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Mental Health Moment: The Nature vs. Nurture Debate

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, the question of nature versus nurture has been debated.  So, which is it?  The best answer I ever heard from a professor was,

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Medical Advice: Back to Basics for Back-to-School Healthy Habits

As students and families prepare to return to school, the Florida Department of Health in Polk County (DOH-Polk) wants to remind residents to take the proper steps to stay healthy

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Risky Business: When Behavior Can Be a Warning Sign

From Living a Sedentary Lifestyle to Compulsive Internet Use, Certain Conduct can be Indicative of a Deeper Mental Health Issue To many, being sedentary is a way of life.  Spending

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Hype or Help— Can Yoga Improve the Mind as Well as the Body?

A Look at the Benefits of an Exercise that is Said to Improve More than Just the Waistline Twice a week at the Lake Wales Public Library, certified yoga instructor

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Recognizing the Symptoms of PTSD

Taking the First Step in Helping Those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Millions of people in the nation are affected directly or indirectly by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but

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Medical Memoirs: Endocrinology Care in Winter Haven

Dr. Christopher Miller on Looking Beyond the Practice and at the Patient Dr. Christopher Miller is an endocrinologist at Bond Clinic based in Winter Haven.  Walking into his office gives

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Editor’s Dose: Daily steps toward a healthier heart — so you don’t skip a beat

IN MY FAMILY, there is a history of a blood disease, which causes the person to produce too many red blood cells. This, in turn, causes the blood to be

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Q&A on the continued care needed to combat childhood obesity

Jessica Maxwell, ARNP, offers insight from the front lines of the weight-loss battle LESS THAN FIVE years ago, childhood obesity was recognized as a significant public health threat in Polk

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Family Health: Beat the heat with summer safety tips for health and wellness

FLORIDA IS NOTORIOUS for its hot, humid weather. During the summer months, take care to protect yourself from the elements. High temps are dangerous for those who are prone to

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Editor’s Dose: A thank-you letter to nurses

FROM MID-FEBRUARY to about mid-April, my family was at the doctor’s office a lot. The late-spreading flu season (although none of us in our household ever actually caught the flu