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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

 By Shauna Krout    Wellness

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

 By Shauna Krout    Wellness

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


Letter to the Editor: Rhonda Wright

Dear Editor, As a medical professional, I can vouch that the priority for all of us in the field is the quality, accessibility, and affordability of the care available to our patients. In Florida, all that is being threatened by a... — Updated 1/10/2021


Considerations for Care of Veterans

November is designated a time when American's recognize our nation's veterans for their service. Throughout the month, communities schedule special ceremonies to honor the men and... — Updated 1/10/2021

 By Shauna Krout    Wellness

Resolve to Get Clean - There's Help

As a New Year approaches a common theme is setting New Year's resolutions for yourself. As an addict I can remember setting goals of trying to do better in life. The one I would... — Updated 1/10/2021


Letter to the Editor from Shauna Krout

Leaving treatment without a plan is like going on a road trip without a map. It is very important to have a set plan before leaving treatment. The plan should be realistic and 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

 By Shauna Krout    Wellness

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

 By Shauna Krout    Wellness

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


Publix Fills 100 Millionth Free Prescription

Publix Pharmacy recently filled its 100 millionth free prescription as part of its free medication program. "We are proud to provide a service that helps our customers afford their... — Updated 1/10/2020


Video PSA Explores Dangers of Vaping

Polk County Public Schools has teamed up with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Health in Polk County to warn students and families about the dangers... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Shauna Krout    Wellness

Opiod Epidemic Claims Half Million Lives in Past Decade

With 2020 beginning we have come to the end of a decade where nearly half a million people have lost their lives to overdose. The opioid epidemic started in 2010 with pain killer... — Updated 1/1/2020

 By Shauna Krout    Wellness

As Family Gathers, Watch for Drug or Alcohol Problems

As the holidays approach, keep in mind you will be spending time around family and friends that you might not typically see all year round. Some families will have an amazing time... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Sean Mallott    Wellness

New 96-Bed Behavioral Health Center to Benefit Polk County

Lakeland Regional Health, with support from the City of Lakeland, is planning to construct a three-building, 96-bed center to better serve the behavioral health inpatient and... — Updated 12/11/2019


Is Someone Missing from Your Holiday Celebration?

Whether your loved one passed away recently or years ago, the holidays can stir up a sense of loss that overshadow any celebrations. Reminiscing about holiday traditions, knowing... — Updated 12/11/2019

 By Shauna Krout    Wellness

Death Rate Increasing with Fake Pill Epidemic

Nowadays, the drug world is far more dangerous. Addicts now have to be cautious about buying fake pills that look exactly like the ones you get at your local pharmacy. They might... — Updated 10/30/2019


Doctor Shares How Adverse Childhood Experiences Have Lasting Health and Economic Impact

Adverse childhood experiences often have a lasting impact, resulting in negative health and economic outcomes throughout adulthood, according to Dr. Lyn Jones, who has worked with... — Updated 10/16/2019


Givewell Community Foundation Grants Assist Cornerstone Hospice

Cornerstone Hospice is already putting to good use two grants from the GiveWell Community Foundation. Last spring, Cornerstone received a $5,000 Empower Polk grant from the... — Updated 8/27/2019


Two New Primary Care Doctors Now Practicing in Lake Wales

Two new primary care providers have joined the Heart of Florida Physician Group and will be practicing together in Lake Wales. Rodolfo S. Fernandez, M.D., an internal medicine... — Updated 8/14/2019


Heart of Florida Ranks High Among U.S. Best Hospitals

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is ranked #1... — Updated 8/7/2019


Patients Report Improved Sight with Dr. Salud's Protocol

Many doctors in their eighth decade would be golfing, traveling or just enjoying retirement. But Dr. Eusebio "Jon" Salud Jr. is spending his later years treating patients with a... — Updated 7/17/2019


Family Fun Day and Health Expo July 19

The Central Florida Media Group will host the Central Florida Family Fun Day and Health Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 19. The event will be held at the International... — Updated 7/17/2019


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