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The “Biggest Losers: Burn the most calories
Wed  Aug 19 2015 10:56AM
Metabolism is linked to weight, but there’s much evidence that shows a slow metabolism is rarely the cause of excess pounds. It may be tempting to follow popular belief and … read more.
Steaming vegatables: Part II
Wed  Aug 12 2015 08:30AM
In the first part of this two-part series, I described economical and easy-to-use steamer types. Vegetable preparation for steaming and other related issues were also covered. We are now ready … read more.
At 100, Maj. Dan is still volunteering
Wed  Aug 12 2015 08:30AM
Maj. Dan Boyer celebrated his 100th birthday recently by sharing his testimony with the congregation at The Salvation Army. He was surrounded by friends and family and his wife and … read more.
Hospital disaster drill tests response
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales Medical Center took part in a mock disaster drill on Wednesday, July 22 that tested the preparedness and response of its staff. “The goal of this exercise is … read more.
That’s not hospital food
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Being in the hospital isn’t something any of us wish for … or having someone we love there isn’t any better … and if feeling rotten isn’t enough, the meals … read more.
Card can help with health care
Tue  Aug 4 2015 12:32PM
Polk County launched three new programs to help county residents better manage the cost of prescription medications and health and dental services. As a member of the National Association of … read more.
Keep your cool in the heat
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Summer’s blistering heat brings with it a need to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses while doing all those outdoor activities for which Central Florida is famous. When you are planning … read more.
Polk health department supporting Breastfeeding Week
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:59AM
World Breastfeeding Week takes place Aug. 1-7, a week-long observance that promotes the advantages of breastfeeding and its important health benefits for mother and baby. The Florida Department of Health … read more.
Be safe in the heat this summer
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:59AM
For anyone who works or plays outdoors, the hot summer months can present a few challenges. With high temperatures in the 90s and “feels-like” temperatures in the triple digits, people … read more.
Business rivals share information
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
It was a gathering of rivals … not in the usual competitive sense, but business rivals who joined recently in an effort to improve their own industry and let the … read more.
Neurologist publishes findings on HIV
Wed  Aug 19 2015 10:56AM
Watson Clinic neurologist Dr. Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh has co-authored a study which was recently published in Neurology Clinical Practice, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In the … read more.
LWMC plans breast cancer fundraiser
Wed  Aug 19 2015 10:56AM
Tickets are now on sale for Lake Wales Medical Center’s Pink Pajama Party, a breast cancer fundraiser planned for 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Lake Wales Country Club. Attendees … read more.
LWMC employees donate backpacks
Wed  Aug 12 2015 08:30AM
Nearly 120 Lake Wales area school students will be trekking to their first day of school on Aug. 24 with new backpacks stuffed with lots of new school supplies, thanks … read more.
Winter Haven Women’s Hospital has open house
Wed  Aug 12 2015 08:30AM
The Winter Haven Women’s Hospital renovations are complete, and the new Breast and Imaging Center plans to celebrate the renovations at an open house from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. … read more.
Anti-arthritic program: Exercise
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:59AM
It was only 15 to 20 years ago when many doctors told arthritic patients to stay away from physical activity. For the short-term, it was good advice because pain was … read more.
That’s not hospital food
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Being in the hospital isn’t something any of us wish for … or having someone we love there isn’t any better … and if feeling rotten isn’t enough, the meals … read more.
Steaming vegetables: A two-part series
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:31AM
• Part I Buying nutritious ingredients is only the first step in a healthy diet. How foods are prepared makes a difference between whether they die of unnatural causes or … read more.
Schnarre named employee of the month
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:59AM
Lake Wales Medical Center Employee of the Month for June 2015 is Debbie Schnarre, HIM Specialist in Health Information Management (medical records). “Debbie is very energetic and is always willing to … read more.
Jenkins promoted to Director of Surgical Care
Wed  Jul 22 2015 03:02PM
Registered nurse Theresa Jenkins has been promoted to Director of the Surgical Care Unit at Lake Wales Medical Center. Jenkins joined LWMC in January 2006 as a nurse in the … read more.
Study: Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse
Thu  Aug 27 2015 05:46PM
The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows. Among a large group of children in England, those who … read more.