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Forum addresses hunger in the county
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
The Polk Vision Quality of Life Task Force held a LEAD (Learn-Engage-Assess-Discuss) forum on hunger in Polk County at the Board of County Commissioner building on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Participating … read more.
Incidents and outbreaks: Is Polk County prepared?
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
When it comes to preparing and managing incidents and outbreaks, the Florida Department of Health in Polk County is equipped with one of the county’s most valuable resources: the Medical … read more.
New dental clinic opens in east part of Bartow
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
It was a grand day for a grand opening this past Friday, Sept. 12, for Dr. Ian Fawcett as he officially opened up his dental clinic at 2090 Flamingo Drive … read more.
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.
Lake Wales Medical Center’s lab awarded gold seal accreditation
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales Medical Center’s laboratory has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and … read more.
Spreads: Snack, wrap and appetizer workhorses
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
Spreads are often taken for granted or overlooked altogether. They are however, a treasure trove of possibilities that can be made from just about any food; their mouth-watering flavors are … read more.
Alzheimer’s walk scheduled
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:02PM
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled Nov. 15 at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland … 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.