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Glucose Monitoring improves
Tue  Sep 19 2017 04:44PM
— Sept. 7, 2017 — Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), the leading global wearables brand, and DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), the leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes, today announced a … read more.
Healthy in Pink breast cancer event planned
Wed  Aug 30 2017 08:30AM
The Healthy in Pink Social plans to bring together community partners, local organizations and medical experts to share valuable insights on breast cancer and a variety of related health concerns. … read more.
Watson hires gynecologist
Wed  Aug 23 2017 08:30AM
Watson Clinic hired Dr. Megan B. Luciano to the OB-GYN department at the Bella Vista Building at 1755 N. Florida Ave. in Lakeland. Luciano specializes in general obstetrical and gynecological … read more.
Heart of Florida opens at Champions Gate
Wed  Aug 16 2017 08:30AM
DAVENPORT – Back in 1966, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center started out as a converted clinic on 10th Street in Haines City. Much has changed since then. In 1996, … read more.
Winter Haven ER cuts ribbon to new future
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — It’s all about being able to serve the community. Tuesday afternoon last week, BayCare and their community partners cut the ribbon to a brand new Emergency Room … read more.
Watson hires family medicine provider
Wed  Aug 2 2017 08:30AM
Patricia C. Bayshore, ARNP-C works alongside board-certified family medicine specialists Drs. Benjamin Phen, M. Karina Solorzano-Klapprott and Richard F. Sweeney from the Watson Clinic Bartow location at 2250 Osprey Blvd., … read more.
Odd links to memory loss
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
Researchers are uncovering newfound risks for dementia related diseases — from high levels of air pollution, loneliness, high blood pressure, lack of sleep, and a waning sense of smell can … read more.
New focus helps kids realize full potential
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Children’s Home Society of Florida, the state’s largest and most reputable provider of services to children and families, started an upstream-focused brand initiative to reshape the future … read more.
Dramatic effects of bed rest
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
Despite the mounting evidence supporting the health benefits of a healthy diet, never smoking, having a body mass index lower than 30, performing at least 3.5 hours per week of … read more.
Cities studying medical marijuana dispensary laws
Sun  Jul 16 2017 12:39PM
The Bartow County Commission is likely to OK a proposed ordinance Tuesday for county land development codes to allow marijuana dispensaries anywhere it allows regular pharmacies or drug stores, while … read more.
Watson Clinic opens flu clinics for patients
Tue  Sep 19 2017 04:38PM
LAKELAND — Watson Clinic now offers flu vaccinations through their primary care physician offices, and a series of flu clinics, which are currently open across many of their most popular … read more.
Care Center thrift store expands
Wed  Aug 23 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – Since 1985, the Lake Wales Care Center has been steadily expanding and doing good for area residents. What started as a sidewalk sale is now a non … read more.
Nothing But Nets reps visit Rooney’s office
Wed  Aug 23 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A few young representatives of Nothing But Nets — a grassroots global campaign against the spread of malaria — went to U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney’s office Aug. … read more.
Medical Center employees backpack local students
Wed  Aug 16 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – Nearly 100 Lake Wales area school students will have new backpacks with lots of new school supplies, thanks to the employees at Lake Wales Medical Center. The … read more.
‘Art & Sole for the Cure’ registration opens
Wed  Aug 9 2017 08:30AM
Registration is open for “Art & Sole for the Cure,” a breast cancer awareness event presented by Lake Wales Medical Center in partnership with the Lake Wales Arts Council. Art … read more.
Florida Southern, Lakeland Regional develop program
Wed  Aug 2 2017 08:30AM
Florida Southern College and Lakeland Regional Health have unveiled a college major that utilizes the resources of both institutions to enhance healthcare capabilities in Central Florida. A Bachelor’s degree in … read more.
Alliums: Nutritional and flavor super-achievers
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
Alliums are a large botanical family of vegetables with an exceptional immune-boosting potency and a star status for their flavors. Among the hundreds of cultivars are garlic, onions, leeks, shallots, … read more.
Abdul named employee of the month at LWMC
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
Shazam Abdul, Occupational Therapy Assistant, was named Employee of the Month for June at Lake Wales Medical Center. Abdul, who has worked at the hospital since 2014, was recognized for … read more.
Hospital one of most wired
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
LAKELAND – Lakeland Regional Health is one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals and healthcare systems, as announced this week by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. This is the … read more.
Winter Haven retiree finds reward as a hospice volunteer
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Retired flight attendant Laurie Quigley has spent much of her life making sure other people are comfortable. So, when the Winter Haven resident took an early retirement … read more.