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Go ahead! Get your children cooking
Wed  Sep 23 2015 10:30AM
Few family activities are more enjoyable than spending time with kids “playing” in the kitchen. We are not talking about letting a toddler slice carrots with a sharp weapon called … read more.
First week of fall: Two national events
Wed  Sep 16 2015 10:55AM
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After a fall, most people … read more.
Choe gets key to county
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
At the Aug. 18 Polk County Commission meeting, Chairman George Lindsey gave Dr. Ulyee Choe a key to the county marking the fact that he is leaving his position to … read more.
Publix raises more than $6 million in Annual March of Dimes
Wed  Sep 16 2015 08:30AM
For two decades, Publix Super Markets Inc. has worked alongside the March of Dimes to give all babies a healthy start in life. This year, during their annual three-week in-store … read more.
Program to address Alzheimer’s care
Wed  Sep 9 2015 08:30AM
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving East Polk County is launching a new campaign designed to make the community more Alzheimer’s friendly. Through the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program, the … read more.
Neurologist publishes findings on HIV
Wed  Aug 19 2015 10:56AM
Watson Clinic neurologist Dr. Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh has co-authored a study which was recently published in Neurology Clinical Practice, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In the … read more.
LWMC plans breast cancer fundraiser
Wed  Aug 19 2015 10:56AM
Tickets are now on sale for Lake Wales Medical Center’s Pink Pajama Party, a breast cancer fundraiser planned for 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Lake Wales Country Club. Attendees … read more.
LWMC employees donate backpacks
Wed  Aug 12 2015 08:30AM
Nearly 120 Lake Wales area school students will be trekking to their first day of school on Aug. 24 with new backpacks stuffed with lots of new school supplies, thanks … read more.
Winter Haven Women’s Hospital has open house
Wed  Aug 12 2015 08:30AM
The Winter Haven Women’s Hospital renovations are complete, and the new Breast and Imaging Center plans to celebrate the renovations at an open house from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. … read more.
Anti-arthritic program: Exercise
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:59AM
It was only 15 to 20 years ago when many doctors told arthritic patients to stay away from physical activity. For the short-term, it was good advice because pain was … read more.
LVIM gets grant for early detective program
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine received a grant for $15,000 from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation for LVIM’s program, “Early Detection Saves Lives.” Many incoming patients … read more.
Winter Haven Hospital Foundation plans 26th Annual Gala
Wed  Sep 23 2015 10:29AM
Polk County’s signature black-tie event, the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Gala, is planned on Nov. 12. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of The Gala, the event will take place again … read more.
Winter Haven Hospital expanding southeast
Wed  Sep 16 2015 10:55AM
Winter Haven Hospital starts construction of clinic space on land donated by State Farm. Winter Haven Bulldozers have started clearing land at the State Farm property donated to the Winter … read more.
August PEER winner is Angie Lewis
Wed  Sep 16 2015 08:30AM
Angie Lewis, team leader for the Watson Clinic business office, was named the August recipient of Watson Clinic’s PEER award. Lewis has been with the clinic for 15 years and … read more.
The “Biggest Losers: Burn the most calories
Wed  Aug 19 2015 10:56AM
Metabolism is linked to weight, but there’s much evidence that shows a slow metabolism is rarely the cause of excess pounds. It may be tempting to follow popular belief and … read more.
Steaming vegatables: Part II
Wed  Aug 12 2015 08:30AM
In the first part of this two-part series, I described economical and easy-to-use steamer types. Vegetable preparation for steaming and other related issues were also covered. We are now ready … read more.
At 100, Maj. Dan is still volunteering
Wed  Aug 12 2015 08:30AM
Maj. Dan Boyer celebrated his 100th birthday recently by sharing his testimony with the congregation at The Salvation Army. He was surrounded by friends and family and his wife and … read more.
Hospital disaster drill tests response
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales Medical Center took part in a mock disaster drill on Wednesday, July 22 that tested the preparedness and response of its staff. “The goal of this exercise is … read more.
That’s not hospital food
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Being in the hospital isn’t something any of us wish for … or having someone we love there isn’t any better … and if feeling rotten isn’t enough, the meals … read more.
Card can help with health care
Tue  Aug 4 2015 12:32PM
Polk County launched three new programs to help county residents better manage the cost of prescription medications and health and dental services. As a member of the National Association of … read more.