There’s a reason that Florida is called “the Sunshine State,” and while our famously sunny weather makes for great vacations and idyllic days spent lounging poolside, it’s not without its risks. That’s why regular skin cancer screenings are imperative for Florida residents.
Who Needs to Be Screened for Skin Cancer? You!
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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
navigating your cancer diagnosis
This is a journey nearly 2 million Americans will go on this year-but despite the vast numbers, many of them will feel alone and overwhelmed on this unwanted course. It's time to make sure every single person who hears \"You have cancer\" feels in control of what's next.
I Saw the Sign
by Brooke Schnittman, founder, Coaching With Brooke
Crew control, for lack of a better term, can help ensure safety.
Why Survivorship is the Future of Cancer Care
With more people in the U.S. surviving their cancer diagnoses, providers are broadening the definition of effective care.
Legal Weed May Cut Opioid Use for Cancer Pain
A new study says prescriptions are down in states where medical marijuana is available
WINNING AGAINST CANCER
THESE BREAKTHROUGHS ARE REASONS FOR REAL HOPE
A Cowboy Experience
Unwanted Weight Loss
Unwanted weight loss in horses is a vast category, and it's usually secondary to another condition.
THE BIGGEST HEALTH BREAKTHROUGHS OF 2022
EVERY YEAR THERE ARE SCIENTISTS, DOCTORS, AND HEALTH CARE ADVOCATES WHO REACH INCREDIBLE MILESTONES WITH THEIR WORK. WE CELEBRATE THE INVENTIONS AND ADVANCES FROM THIS YEAR THAT PROMISE TO IMPROVE LIVES FOR DECADES TO COME.
Orlando's Premiere: sept. 8-10
The first pen show in Orlando, Florida in over two decades was a huge success according to vendors, attendees, and Show Director Joe Cortner.