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Editor’s Dose: Four things to help you reduce anxiety

BETWEEN WORK AND FAMILY, I think you’ll agree when I say it’s easy to feel the stress. When to-do lists are growing faster than you can cross off the items,

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Don’t sleep on it! Tips for making the morning routine more stress-free

AS A MOTHER of four, I’m constantly looking for ways to make more efficient use of my time, especially when it comes to the morning routine. With all four kids

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Pop quiz on recognizing mental illness — and reaching out for help

Test your knowledge of warning signs and symptoms, plus how to address them THERE’S NO DOUBT that there is a stigma placed on mental health issues in the U.S., so

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Family Health: Urgent vs. emergency care

WHEN A SUDDEN illness or injury strikes, it can be stressful to decide where to seek medical attention. Though your primary-care physician is the best place to start, illness and

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Say ‘thank you’ to the family caregiver

Chances are, you know someone who is a family caregiver, even if you aren’t one yourself. According to the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), 90 million adults — two out of every

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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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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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Put your dirty hands in the air

  Give Bad Bacteria the Stick Up with these Simple Steps Germs. The uninvited guest. The invisible menace. They are everywhere, even in places that look spotless. So how can

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When animals attack

Q&A on how to prevent dog bites Now that the kids are out of school, we want them to get outside and have some fun. As cautious parents though, we

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No idle hands this summer

Getting teens involved in a good cause IS a good cause Have you checked out your teen’s Facebook page lately? Many parents might wonder if their offspring will ever become