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  Polk Feeling Fit

Better health and weight loss can be as easy as putting
Wed  Apr 19 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN- Polk County’s metro centers – Winter Haven and Lakeland – are seventh in the nation for the most obese citizens, according to a 2012 Gallop Poll. So what … read more.
Grocery shopping … The first step in meeting your health goals
Wed  Apr 19 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – “I want to eat healthy but it is too much trouble?” If you have said that then join Chat and Chew for the April Grocery Tour in … read more.
Rooney: Health care situation a ‘debacle’
Wed  Apr 12 2017 08:30AM
U.S. Rep. Thomas Rooney, R-Okeechobee, called the failed health care bill, which he supported, a “debacle” and said the GOP party is in a tough spot. Speaker of the House … read more.
Heart of Florida opens surgery center
Wed  Apr 12 2017 08:30AM
DAVENPORT — Without question, the mood at the ribbon cutting of April 4 at the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Surgery Center in Davenport was one of jubilation. In … read more.
Nothing tastes as good as slim feels
Wed  Apr 12 2017 08:30AM
That’s one of many inspirational quotes on the walls at Ultimate Fitness. Believe me, that quote (and one other: “If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If … read more.
Bells seek to pump body and faith
Wed  Mar 29 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Honor. Ask Wayne Bell about the word and he will tell you. “It’s a good word most people don’t use anymore,” he said. He is referring to … read more.
New emergency room to serve Four Corners
Wed  Apr 5 2017 08:30AM
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center has purchased land on the northwest corner of U.S. 192 and County Road 545 for a freestanding emergency department to serve Four Corners area … read more.
Polk County doctor volunteers his time
Wed  Mar 22 2017 03:12PM
HAINES CITY – Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center podiatrist Dr. Narmo L. Ortiz, DPM, is a local foot and ankle specialist with a huge heart. As one of the … read more.
Health Calendar
Wed  Mar 22 2017 03:12PM
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Open discussion held by a certified diabetes educator. Winter Haven Hospital Free. For dates, times & to register visit More info call: 855-269-4777. SIBLING CLASS Age-appropriate … read more.
Online check-in available
Wed  Mar 22 2017 03:12PM
Urgent Care Cypress and Poinciana now offer online check-in for non-emergency situations. Go online to and choose a time. Patients will be reserved in that time slot. When using … read more.
For diabetes diet can make much of the difference
Wed  Apr 19 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Sue Fenton had previously been suffering from arthritis, but no longer requires medication thanks to changes to her diet. In 2012, she was diagnosed with arthritis and … read more.
The sweet smell of success; but it ain’t over yet!
Wed  Apr 19 2017 08:30AM
Victory! Success! I made my weight goal — 165 pounds — in this year’s Ultimate Fitness Weight Loss Challenge. I dropped 23 pounds, from 188.5 pounds and finished in third … read more.
Community Champion awards to 5 Polk communities
Wed  Apr 12 2017 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Health in Polk County invites the public in recognizing the cities of Bartow, Lakeland, Mulberry, Winter Haven and Polk County as Healthy Weight Community Champions. On … read more.
Body transformation challenge celebrates man of inspiration
Wed  Apr 5 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — It was a time for celebrating for those who had participated in the Habitat Health and Fitness body transformation gathered together at a reception on Thursday, March … read more.
Learn more about Type 2 diabetes
Wed  Apr 5 2017 08:45AM
WINTER HAVEN – Are you one of the 13.1 percent of the adult population in Florida who has diabetes? Or maybe you are part of the 579,000 who have diabetes … read more.
This is an unexpected benefit from exercising
Wed  Apr 5 2017 08:30AM
There are many health benefits to exercising, especially when coupled with wise nutritional practices. Those following this column know how much I attest to this, such as weight loss, increase … read more.
Clinic to help accessibility
Wed  Mar 29 2017 08:30AM
HAINES CITY — Quality health care services delivered from the heart will soon be available to Haines City residents. Starting Monday, April 10 Central Florida Health Care plans to open … read more.
Persistence is key to sticking with it
Wed  Mar 29 2017 08:30AM
It has been an interesting past two weeks. When I weighed in on March 18, I gained a pound-and-a-half. and climbed to 172.5 pounds. It frustrated me as I had … read more.
New Medical Director
Wed  Mar 22 2017 03:12PM
Dr. Samuel Messieh is the new medical director of Winter Haven Hospital’s orthopedic total joint replacement program. WHH said it is proud to partner with Messieh to promote excellence in … read more.
BayCare’s HealthNav App
Wed  Mar 22 2017 03:12PM
BayCare now offers a free mobile app called HealthNav. With a few easy steps, it can guide people on where to go when there is a non-urgent medical situation whether … read more.