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Bassett named employee of the month
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
Jeff Bassett, maintenance engineer in Plant Operations, was named October Employee of the month at Lake Wales Medical Center. Bassett has worked for the hospital for the past three years. … read more.
Diabetes drives up risk of heart attack and stroke
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
In recent years, the American Heart Association has identified diabetes as one of the seven major, and controllable, risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Adults with diabetes are about 50 percent … read more.
Need help in gaining weight this holiday
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
To help Florida families across the state enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season, the Florida Department of Health is partnering with North Carolina State University to offer the Maintain, … read more.
Being fit adds to your wallet
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
Reams of research indicate that when it comes to saving money on medical bills, the buck adds up for those who are fit and active. The chain reaction from being … read more.
Lake Wales Medical Center wins awards
Tue  Nov 8 2016 01:02PM
Employee of the Quarter was registered nurse Annette Baldree from Infection Control. Annette was recognized for her professionalism, pleasant demeanor, and ability to implement effective changes and improvements to the … read more.
Heart of Florida seeking to expand services
Wed  Nov 2 2016 08:30AM
Heart of Florida Hospital in Davenport is growing by leaps and bounds, the Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce members learned Thursday, and adding services, expanding patient care and its … read more.
Hospital offers free help on health insurance application
Wed  Nov 2 2016 08:30AM
People who need help comparing plans or filling out an application on the Health Insurance Marketplace can get that help at either Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport, … read more.
‘This is what courage looks like’
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:30AM
“This is what courage looks like,” said Mika McGee-Kleinschmidt, cousin of Jackie Gonzalez-Hager, a young woman diagnosed June 7 with breast cancer. The Lake Wales branch of Anytime Fitness was … read more.
Money to help heart lab at Winter Haven Hospital
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:30AM
Ladies decked out in jewels and glamorous gowns with gents in tuxedos make the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation’s 27th annual Gala the posh place to be on Thursday, Nov. 10, at … read more.
Changing lives one dog at a time
Wed  Oct 19 2016 08:30AM
Free service dogs and training are available for a limited number of qualifying disabled veterans in Polk County. “We only have enough money to help about a dozen veterans or … read more.
Submissions for Healthy Weight Community Champions being taken
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Health is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program. Last year, 80 cities and counties were recognized by the department for … read more.
Open House
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
Polk County pleased with sales tax vote
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
The indigent health care sales surtax was approved by voters once again. The vote was favored by 69 percent of voting residents in Polk. Over 25 educational presentations were given … read more.
Middle school pinks out
Wed  Nov 9 2016 08:30AM
Students, teachers and staff from McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy dressed in pink to raise awareness about breast cancer on Oct. 28. When Lynn Lasseter asked students if … read more.
Surviving the holidays and staying healthy
Wed  Nov 9 2016 08:30AM
After past tries, you have finally succeeded in implementing strategies for improving your eating habits. You feel and look better. Congratulations. Oh no, here come the holidays with all their … read more.
Watson wins award for outstanding care
Wed  Nov 2 2016 08:30AM
Representatives from UnitedHealthcare recently presented Watson Clinic with their PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award, a recognition granted to healthcare facilities that exhibit a strong commitment to providing comprehensive and … read more.
Flu season here: Stay healthy during holidays
Wed  Nov 2 2016 08:30AM
Cooler weather and shorter days mark the transition from summer to fall and the start of a busy holiday season. It’s also a sign that flu season is here. It … read more.
Physical clinic plans open house
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:30AM
Watson Clinic plans to celebrate the opening of its newest facility, the Watson Clinic Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2190 E. County Road … read more.
It was pink all over the airport
Wed  Oct 19 2016 08:30AM
A steady march of pink, some 300 walkers strong, took to the airstrip at Lake Wales Municipal Airport for the 2016 Flight for the Cure 5K Fun Run and Breast … read more.
Our Hands campaign aims to save lives
Wed  Oct 19 2016 08:30AM
While breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent when it is detected early. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, … read more.