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We post regular content that focuses on important health topics and issues that affect you and your family with tips and advice from health experts right here at Lakeland. We want to hear from you! Do you have a health topic you'd like to see featured? 

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Webb Clancy-Da Vinci Hernia Seminar

Surgeons Repair More Than 1 Million of These Each Year
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Dec 14, 2017

Living with a hernia can be painful, the only way to relieve pain and prevent future damage is with surgery.

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Choosing a Birth Control Option That Suits You
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Dec 11, 2017

Deciding on a method for pregnancy prevention can be an overwhelming task. Internal medical physician, Kimberlee Tomerlin, DO answers popular questions women have about birth control methods.

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Check Up: Keep Your Blood Pressure in Check
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Dec 06, 2017

New guidelines mean millions more will have high blood pressure. Learn how to keep yours in check.

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9 Things Every Parent Should Know When Buying Toys
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Dec 04, 2017

Help ensure your children have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Check Up: How to Avoid a Hernia
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Nov 30, 2017

Once you have a hernia, surgery is the only way to fix the problem. Learn steps you can take to prevent one from forming.

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Managing Diabetes Blog

Managing Diabetes — It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It
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Nov 27, 2017

Diabetes educators answer three common questions regarding diabetes.

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Spotting Symptoms of Varicose Veins and How to Find Relief
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Nov 21, 2017

Even though veins can be seen, they may not necessarily be varicose veins.

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Caregiving Around the Clock.
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Nov 03, 2017

Looking after a loved one can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience and at times it can also be overwhelming, challenging, or lonely.

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Starting the Conversation
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Oct 17, 2017

It’s never too early to begin the conversation about sexual assault with your children.

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ADHD Overview: Get the Facts
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Oct 16, 2017

If left untreated, ADHD can deprive a person of self-esteem and limit success both at school and in the workforce.

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Tackling Healthy Eating at Your Next Tailgate
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Sep 15, 2017

Tackle temptation at your next tailgating party with these 6 easy tips and a delicious healthy recipe.

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, or Should You?
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Aug 24, 2017

Hydration is key during these hot summer months, especially for all the young athletes hitting the field.

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Water-Safety

Splish Splash Water Safety
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Jul 27, 2017

Learn more about keeping your family and friends safe around water.

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Watch Out for Ticks This Summer
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Jul 19, 2017

Ticks are more active in the summer, make sure to take extra steps to limit your exposure and prevent tick-borne illness.

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Savor the Season
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Jun 28, 2017

Kick-start your summer where fresh and healthy meet tasty. Check out the Benton Harbor Farmers' Market.

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Babysitting Tips
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Jun 22, 2017

Sitters should have some babysitting training - including knowing what to do if a child begins to choke, or need first aid or CPR.

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Food allergies

Understanding Food Allergies in Children
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Jun 12, 2017

When your child's immune system senses that a food or something in a food is a "danger" to your child's health, a food allergy reaction occurs.

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SummerTipBlog

4 Simple Summer Safety Tips
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Jun 05, 2017

Keeping your kids healthy and active in the summer doesn't have to hard. Nurse practitioner, Kelly Spooner shares four easy ways to keep your kids active, healthy, and safe all summer long.

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Joint Pain

Being Overweight May Be Causing Your Joint Pain
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May 18, 2017

Being overweight naturally causes deterioration of cartilage to accelerate and worsen.

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Protecting Your Skin While Enjoying Summer Rays
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May 09, 2017

Warmer weather is upon us and sunnier days are in sight. But before you get too excited about starting on your golden tan, make sure to slather up with sunscreen to reduce the chances of developing long-term skin damage.

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