhere it seemed like

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Kicking the smoking habit for good

A resolution easier said than done, but not impossible With the holidays behind us, we stand at the threshold of another New Year. In an effort to improve our lives

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Get Healthy, STAT! Fifteen to life

 15 The minutes of daily exercise that could reduce risk of death in inactive people by 14 percent. Source: Study of 400,000 people, National Research Institutes of Taiwan   “Physical

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When less is more in exercise

How to boost the health benefits of your workouts It’s easy to fall into the routine of walking or jogging at the same pace every time. But to get the

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Healthy Cook: Going nuts for better nutrition and weight loss

  Being a health nut is a lifestyle people will want to embrace for the New Year – literally. Study after study for reducing heart disease risk, improving the body’s

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A possible ban to talk about (except on the phone while driving)

  Here’s a possible ban for you to talk about (except on the phone while driving, of course): the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released a statement on Tuesday,

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Digesting the facts

Are you at risk for stomach cancer? There is really no way to know for sure if you are going to get stomach cancer. Certain risk factors may make you