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Skin Cancer Screening a Necessity For Floridians

HEALTHY SKIN - It should come as no big surprise that simply living in Florida puts you at an increased risk for skin cancer. The reason for this is simple: The biggest cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV light) from the sun.

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

Youths and Suicide: Spot the Warning Signs

Many health experts have noted that the pandemic has wreaked havoc on mental health as of late. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to focus on how to help those who are suffering.

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

The Age of Entitlement

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT - Every generation has voiced some form of critical opinions of youth. The old term “whippersnapper” labeled an overconfident or defiant adolescent. Today’s buzzword is “entitled,” and while blaming this on social media is convenient, it is not realistic.

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

Robotics Help Refine Hip, Knee Replacement

ORTHOPAEDIC HEALTH - As we move further into the 21st century, more and more of the amazing things that science fiction promised us are becoming reality. One fascinating technological development is the use of robots in a variety of applications – including orthopaedic surgery. There are many reasons to utilize robots in various medical procedures, and the evidence is growing that the advantages of doing so are numerous.

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

Packing a Nutritious School Lunch May Call for Some Stealth

We want our families to have a healthy diet, especially the youngsters going back to school. We give them a good breakfast and plan a nutritious dinner, but what about lunch? We can pack a healthy lunch for our children, but will they eat it?

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

Protect Yourself, Your Family From The Flu

Polk County schools are back in session which means your child is likely encountering many viruses every day. To protect their health and that of your family, the Florida Department of Health in Polk County encourages people 6 months of age and older to seek a flu shot on a yearly basis. The flu shot is the best way to protect families and communities against the spread of influenza.

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

NEW DOCTORS IN A NEW ERA

Pandemic Offers Unique Education for Medical Residents Starting Their Careers

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

DETERMINATION & DREAMS

Polk State Respiratory Care Student Works Hard To Reach Her Goals

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

Happiness Happens… In the Sun!

HEALTHY AGING

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

DEEP DIVE INTO THE DELTA VARIANT

Lakeland Regional Health’s Dr. Haight Talks About the Latest Threat

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Central Florida Health News
September 2021

Fruit Salad With Flair Is Perfect for Summer

HEALTHY COOK

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

DECISION TIME: URGENT CARE OR ER?

Urgent Care Facilities Help to Ease the Burden on Emergency Rooms

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

Herniated Disks in the Lower Back

This is the last of our three-part back pain series. So far, we have talked about sciatica pain and pelvic and tailbone pain. We saved what is probably the most debilitating lower back pain of all for last — the herniated disk.

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

MAKE IT OK!

Peace River Center Campaign Aims to Fight Stigma Associated With Mental Illness

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

MISSION POSSIBLE

Homeless Outreach Center Cares For Body & Mind

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

Learn How to Spot, Treat Rosacea

Rosacea is a fairly common dermatological condition that can affect anyone of any age. It is a chronic condition with no known cure, but advances in medical technology have made it possible to treat and control the symptoms.

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

Reducing Your Health Risks With Vaccines

Vaccines are one of the best ways to reduce your risk of illness and the spread of disease. Serious research has gone into making vaccines that are safe, efficient and effective for all ages.

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

Respect the Wisdom of Our Elders

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

What Is Musculoskeletal Oncology?

Musculoskeletal oncology is a branch of orthopedic surgery that specializes in diagnosing and treating tumors that occur in the body’s bone or connective soft tissues, including muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, nerve and blood vessels.

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Central Florida Health News
August 2021

NEW FACE AT WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL

Chief Medical Officer Brings Optimism, Drive to BayCare Facility

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Central Florida Health News
July 2021

Summer Is the Season to Be Smart About Skin

Ah, summer in Florida! The weather is gorgeous, the kids are out of school, the pool is inviting and beaches are the place to be. But fun in the sun comes with responsibilities, too. This month’s Central Florida Health News is our annual Skin Care Edition, and it’s packed cover to cover with tips and tricks for protecting your skin from the sun.

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Central Florida Health News
July 2021

VITILIGO VIGILANCE

Protection Is Key During Florida’s Intense Summers

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Central Florida Health News
July 2021

POP QUIZ!

Which Supplements Are Safe to Take With Medications?

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Central Florida Health News
July 2021

HOT TOPIC

Area Doctors Help Us Clear Up Common Summer Skin Care Myths

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Central Florida Health News
July 2021

Big Boys Do Cry

Men’s mental health statistics are of great concern, and culture may be the culprit. Many boys are shamed if they express emotion, and they learn to repress sadness and enthusiastic joy that produces tears.

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Central Florida Health News
June 2021

WHY DETECTION IS KEY

Prostate Cancer Very Treatable If Diagnosed Early

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Central Florida Health News
June 2021

Rising Temps a Reminder of the Importance of Drowning Prevention

As the hot Florida summer months begin, friends and families make their way to the water to cool off this time of year. Whether it be the backyard pool, a local lake, or the ocean, swimming and boating are two of the most popular summer activities for people living in or visiting Florida.

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Central Florida Health News
June 2021

MORE THAN JUST A HEADACHE

Do You Know What Migraine Really Is?

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Central Florida Health News
June 2021

TIP-TOP SHAPE AT ANY AGE

Proper Focus and Mindset Can Help Men Stay Fit and Healthy Over the Decades

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Central Florida Health News
June 2021

POP QUIZ!

When Silence Isn’t Golden, Is Tinnitus the Problem?

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Central Florida Health News
June 2021

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