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Is your kitchen preventing you from cooking?
Wed  Jan 7 2015 08:30AM
No, this is not a joke. In January 2014 you may have made your umpteenth New Year’s resolution to cook at home more often and eat healthier, but that has … read more.
Health insurance deadline looms
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
If you do not have health insurance, there’s still time to sign up for it, and Certified Application Counselors at Lake Wales Medical Center can help. Under the Affordable Care … read more.
Learn about Affordable Care Act options
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
At the Polk County History Center in Bartow people can learn from the Small Business Assistance Center the Affordable Care Act: Small Business Health Options Program for Polk County.” It … read more.
FDA panel wary of lifting ban on gay blood donors
Tue  Jan 13 2015 03:57PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers have concerns about lifting the nation’s 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, despite growing pressure from gay rights advocates, medical … read more.
Nurse focusing on diabetes research
Tue  Jan 13 2015 03:57PM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — For more than two decades, local nurse practitioner Sandra Burke has been teaching and writing about a disease that has escalated to epidemic proportion — diabetes. Next … read more.
Save money in new year on Medicare costs
Wed  Dec 31 2014 08:30AM
How much are you paying out-of-pocket for your Medicare costs? On average, beneficiaries spend $38,688 out-of-pocket toward medical assistance during the last five years of life. Medicare does cover a … read more.
Monday was deadline to buy Jan. 1 health insurance
Wed  Dec 17 2014 01:19AM
MIAMI — Floridians had until Monday to sign up for health insurance if they want coverage to take effect on Jan. 1, but experts warn most consumers are unaware of … read more.
Enjoy your cranberries year-round
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
The limelight shines on cranberries during the winter holiday season. There is, however, no reason why you can’t enjoy their goodness year-round. These colorful culinary jewels are studded with high … read more.
Lakeland Volunteers get grant
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine got a grant for $145,930 from the 2014-15 State Funds Grant Program through a joint partnership of the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and … read more.
Holiday fare — trim the calories, keep the yum!
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The winter holidays are about celebration, not deprivation. By making a few simple changes to traditional recipes, we can enjoy celebratory cuisine without the negative consequences associated with the original … read more.

Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
LWMC gives patients access to records online Lake Wales Medical Center’s patient portal gives patients secure access to their inpatient records online. “Our portal provides our patients with fast, easy … read more.
ACA workshop attracts few
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Turnout was minimal, perhaps seven people at most, for the Affordable Care Act workshop held Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Polk County History Center. The forum was presented by the … read more.
Breathing gains with therapy
Wed  Dec 31 2014 08:30AM
Flu season hits the hardest for those with lung disease. They’re at high risk for more frequent bouts of chronic infections and bronchitis. Frequent infections during flu season may be … read more.
An ocean of hope
Wed  Dec 31 2014 08:30AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — A 67-foot sailboat is making a first-of-its-kind journey around the world: using crew members diagnosed with multiple sclerosis to navigate through 33,000 nautical miles. The bright-orange vessel … read more.
Next steps uncertain for women with dense breasts
Mon  Jan 12 2015 03:39PM
WASHINGTON — More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it’s more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests automatically giving them an extra test … read more.
LWMC employees adopt families for Christmas
Wed  Dec 24 2014 08:30AM
Lake Wales Medical Center employees adopted 12 families in the community this year for Christmas, providing gifts for 38 area children and their parents. “Our employees do a wonderful job … read more.
LWMC presents annual employee, physician honors
Wed  Dec 24 2014 08:30AM
Lake Wales Medical Center presented its annual employee awards during the hospital’s annual holiday party. The winners were Monica Pryce for Employee of the Year and Dr. Kulmeet Kundlas for … read more.
Learn to H.E.A.L
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
Leland Family Ministries is presenting the H.E.A.L. — Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyle — a 90-Day Weight Loss Challenge, Revelation 2015. The kick-off event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, … read more.
Food distribution on Wednesday
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Agape Food Bank will distribute 20,000 pounds of food to 400 families in Fort Meade and Wauchula. It will happen … read more.
Top 10 reasons to enroll in health insurance
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Even if you’re young, you’re not invincible; accidents can happen to anyone. Be prepared; get health insurance. The health professionals at Lake Wales Medical Center, Heart of Florida Regional Medical … read more.