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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.
Two Watson Clinic physicians relocate
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:48AM
LAKELAND — Recently, Watson Clinic Psychology specialist Michael L. Kieffer, PhD moved from the Behavioral Health at Edgewood location to his new office on the 2 W floor of Watson … read more.
Recruiting more county physicians with tax dollars
Wed  Feb 14 2018 09:10AM
WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation hosted a reception to celebrate the establishment of a new effort to attract more physicians to the area Friday afternoon. Called the … read more.
Lake Wales Medical Center expanding
Thu  Jan 18 2018 02:24PM
LAKE WALES – Dozens of Lake Wales Medical Center supporters helped to celebrate the ground breaking of the hospital’s expanded wound healing center Jan. 9. “We are so busy at … read more.
Healthy events
Wed  Feb 14 2018 09:02AM
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 month. The following … 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.
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center cuts ribbon
Thu  Feb 22 2018 10:08AM
DAVENPORT — A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House was held recently for the new Rehabilitation Department and Breast Care offices at the Cypress Physician Building on the Heart of … read more.
Bostick Heart Center embarks on $50 million project
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:48AM
WINTER HAVEN — BayCare Health System has approved another expansion project for Winter Haven Hospital that will bring advanced, hybrid technology for the Bostick Heart Center and additional patient rooms. … read more.
Peace River Center gets Gold Seal
Thu  Feb 22 2018 10:08AM
BARTOW – Peace River Center, a licensed and accredited, non-profit provider of mental health, substance use and integrated medical services serving Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties has earned The Joint … read more.
Dairy might cause health problems
Wed  Feb 14 2018 09:04AM
If you are sweet on milk and cheese, you might think twice, according to Dr. Neal Barnard, who appeared in a Winter Haven Library Chat and Chew by live podcast … read more.
Many self diagnose rather than see a doctor
Wed  Feb 7 2018 10:10AM
A new report suggests that people in Florida are increasingly turning to the internet to assess and monitor their health, with a staggering 60 percent admitting they consult Google (or … read more.