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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
NEW DOCTORS IN A NEW ERA
Pandemic Offers Unique Education for Medical Residents Starting Their Careers
DETERMINATION & DREAMS
Polk State Respiratory Care Student Works Hard To Reach Her Goals
Happiness Happens… In the Sun!
DEEP DIVE INTO THE DELTA VARIANT
Lakeland Regional Health’s Dr. Haight Talks About the Latest Threat
Fruit Salad With Flair Is Perfect for Summer
DECISION TIME: URGENT CARE OR ER?
Urgent Care Facilities Help to Ease the Burden on Emergency Rooms
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.
MAKE IT OK!
Peace River Center Campaign Aims to Fight Stigma Associated With Mental Illness
Homeless Outreach Center Cares For Body & Mind
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.
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.
Respect the Wisdom of Our Elders
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
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.
NEW FACE AT WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL
Chief Medical Officer Brings Optimism, Drive to BayCare Facility
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.
Protection Is Key During Florida’s Intense Summers
Which Supplements Are Safe to Take With Medications?
Area Doctors Help Us Clear Up Common Summer Skin Care Myths
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.
WHY DETECTION IS KEY
Prostate Cancer Very Treatable If Diagnosed Early
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.
MORE THAN JUST A HEADACHE
Do You Know What Migraine Really Is?
TIP-TOP SHAPE AT ANY AGE
Proper Focus and Mindset Can Help Men Stay Fit and Healthy Over the Decades
When Silence Isn’t Golden, Is Tinnitus the Problem?