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Do you currently strive to be super human, always loving, kind, generous, giving? Do you demand this of yourself, in all of your relationships? Inside you may feel resentful, burnt out and unappreciated.

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There are different styles of Yoga poses with many names. But, most important when initiating any Yoga posture, hold and repeat it slowly several times. Through continuous practice, poses can be strengthened, lengthened and aligned. “Extended Mountain Pose” is a modified backbend as beautifu…

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TAMPA — Chapters Health System (Chapters Health) announced the signing of a finalized purchase agreement for Achieve Home Care, LLC (Achieve), which expands its resources to provide home care in seven counties. Chapters Health is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Temple Terrace,…

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Hearing loss in the U.S. is on the rise as there are more environmental risk factors impairing the ability to preserve strong hearing. The rise in hearing loss has also caused many public places and businesses to evaluate their accessibility and find a way to include those with hearing devic…

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LAKE PLACID — Have you looked in the mirror lately and noticed your clothes are a little tight? Or, has you doctor suggested you lose some weight to be healthier? Or, have you reminisced over your wedding photos from 30 years ago and realized that you’ve gained a pound or two for each one of…

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Yoga teaches “mindfulness,” increasing internal/external awareness of the body/mind. Yoga is a way to manifest new goals, integrating our lifestyle choices that recharge and reshape the deeper essence of who we are. Yoga is practice that aligns our thinking to achieve the goals we set for a …

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In tight economic times with numerous health and wellness blogs suggesting do-it-yourself home remedies, many patients are skipping visits to their doctor’s office in favor of a do-it-yourself approach. However, there are misconceptions and concerns about many of these home remedies.

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It may seem harmless to not be entirely forthcoming with your doctor, but the health consequences could be huge. A recent study conducted by researchers from Middlesex Community College and the University of Utah found the main reason why patients don’t accurately tell doctors about their ea…

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Death always seems unfair, but when a child dies, these feelings are especially strong. We expect the death of our parents and even our contemporaries someday, but we do not expect to outlive our children. The death of a child, through accident, illness, stillbirth or even miscarriage, impac…

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The new year is off and running. The Christmas season is done and it is time for new beginnings. Many of us make resolutions of better health and better fitness. I encourage you to add social activity to that list. Being socially active helps us to stay mentally active, mentally sharp. Plus …

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There are different styles of Yoga poses with many names. But, most important when initiating any Yoga posture, hold and repeat it slowly several times. Through continuous practice, poses can be strengthened, lengthened and aligned. “Extended Mountain Pose” is a modified backbend as beautifu…

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TAMPA — Chapters Health System (Chapters Health) announced the signing of a finalized purchase agreement for Achieve Home Care, LLC (Achieve), which expands its resources to provide home care in seven counties. Chapters Health is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Temple Terrace,…

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When you leave the hospital, following an injury, stroke, surgery or other event, you are loaded down with paper. You receive instructions on how to take care of your body. They tell you how to prepare your home and your family. Other pages include directions on what medication to take, when…

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Hearing loss in the U.S. is on the rise as there are more environmental risk factors impairing the ability to preserve strong hearing. The rise in hearing loss has also caused many public places and businesses to evaluate their accessibility and find a way to include those with hearing devic…

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LAKE PLACID — Heartland Triathlon recently completed their three-year, $75,000 pledge to the AdventHealth Wellness Center Lake Placid campaign, formerly Florida Hospital Lake Placid Fitness Center. This pledge contributed to the expansion and renovation of building, and new fitness equipment…

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LAKE PLACID — Have you looked in the mirror lately and noticed your clothes are a little tight? Or, has you doctor suggested you lose some weight to be healthier? Or, have you reminisced over your wedding photos from 30 years ago and realized that you’ve gained a pound or two for each one of…

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Yoga teaches “mindfulness,” increasing internal/external awareness of the body/mind. Yoga is a way to manifest new goals, integrating our lifestyle choices that recharge and reshape the deeper essence of who we are. Yoga is practice that aligns our thinking to achieve the goals we set for a …

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In tight economic times with numerous health and wellness blogs suggesting do-it-yourself home remedies, many patients are skipping visits to their doctor’s office in favor of a do-it-yourself approach. However, there are misconceptions and concerns about many of these home remedies.

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High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is known as the “good” cholesterol because it helps remove other forms of cholesterol from your bloodstream. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

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It may seem harmless to not be entirely forthcoming with your doctor, but the health consequences could be huge. A recent study conducted by researchers from Middlesex Community College and the University of Utah found the main reason why patients don’t accurately tell doctors about their ea…

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DURHAM, N.C. — Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health.

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Death always seems unfair, but when a child dies, these feelings are especially strong. We expect the death of our parents and even our contemporaries someday, but we do not expect to outlive our children. The death of a child, through accident, illness, stillbirth or even miscarriage, impac…

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The new year is off and running. The Christmas season is done and it is time for new beginnings. Many of us make resolutions of better health and better fitness. I encourage you to add social activity to that list. Being socially active helps us to stay mentally active, mentally sharp. Plus …

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From the opioid overdose epidemic to foodborne disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance to the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), CDC worked around the clock — and around the globe — to protect Americans from health threats in 2018.

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New research shows that a comprehensive, coordinated care program for people with dementia and their caregivers significantly decreased the likelihood that the individuals would enter a nursing home. The study also shows that the program saved Medicare money and was cost-neutral after accoun…

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People make many renovations around their homes to improve their quality of life. When attention turns to the bedroom, some changes can greatly affect quality of sleep. The temperature of the bedroom, its configuration and lighting can impact a person’s ability to get a good night’s sleep. H…

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Do you drink just one cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning, hoping the caffeine in it will jump-start your day? Do you follow it up with a caffeinated beverage or two and then drink several more cups of coffee throughout the day?

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SEBRING — In these days of large scale layoffs and widespread corporate “downsizing,” the prospect or reality of job loss is all too familiar. Like other losses, being fired or laid off can cause a grief reaction. Because many people derive their sense of identity from their career, unemploy…

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The feet are the “’Gateway to Transformation” in the mind/body, generating stability and support through bones and connective tissues which helps to regulate the nervous system, increase circulation and improve respiration. The downward rooting of the foundation of the body can help bring co…

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Temporary threshold shift is defined as a decrease in hearing sensitivity following exposure to noise. This temporary form of hearing loss — often accompanied by tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ears — usually disappears 16 to 48 hours after exposure to loud noise. It has long been beli…

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