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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 best way to do that? With a colonoscopy — a...

Avoiding a Fall

Every year, thousands of older adults suffer a fall, often resulting in debilitating injury and frustrating loss of independence. There are many circumstances that might cause someone to fall, from balance problems to medication-induced dizziness. Fortunately, many...

Strategies for Healthy Holiday Eating

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to enjoy family, fun and of course, delicious food! A moderate amount of festive decadence is expected, but with sugary sweets, fatty meats and boozy beverages all around, it’s quite easy to overindulge. Lots of folks...

Gessler Clinic’s First Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Gessler Clinic is hosting its First Annual Winter Health and Wellness Fair. It will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Main Clinic (635 First Street North Winter Haven, FL 33881). Everyone is welcome! The event is free to attend....

Flu Season is Here

Get ready for food, family and football — Fall has finally arrived! Polk County might not showcase much in the way of brilliant foliage, but at least residents can look forward to cooler temperatures (and lower electric bills!) Open windows, sweater weather and...

Smoking Cessation: How to Kick the Habit for Good

We all know that cigarettes are harmful, but giving them up can be a daunting prospect for habitual smokers. Saying goodbye to cigarettes may be one of the hardest things you ever do, but it’s also one of the best things you can do for yourself. Not sure where to get...

What to Eat for Stronger Bones

Many people mistakenly believe that osteoporosis is an unavoidable part of the aging process, especially for women. It may be true that the weak, brittle bones caused by osteoporosis are a common ailment, but this potentially debilitating condition is also preventable...

Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

Every year, more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke, often resulting in death or long-term disability. Stroke happens when the brain’s blood supply gets cut off. The oxygen deprivation that follows causes brain cells to die. The aftermath of a stroke can have a...

Prostate Cancer: Are You in the Know?

September is National Prostate Health Month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. In fact, one in seven men nationwide will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime during their life. Luckily, there are several things that men can do to take...

Start the School Year off Right With Healthy Vision

Good eyesight is an important part of any successful school year — it helps kids perform their best both in the classroom and on the playground. Poor vision can make learning difficult and stressful. When children can’t see clearly, they often develop avoidant...

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