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Q&A on the continued care needed to combat childhood obesity

Jessica Maxwell, ARNP, offers insight from the front lines of the weight-loss battle LESS THAN FIVE years ago, childhood obesity was recognized as a significant public health threat in Polk County. According to the most recent data offered by Florida Charts (2013), childhood obesity among WIC children ages two years and younger was at 31 …

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Where Florida ranks in WalletHub’s ‘2016 Best & Worst States for Doctors’

WITH THE ENORMOUS INVESTMENT of time and resources that goes into becoming a doctor, choosing a place to practice deserves careful consideration. As the Affordable Care Act and insurance reform continue to be critical issues in the realm of Florida healthcare, the rapidly evolving economic and legal landscape will play a role in where to …

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Pediatric Health: Why your child should follow the immunization schedule

ALTHOUGH THE SIGNIFICANCE of vaccinating children is widely recognized, it is essential to understand the importance of adhering to an immunization schedule. These schedules are determined and evaluated by leading experts each year, taking the most recent scientific data into consideration. They are then approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of …

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Editor’s Dose: The FDA’s role in regulating telemedicine

THE U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) acts as the leading agency for the essential role of regulating telemedicine and telemedicine devices. The software and devices utilized in providing telemedicine services must safely and effectively provide medical consultation while protecting from the risk of breaching private information. Some of …

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PCMA Letter: Helping the insured, under-insured, and uninsured

IN THIS EDITION of Central Florida Health News, various organizations and medical experts talk about ways the community is working together to help residents understand the nuances of navigating their health insurance plans. In addition, this issue also features information on how the under-insured and the uninsured can get assistance finding affordable healthcare coverage. While …

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On the Pulse: Physicians and medical staff new to the area expand available patient services

THE GOINGS-ON in the medical field never slows down, even as spring turns to lazy summer! New providers, new procedures, and new successes are happening every day at your friendly Central Florida healthcare providers’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. This edition’s On the Pulse highlights new physicians and medical staff to the area, recertifications and re-accreditations, …

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