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  • Pop Quiz on Proper Foot Care! 

    Pop Quiz on Proper Foot Care! 

    Take the First Step Toward Healthier Feet They say you should never skimp on anything that comes between you and the ground, such as your vehicle’s tires, your mattress, your shoes, and foot care! Our feet are so important to our health and overall happiness, but too often people don’t recognize this fact until they…

  • Don’t Ignore the Pain of Mental Health Disorders

    Don’t Ignore the Pain of Mental Health Disorders

    by KAILYNN BANNON Sponsored by Central Florida Health Care Good physical health is important for a long and happy life, but the role that mental health also plays cannot be forgotten. Taking a proactive approach is vital to keeping a healthy mental state. Doctors want to emphasize the benefits of regularly taking a look at…

  • Taking the Pulse of Polk Healthcare

    Taking the Pulse of Polk Healthcare

    Access and Population Growth Emerge as Top Challenges at Forum by PAUL CATALA During a recent forum on healthcare issues affecting Lakeland and Polk County, key players in the health community came together to share insight and perspective.  About 80 guests attended “Let’s Talk Lkld: Health Care” on March 26 in the Hollis Cancer Center…

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  • Suffering From Lymphedema? Learn More About This Common Condition

    Suffering From Lymphedema? Learn More About This Common Condition

    Lymphedema is swelling caused by obstruction or reflux in the lymphatic vessels and is one of the most common conditions afflicting humans. The lymph vessels are long, thin-walled tubes that form a very intricate network in the arms and the legs. In some cases, these lymph vessels are absent or are damaged or destroyed, and…

  • Visual Wellness in the Workplace: A Prescription for Proper Home Office Ergonomics

    Visual Wellness in the Workplace: A Prescription for Proper Home Office Ergonomics

    by Daniel Smith, O.D. In the realm of visual health, the significance of proper workplace ergonomics cannot be overstated. Technological advancement, especially in cloud computing, has led to many industries adopting remote work. Modern professionals spend a significant portion of their waking hours in a home office setting, immersed in the glow of computer screens,…

  • What on Earth Is Ischemic Optic Neuropathy?

    What on Earth Is Ischemic Optic Neuropathy?

    by EDWARD ATTAWAY, O.D.  Ischemic optic neuropathy may seem like a complex term, but it describes a condition that poses a serious risk to vision by decreasing blood flow to the optic nerve. The optic nerve serves as a cable, transmitting visual information from the eyes to the brain. When the circulation of blood, which…

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