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Editor’s Dose: Keeping kids’ bodies and minds active this summer

WHEN I FIRST had the twins, my mom would say, “Have a schedule for them, or they’ll have a schedule for you.” Basically, she was cautioning that I’d better keep

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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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Cautions for two of your favorite summer activities

SPRING IS THE TIME OF YEAR in Florida when temperatures begin to warm and the weather is perfect outside. With the sun shining and a gentle breeze blowing, this beautiful

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POP QUIZ … Sun exposure: What you don’t know CAN hurt you

A little skin protection knowledge now could save your life later LIVING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE, we’ve all heard about the dangers of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. However, it

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PCMA Letter: The most common of all cancers

DID YOU KNOW that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers? To give you an example, more people in the United States were diagnosed with skin cancer in

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Publisher’s Note: Putting our ‘safety’ cap on

BESIDES JUNE being Men’s Health Month, it’s also National Safety Month. How we hope to help make a difference in the community by bringing to light some safety topics that

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Pediatric Partners: Water safety reminders for summer

WITH SUMMER almost here, families will be spending more time at the pool or beach. While wading through water provides relief from the scorching sun, it also poses dangers for

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Editor’s Dose: Something a summer vacation should never be without

With four young, very excitable (and sometimes accident-prone) children, there is one thing that we never leave home without, especially when going on vacation: the first aid kit! Last year,

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Outdoor safety tips for summer

Just in Time for Fireworks and Grilling Season According to the American Pyrotechnics Association’s National Council on Firework Safety, each year in the United States, fireworks cause 20,000 fires and

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PCMA Letter: Part of the responsibility of being a father

As doctors and parents, this edition of Central Florida Health News hits very close to home for many of us at the Polk County Medical Association (PCMA). One of the