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January: Weight Loss Awareness Month
Tue  Jan 26 2016 05:11PM
Around New Year’s, 45 percent of Americans make some sort of resolve to change. And the number one resolution, according to recent research, is to lose weight. Maybe that’s the … read more.
Healthy eating is easier than you think
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Every year by mid-January, New Year’s resolutions to improve eating habits are often relegated to the compost pile. The question is why? The reasons are usually logistical in nature. First, … read more.
BayCare sale OK’d
Wed  Jan 6 2016 08:30AM
On Jan. 1, BayCare Health System assumed full operation of the 72-bed Bartow Regional Medical Center from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems Inc. “We expect a smooth transition and are … read more.
Local hospitals offering free assistance for health care signups
Sun  Jan 17 2016 05:56PM
Uninsured Americans who have not signed up for health insurance through the government’s Health Insurance Marketplace still have time — but two important deadlines are fast approaching. A plan must … read more.
RSVP wants to make elderly dense
Wed  Dec 30 2015 08:30AM
Once being dense was an insult … not anymore. Now’s time for seniors to jump on the bandwagon and go dense! By going dense, we don’t mean in the thought … read more.
New medical protocol is saving lives
Wed  Dec 30 2015 08:30AM
One of the scariest calls emergency responders face is a pediatric cardiac arrest and most are caused from drownings. Even for the most seasoned professional, these are high stress, high … read more.
Physical activity may prevent dementia
Wed  Dec 30 2015 08:30AM
If you’re 65 plus years and participate in intense-regular exercise, you’re most likely to have the least risks for dementia. That’s according to burgeoning new data presented at the Alzheimer’s … read more.
‘It’s about time to have a heart this Valentine’s Day’
Wed  Dec 30 2015 08:30AM
To a sick person without insurance, time is urgent. Time can even be deadly. To patients at the Parkview Medical Center in Haines City, time is a friend. It’s also … read more.
DeCampli wins PEER award
Wed  Dec 23 2015 08:30AM
Natalie DiCampli, the Regional Reception Supervisor, was named the PEER award winner by Watson Clinic last week. She has been with the clinic for nine years. She was nominated by … read more.
Baking wholesome holiday pastry
Wed  Dec 16 2015 10:43AM
Not all pastry is created equal. Much of it is made with butter, sugar, cream: Eat it today, wear it tomorrow. Other baked treats, however, can be just as delicious … read more.
Florida has 12,000 registered nurse vacancies
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
In a recent survey there are more than 12,000 registered nurse vacancies in Florida The Florida Center for Nursing’s report, Demand for Nurses in Florida: The 2015 Survey of Florida’s … read more.
Virtual race aims for people’s health
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Watson Clinic is sponsoring a virtual race that aims to raise awareness for disease prevention and remind people to be active. The cost to register for the “Digital Dash 2016: … read more.
La Rosa files Gabriel’s Law
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Rep. Mike La Rosa filed legislation HB 1293/SB1640, otherwise known as “Gabriel’s Law.” This legislation would require the Florida Department of Health to establish requirements for adrenoleukodystrophy screening for newborns. … read more.
Make a challenge, not a resolution
Wed  Jan 6 2016 09:44AM
Well, it’s approaching that time again, you know, that’s right, the “I’m going to get in shape this year” resolution. So here in Bartow, “Where ya gonna go? Wotcha gonna … read more.
LWMC employees reach out for the holiday
Wed  Jan 6 2016 09:44AM
Lake Wales Medical Center’s employees reached out to the community during this holiday season, donating more than 800 pounds of food to area families in need for Thanksgiving, and adopting … read more.
Footwear tips to increase comfort
Wed  Dec 23 2015 08:30AM
The holidays come with a lot of extra activity. Shopping, cooking, decorating and standing in lines. Although the season is invigorating, our feet can bear the brunt of all the … read more.
Watson hires Sharik
Wed  Dec 30 2015 08:30AM
Watson Clinic hired Dr. Jami Sharik to the cardiology department. Sharik will assist patients of board-certified cardiologist Dr. Kevin F. Browne Jr., both in the office on the 2nd floor … read more.
Holidays: Social gatherings add to health
Wed  Dec 16 2015 10:42AM
In the last 60 years there have been numerous studies that show that either loneliness or isolation or the combination of both, have a significant impact on an individual’s health, … read more.
Shooter Showdown on horizon
Wed  Dec 9 2015 08:30AM
The fifth annual Shooter Showdown, a charitable sporting clays event that raises funds for the most urgent needs of Winter Haven Hospital patients, is scheduled Friday, Jan. 29 at the … read more.
Doctor hired at Watson
Wed  Dec 16 2015 10:43AM
Dr. Thomas A. Abbruzzese has been hired by Watson Clinic. Utilizing the latest techniques and technologies, Abbruzzese’s areas of expertise include the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, thoracic aortic aneurysm, … read more.