The Florida Department of Health in Polk encourages women to visit their healthcare provider to be screened for cervical cancer and learn more about preventing cervical cancer through lifestyle change and vaccination. It is important for women to know their health status and attend regular health checkups.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. However, this has decreased significantly over the last 40 years largely due to women receiving regular screenings that identifies cervical precancer before it develops into cancer. Women are encouraged to get screened regularly, beginning at age 21, and by receiving appropriate follow-up care.
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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.
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
NEW COVID THREAT: BREAKTHROUGH CASES!
Vax didn’t protect them from illness & even death
Tomorrow: David Wallace-Wells
Recalculating Risk In the breakthrough era, age matters as much as vaccination status.A
Are Vaccine Mandates Justifiable?
Some call them reasonable public health measures, while others say they are an un-American invasion of privacy
Health and Wellness
Turkey offers certified medical care at competitive costs.
The New Kid In Class: Delta
Rising virus cases and a hodgepodge of state mask rules promise a rocky start to the U.S. school year
The U.S. system for tracking Covid variants is scattered and slow. Time to fix it
Bulgari Lights Up The Night With New Aluminium Steve Aoki Special Edition
— As CDC restrictions on large indoor gatherings start to ease, homebound night crawlers are eager to resume dancing the night away at clubs and other festive venues.
DO I STILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK? WHAT ABOUT KIDS?
The government’s new guidance on masks for vaccinated people has left some Americans confused and sent businesses and states scrambling to adjust their rules.
AIRLINES PUSH WHITE HOUSE TO REJECT TESTING FOR US FLIGHTS
Leaders of several major U.S. airlines met online with White House officials to press their case against requiring coronavirus tests for passengers on domestic flights, saying it would undermine the already fragile industry.
COPING WITH THE LOSS OF Home for the Holidays
A wise man once wrote, there’s no place like home for the holidays, but this year, unfortunately that’s not the case. With the CDC recommending that we don’t head home this holiday season, the typically joyous time of year that we could all really use has to be put on pause.