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Life in transition? This may help
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
There is a known folklore expression: “Too soon old, too late smart.” While cute sounding, if anything it’s a far cry from the truth. As long as one still has … read more.
Mancil named employee of month at LWMC
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
Registered nurse Kaylie Mancil was named November Employee of the month at Lake Wales Medical Center. Mancil, who has worked for the hospital since 2010, was recognized for going above … read more.
Gained 4 pounds! Dang!
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
It is Sunday, Jan. 8. The day before when I arose and immediately shed all clothes and stepped on the scale I was pleased. I had dropped two pounds from … read more.
Oasis seminar focus is healing from grief
Tue  Jan 3 2017 02:00PM
As with almost all resolutions made to welcome in the new year, the driving thought is to improve one’s life. It probably goes without saying that the most obvious resolution … read more.
Asking if people have what it takes
Mon  Jan 9 2017 09:24PM
Now that Christmas 2016 has come and gone as has New Year’s Eve, it’s time to shift focus and for many, whether they care to admit to it, that means … read more.
BayCare bringing telemedicine to Winter Haven Hospital
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
Combining medical expertise, technology and experienced critical care nurses and doctors, eCare is an electronic patient monitoring system that uses remote computer monitoring technology. Through this technology which includes banks … read more.
December PEER Award winner named
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
Joan Beck, a Special Accounts Representative in the Patient Financial Services department, was named the December Watson Clinic’s PEER award winner. Beck has been with the Clinic for seven years, … read more.
Take care during the holidays
Wed  Dec 21 2016 08:30AM
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” as the classic Andy Williams song reminds us. While this may be true for many of us, it’s unfortunately a hazardous time … read more.
Gastroenterologist hired at Heart of Florida
Wed  Dec 21 2016 08:30AM
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center welcomes Dr. Rubayat Rahman, a gastroenterology and hepatology physician, to her new medical practice with Heart of Florida Physician Group Gastroenterology & Liver Care. … read more.
Low back pain? Try core strength exercise
Thu  Dec 15 2016 12:32PM
If you’ve been told that you have a bad back, most likely you’ve also been told that you need to strengthen your “core,” which is your midsection. It’s the girdle … read more.
Area doc’s paper helps fight Lyme disease
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
Dr. Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh co-authored a study that sheds light on the effectiveness of antibiotics in the treatment of neurological effects resulting from Lyme disease. Titled “Antibiotics for the Neurological … read more.
Cue the ‘Rocky’ theme song
Mon  Jan 9 2017 09:24PM
OK, call it chomping at the bit, but I simply couldn’t wait until mid-January to start getting fit, so went to Ultimate Fitness (in which I am participating in this … read more.
Lake Wales Medical Center names top employees
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
Lake Wales Medical Center recently announced its winners for employee, managers and physician of the year. Employee of the Year is Annette Baldree, RN, Infection Control. “Annette has achieved respect … read more.
Going from chunky to chiseled
Wed  Jan 4 2017 08:30AM
The Belly Off weight loss challenge being conducted by Dr. Alex Aqui is meeting with initial positive response and there is at least one team assembled with four teammates (and … read more.
Dancing out the old year
Sun  Jan 8 2017 12:57PM
It has been a busy season for Care To Dance, and as the holiday season comes to a close, busier than ever starting when CTD presented a sample of its … read more.
What am I, crazy?
Sun  Jan 8 2017 12:57PM
I must be a glutton for punishment. How else do I, can I, explain why I as a reporter volunteer for certain projects, such as when I lived in North … read more.
Gynecology center opens in Bartow
Wed  Dec 21 2016 08:30AM
What formerly was Watson Clinic’s cancer center in Bartow – which was consolidated into a Lakeland facility – was rechristened Wednesday, Dec. 14, as its gynecological center, where it will … read more.
BayCare urgent care expands
Wed  Dec 21 2016 08:30AM
BayCare Health System is opening its first urgent care center in Polk County. Opened on Dec. 12, BayCare Urgent Care will be located at 36245 U.S. 27 in Haines City. … read more.
Battle of the bulge: Holiday survival guide
Wed  Dec 21 2016 08:30AM
If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, Winter Haven fitness guru John Watkis is offering a free Holiday Survival Guide to help you fight the battle of … read more.
Chronic sinusitis can be dealt with
Thu  Dec 15 2016 12:44PM
According to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12 percent of adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis issues. Characterized by symptoms … read more.