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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...

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...