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  Polk Feeling Fit

Recruiting more county physicians with tax dollars
Wed  Feb 14 2018 09:10AM
WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation hosted a reception to celebrate the establishment of a new effort to attract more physicians to the area Friday afternoon. Called the … read more.
Lake Wales Medical Center expanding
Thu  Jan 18 2018 02:24PM
LAKE WALES – Dozens of Lake Wales Medical Center supporters helped to celebrate the ground breaking of the hospital’s expanded wound healing center Jan. 9. “We are so busy at … read more.
Healthy events
Wed  Feb 14 2018 09:02AM
Bartow Regional Medical Center, Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital offer an array of support groups, screenings and healthy living activities in Polk County each month. The following … read more.
Medical needs all in one place
Wed  Dec 20 2017 10:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Winter Haven Medical Centers MBMG cut the ribbon to a new future with their Winter Haven facility, accompanied by the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, last … read more.
Hill named employee of month
Wed  Jan 3 2018 08:30AM
Kim Hill, a certified medical assistant for Dr. Carolyn Pass, was awarded employee of the month for November at Lake Wales Medical Center. Hill, who has worked for the hospital … read more.
B Street gets donation to help with Irma damage
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
Continuing a long-standing tradition of being good community partners, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Lake Wales Medical Center recently donated $5,000 to the B Street Community Center in … read more.
Saco returns to practice
Wed  Dec 20 2017 10:30AM
After serving as managing partner of Watson Clinic for the past 15 years, Dr. Louis S. Saco said he plans to resume the practice of medicine on a full-time basis. … read more.
Thompson named to Becker’s Hospital Review for sixth time
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
Lakeland Regional Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Elaine C. Thompson was named to the Becker’s Hospital Review “183 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” for the … read more.
World AIDS Day marked by Polk DOH
Wed  Dec 6 2017 09:16AM
BARTOW – While fight against AIDS, both with the disease itself and the perception, has come a long way in the 29 years since the first World AIDS Day, there … read more.
Steps to recovery
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
A spinal cord injury didn’t care that Hallet Wilkins was a retiree enjoying the time on her hands – time to regularly walk 6 miles, put in some sweat equity … read more.
Peace River Center gets Gold Seal
Thu  Feb 22 2018 10:08AM
BARTOW – Peace River Center, a licensed and accredited, non-profit provider of mental health, substance use and integrated medical services serving Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties has earned The Joint … read more.
Dairy might cause health problems
Wed  Feb 14 2018 09:04AM
If you are sweet on milk and cheese, you might think twice, according to Dr. Neal Barnard, who appeared in a Winter Haven Library Chat and Chew by live podcast … read more.
Many self diagnose rather than see a doctor
Wed  Feb 7 2018 10:10AM
A new report suggests that people in Florida are increasingly turning to the internet to assess and monitor their health, with a staggering 60 percent admitting they consult Google (or … read more.
Community blood center encourages donation
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
The Winter Haven Hospital Community Blood Center is having blood drive events in January. Select Walmart stores will get a visit from a bloodmobile. Donors receive a $5 Walmart gift … read more.
Area hospital calendar of events
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
Bartow Regional Medical Center, Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital offer an array of support groups, screenings and healthy living activities in Polk County each month. These are … read more.
Celebrate New Year’s with international cuisine
Wed  Dec 27 2017 08:30AM
The rapidly expanding multi-cultural food scene in the U.S. is the result of our nation’s population increasing diversity, growth in overseas travel, as well as easy Internet access. Additionally, the … read more.
Students recognized by city commission
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Here is more evidence that the emergence of career academies, schools within around 100 Polk County public schools, is providing positive results. Students must voluntarily apply for … read more.
Holidays: Stress relief tips for older adults
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
This is the time of year for holiday cheer, but for many folks, it’s a time of stress. “As we get older, any kind of change is stressful,” said senior … read more.
LRH Invites You to Join FitChurch Challenge
Wed  Dec 6 2017 09:16AM
Registration is now open for Lakeland Regional Health’s first FitChurch Challenge, which promotes friendly community competition for three months of accountability, fitness, nutrition guidance and support. “We are very excited … read more.
Watson named PEER for November
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
Janice Wilson, LPN, who works alongside Oncologist-Hematologist Dr. Neeharika S. Makani at the Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center was named the PEER award winner for November. She has been … read more.


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