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Puff and grunt and enter for free
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Although the temperature was mild, the sky was overcast, the sun struggling to break through the clouds. To one side of Fort Blount Park, by the fountain, Marie Wilmot was … read more.
Donuts Anonymous vow to lose ... weight
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
It’s game on for those participating in Dr. Alex Aqui’s “Belly Off” participants as weigh-in took place late last week, and team Donuts Anonymous, consisting of (in alphabetical order) Melony … read more.
Roggow looking to transform lives
Wed  Jan 11 2017 08:30AM
It is the start of a new year and throughout the county health facilities are offering competitions spurring people to get into shape. In Winter Haven, one facility participating is … 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.
Watson hires urologist
Thu  Jan 19 2017 03:49PM
Dr. Gaines W. Hammond was hired by Watson Clinic for its urology department. Hammond possesses a years of experience in general urologic care and complex urologic surgical procedures. He specializes … read more.
Visualizing the end result could be helping
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
OK, weight loss challenge start date is fast approaching. Jan. 21. Cannot wait. Isn’t that obvious? Of course, others participating in various competitions have been making noise about acting like gluttons … read more.
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!
Mon  Jan 16 2017 06:55PM
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.


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