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BayCare Health Care Navigators offer assistance
Wed  Nov 8 2017 08:30AM
With the status of the Affordable Care Act changing daily, BayCare Health System plans to help consumers understand their options with its Navigators program. “Affordable health insurance is essential to … read more.
How laughter improves health
Wed  Oct 25 2017 02:48PM
“For seniors, laughter may be the best medicine to improve quality of life and health,” said Emily Perez, SLP and director of rehabilitation for Spring Lake Rehab Center in Winter … read more.
Lakeland Regional named top large hospital
Wed  Nov 1 2017 02:35PM
Lakeland Regional Health earned a 2017 Celebration of Service Award in the over-150-bed category for Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety from the Florida Hospital Association. “We are so honored … read more.
LWMC sends relief supplies to Puerto Rico
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – Lake Wales Medical Center coordinated a supplies drive to help residents of Puerto Rico recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Maria. “Our area and our employees … read more.
Lakeland Regional Health joins Orlando Health
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
Lakeland Regional Health and Orlando Health completed an affiliation to create an integrated regional health care system on Oct. 1. This regional system better positions both organizations to advance clinical … read more.
Counselor: Changes coming to Medicare in 2018
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW — Jean Berken, a Medicare counselor at SHINE, told a handful of participants there are changes coming to government program in 2018 and those who don’t pay attention may … read more.
Palm Garden celebrates rehab awareness week
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Staff at Palm Garden celebrated National Rehabilitation Awareness Week in spectacular fashion. Over the past year, the Winter Haven short and long term rehabilitation and home care … read more.
Some Women’s Hospital services temporarily relocated
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — Due to damage from Hurricane Irma, the Winter Haven Women’s Hospital will continue to provide services using space at Winter Haven Hospital, though patients and staff were … read more.
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.
Nurse honored for outstanding care
Wed  Nov 1 2017 02:58PM
Darla Newton starts to tear up as soon as she starts talking about Vicki Underhill, a nurse in the Chest Pain Unit at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. “If … read more.
Clerk’s office goes purple for a cause
Wed  Nov 1 2017 02:35PM
On Oct. 19, Polk County Clerk employees participated in Purple Thursday to help raise awareness of the more than 5,000 cases of domestic violence reported in Polk County in 2016. … read more.
Medicare open enrollment extended for Florida residents
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
Attention all those on Medicare. The annual open enrollment period, which began Oct. 15 and traditionally runs to Dec. 7, has been extended to the end of the year for … read more.
300 bikers riding for TaTas
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – This is the eighth year that Winter Haven residents Debbie and Richard Steele have organized the All American Ride for the TaTas! As many as 300 motorcycles … read more.
Tricks for healthier Halloween treats
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
What would any holiday be without a sugar overdose? Since childhood we have been conditioned to believe that we cannot celebrate anything without a sugar-gorging-extravaganza, and Halloween is the mother … read more.
‘Art & Sole For the Cure’ registration opens
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
Time is running short to guarantee a free event T-shirt for “Art & Sole for the Cure,” a breast cancer awareness event presented by Lake Wales Medical Center in partnership … read more.
Medicare Basics program on Thursday
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
The SHINE Program, operated locally by Senior Connection Center, has planned a “Medicare Basics” at the Bartow Public Library this week. The free class is scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at … read more.
Salsas: Brimming with goodness, bursting with flavors
Wed  Aug 30 2017 08:30AM
Any time of the year is ripe for making and enjoying salsas, but summer especially inspires us to do so. With an abundance of succulent and mouth-watering nectarines, peaches, mangos, … read more.
Watson Clinic opens flu clinics for patients
Wed  Sep 20 2017 08:30AM
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.


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