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Pack the Perfect Picnic Basket

Looking for a fun and inexpensive weekend activity to do with friends and family? Nothing says summer like an old-fashioned picnic. Whether you picnic in a park or in your own backyard, packing something tasty and healthful is easier than you might think. Start by following these five tips: 1.Bring what's in season. From berries to cherries, bell peppers to green beans, many fruits and veggies are freshest in summer. So make a colorful and healthful variety a part of your picnic. Enjoy them raw ...

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6/20/2017 9:43:00 AM Comments(0)

Fireworks: Let the Experts Handle Them

When it comes to fireworks, here's advice that could spare you—or a loved one—a devastating injury: Leave the shows to the pros. Every year in the U.S., fireworks cause thousands of injuries, including severe burns and eye injuries. Many of these injuries are serious enough to require treatment in hospital emergency departments. Some are deadly. And those hurt or killed are often children or bystanders. Even sparklers are dangerous. They burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees...

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6/20/2017 9:41:00 AM Comments(0)

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes afflict over 795,000 Americans every year. They’re the fifth leading cause of death and the most common cause of disability in the United States. In addition to potential physical impairments, a stroke can affect a patient’s ability to communicate as well. Approximately 25-40% of stroke patients suffer from aphasia, a common yet little-known condition that impacts a person’s speech and language skills. Aphasia...

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6/5/2017 12:03:00 PM Comments(0)

Location Spotlight: Watson Clinic South

This year, our Watson Clinic South location celebrates its 30 th anniversary. Over the course of these past three decades, our South team has offered personalized and compassionate care to generations of patients, and they’ve earned the trust and loyalty of the entire community. Conveniently located at the epicenter of south Lakeland right off the Polk Parkway, Watson Clinic South has become the healthcare provider of choice for many area residents. The facility houses an impressive number...

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5/24/2017 3:42:00 PM Comments(0)

Savor Some Sorghum

Sorghum. Say it out loud, and it sounds like a complaint about dental pain, but it's actually a healthy whole grain that fits nicely into a gluten-free diet, spurring new popularity for the grain in this country. What is it? Sorghum is an ancient cereal grain from Africa and India. For people living in those areas, it's food. In the U.S., sorghum has until recently been used mostly for livestock feed—except in the South, where it's made into a sweet syrup. What does it look like? Sorg...

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5/22/2017 10:38:00 AM Comments(0)