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Jenkins promoted to Director of Surgical Care
Wed  Jul 22 2015 03:02PM
Registered nurse Theresa Jenkins has been promoted to Director of the Surgical Care Unit at Lake Wales Medical Center. Jenkins joined LWMC in January 2006 as a nurse in the … read more.
Study: Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse
Tue  Jul 21 2015 04:29PM
The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows. Among a large group of children in England, those who … read more.
Roberts looks to health care law’s intent
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
Chief Justice John Roberts just saved the Affordable Care Act — again. If you’re feeling déjà vu, you’re not alone. As he did in 2012, Roberts defected from his conservative … read more.
How strong is your grip on health?
Wed  Jun 24 2015 05:11PM
Think cancer, stroke or cardiovascular disease is a good predictor of premature death? Not so, says recent research. Surprisingly, it has more to do with your grip strength, according to … read more.
The six most scientifically proven methods to help you quit smoking
Wed  Jul 22 2015 03:02PM
For more than 50 years we’ve known that smoking can kill you. It is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and yet 42.1 million people light … read more.
Researchers use gold nanoparticles to detect cancer risk
Tue  Jul 28 2015 09:36AM
Qun “Treen” Huo grew up in China’s Hunan Province, tagging along with her grandparents to government farm fields to work, picking peanuts and whatever was in season. From those days, … read more.
Two new, potent cholesterol-lowering drugs get approval
Tue  Jul 21 2015 04:28PM
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee this week recommended approval of two experimental new cholesterol-fighting drugs that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which … read more.

Tue  Jul 21 2015 04:28PM
Senior Connection Center looking for volunteers
Wed  Jun 24 2015 05:11PM
The Senior Connection Center Inc. is looking for volunteers and partners to become certified to provide A Matter of Balance, an evidence-based program designed to help older adults decrease their … read more.
New resource available for Polk residents for hearing
Wed  Jun 17 2015 11:38AM
For Polk residents who are among the 3 million Floridians with hearing loss, help has arrived. Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc., the non-profit distributor of amplified telephones for people with hearing … read more.
Business rivals share information
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
It was a gathering of rivals … not in the usual competitive sense, but business rivals who joined recently in an effort to improve their own industry and let the … read more.
Watson welcomes two new hires
Wed  Jul 8 2015 11:22AM
Watson Clinic has recently expanded their team with the addition of two medical providers. Italia R. Stuart will specialize in gynecologic care under the supervision of Drs. Donald Langley and … read more.
Eco-Friendly mosquito control
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Start by eliminating standing … read more.
Florida DOH encourages healthy and safe swimming
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Residents are encouraged to practice healthy and safe swimming this summer, the Florida Department of Health said, adding while playing in the pool can be fun, injuries and illnesses due … read more.
Personalized cancer therapy is widely effective, but has downsides
Wed  Jul 22 2015 08:30AM
Personalized cancer therapy is no longer just an exciting prospect, and better survival rates — as well as escalating spending — are proving it. “It’s here. It’s definitely here,” said … read more.
‘The man with the golden arm’
Tue  Jul 21 2015 04:29PM
On the surface, James Harrison is just an average guy. He loves his daughter and grandchildren, collects stamps, and goes for walks near his home on Australia’s central coast. But … read more.
‘Female Viagra’ gets nod from FDA advisory committee
Wed  Jul 8 2015 11:22AM
A drug aimed at helping women who’ve lost their sex drive cleared a key hurdle Thursday, winning backing from an FDA panel. An FDA advisory committee voted 18-6 to recommend … read more.
Thompson: State not helping nonprofit hospitals
Wed  Jun 17 2015 11:38AM
Outlining what is a basic difference between for profit and nonprofit hospitals, Lakeland Regional Health CEO Elaine Thompson said the certificate of need debate in Tallahassee would be devastating for … read more.
Gave her more of a need to help
Wed  Jun 10 2015 08:30AM
Candace English works full time as a nurse and this is after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in September 2014. Though she’s had a bilateral mastectomy and … read more.
Enjoy fruit: Nature’s nutritious sweet treats
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
What could possibly beat the sublime taste of a piece of ripe fruit: fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, mango, strawberries, or any of their other relatives? Fruits are dense with health-boosting and … read more.