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Decrease risk of brain injury falls
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
A simple fall can change your reality. One day you know the difference between a hairbrush and a toothbrush. But after a head injury from a fall, you might not … read more.
DOH recognizes National Nutrition Month
Wed  Mar 18 2015 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Health in Polk County recognizes March as National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme, “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” encourages individuals to adopt healthy choices for a … read more.
LWMC offers help with special enrollment period
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
If you’re in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you’re going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special … read more.
Lake Wales Medical Center seeks volunteers
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales Medical Center has an immediate need for volunteers for the front lobby information desks. Front lobby volunteers greet visitors, hand out visitor passes, and answer questions. Front lobby … read more.
Rockin’ It to Kick It! tourney
Wed  Feb 18 2015 08:30AM
The Skyla Smiles Winter Haven Relay for Life team is hosting the Rockin’ It to Kick It! cornhole tournament, March 14 at the Winter Haven Moose Lodge, located at 2305 Havendale … read more.
Pants falling down? This weight loss is working!
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
Hoo, boy! The first four weeks in the Leland Family Ministry weight loss challenge is over, and while I am not making the progress I would like — I’ve only … read more.
Color your world heart healthy
Mon  Feb 16 2015 02:24PM
Lake Wales Medical Center’s Healthy Woman program has a special heart-health focused program called “Color My World Heart Healthy,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at Church on the Move, … read more.
Enthusiasm running high as weight challenge kicks into high gear
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
(Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on a weight loss and fitness program being conducted using a faith-based approach being conducted by a not-for-profit organization, Leland … read more.
Watson Clinic names PEER winner
Thu  Feb 5 2015 10:46AM
The Watson Clinic has named Dama McCormick outstanding employee of the month for the Program for Employee Excellence and Recognition. The PEER Award is given to a clinic employee who … read more.
Y’think it’s easy? Y’think it’s fun?
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
As I sit here, typing, my body is a massive ache and pain, unlike anything I have felt since moving here nearly five years ago from Hickory, N.C. That’s when … read more.
Citizen CPR working to save lives
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Retired Polk County firefighter Benny Luke is making his way around Polk County to teach people how to save lives. “Sometimes cardiac arrest can happen without warning,” he said. “People … read more.
February is American Heart Month
Wed  Feb 18 2015 08:30AM
The heart is the body’s hardest working organ. Even though it weighs less than a pound, our four-chambered — two pump heart moves blood through 55,000 miles of blood vessels … read more.
Vittone promoted to deputy chief of medical services
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
County Manager Jim Freeman appointed Raf A. Vittone as deputy chief of medical services for Polk County Fire Rescue. Vittone has been employed by Polk County since 1989, serving as … read more.
Healthy choices among those in weight loss challenge
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
As a way to mark the one-third mark of Leland Family Ministries’ 12-week H.E.A.L (Healthy Eating for Active Lifestyles) weight loss program being conducted by Leland Family Ministries, a nutrition … read more.
Ultimate Fitness competition fights obesity
Wed  Feb 4 2015 08:42PM
Twenty-six Ultimate Fitness members and visitors took their New Year’s resolution a step further last week when they hooked up at the Bartow fitness center to challenge each other to … read more.
Boost the yum factor and youth health with avocados
Mon  Feb 16 2015 02:24PM
The avocado should make a frequent appearance in the landscape on your plate. Brimming with nutrition, this delicious and unique fruit is extremely low in sugar and is primarily used … read more.
Four smart steps to avoid the flu
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
This flu season is striking hard and wide across the country, creating anxiety for individuals who are vulnerable to serious complications. As with any illness, it’s important to learn and … read more.
Floridians urged to get measles vaccine
Wed  Feb 4 2015 08:40PM
The Florida Department of Health is working with other state and federal officials to monitor individuals who may have been exposed to measles cases across the state. In the past … read more.
Building a Healthier Polk launches 5-2-1-0 campaign
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
On Monday, Jan. 12 the Building a Healthier Polk Initiative launched its 2015 healthy habits campaign to Polk County. Dr. Ulyee Choe, director of the Florida Department of Health in … read more.
Most fail to keep resolutions more than one week
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
After the holidays many of us looked in the mirror and saw a rounder version of ourselves, which prompted us to look better and lose some weight. However, it’s the … read more.