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Could You be Anemic?

If you’ve found yourself feeling lackluster and generally run-down lately, it could mean that you’re not getting enough iron in your diet. Anemia is a common condition caused by an insufficient number of healthy red blood cells. Iron helps your red blood cells produce...

5 Florida Foot Care Tips

In Winter Haven, we’re lucky enough to enjoy “sandal weather” nearly year-round. And while a lazy barefoot stroll at sunset might sound idyllic, it can really do a number on your feet. The following suggestions will help you keep your feet and toes in tip-top shape....

Staying Healthy at the Office

Many of us spend more time at work than we do anywhere else. And while most office work isn’t physically strenuous, workers are still susceptible to assorted aches, pains and seasonal sickness. Developing healthy workplace habits like the ones below can help you avoid...

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...

How’s Your Hearing? Identifying Hearing Loss

Listen up! Hearing loss is a big problem nationwide. About 48 million people have a hearing loss, and while some people are born with the condition, for many it’s an unavoidable part of the aging process. In fact, one in three Americans suffers from hearing loss by...

Lowering Blood Pressure in 5 Easy Steps

How’s your blood pressure? If it’s higher than your doctor would like, you’re not alone. In fact, more than three million Americans are diagnosed with hypertension every year. Just because high blood pressure is a common condition doesn’t mean it should be taken...

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