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Putting out fires about diabetes

Debunking common myths that put people at more risk Nine-year-old Bryce Duncan was drinking lots of liquids, complaining of an upset stomach, and losing a lot of weight. The bathing

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Balancing the many roles in the physician’s profession

  How Doctors Manage Business, Patient Care, and Set Boundaries to Help Curb Stress Saying “no” to unwanted stresses is an important part of balancing your physician duties with home

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Fun and fit vacation ideas for the whole family

Try these recreation suggestions for staying active while getting respite The many health benefits of regular physical activity include the reduced risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and other

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Prevention and treatment for stretch marks

Are you spinning your wheels over striae? Ahhh, stretch marks. Those dreaded angry red, purple or pink squiggles that typically show up over hip bones, on thighs and underarms, or

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Then and Now of Practicing Ophthalmology

Two Doctors Give a Specialist’s Perspective on the Ever Changing Field of Medicine Fifth century B.C. Sanskrit manuscripts describe the earliest type of cataract surgery known as couching and more

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The key to staying young

Maintaining social ties is important for seniors’ health We are sociable beings. As we age, our need for interaction only increases. When a spouse dies, or siblings and friends die,

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Eating wisely at work

Tips for increasing healthy food options Your work environment may be laden with temptation in the lunchroom and break room. Frequent office birthday parties, business lunches at swank restaurants, or

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A close look at PCMA and its mission

  To Better Serve Patients and the Community “Through the years, the practice of medicine has changed and the Polk County Medical Association has evolved right along with those changes.

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Not just a matter of the heart

  How to Avoid a Date Night with Heart Disease We’ve all heard the stories. The tightening pain starts in the chest and then moves to the arm. You become

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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