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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.
PEER Award winner for November named
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Watson Clinic Carrie DeArce Employee Excellence and Recognition — PEER — award. The PEER Award is given to a Clinic employee who best reflects the patient- focused customer service standards … read more.
Hundreds helped at health fair
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
For more than 20 years, the city of Bartow has been stressing health and wellness for its 284 employees, and Thursday they did it again. The annual health and wellness … read more.
Pink Heals and hamburgers
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:12PM
Bartow’s Fort Blount Park was pretty in pink Thursday when the national Pink Heals tour showed up thanks to the Polk County Fire Rescue Department. The Polk department used the … read more.
Healthy eating on a budget
Wed  Nov 5 2014 08:30AM
There is a growing public realization that a healthy diet plays a major role in good health and disease prevention. Unfortunately, some believe that healthy eating is expensive and that … read more.
Hospice care vital to terminally-ill patients
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:12PM
Hospice care, born in England, has been a greater part of the health care environment in the United States for a number of years. Thought to be relatively related to … read more.
Health Department: Don’t get the flu, get that shot
Wed  Nov 5 2014 08:30AM
Flu season is almost here and the Florida Department of Health in Polk County encourages residents and visitors to take precautions to reduce their risk of infection. Influenza is a … read more.
When pink touches your world
Thu  Oct 9 2014 11:04AM
Editor’s Note: I never felt compelled to purchase a bracelet with a pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon. I love pink, and I have always been proud that women everywhere rally … 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.

Wed  Dec 3 2014 08:30AM
Wellness resource kit for local businesses Polk Wellness Professionals launched a new wellness resource kit to help local businesses. The Worksite Wellness Resource Kit provides a connection to more than … read more.
Don’t sing the holiday blues
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has free caregiver programs for caregivers, family members, and anyone else interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. … read more.
Wound center boosts awareness of diabetic foot ulcers
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Wound Healing Center at Lake Wales Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign this week. The Wound Healing Center at … read more.
It’s now Winter Haven Women’s Hospital
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:12PM
Winter Haven Hospital’s Regency for Women and Infants has changed its name to Winter Haven Women’s Hospital. The 61-bed acute care facility, built in 1987 at 101 Avenue O Southeast … read more.
Physical Therapy: Is it just for injuries?
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
October is National Physical Therapy Month and this year’s theme is about clearing up misconceptions that can keep people from seeing a physical therapist. The American Physical Therapy Association heralds … read more.
Hundreds ‘Stride Against Breast Cancer’
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
“This time I am going to kick its butt.” So said Nancy Morrison, a three-time breast cancer survivor who turned out Oct. 25 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, one … read more.
Mother’s death still fresh
Wed  Oct 8 2014 08:00AM
(Editor’s note: Steve Steiner is a reporter with The Polk County Democrat. He volunteered to tell his tale.) It sometimes catches me off-guard, the passage of time, when I realize … read more.