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Zika problems haven’t increased with extra water
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
If it isn’t one thing, it’s another … as if Zika wasn’t a big enough worry, now we have to deal with making sure Tropical Storm Colin’s remnants haven’t created … read more.
Memories prodded, recalled at neurobic session of Take The Lead
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
(Editor’s note: This is the next installment in an ongoing series about Take the Lead, a program for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments, yet who are … read more.
Healthy food for peanuts
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Peanuts, among America’s favorite foods, are everywhere: in parties, on office desks, in sandwiches, and in the cracks of your plane seat when you get up to leave … We … read more.
New lobby to be unveiled
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
On June 10 there will be a showcase of spending $400,000 to renovate the lobby of Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport. It took about four months to do … read more.
Parish is May’s PEER award winner
Wed  Jun 1 2016 11:02AM
Registered nurse Marissa Parish was called a team leader in the Gastroenterology department at Watson Clinic and was recently named the May recipient of Watson Clinic’s PEER award. Parish has … read more.
Laughs mark second Take the Lead
Wed  May 18 2016 03:19PM
(Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series about Take the Lead, a program for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments, yet who are still … read more.
Amplified phone program for those with hearing loss
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center will distribute phones for free to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or speech impaired. Those who meet the requirements, … read more.
Brown named Employee of the Month
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Registered nurse Whitney Brown, House Supervisor at Lake Wales Medical Center, was presented with Employee of the Month for March. Brown, who has worked at the hospital since 2011, was … read more.
Polk County ranks 12th in state in child drownings
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
May is Water Safety Awareness Month and Florida residents are encouraged to practice safe swimming this summer. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages 1-4 and Florida … read more.
Don’t fry your health away
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
If goat droppings smelled or tasted good would you eat them? Oh I know, fried food smells and tastes so good. Thankfully, despite what our noses beg us to do, … read more.
LWMC to feel a bit cooler inside
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Passersby may have noticed a crane operating at Lake Wales Medical Center this summer. The hospital is replacing two cooling towers. Tower 1, which was installed in 2002, is being … read more.
In truth, he’s working out with new equipment
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
No matter what happens, he can’t fall to the ground. The track system that he’s attached to won’t let him. “This is a real game-changer for anyone who’s struggling to … read more.
LRH to unveil expanded Grasslands Campus
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Lakeland Regional Health has expanded Grasslands Campus at 3030 Harden Blvd. In Lakeland. “We feel privileged to begin serving patients at this beautiful new campus,” said Jon A. Boyette, vice … read more.
The man who was overlooked
Wed  May 25 2016 11:15AM
When it comes to getting a second medical opinion, Edward “Ed” Kiermeier did that in spades and almost gave up seeking answers to troubling health problems. “There were too many … read more.
Helping their health
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Knowledge is not only power, said organizers of the annual Cultural and Health Spring Fest Saturday at the Gordonville Park, but it’s healthy. “We want to teach our community the … read more.
The danger of bee stings
Wed  May 25 2016 08:59AM
A Tampa man was the focus of recent news reports after he died from an allergic reaction within an hour of being stung by a swarm of yellow jackets. Unaware … read more.
Assessing Polk County’s health
Wed  May 4 2016 09:22PM
BARTOW — In a review of the health of Polk County residents, Dr. Joy Jackson said there are some problems a two-year assessment shows. Those problems from consumer surveys show … read more.
Volunteers honored at Winter Haven Hospital
Wed  May 11 2016 10:28AM
Winter Haven Hospital recently honored more than 50 volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club during National Volunteer Week.oskls During the luncheon, … read more.
LWMC CEO officer quits, joins Heart of Florida in Davenport
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Andrew Howard, chief executive officer of Lake Wales Medical Center, resigned effective Friday, May 6, to become the chief operating officer at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport. Rebecca … read more.
Winter Haven Hospital unveils TrueBeam
Wed  May 4 2016 09:26PM
WINTER HAVEN — Winter Haven Hospital’s Cassidy Cancer Center is delivering leading edge treatment for cancer patients with a new Varian TrueBeam radiation treatment system. The TrueBeam linear accelerator improves … read more.