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Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge
Sat  Apr 18 2015 09:55AM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point … read more.
The scoop on red wine: Healthy or hype?
Tue  Apr 14 2015 11:26AM
Chances are, you’ve heard about some of the health benefits of drinking red wine — in moderation, of course. But is it a miracle elixir? Does it really have heart … read more.
Weighting for change
Tue  Apr 14 2015 11:26AM
For many good reasons, health experts and policymakers continually seek ways to encourage Americans to become healthier. Mostly, these efforts fall short. (Raise your hand if you’ve met your New … read more.
Upcoming free health lectures
Wed  Apr 15 2015 12:18PM
These events are free, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Reserve your spot in advance using the RSVP as noted with each listing. below or visit … read more.
Decrease risk of brain injury falls
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
A simple fall can change your reality. One day you know the difference between a hairbrush and a toothbrush. But after a head injury from a fall, you might not … read more.
DOH recognizes National Nutrition Month
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Health in Polk County recognizes March as National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme, “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” encourages individuals to adopt healthy choices for a … read more.
LWMC offers help with special enrollment period
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
If you’re in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you’re going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special … read more.
Lake Wales Medical Center seeks volunteers
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales Medical Center has an immediate need for volunteers for the front lobby information desks. Front lobby volunteers greet visitors, hand out visitor passes, and answer questions. Front lobby … read more.
Rockin’ It to Kick It! tourney
Wed  Feb 18 2015 08:30AM
The Skyla Smiles Winter Haven Relay for Life team is hosting the Rockin’ It to Kick It! cornhole tournament, March 14 at the Winter Haven Moose Lodge, located at 2305 Havendale … read more.
Pants falling down? This weight loss is working!
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
Hoo, boy! The first four weeks in the Leland Family Ministry weight loss challenge is over, and while I am not making the progress I would like — I’ve only … read more.
An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away, new study finds
Sat  Apr 18 2015 09:54AM
CHICAGO — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to new research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those … read more.
Study: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss
Tue  Apr 14 2015 11:26AM
Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials. People who used the … read more.
Adult Day Care Center to go up for sale
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
In the hope of trying to get some money out of it, Polk County has decided to sell the Adult Day Care Center in Lake Wales. It will be using … read more.
Watson staff earns black belt
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
Kimberly Downs, an analyst in the clinic’s Continuous Improvement Department, recently earned a six Sigma Black Belt certification by the American Society for Quality. As an essential component of Watson … read more.
Citizen CPR working to save lives
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Retired Polk County firefighter Benny Luke is making his way around Polk County to teach people how to save lives. “Sometimes cardiac arrest can happen without warning,” he said. “People … read more.
February is American Heart Month
Wed  Feb 18 2015 08:30AM
The heart is the body’s hardest working organ. Even though it weighs less than a pound, our four-chambered — two pump heart moves blood through 55,000 miles of blood vessels … read more.
Vittone promoted to deputy chief of medical services
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
County Manager Jim Freeman appointed Raf A. Vittone as deputy chief of medical services for Polk County Fire Rescue. Vittone has been employed by Polk County since 1989, serving as … read more.
Healthy choices among those in weight loss challenge
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
As a way to mark the one-third mark of Leland Family Ministries’ 12-week H.E.A.L (Healthy Eating for Active Lifestyles) weight loss program being conducted by Leland Family Ministries, a nutrition … read more.
Ultimate Fitness competition fights obesity
Wed  Feb 4 2015 08:42PM
Twenty-six Ultimate Fitness members and visitors took their New Year’s resolution a step further last week when they hooked up at the Bartow fitness center to challenge each other to … read more.
Boost the yum factor and youth health with avocados
Mon  Feb 16 2015 02:24PM
The avocado should make a frequent appearance in the landscape on your plate. Brimming with nutrition, this delicious and unique fruit is extremely low in sugar and is primarily used … read more.