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If you are suffering from hearing loss, you’re not alone. While an estimated 36 million American adults experience some degree of hearing loss, those closest to you – your immediate family – are affected even if they don’t share your hearing impairment. Your spouse, in particular, may have a…

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AVON PARK — Central Florida Health Care announces the opening of a new 4,300-square-foot pediatric addition to its Avon Park Health Center. The expansion of the Avon Park location is the result of a huge demand for additional pediatric services in Highlands County.

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For years, folks have been afraid of eggs, and how they are “bad” for cholesterol and LDL. Long gone are the days where people drank them raw like Sylvester Stallone did in Rocky… and no I don’t recommend you do that! Rocky did that to build muscle mass, but so you know, the practice of eati…

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I’ve spent more than a dozen weeks now taking you the readers through my journey to drop the weight and get healthier. I’ve talked about the pain I went through in the beginning (and some I’m still feeling), I’ve talked about changing my diet and I’ve brought you along with me every step of …

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AVON PARK — The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at South Florida State College (SFSC) conferred 16 Applied Technology diplomas during a ceremony held on Thursday, May 2 in the SFSC University Center Auditorium, Highlands campus.

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Sunscreen that is marketed for children is OK to use, but children 6 months and older can use the same sunscreen as adults. Babies younger than 6 months should not wear sunscreen but should instead be kept out of direct sunlight and dressed in protective clothing.

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Hearing loss is treatable. Seems like everyone should know that ... but, that is not always the case. Years ago, many years ago, patients were often advised against hearing aids. They were told that the nerves in their inner ears were damaged and that there was nothing they could do to fix t…

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FROSTPROOF — AdventHealth Medical Group invites you to join us at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Practice Frostproof, 200 Scenic Highway on Thursday, May 16 from 5-7 p.m. for a Meet ‘n Greet event. You can meet your neighborhood providers who specialize in family medicine, tour our facili…

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Research on the effectiveness of aromatherapy — the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants — is limited. However, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including:

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The Greek word “selene” means moon, and that’s where the trace mineral selenium gets its name. The most interesting part of selenium is that it’s sometimes used in dyes and paints to color things red.

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May is National Better Hearing & Speech Month. It’s the perfect time to call your hearing health care provider and get an updated hearing evaluation and adjustment of your hearing instruments. If you have never had a complete hearing work-up then now is the time. I just spent several day…

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“Pigeon Pose” is encountered with pleasure or reservation for those not familiar with the benefit of practicing this pose to release tension/tightness in the lower body for a greater range of motion. “Range of Motion” is one of the limiting factors in enjoying the continued flow of movement …

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