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  • Bartow Regional Plans $110 Million Expansion

    Bartow Regional Plans $110 Million Expansion

    Hospital President Sites Booming Population as Driving Force by PAUL CATALA On June 4, the BayCare Board of Trustees approved a $110 million plan to expand the hospital from 72 to 90 beds and enhance its emergency, catheterization lab and surgical services departments.  “I think that’s amazing,” says Bailey Caustic, a Bartow native who was…

  • Targeting T1D

    Targeting T1D

    AdventHealth Initiates Study to Expand Screening in Underserved Populations by RYAN MILEJCZAK Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, is a condition in which the pancreas makes little to no insulin, leading to high levels of blood sugar. If not properly treated, it can have serious implications for a patient’s health. Over the past several years, there…

  • Sun Smart & Cancer Cautious

    Sun Smart & Cancer Cautious

    Tips for Protecting Yourself and Vulnerable Populations From Skin Cancer by REBEKAH PIERCE Living in the Sunshine State certainly has its perks — beautiful beaches, warm weather, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy year-round.  But with great sunshine comes great responsibility. Not only is it important to think about skin protection for yourself, but…


  • Aortic Dissection: Diagnosis and Management

    Aortic Dissection: Diagnosis and Management

    In the June article, we discussed aortic dissection, its symptoms, and its classification.  Let’s discuss other aspects now. Aortic dissection is most commonly diagnosed when the patient presents with tearing chest or back pain that is unrelenting and associated with severely elevated blood pressure. Other signs indicative of various important organs not getting enough oxygen/blood…

  • Hindsight Is 20/20, so Prioritize Eye Safety Now

    Hindsight Is 20/20, so Prioritize Eye Safety Now

    by TERRANCE HAFNER, O.D.  The eyes are one of the most important organs in our body, allowing us to see and experience the world around us. It is crucial to prioritize eye safety to prevent any potential injuries or long-term damage. In this article, we will explore various safety measures and practices that can help…

  • Aortic Dissection: Rare and Potentially Deadly 

    Aortic Dissection: Rare and Potentially Deadly 

    Aortic dissection is a tear in the inner layer of the aorta, the main blood vessel branching off from the heart.  An acute aortic dissection is a medical emergency and presents with excruciating chest or upper back pain that radiates to the neck or back. Other symptoms include sudden loss of consciousness and shortness of…

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