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Steaming vegetables: Frequently asked questions
Thu  Sep 4 2014 12:28PM
Why steam vegetables? When vegetables are cooked immersed in water, a considerable amount of their nutrients leaches into the water and is lost when drained after cooking. Soups and stews … read more.
Lake Wales Medical Center seeks volunteers
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales Medical Center has an immediate need for volunteers in the gift shop and the front lobby desks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete an application, … read more.
Road to recovery and transformation
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Michael Holder’s life has been redefined by many things. Yesterday, he was walking and standing. Today, he is learning how to function with bilateral limb amputations. Tomorrow, he’s all about … read more.
Watson sleep center gains reaccreditation
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Watson Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center recently received reaccreditation for its program from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To receive the 5-year accreditation, Watson Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center had to … read more.
New senior disability factor: Sit time
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
Sitting is the new “smoking gun” of harmful habits, according to a bevy of university research. The latest evidence reveals sitting and lack of exercise is key to disability. The … read more.
Simmons: There’s no quick and easy fix
Sun  Sep 14 2014 08:20PM
The citrus greening disease that kills trees but first slashes fruit yields hasn’t been conquered. Neither has canker and a host of other pests and diseases. Still, commercial citrus growers … read more.
County health department supports World Breastfeeding Week
Sun  Aug 3 2014 02:03PM
The Florida Department of Health and the Women Infants and Children Program support the World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7. This year’s theme, “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal — for Life”, encourages … read more.
PSC student makes club history
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
For the first time, a Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School student has placed first in a national competition for aspiring health professionals. In late June, HOSA (Health … read more.
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.
Public health officials join fight against childhood obesity
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:42AM
The Florida Department of Health in Polk County recognizes September as National Childhood Obesity Month and reports more than 23 million children and teenagers — 31.8 percent — ages 2-19 are obese … read more.
Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon set
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
Watson Clinic and Moffitt Cancer Center is presenting its 15th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon in Lakeland. The luncheon is set for Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Lakeland Yacht & … read more.

Wed  Sep 3 2014 08:00AM
Watson Clinic welcomes four Watson Clinic added four physicians to its staff. Dr. Rachel A. Burke is a board-certified radiologist joining our team of imaging specialists. Comprehensive breast imaging services … read more.
LWMC begins $1.3 million exterior spruceup
Mon  Aug 25 2014 01:13PM
Lake Wales Medical Center has begun a $1.3 million project to spruce up the exterior of its facility at 410 S. 11th St., at the corner of State Road 60 and … read more.
Glaucoma specialist hired
Mon  Aug 25 2014 01:13PM
Aly Reza Sheraly joined Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida Aug. 14. Sheraly completed his glaucoma fellowship and ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich., and is Board Certified with … read more.
Medical Center employees donate backpacks to students
Wed  Aug 6 2014 08:00AM
Nearly 90 Lake Wales area school students will be trekking to their first day of school on Aug. 18 with new backpacks stuffed with lots of new school supplies, thanks … read more.
Eat a rainbow every day
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
A display of fresh vegetables and fruit always dazzles the eye with its beauty; however, many people don’t realize that the color of produce is due to naturally occurring powerful … read more.
Good Shepherd Hospice offers free grief support group
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
Good Shepherd Hospice, the area’s longest-serving hospice organization, will hold an adult grief support group at 10 a.m. Monday, July 28 at Water’s Edge, 10 Grove Ave. in Lake Wales. … 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.