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  The Polk County Times

Hot, humid but helpful
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
It was hot, it was sweaty and it was serious. It was the second Central Florida Games at the Chain of Lakes Complex in Winter Haven. It was also for … read more.
Defying injury: Rehab equipment to change how we age
Thu  Jul 10 2014 06:49PM
Roughly 10,000 people a day are turning 65. For the last decade, organizations making up the active-aging industry have already begun assessing the needs of this population. The need for … read more.
Free breast screenings this month
Thu  Jul 10 2014 02:43PM
Winter Haven Hospital has free clinical breast screenings and low-cost mammograms in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Daniela Shapiro, an oncologist, will offer free clinical breast … read more.
WellCare names MacDonald state president
Thu  Jul 10 2014 06:49PM
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. reports that it named Gregg MacDonald state president. He has responsibility for WellCare’s Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses across the state and will lead the company’s … read more.
Savannah residents celebrate being cancer free
Tue  Jun 10 2014 03:28PM
Residents of Bartow’s Savannah Court Assisted Living Facility celebrated those who have survived cancer, including 98-year-old Luther Wilson, who has lived cancer-free for more than 60 years following his diagnosis … read more.
Meridien Research sets open house for June 28
Wed  Jun 25 2014 08:00AM
Meridien Research at 3133 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Suite 2 in Lakeland, has an open house with complimentary medical screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at the research facility. Attendees … read more.
Simple strategies for healthy eating
Wed  Jun 25 2014 03:08PM
The Chinese have known for more than 5,000 years that everyday food is medicine. (They had never heard of the Golden Arches!) Scientific research in our time has also confirmed … read more.
Pumping iron bodes well for seniors
Wed  May 28 2014 08:00AM
Scientific research has shown that strength training exercise can slow the aging process. What’s more, strength exercise can offset high blood pressure, improve diabetic conditions, and decrease arthritic pain. It … read more.
Lake Wales resident needs kidney to live
Wed  May 14 2014 08:00AM
After more than 300 kidney stones, three heart attacks and five medical stints later, Barry “John” Trimble needs your help. He was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease five years ago … read more.
Home-prepared sauces: easy, nutritious and delicious
Sun  May 11 2014 08:00AM
Sauce cooking has an unjustified reputation for being complicated and time-consuming. With a few inexpensive ingredients and a minimum of effort, you can prepare delicious and health-boosting sauces for any … read more.
Public hearing for elder adult laws set
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
The West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging has a public hearing for residents of Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. We invite the community to comment on how local services … read more.
Free breast screenings this month
Thu  Jul 10 2014 02:43PM
Winter Haven Hospital has free clinical breast screenings and low-cost mammograms in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Daniela Shapiro, an oncologist, will offer free clinical breast … read more.
Arcadia resident never let blindness stop her
Wed  Jun 25 2014 08:00AM
Arcadia resident Gail Heckman has raised three of her own children, adopted four others, and looked after numerous foster kids — all while being legally blind. She wasn’t born that … read more.
WellCare donates $50,000 to The Family Café
Thu  Jul 3 2014 08:00AM
WellCare Health Plans Inc. and its Staywell Health Plan donated $50,000 to help Florida families attend the 16th Annual Family Café and Summit on Disabilities. This is the seventh year … read more.
Physicians United Plan Medicare Beneficiaries need to act now
Wed  Jun 25 2014 08:00AM
Florida Medicare has begun a special election period to aid Medicare beneficiaries who have lost their health care coverage offered through Physicians United Plan. The federal Centers for Medicare & … read more.
Jenkins selected employee of month
Wed  Jun 18 2014 08:00AM
Theresa Jenkins, RN, was named Employee of the Month for May at Lake Wales Medical Center. She has been employed at LWMC since 2006. In nominating her, a co-worker wrote, … read more.
Polk and Sumter residents published Chicken Soup for the Soul
Wed  Jun 11 2014 08:00AM
The Alzheimer’s Association announced Ginny Dubose of Polk County and Lois Bennett of Sumter County have been selected as a published author in the new edition of Chicken Soup for … read more.
Wound center marks National Wound Care Awareness Week
Wed  Jun 25 2014 03:08PM
The Wound Healing Center at Lake Wales Medical Center is participating in National Wound Care Awareness Week, June 2-6. One of nearly 600 wound centers managed by Healogics, The Wound … read more.
Hospital celebrates national nurses, hospital weeks
Wed  May 28 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales Medical Center celebrated National Nurses Week May 6-12 and National Hospital Week May 12-16 with a variety of activities for its employees and volunteers. For National Nurses Week, nurses were … read more.
WellCare profits up; expects growth in Florida
Wed  May 14 2014 08:00AM
Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans reported a jump in profits during the first three months of 2014 and also indicated it will see growth in Florida under a new Medicaid managed-care … read more.


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