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Winter Haven Hospital honors Nurse of the Year recipients
Wed  May 13 2015 01:46PM
The 2015 Nurse of the Year award recipients are Beth Burgess, Judith Hain, Mayra Keaton and Jennifer Parkes. “The Nurse of the Year awards are peer-nominated submissions based on the … read more.
Watson Clinic Foundation raises over $113,000 for cancer care
Tue  May 12 2015 12:06PM
The 11th annual Watson Clinic Foundation Auxiliary Wine and Cheese Social, known as Toast to Find a Cure, raised more than $113,490 to support of cancer research and educational endeavors … read more.
Road to recovery
Wed  May 6 2015 11:14AM
At 3 am on Feb. 19, 2013, Garrett Putnam was taking a quiet ride home from his best friend’s house. At the wheel of his trusty Camaro, he felt safe. … read more.
Caregivers preparing for future learning
Mon  May 11 2015 05:37AM
The Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, has scheduled a caregiver education and support program for anyone interested in learning more about legal and financial as it is related to … read more.
Yoga catching on as therapy for veterans’ PTSD
Wed  Apr 22 2015 10:35AM
WASHINGTON — Army Lt. Col. John Thurman lost 26 co-workers in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. He endured severe smoke inhalation while trapped in the building for … read more.
Concussion blood marker could be a hit
Wed  Apr 22 2015 10:36AM
Determining whether someone – a football player, for example – has suffered a concussion can be difficult. The line between yes and no can be, well, a little fuzzy. What’s … read more.
Get up close and personal with Tahini
Wed  Apr 15 2015 12:18PM
You frequently ask what tahini is and how to use it. Let’s explore this fabulously tasty and wholesome food. Tahini is a creamy paste that resembles peanut butter, and is … read more.
doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away, new study finds
Wed  Apr 22 2015 10:36AM
CHICAGO — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to new research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those … read more.
Study: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss
Tue  Apr 14 2015 11:26AM
Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials. People who used the … read more.
Adult Day Care Center to go up for sale
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
In the hope of trying to get some money out of it, Polk County has decided to sell the Adult Day Care Center in Lake Wales. It will be using … read more.
Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s event at Bok Tower
Wed  May 6 2015 11:12AM
Caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s rarely get the acclaim they deserve. The Bok Tower Gardens is aiming to fix that with their yearly Caregiver’s Day event, taking place on Wednesday, … read more.
Overcoming adversity with therapy
Wed  Apr 22 2015 10:36AM
Some would say that life experiences define and mold us. If life circumstances give us a challenge, it takes true character to rise above a hardship. Native Floridian and retired … read more.
Learn about how to save on Medicare costs
Wed  May 6 2015 11:14AM
On average, beneficiaries spend $38,688 out-of-pocket toward medical assistance during the last five years of life. Medicare does cover a large amount of health care expenses for beneficiaries, but it … read more.
Adult vaccines can boost immune system defenses
Wed  Apr 22 2015 10:36AM
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was wondering what adult vaccines should be given to enhance the immune system, in addition to improving sleep and diet. — P.P. ANSWER: Our bodies’ immune … read more.
Researchers may have a cure for colorblindess
Wed  Apr 22 2015 10:36AM
SEATTLE - For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there’s never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain … read more.
Heartworm Awareness Month
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
April is National Heartworm Awareness Month and SPCA Florida is educating the public on how to keep pets safe from this potentially deadly disease as well as encouraging people to … read more.
Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge
Fri  May 22 2015 03:28PM
TRENTON, N.J. — The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way … read more.
The scoop on red wine: Healthy or hype?
Tue  Apr 14 2015 11:26AM
Chances are, you’ve heard about some of the health benefits of drinking red wine — in moderation, of course. But is it a miracle elixir? Does it really have heart … read more.
Weighting for change
Tue  Apr 14 2015 11:26AM
For many good reasons, health experts and policymakers continually seek ways to encourage Americans to become healthier. Mostly, these efforts fall short. (Raise your hand if you’ve met your New … read more.
Upcoming free health lectures
Wed  Apr 15 2015 12:18PM
These events are free, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Reserve your spot in advance using the RSVP as noted with each listing. below or visit … read more.