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When Man's Best Friend Is Also the Best Medicine

The powerful bond between humans and their pets has always been easily recognizable. Still, every year when we put together the Pets & Your Health edition of Central Florida Health News, we find stories of courage and understanding so strong we can’t help but be inspired.

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

POP QUIZ!

Pet Allergies? Get the Facts on the Best Way to Cope

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

HEALING PAWS

A Service Canine, A Veteran, and the Journey Back From the Edge

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

On Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals and Freelancers

If you watch a service animal with their human, there is a higher level of nonverbal communication taking place. The training that enables and facilitates that level of connection often takes years of training.

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

Cook Up the Good Stuff for Your Pup

You look down at the floor, and the little guy looks back at you, expectantly. The unspoken message transferred from his eyes to yours: “It’s dinnertime, right?”

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Eye

Sleep apnea is a common but often undiagnosed disorder that has potentially serious general and eye health consequences. Approximately 25% of men and 10% of women are affected, but unfortunately, 80% of these are undiagnosed. High rates of undiagnosed patients may be due to the fact that the best test, a polysomnography sleep study, is inconvenient for the patients and can be very costly as it requires overnight monitoring of your breathing and other body functions during sleep while at a sleep center.

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION

Dr. Haight Dispels COVID-19 Myths and Explains Why He Trusts Vaccine

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

How We ‘Talk' to Our Pets

Did you ever wonder how you can look in your pet’s eyes and know if he or she is sad, mad or glad or wants attention and they can do the same for you? How can that be when there are no spoken words between you? The answer is neuroscience, and you don’t have to be Dr. Doolittle to “talk” with the animals. We sometimes forget humans are part of the animal kingdom, too, with much the same physical organs and emotions.

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

March Is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and the Florida Department of Health in Polk County is bringing awareness to the importance of a nutritious, healthy lifestyle.

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

BATTLING OBESITY

Lakeland Regional Health Unveils New Weight Loss Institute

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Central Florida Health News
March 2021

TEAMING WITH TECHNOLOGY

BayCare to Implement Virtual Health Care Assistant in Hospital Rooms

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Central Florida Health News
February 2021

Pulling at Your Heartstrings: Empathy vs. Sympathy

Mary Joye, LMHC, PA, is a licensed mental health counselor with offices in Lakeland and Winter Haven. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit winterhavencounseling.com.

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Central Florida Health News
February 2021

Minimize Your Risk for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month, and the Florida Department of Health in Polk County is bringing awareness to the reality of heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year — that’s one in every four deaths.

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Central Florida Health News
February 2021

MEDICAL ADVANCES

Watson Clinic Launches Clinical Trial of Drug Treatment for Heart Failure

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Central Florida Health News
February 2021

KEEPING HER HEART IN THE GAME

Lake Wales Woman Works to Overcome Heart Disease With Positive Outlook, Strong Medical Team

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Central Florida Health News
February 2021

Screening, Vaccinations Help Fight Cervical Cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and an important time of year to raise awareness about the importance of cervical health screenings for women.

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Central Florida Health News
January 2021

TRANSFORMATION

Winter Haven Operating Room Technician Opens Up About Her Weight Loss Surgery and Journey

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Central Florida Health News
January 2021

Resolutions for Resilience

New Year’s resolutions usually involve deprivation to change behavior and this can produce a negative and resistant mindset.

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Central Florida Health News
January 2021

WHERE SOUL MEETS BODY

Yoga Can Increase Well-Being Through Meditation, Exercise, Spirituality

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Central Florida Health News
January 2021

A NOSE FOR COVID-19

Central Florida Company Trains Canines to Detect Virus

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Central Florida Health News
January 2021

POP QUIZ!

Celebrating Cervical Cancer Awareness Month With the Facts

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Central Florida Health News
January 2021

Overindulge Over the Holiday? Give Your Stomach a Little TLC

Foods can be our friend … or not, depending on health conditions.

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Central Florida Health News
January 2021

2021 To a New Year and a New You!

This January, perhaps more than ever before, we need a fresh start.

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Central Florida Health News
January 2021

There's More to Beauty Than What's in the Eye of the Beholder

Demand for Respiratory Therapists On Rise Amid COVID-19

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Central Florida Health News
December 2020

UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE

Thread Lifts Offer Less Invasive, More Affordable Option for Facial Rejuvenation

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Central Florida Health News
December 2020

THE FIRST STEP

Right Mindset, Guidance Can Keep a New Exercise Program From Being Intimidating

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Central Florida Health News
December 2020

THE QUINTESSENTIAL ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Demand for Respiratory Therapists On Rise Amid COVID-19

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Central Florida Health News
December 2020

POP QUIZ!

Learn How to Fight the Signs of Aging

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Central Florida Health News
December 2020

Enjoy Holiday Delights the Healthy Way

As we approach the holiday season, we usually expect that temptation will cause us to add a few pounds and maybe challenge our cholesterol levels. Usually, we feel the pleasure is worth the pain, and we are confident we will fix it with our New Year’s resolutions.

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Central Florida Health News
December 2020

Be Mindful of COVID This Holiday Season

Dr. Joy Jackson, an internal medicine physician, serves the community as director of the Florida Department of Health in Polk County (DOH-Polk). For more information about DOHPolk, visit mypolkhealth.org. Follow DOH-Polk on Twitter at twitter.com/ FLHealthPolk.

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Central Florida Health News
December 2020

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