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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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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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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. Learn 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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Standing vs. Sitting in the Workplace
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May 03, 2017

Studies show that sitting disease may be deadlier than smoking. However, you can reverse this.

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Smile More. Laugh Often.
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Apr 11, 2017

You may have heard the old adage “Laughter is the best medicine.” Is it really true—can laughter really help you feel better?

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Understanding Advance Care Planning
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Apr 07, 2017

An advance care plan (ACP) is similar to the idea of a birth plan that so many couples put together.

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Back-Pain-Blog

Watch Your Back
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Mar 20, 2017

Don't let back pain slow you down. Learn five tips on how to keep your back pain free.

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Sensory Camp

Sensory Summer Camp
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Mar 15, 2017

For most of us, attending a summer camp holds an important place in our childhood memories. Becky Rommel, OTR, Lakeland Rehabilitation Services, said this “rite of passage” is what sparked the idea for Lakeland Kids’ Sensory Camp.

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Orthopedics

How to Prevent Sports Injuries and What to Expect if You Get Hurt Anyway
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Mar 13, 2017

Sports injuries are a risk for people of all ages and all activity levels.

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The Mind, Memory, and Getting Older
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Feb 27, 2017

Everybody forgets things – nobody’s memory is perfect.

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Girl Ear Health

4 Tips for a Healthier Ear, Nose and Throat in Children
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Feb 20, 2017

February is Kids Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) month. Pediatric ENT issues can worsen in the cold winter months. Learn 4 quick tips to help keep your children's ear, nose, and throat health at its best.

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Weight Loss

Is Obesity a Disease? It Is – And We’re Treating It
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Feb 09, 2017

Obesity is recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association, but many still resist that classification.

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