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Quit Smoking in 2023, With Help From Your Friends

(NAPSI)-The ball, the confetti and the 2022 wall calendars have all come down, and our attention turns to the annual tradition of making New Year's resolutions. This can include... — Updated 1/15/2023

 

AdventHealth Lake Wales Receives "A" Grade from Leapfrog

AdventHealth Lake Wales has received an "A" in patient safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog group that delivers grades based on quality... — Updated 12/9/2022

 
 By NAPSI    Ridge Life

Three Ways A Medicare Advantage Fitness Plan Could Help Reduce Your Health Risks

(NAPSI)-Have you heard the saying, "Movement is medicine?" Countless studies have shown that physical activity can help reduce the risks of serious health conditions, such as heart... — Updated 11/12/2022

 

Cancer Patients Benefit From "Cleaning for a Reason"

As Breast Cancer Awareness month is observed in October it draws attention to a treatable disease that remains one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. Facing a... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

Answering Parents' Most Common Questions About COVID Vaccines For Kids

(NAPSI)-A dedicated group of moms has deployed across the country to help families with children of all ages figure out how to make important decisions around mitigating the risk... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
 By Amber Smith    Ridge Life

AdventHealth Lake Wales Achieves Leapfrog Grade "B" in Patient Safety

AdventHealth Lake Wales has achieved a "B" patient safety grade by the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The safety grade is awarded based on a hospital's performance in preventing medica... — Updated 5/15/2022

 

Lake Wales Podiatrist Offers Focused Diabetes Care

Lake Wales area residents dealing with foot ailments due to the effects of diabetes should know that it is a serious health problem that demands treatment, according to Dr. Prerna... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By NAPS    Ridge Life

Bone Marrow Gives the Gift of Life

Being a hero and helping repair the world may be easier than many people realize. How? Become a blood stem cell or marrow donor, volunteer or a supporter. Every three minutes,... — Updated 3/23/2022

 
 By Joy Johnson    Ridge Life

Polk Healthcare Plan Now Includes Behavioral Health Coverage

Behavioral health services are easier to access for Polk HealthCare Plan members seeking treatment now that it is a covered benefit. The addition, which was approved by the... — Updated 3/10/2022

 

Paralysis Research Shows Promise

For decades, medical researchers struggled to solve the mystery of how to reverse paralysis caused by serious spinal cord injuries. Finally, hope appears to be at hand. Five years... — Updated 12/23/2021

 

A Change of Heart on Vaccines

Stephanie Bramlett of Winder, Georgia, is one of many in the Southeast region who has experienced the effects of COVID-19 firsthand. Earlier this year, when the entrepreneur and mot... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By Erica Smith    Ridge Life

Healthcare Heroes Receive Complimentary Admission During October at Bok Tower Gardens

Fueled by the generosity of Wawa, Healthcare Heroes can enjoy the healing power of nature with complimentary admission for themselves and a guest at Bok Tower Gardens from October 1-31. This offer is being extended in gratitude... — Updated 9/30/2021

 

Dental Sealants Can Cut Kids' Cavity Risk 80 Percent

(NAPSI)-Parents can help their children practically eliminate their chance of getting cavities, often at no cost-yet they don't. Here's a closer look at this conundrum: Be Smart... — Updated 9/24/2021

 
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Thinking of Retiring? Think About Your Health Care Options

(NAPSI)-More Americans may be looking to retire before age 65, according to several studies. However, they need to understand their financial needs, both long term and before age... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

Polk County Fire Rescue Earns National Recognition Improved Responses to STEMI Heart Attacks

Polk County Fire Rescue has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to... — Updated 9/12/2021

 
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A Light For Those Still In The Covid Darkness

(NAPSI)-Whatever happens with the new phase of the pandemic, and the glimmers of normalcy that bring joy and hope to many, the light at the end of the tunnel is difficult to see... — Updated 9/12/2021

 
 By Mary Walkup    Ridge Life

What To Do When Someone Dies

Sometimes death comes without warning. The most common causes are heart attacks, and accidents. But sometimes, people just die without warning-in their sleep. We are going about... — Updated 9/11/2021

 

AdventHealth and Chip Ganassi Racing to Support Mental Health

AdventHealth is teaming up with partner Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) and their NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ross Chastain and Kurt Busch to raise money and awareness for mental health and... — Updated 5/29/2021

 

Maintaining Positive Mental Health During A Pandemic

Think back to January 2020, what were your top concerns upon leaving home to start your day? I can tell you my top two: Did I unplug the iron and did I close the garage. January... — Updated 4/29/2021

 

Addicts Consider Short-Term Detox

Addicts and alcoholics will be quick to jump into a detox program in hopes to solve their addiction in 3-7 days. One of the reasons they get stuck on drugs and alcohol is because... — Updated 4/8/2021

 

Addicts Also Fall into High Risk for COVID-19

As the government puts orders in considering this new named Pandemic with the Coronavirus, we have things to keep in mind regarding who is at risk and how to prevent it. The... — Updated 1/10/2021

 

Tips for a Healthy Brain

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was first produced for a presentation to a retired teachers' organization. We thought the content might be helpful to share. Not quite a year and a half... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

AdventHealth Seeking Plasma Donations from Those Who Recovered from COVID-19

Patients with severe cases of COVID-19 may find help in an unlikely source – the blood plasma of patients who've recovered from the disease. It's called convalescent plasma, and t... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

Detox Programs Take Time, Commitment

Addicts and alcoholics will be quick to jump into a detox program in hopes to solve their addiction in 3-7 days. One of the reasons they get stuck on drugs and alcohol is because... — Updated 4/2/2020

 

Treatment Center Warns of Soma Abuse

Many people would find this very surprising but Soma abuse is actually very common and being prescribed by tons of pain management clinics. Be cautious of the effects this... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

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