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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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Check-Up: Prostate Health
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Oct 15, 2018

Middle aged men and those with a family history of prostate cancer should consider asking their primary care provider about the best ways to learn more about their prostate health.

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Check-Up: Treating Anxiety Without Medication
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Sep 25, 2018

Southwestern medical clinic counselor, Meredith Sheldon, MA, LLPC shares some important ways to combat the effects of anxiety without the use of medication.

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Check-Up: Is Hip Surgery For You?
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Sep 24, 2018

Are you a candidate for hip replacement surgery? You may be surprised to learn that it's more than just joint pain that may qualify you for surgery.

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Check-Up: Nutritional Supplement Safety
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Sep 20, 2018

Family medicine provider, Elizabeth Egle, MD, shares some important facts about nutritional supplements and how they may impact your health.

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Check Up: Preventing Bone Loss
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Sep 19, 2018

Lakeland Primary Care, St. Joseph family medicine provider, Deanna rucano, FNP, has some advice for keeping your bones healthy.

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Check-Up: Is Whitecoat Hypertension Real?
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Sep 06, 2018

Whitecoat Hypertension can affect your medical readings when you visit the doctor's office. Audrey Carrier, Do, explains how providers make sure your results are real and not part of a long-term problem.

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Check-Up: Detecting Skin Cancer
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Sep 06, 2018

Lakeland Primary Care family medicine provider, Deanna Rucano, FNP, shares some ways you can detect skin cancer with the naked eye.

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Check-Up: Sprain vs. Rupture
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Sep 05, 2018

Whether you’re an elite athlete or a “weekend warrior,” sports injuries happen.

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Check-Up: Adult Immunizations
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Aug 27, 2018

Adults need immunizations just like children do. Family medicine physician, Alexander Hinckley, DO, shares a list of common boosters.

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Check-Up: Preparing for College
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Aug 21, 2018

Family medicine physician, Elizabeth Egle, MD, reviews a list of must-haves as teens everywhere head into the dorms.

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Check-Up: Coping with Childhood Anxiety
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Aug 20, 2018

Childhood anxiety can present itself a many ways. Counselor, Meredith Sheldon, MA, LLPC, shares what to look for.

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Check-Up: Preparing for Pregnancy
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Aug 15, 2018

Healthy weight, blood pressure, and age are all importance considerations when a woman is thinking about getting pregnant.

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Check-Up: Healthy Habits at the Fair
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Aug 13, 2018

Family medicine provider, Roxanne Wolfram, DNP, explains why it's so important to wash your hands after visiting the livestock exhibits at the fair.

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Getting to the Bottom of GERD
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Aug 08, 2018

GERD occurs when our bodies cannot prevent acid from washing up into the esophagus.

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Check-Up: Sports Dehydration in Children
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Aug 03, 2018

Family medicine physician, Daniel Benson, DO, outlines common warning signs for dehydration.

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Check-Up: Ticks & Lyme Disease
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Jul 25, 2018

Family medicine provider, Elizabeth Egle, MD, shares some tips on how to avoid tick bites, and what you need to look for if you do find one on your body.

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Flat Feet? Lift Your Sole
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Jul 18, 2018

Flat feet happens in four stages and each may require a different treatment option.

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Check-Up: Travel Health
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Jul 02, 2018

Family Medicine provider Daniel Benson, DO, shares his travel health checklist in this Lakeland Health check-up.

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Check-Up: Treating Pain Without Medication
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Jun 15, 2018

Listen as pain specialist Joel Bez, DO, discusses other treatment options to help manage pain without medication.

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