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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
Fri  Jul 31 2015 03:48PM
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.
Roberts looks to health care law’s intent
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
Chief Justice John Roberts just saved the Affordable Care Act — again. If you’re feeling déjà vu, you’re not alone. As he did in 2012, Roberts defected from his conservative … read more.
How strong is your grip on health?
Wed  Jun 24 2015 05:11PM
Think cancer, stroke or cardiovascular disease is a good predictor of premature death? Not so, says recent research. Surprisingly, it has more to do with your grip strength, according to … read more.
The six most scientifically proven methods to help you quit smoking
Wed  Jul 22 2015 03:02PM
For more than 50 years we’ve known that smoking can kill you. It is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and yet 42.1 million people light … read more.
Researchers use gold nanoparticles to detect cancer risk
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:58AM
Qun “Treen” Huo grew up in China’s Hunan Province, tagging along with her grandparents to government farm fields to work, picking peanuts and whatever was in season. From those days, … read more.
Two new, potent cholesterol-lowering drugs get approval
Tue  Jul 28 2015 03:19PM
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee this week recommended approval of two experimental new cholesterol-fighting drugs that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which … read more.

Tue  Jul 28 2015 03:18PM
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.
Watson welcomes two new hires
Wed  Jul 8 2015 11:22AM
Watson Clinic has recently expanded their team with the addition of two medical providers. Italia R. Stuart will specialize in gynecologic care under the supervision of Drs. Donald Langley and … read more.
Eco-Friendly mosquito control
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Start by eliminating standing … read more.
Florida DOH encourages healthy and safe swimming
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Residents are encouraged to practice healthy and safe swimming this summer, the Florida Department of Health said, adding while playing in the pool can be fun, injuries and illnesses due … read more.
Personalized cancer therapy is widely effective, but has downsides
Wed  Jul 22 2015 08:30AM
Personalized cancer therapy is no longer just an exciting prospect, and better survival rates — as well as escalating spending — are proving it. “It’s here. It’s definitely here,” said … read more.
‘The man with the golden arm’
Fri  Jul 31 2015 03:48PM
On the surface, James Harrison is just an average guy. He loves his daughter and grandchildren, collects stamps, and goes for walks near his home on Australia’s central coast. But … read more.
‘Female Viagra’ gets nod from FDA advisory committee
Wed  Jul 8 2015 11:22AM
A drug aimed at helping women who’ve lost their sex drive cleared a key hurdle Thursday, winning backing from an FDA panel. An FDA advisory committee voted 18-6 to recommend … read more.
Thompson: State not helping nonprofit hospitals
Wed  Jun 17 2015 11:38AM
Outlining what is a basic difference between for profit and nonprofit hospitals, Lakeland Regional Health CEO Elaine Thompson said the certificate of need debate in Tallahassee would be devastating for … read more.