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Lake Mary Police Department’s Mental Health Intervention Group

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Historically law enforcement agencies in Florida, or for that matter across the country, have had very few options when responding to 911 calls for people suffering from mental health problems. This type of call for service often necessitates immediate intervention by law enforcement for the safety and wellbeing of the person in crisis.

Fight the Frizz in Florida

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Did you know that taking a dip in the pool or the ocean, or just soaking up the sun affects your hair just as much as your skin? Because of this, most hairstylists tell clients to wear sun protection for their hair too (especially if your hair is chemically treated).

Who Is Looking After Your Health?

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When it comes to taking care of yourself, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start — especially if you feel great and don’t have any major health concerns. Add the fact that we’re living through a global pandemic, and it’s understandable that you may have felt uneasy about seeking out health care services lately. The good news is, seeing a primary care provider is the perfect place to begin your journey to long-term wellness. Advances in medicine give all of us the opportunity to access a wide range of simple tests and screenings that can detect potential health problems before they turn into serious conditions. And, primary care can help you identify which tests you need and when you need them.

The Many Reasons You Need an OB-GYN

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Establishing a good relationship with your OB-GYN is important. First, OB-GYNs can help you better understand the various health issues and body changes you will encounter. Also, they help guide you through different expectations, goals, and issues you may face from early adolescence, into adulthood, and finally transitioning into menopause and beyond.

Keeping an Eye on Your Medicine Cabinet

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately half of the United States population uses at least one prescription medication. Commonly, our patients are taking several medications, many of which are difficult to pronounce (and remember) and have long lists of potential side effects. The article below will focus on a few medications that affect the eye. As this is not a comprehensive list, please consult with your eye provider and primary care doctor regarding any further questions or concerns about your medications.