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September 20, 2023 by Ryan Milejczak Photo by Jessica McDonald

It Takes a Village

Nikita Lyons Smith has a story that would inspire anyone. She boasts many accomplishments over her 20-year pharmacy career, including opening Winter Haven’s Mercy Pharmacy and becoming Winter Haven’s first African-American female independent pharmacy owner.

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September 20, 2023 by Teresa Schiffer

Routine Mammograms Save Lives, Including that of CEO Ann Claussen

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Every October, we don pink ribbons to show our support for those affected by breast cancer, a disease that claims the lives of over 42,000 women each year in the U.S. Ann Claussen, breast cancer survivor and CEO of Central Florida Health Care, knows firsthand how important it is for women to know their family history and risk of breast cancer, and why early detection is vital.

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September 20, 2023 by Paul Catala Photos provided by Hutson Family

Determined to Live: ‘Anything Else Isn’t an Option’

Aubrey Hutson’s health journey began at 7 years old in 2021 with knee pain that led to doctor’s office visits and trips to the emergency room.

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September 20, 2023 by K. Michele Trice

Changing the Face of Survivorship

For cancer patients, there is nothing like making it to the end of treatment and ringing that celebratory bell. Some patients, however, find an uncertainty and unease they hadn’t anticipated once on the other side of that celebration.

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September 20, 2023 by Erika Aldrich

Pop Quiz! Make Sense of the Mammogram Myths

Mammograms are a fact of life for the majority of women as The American College of Radiology recommends annual screening mammograms for all women older than 40 as a necessary breast cancer screening.

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