Avoiding Florida Heat Exhaustion This Summer

Now that summer has arrived, Central Florida residents can look forward to months of shimmering asphalt, sizzling steering wheels and sky-high electric bills. More worryingly, Polk County residents can also expect an increased chance of developing heat exhaustion....

Coping With Arthritis

If you’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, you’re probably all too familiar with the symptoms of a flare-up: agonizingly painful joints that are stiff and swollen, and fatigue so extreme that just getting out of bed becomes a monumental challenge. While...

A Peptic Ulcer Could Be to Blame for Severe Heartburn

If you’ve been dealing with severe heartburn, indigestion, nausea and abdominal pain, a peptic ulcer could be to blame. Peptic ulcers are sores that erupt on the lining of the upper digestive tract. Ulcers often develop when H. pylori, a common bacteria, weakens the...

Is Your Home Childproof?

Your home should definitely be the safest place for your child, but many common hazards — even when they’re in plain sight — aren’t always obvious to parents and caregivers. Sadly, preventable household accidents are one of the top reasons for childhood visits to the...

Staying On Track While Dining Out

Whether it’s a sit-down restaurant or a fast-food drive-thru, we all enjoy the chance to eat out now and again. It’s a nice opportunity to relax, socialize and let someone else do the cooking for a change. But for those of us trying to manage our weight, the sheer...