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Pollenpalooza

Your Spring Allergy Survival Guide by SEAN JARVIS   If there is any doubt that spring is here, those of us in Central Florida need to do little more than look outside. That yellow cast over cars, lawns, sidewalks, and driveways isn’t sunshine. It’s pollen. And for many people, it heralds the beginning of the …

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The Hope of Hospice

Care When a Cure Is Not an Option by BRENDA EGGERT BRADER photos courtesy of VITAS Healthcare While many people are familiar with the term hospice, most don’t fully understand the broad range of care it includes. End-of-life decisions can be wrought with emotion and trepidation, and while hospice is there to tend to the …

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Acknowledging Disparities in Health Care Is a Crucial First Step

Sponsored by Central Florida Health Care   by TERESA SCHIFFER April is National Minority Health Month, a time to recognize the disparities in health care received too often by minority populations in the U.S. and to work together toward solutions for these issues. Established in 1915 by Dr. Booker T. Washington, Minority Health Month reminds …

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Word to the Wise

Lakeland Octogenarian Shares How Structure, Fitness Have Factored Into His Golden Years story by TERESA SCHIFFER photos by MICHAEL WILSON Who doesn’t want to live a long, healthy, and happy life? There’s no one formula that fits every lifestyle, so Central Florida Health News asked Lakeland octogenarian athlete Gordon “Cork” Wilson to spill the beans …

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