Paving the Way for the Future
BayCare Polk Teaming Up With Local Colleges to Provide Immersive Experience by TERESA SCHIFFER Aspiring nurses must be dedicated to their education before they enter the field professionally, but classroom instruction alone will not prepare them for the daily duties of nursing. That’s why BayCare Health System’s Polk Region is now partnering with several local …
The Power of the PSA Test
Prostate Cancer Survivors Emphasize Importance of Crucial Screening Tool by TERESA SCHIFFER Among men in the U.S., prostate cancer is the second most common cancer. When it was first discovered by surgeon J. Adams at The London Hospital in 1853, it was considered “a very rare disease.” It took about 50 years for doctors to …
Cataracts Are a Common Vision Problem That Comes With Age
by TERESA SCHIFFER Sponsored by Central Florida Health Care Something many people struggle with as they get older is a decline in their eyesight. Cataracts are a major cause of vision problems in individuals as they age. Central Florida Health Care optometrist Dr. Barbara Miller provides some valuable insight into what cataracts are and how …
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Brain Attack, Stroke, and Mini-Stroke: Are You at Risk?
Approximately 700,000 strokes occur in the United States annually. Stroke, or brain attack, is a disease that involves the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that brings oxygen to the brain gets blocked by a blood clot most commonly. With the oxygen supply to the brain …
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My Doctor Says I’m a Glaucoma Suspect – Now What?
Hearing that you may have a sight-threatening visual condition is scary to hear. So let’s better understand what glaucoma is and how you and your doctor can protect your vision. We’ll discuss what glaucoma is and how it is detected and diagnosed, and we’ll even discuss some front-line treatment options to give you peace of …
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Cryosurgery is a common practice in dermatology
Cryosurgery is the use of extreme cold to treat medical conditions. It works by freezing off harmful cells or skin tags, leaving room for new cells to grow. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, from warts to early-stage skin cancers, as well as some internal conditions and cancers. It doesn’t have …