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Breakthrough implant for osteoarthritis
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
LAKELAND — Watson Clinic says their board-certified podiatric surgeon Ripal Y, Patel, DPM is the first specialist in Polk County to offer Cartiva, a breakthrough synthetic cartilage implant that eliminates … read more.
WH Hospital holds blood drive
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven Hospital Community Blood Center is having blood drive events in April. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will stop at two Walmart locations in Polk … read more.
PEER Award Winner at Watson Clinic
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
LAKELAND — Watson Clinic recognizes one outstanding employee every month as part of their Program for Employee Excellence and Recognition (PEER) award. The PEER Award is given to a Clinic … read more.
World’s smallest heart pump quickly stabilizes heart
Wed  Mar 28 2018 09:02AM
CLEARWATER — Patients experiencing severe heart disease can benefit from the “world’s smallest heart pump” at five BayCare hospitals. Morton Plant, St. Joseph’s, Winter Haven, Mease Countryside and St. Anthony’s … read more.
Volunteers honored at LWMC
Wed  Mar 21 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES — Lake Wales Medical Center lauded its hospital volunteers recently at a special luncheon held in their honor. “Our volunteers, in many ways, are the lifeblood of the … read more.
Visiting hours resume at medical center
Wed  Mar 21 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES – Lake Wales Medical Center and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center have resumed normal visiting hours and guidance following one of the worst flu seasons in decades. … read more.
Nemours named charity partner of Music Fest
Wed  Mar 14 2018 09:20AM
ORLANDO – Children and families of Nemours Children’s Hospital will soon be the beneficiaries of a country music festival like no other in Florida. Since its beginnings in 2011, The … read more.
Community blood center encourages donation
Wed  Mar 7 2018 11:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — The Winter Haven Hospital Community Blood Center is having blood drive events in March. For Donor Appreciation Day this month on March 13, those who give at … read more.
Relay for Life dates
Wed  Mar 7 2018 11:32AM
RELAY FOR LIFE OF POLK STATE COLLEGE: (Paint Polk Purple Party) Date: March 8 Time: 5:30 p.m. Place: Polk State College RELAY FOR LIFE OF WINTER HAVEN (Paint Purple Week) … read more.
Ground breaks for Carol Jenkins Barnett Center
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:58AM
LAKELAND – At a groundbreaking ceremony at Florida Southern College last week, President Anne Kerr announced the establishment of the Carol Jenkins Barnett Center for Early Childhood Learning and Health … read more.
USDA offers spring time food safety tips
Wed  Apr 18 2018 09:30AM
WASHINGTON – Spring is finally here. It has been a long wait, but warmer temperatures bring events like weddings, graduations and holiday celebrations. These events bring together groups of people … read more.
Baycare classes
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — 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 … read more.
Bond Clinic welcomes new people
Wed  Mar 28 2018 08:50AM
Mary O’Meara, MD Bond Clinic welcomes Mary O’Meara, MD board certified family medicine physician. Dr. O’Meara has a special interest in: complex cases presented in geriatrics, patient education associated with … read more.
Watson Clinic elects new managing partner
Wed  Mar 28 2018 09:02AM
Steven G. Achinger, MD, FASN has recently been elected Managing Partner of Watson Clinic. A board-certified nephrologist who has served the healthcare needs of Watson Clinic patients since 2009. Dr. … read more.
Promotions to advance partnership
Wed  Mar 21 2018 09:26AM
LAKE WALES – Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center CEO Ann Barnhart recently announced a couple of changes in the Marketing and Public Relations Departments at both the Davenport hospital … read more.
Water School, part one
Wed  Mar 14 2018 09:16AM
(Editor’s Note: Periodically new people get elected who need to understand how other county and state leaders are planning to cope with an existing drinking water shortage in most areas … read more.
Doctor, I Have A Question
Wed  Mar 14 2018 09:16AM
WINTER HAVEN- Do you have a question about heart disease, cholesterol or high blood pressure? Or maybe you want to know more about diabetes. Ask a nationally recognized cardiologist your … read more.
Real-life Wonder Woman fights cancer
Wed  Mar 7 2018 11:34AM
WINTER HAVEN - Through all of her adventures, no one ever said to Wonder Woman, “You have cancer.” But Jacci Rizzo, a real-life version of the superhero lass, has heard … read more.
Cancer fundraisers fast approaching
Wed  Mar 7 2018 11:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – While all of these events are not organized by the same groups, they have all been organized for the sole purpose of raising money to fund cancer … read more.
Smart cooking sequence saves time
Wed  Mar 7 2018 11:24AM
One of the reasons that people hesitate to change and improve their diet, is because they believe that such meals are too time consuming to make. A rarely mentioned and … read more.