Planning can make all the difference in a hurricane

Hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and potentially dangerous forces. Fortunately, since these sometimes deadly storms can only form and strengthen at sea, they rarely make landfall without ample warning. That’s good news for the millions of Floridians who live in areas that could be affected by a hurricane. Make preparations now and you’ll be ready to act when a storm threatens. If a hurricane watch is issued, a hurricane is possible within 24 to 36 hours. Keep up with...

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9/26/2022 10:31:00 AM Comments(0)

What is considered a heart-healthy diet?

Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and high in fiber. Choose multiple colors of fresh produce to make sure you’re getting a variety of nutrients. Especially good choices include leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, apples, bananas, oranges, pears, grapes and prunes. Choose fatty fish that are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. These include salmon, mackerel, tuna, trout and sardines. These foods can help lower triglyceride levels and subsequently reduce your risks for heart...

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9/22/2022 1:46:00 PM Comments(0)

Simple things help make healthy aging possible

Have you noticed that the numbers you read seem to be getting smaller? Do you find it harder to get down on your knees to look under the bed—and to get up again? There’s no question that age brings changes to our lives. And yes, some of them we’d prefer to avoid. Physically, for example, stiffening joints can make it harder to get around. And many people find that their short-term memory just isn’t what it used to be. Often, difficult personal situations, such as the deat...

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9/22/2022 12:44:00 PM Comments(0)

Watson Clinic Celebrated at Annual Best of Central Florida Awards

A number of Watson Clinic’s departments and expert specialists were celebrated during this year’s Best of Central Florida Awards hosted by The Ledger. Thousands of the paper’s readers voted for finalists and winners in multiple categories, including dining, entertainment, shopping, sports and more. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, September 15 from the RP Funding Center. Finalists from Watson Clinic were celebrated in the following categories: · Best Cosmetic/Pl...

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9/21/2022 10:00:00 AM Comments(0)

Coping with the Common Cold

When it comes to colds, there is a lot of information out there about how you get them and how to treat them—and not all of it is correct. Perhaps it's because the symptoms can be so miserable, from a sore throat to postnasal drip. There's no cure for the common cold, but certain things do help ease the annoying symptoms. Here's a rundown of what does and doesn't work for avoiding and treating colds. How do you catch a cold? There are more than 200 viruses that can cause a cold. These viru...

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9/20/2022 1:32:00 PM Comments(0)