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PCMA Letter: ‘Thank you’ can make all the difference

AS WE ENTER the month of May, our thoughts often turn to Mother’s Day, the end of the school year for our children, prom night for our youth, Memorial Day,

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Medical Advice: How to stop a fall before it happens

It was reported earlier this year by the Centers for Disease and Prevention that the life expectancy for people in the United States is at an all-time high of 78

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Medical Advice: ESF8 Health and Medical Coalition: Creating bonds that strengthen disaster response

The world can be a dangerous place. There are natural disasters such as hurricanes, man-made disasters such as bioterrorism, and infectious disease outbreaks such as H1N1. When it comes to

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Medical Advice: Addressing childhood obesity NOW to avoid disease LATER

Healthcare is becoming more expensive every year. In 2010, the United States spent 17 percent of its budget on healthcare costs. By 2016, that number is expected to rise to

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Medical Advice: The four layers of drowning prevention

One of the many benefits of living in Florida is the beautiful weather nearly year round. It is common for Florida residents to go to the beach, swim in the

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Medical Advice: Avoiding mosquitoes and chikungunya virus

I was first introduced to a disease known as chikungunya during my medical training.  Initially, I dismissed this foreign illness as something I would probably not see in my career. 

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Preventing PAM: A rare, but lethal infection

Summer season is officially here. It is a great time to enjoy cookouts, playing sports, or participating in water-related activities. The summer season also brings a number of things that

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Medical Advice: Rabies report and safety reminders

Saint Hubert, who lived from 656-727 A.D., was the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metal workers.  He was called upon to cure rabies until the early 20th century

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Medical Advice: Awareness is key to stopping upward trend of STDs

Every year in April, we observe STD Awareness Month.  This is an opportunity for individuals, doctors, and communities to address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million sexually

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Medical advice: Poison help in the home

If you suspected that a member of your household had ingested a potentially poisonous substance, would you know what to do?  Did you know you can call the Florida Poison