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Senior Health: Preventing the Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

With our elderly populations living longer, our focus at Comfort Keepers is to increase quality of life through our in-home care.  Our goal is to make these additional years as

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PCMA Letter: Taking offensive action for your health

This edition of Central Florida Health News magazine is full of valued insight on how to take offensive action for your health when it comes to preventing illness, injury, and

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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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Pop Quiz: Is your home fall-proof?

Falling is the most common cause of household injuries. It is especially dangerous for older Americans, as a fall can be fatal or have serious long-term affects like physical impairment,

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What poses a greater threat to your health than Ebola?

The chances of catching the West African-born virus versus the threat of the flu and pneumonia Fears abound, but Americans have very little to worry about when it comes to

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Getting motivated to move

Local ways to have fun in the sun and get fit Polk County area residents like to run and bike for exercise, but there are plenty of other opportunities to

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Aging gracefully

What will your health look like in 40 years? Medical science has made inroads against major diseases that snuff short our lives.  But by the time we reach 45, disease

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To smile or not to smile

Dr. Karen Teston and other local experts on oral hygiene and your overall health Some folks are afraid of pain.  Some know they haven’t done a good job of taking

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Painting the town red with heart disease prevention

How Polk is taking steps to increase awareness and lower your risk Bill Mutz thought he was just going to help with a demonstration when he volunteered for an ultrasound

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New year, New you!

How Polk County is Tackling Obesity and Residents are Making Healthier Lifestyle Choices Fifty-one year-old Ann Good topped 200 pounds last May. She lacked energy and was short of breath.