THIS EDITION of Central Florida Health News, the Senior Edition, addresses essential health conditions for you to consider (both for the present and as you age). Some of these topics might be close to home, such as management and treatment options for osteoporosis. Other topics might be issues that you don’t think are a problem in your home, but very well could be, such as keeping your prescription drugs safe and out of the hands of those who might abuse them. Or, perhaps you have a looming concern, such as the fear of memory loss or dementia, of which you know little about but hope to gain more knowledge to prevent for yourself or a loved one. This edition addresses all of these topics and much more, so that the process of staying healthy as you age does not have to be a puzzle.
Another relevant topic I recommend for you is this month’s column by Dr. Ulyee Choe, a Polk County Medical Association member and the director of the Florida Department of Health in Polk County. In his article for this edition, he discusses important reminders for National Nutrition Month.
As PCMA physicians, our mission is to help our patients not only live longer, but remain strong and independent long after their retirement years. We hope you find this edition of Central Florida Health News informative, and as always, your PCMA physicians are here to uphold the highest standards of quality healthcare for you and your loved ones.
Our CPR seminar is right around the corner. The Polk County Medical Foundation is partnering with Citizen CPR to bring you an educational and informative hands-on seminar that is free and open to the public. Make sure to come out to the Good Shepherd Hospice facility located at 3450 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland, beginning at 9 a.m on April 11. For more information or to register, please call (863) 644-4051.
ARVIND B. SONI, MD
Director of Radiation Oncology
St. Joseph’s Hospital, BayCare Health System
President, Polk County Medical Association