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LWMC can help with insurance enrollment
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Open enrollment for the government’s Health Insurance Marketplace is under way, and certified assisters at Lake Wales Medical Center can help those with questions about the process, including information about … read more.
Manual therapy offsets neck pain
Mon  Nov 16 2015 12:32PM
Neck pain is a nuisance. Whether we’re driving a car, playing a sport or picking up the grandkids, in the background is pain. We end up suffering with limited motion … read more.
Polk HealthCare Plan provides help
Wed  Nov 11 2015 10:57AM
While the Polk HealthCare Plan is not an insurance plan, it is a way for qualifying individuals to receive healthcare. The Indigent HealthCare Division manages a provider network for the … read more.
Weight training benefits seniors
Wed  Nov 4 2015 08:30AM
Two studies add mounting evidence that resistance (or weight) training has considerable benefits for older adults, according to published reports in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. One study … read more.
Aquatic exercise better for some patient populations
Wed  Oct 21 2015 08:30AM
Not all exercise is equal for all health conditions. For older people, or those who lack good balance and flexibility, and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, new studies show … read more.
Go nuts: Eat nuts
Wed  Oct 14 2015 08:30AM
Who doesn’t like the buttery crunchy taste and texture of nuts? This large culinary family of edible kernels found in shells, is nutrition-dense and part of the nuts and bolts … read more.
Brain, immunity and lymph system: New-found connections
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Last month, research reveals a new connection between the brain and immunity. Scientists say the new findings will change the way people look at the central nervous system’s relationship with … read more.
LVIM gets grant for early detective program
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine received a grant for $15,000 from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation for LVIM’s program, “Early Detection Saves Lives.” Many incoming patients … read more.
Winter Haven Hospital Foundation plans 26th Annual Gala
Wed  Sep 23 2015 10:29AM
Polk County’s signature black-tie event, the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Gala, is planned on Nov. 12. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of The Gala, the event will take place again … read more.
Winter Haven Hospital expanding southeast
Sat  Nov 7 2015 11:31AM
Winter Haven Hospital starts construction of clinic space on land donated by State Farm. Winter Haven Bulldozers have started clearing land at the State Farm property donated to the Winter … read more.
Enjoy a delicious and nutritious holiday breakfast
Wed  Nov 18 2015 08:30AM
Happy holidays! Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that this special season has to be stressful. Taking better control over your schedule can help make this time of year … read more.
Bamberg gets Volunteer of the Year award
Wed  Nov 18 2015 08:30AM
Cauney Bamberg, executive director of the Watson Clinic Foundation, was awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year honor from the Givewell Foundation and the Greater Polk County chapter of the … read more.
Donation to help hospital in cancer prevention
Wed  Nov 11 2015 10:56AM
The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation received $25,000 contribution from the Lewis Family Cancer Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation. With this recent donation, the LFCF has granted a total of … read more.
Health Department encourages flu vaccine
Wed  Nov 4 2015 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Health in Polk County reminds residents to protect themselves and their families from influenza by getting immunized. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by … read more.
Free service helps review Medicare plan options
Wed  Oct 28 2015 08:30AM
Have you been waiting to make changes to your Medicare Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage plan? Well, the time has come. The long-awaited official period of change is quickly approaching. … read more.
Learn to bring out your best
Wed  Oct 14 2015 08:30AM
“Lifts, Tucks & Fillers – Bringing Out Your Best” is a lecture scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Watson Clinic. During this event, two Watson Clinic specialists … read more.
Go ahead! Get your children cooking
Wed  Sep 23 2015 10:30AM
Few family activities are more enjoyable than spending time with kids “playing” in the kitchen. We are not talking about letting a toddler slice carrots with a sharp weapon called … read more.
First week of fall: Two national events
Wed  Sep 16 2015 10:55AM
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After a fall, most people … read more.
Choe gets key to county
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
At the Aug. 18 Polk County Commission meeting, Chairman George Lindsey gave Dr. Ulyee Choe a key to the county marking the fact that he is leaving his position to … read more.
Publix raises more than $6 million in Annual March of Dimes
Wed  Sep 16 2015 08:30AM
For two decades, Publix Super Markets Inc. has worked alongside the March of Dimes to give all babies a healthy start in life. This year, during their annual three-week in-store … read more.