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Listen to Your Heart

Man’s Experience Underscores Importance of Advocating for Yourself as a Patient   by TERESA SCHIFFER   No one knows your body better than you. There may be times when something just doesn’t feel right, and even though you voiced your concern to your physician, you weren’t able to get the answers that put your mind …

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Know the Numbers: 1 in 4

Don’t Underestimate the Effects of Stress on Heart Health   by TERESA SCHIFFER   Heart disease accounts for one in every four deaths in the United States. With odds like that, it’s good to know that some contributing factors are within your control. Stress is one of those factors.    Everyone experiences stress at some …

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Game On!

Polk Senior Games Return This Year With Outdoor Activities   by CATHERINE CERVONE   This year marks the 29th year of the annual Polk Senior Games, the largest of the 20 local senior games held in Florida.    Participants who are turning at least 50 years old in 2022 can participate in a variety of …

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Are You Talking to Me?

Recognizing and Neutralizing Negative Self-Talk  by TERESA SCHIFFER   As the new year gets underway, there’s always a lot of talk about resolutions. Healthy lifestyles, fewer expletives, diets and procrastination rank up there with the most common goals. This year, how about a different kind of resolution? One that could have a lasting effect on …

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Vaccination, Early Detection Key to Fighting Cervical Cancer

by TIM CRAIG Sponsored by Central Florida Health Care   January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and Central Florida Health Care is spending the month reminding women (and men!) that there are two key factors in fighting this disease: vaccination and early detection.    According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 14,480 new cases …

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