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Editor’s Dose: We’ve got your back

  In this month’s Web Exclusive Feature, we’ve got your back covered – literally. The title of February’s feature is “Get Back in Action” and talks about how to avoid

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Sweets and sour news for kids

Certain Candies Are as Acidic as Battery Acid on Kids’ Teeth Peering into kids’ mouths every day, pediatric dentists have noticed an alarmingly widespread problem of late. Something is eating

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Kristi Yamaguchi speaks out on influenza

Should you get a flu vaccine? Less than half of the U.S. population actually gets the annual flu vaccine. While vaccinations are recommended in late summer or early fall, it’s

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On love and jealousy and keeping the relationship healthy

  We know we should be happy if our spouse has a regular paycheck or has embarked on a successful campaign to losing weight in the New Year. But sometimes

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Making choices that lower your risk

How African-Americans Can Avoid High Blood Pressure Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a heavy weight that the African-American community has been destined to cope with. While no one is

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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