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Hospital one of most wired
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
LAKELAND – Lakeland Regional Health is one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals and healthcare systems, as announced this week by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. This is the … read more.
Winter Haven retiree finds reward as a hospice volunteer
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Retired flight attendant Laurie Quigley has spent much of her life making sure other people are comfortable. So, when the Winter Haven resident took an early retirement … read more.
Bond Clinic: Taking root and investing in Polk County
Wed  Jul 5 2017 09:42PM
For decades, Bond Clinic has been a leader in the healthcare field for Polk county. Through exceptional care and a love for what they do, Bond has seen increased patient … read more.
Medical Calendar
Wed  Jul 5 2017 09:42PM
JULY 6-ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP 10-11am. For family members, caregivers, and others interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Cafeteria Boardroom 40100 U.S. 27, Davenport. … read more.
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness month
Wed  Jul 5 2017 09:42PM
POLK COUNTY — Pieces to Peace Counseling, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will sponsor events in July 2017 in observance of Bebe Moore Campbell … read more.
Saunders says more foster parents needed
Wed  Jul 5 2017 10:42AM
Terry Saunders made a plea to the Bartow Crickette Club at last week’s regular meeting when she emphasized the need for foster parents to help abused children. “Our greatest need … read more.
Indigent health care budget rises $7.5 million
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW – The county’s Citizens Oversight Committee that manages the indigent health care tax money that pays for health care for the poor is trying to figure where to spend … read more.
Memory loss: What’s normal a nd what’s not
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
Maybe it starts with simply forgetting something, like not remembering where you put your keys or forgetting the name of a favorite restaurant. You start to think you’re losing your … read more.
Watson gets two board recertifications
Wed  Jun 21 2017 08:30AM
Dr. Phuc Vo, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist for the Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland, recently achieved recertification status in both Orthopaedic Surgery … read more.
Anyone at any age can get fit
Wed  Jun 7 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW — “What we’re going to talk about is getting fit at any age,” said Jim Goodwin. He is an occupational therapist and the manager of the rehab center for … read more.
Cities studying medical marijuana dispensary laws
Sun  Jul 16 2017 12:39PM
The Bartow County Commission is likely to OK a proposed ordinance Tuesday for county land development codes to allow marijuana dispensaries anywhere it allows regular pharmacies or drug stores, while … read more.
Physician joins BayCare
Wed  Jul 12 2017 08:30AM
BayCare Medical Group hired Dr. HaiDang Hoang has joined Karen Metler, ARNP, seeing patients 2 and older for comprehensive, family-centered care. Hoang earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from … read more.
Trade a pint of blood for a sundae
Wed  Jul 12 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – With school out, people on vacation and snowbirds up north, the Winter Haven Hospital Community Blood Center has organized several blood drives through July. The center is … read more.
Fitness Calendar
Wed  Jul 5 2017 09:42PM
WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES MONDAYS AEROBICS & TONING 9-10am Lake Eva Community Center, Beginners and intermediates are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat. $5.00 per class. Must be a Parks and … read more.
Yoga: The health benefits are endless
Wed  Jul 5 2017 09:42PM
Are you stressed? Do your shoulders tighten up as the day goes on? Is your mind so busy with thoughts that you’re not absorbing conversations or life around you? Are … read more.
Mango: A nutritional and culinary gold mine
Wed  Jul 5 2017 10:46AM
If you haven’t paid attention to mangos, or an old shriveled up specimen has been dying in the back of your fridge, you are missing out on a nutrition-dense and … read more.
Fundraisers help ill Bartow police officer
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW – In its continuing effort to help a nearly 20-year veteran of the Bartow Police Department, the community had a fundraiser barbecue Friday via the American Legion. And there … read more.
You either ‘Get It’ or you don’t
Wed  Jun 21 2017 04:20PM
WINTER HAVEN — The premise is simple, according to John Watkis, owner of Get It – Group Fitness and Personal Training, 31 Fifth St., in downtown Winter Haven. “We train … read more.
Association seeking more members
Wed  Jun 21 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Since 2003 community activists with the Association for Inwood Community have been trying to make their neighborhood a better place to live. Saturday members hosted their bi-annual … read more.
Heart of Florida celebrates 20th anniversary
Wed  Jun 21 2017 04:20PM
DAVENPORT – For more than 20 years, Heart of Florida Hospital in Davenport has been a central part of the business and support community, said HOF CEO Ann Barnhart at … read more.