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Essential Supplies for Your Hurricane Prep Kit

Be prepared for a hurricane by having all of the necessary supplies in your emergency kit....

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Tips to Keep Your Blood Pressure in Check

Follow these tips to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. High blood pressure, or...

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5 Ways You Can Prevent Skin Cancer

Protect your skin from the Florida sun with these skin cancer prevention tips. Skin cancer is the...

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Tips on Managing Medicines for Older Adults

Keeping a detailed record of all your medicines is one way to ensure you take them safely and...

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Arthritis of the Hip & Knee: Treatment Options

Treatments for this common cause of pain range from physical therapy to surgery.  Researchers say...

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5 Advantages of a Midwife

If your pregnancy is normal and not high-risk, consider using a midwife for delivery and postpartum...

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Long-term Dangers of Alcohol Abuse

Drinking alcohol over a long period of time can lead to brain damage, liver disease, and other...

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to take steps to prevent this disease. As many as 60% of the more than 50,000 deaths from colorectal cancer each year could be avoided if everyone age 50 or …

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Protecting Yourself From Shingles

Protecting Yourself From Shingles

You may know about chicken pox, but you should also know how to prevent contracting shingles. Almost 1 out of 3 people nationwide will develop shingles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’ve ever had …

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Knowing the Signs of Heart Attack & What to Do

Knowing the Signs of Heart Attack & What to Do

February is American Heart Month — take better care of yours by learning about the signs of a heart attack, how they differ for men and women, and what you can do if you recognize them. A heart attack — …

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Healthy Living Tips for Diabetics and Their Caregivers

Healthy Living Tips for Diabetics and Their Caregivers

The complications from diabetes increase as we age, requiring a high level of diligence to manage this disease. Fortunately, it's never too late to learn how to incorporate healthy lifestyle habits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, …

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Injuries and Conditions Causing Hip Pain

Injuries and Conditions Causing Hip Pain

Fractures are a serious cause of hip pain — but they're not always to blame. The bone, muscles, tendons and cartilage in our hips can become injured or worn down, causing hip pain. Overuse, sports (such as running) and falls …

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Join Us for a Health Fair this Valentine’s Day!

Join Us for a Health Fair this Valentine’s Day!

Give yourself the gift of good health this Valentine’s Day! We will be sponsoring a Health Fair next Thursday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for this free event featuring free health screenings, a …

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Tips for Taming Your Salt Habit

Tips for Taming Your Salt Habit

Say so long to excess sodium. Reduce your salt intake for a healthier heart.   Salt has long been used to flavor and preserve foods. Our bodies need sodium to function properly. However, too much salt can have a negative …

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The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Occasional disruptions to your sleep pattern is normal, but not treating sleep apnea can be worse than just being tired the next day. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea are often undiagnosed. You may feel the symptoms without realizing you are …

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Kyphoplasty and Spinal Fractures

Kyphoplasty and Spinal Fractures

If you live with Osteoporosis or have Sudden Back Pain, it is possible you have experienced a Spinal Fracture. Learn more about Spinal Fractures and a minimally invasive procedure called Kyphoplasty. Your spine supports your whole body. The spine is …

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St. Petersburg General Hospital Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees

St. Petersburg General Hospital Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees

St. Petersburg General Hospital recently appointed two new members to the Board of Trustees for a three-year term, January 2013-December 2015.   Elliott Wiser, VP of Local Programming for Bright House Networks and Anilkumar N. Raiker, MD, join eight other physicians …

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