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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Colonoscopy: Get the Facts

Colon cancer remains one of the biggest killers in the United States, with more than 200,000 cases documented every year. Surprisingly, the disease is normally treated quite easily provided that it’s caught early on. The…

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