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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 10/11/2019

 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 10/14/2019


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


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


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


Dr. Pass Listens, Helps Patients Focus on Good Health

At age 32, Dr Carolyn Pass had the scare of her life. The hard-working physician was hospitalized with congestive heart failure and found herself wondering if she would live to see... — Updated 7/11/2019


Wound Center Begins New Laser Therapy to Reduce Return Visits

Concerned that too many patients got their wounds healed but ended up coming back for more treatments, the Lake Wales Wound Care Center has added another therapy to its list of... — Updated 7/11/2019


Nurse Practitioner Serving Patients at New Medical Office

Lake Wales business leaders gathered at Shoppes on the Ridge Thursday, June 27 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of a new office of the Heart of Florida Physician... — Updated 7/2/2019


Wound Care Center Shares New Vein Treatment

The Wound Healing Center at Lake Wales Medical Center is holding an open house from 12:30-1 p.m. to share details of a brand new treatment for people with vein issues. Light... — Updated 7/1/2019


LW Medical Center Seeks Volunteers

Lake Wales Medical Center is accepting applications for a variety of volunteer positions, including front lobby information desks, courtesy shuttle drivers, gift shop and general... — Updated 6/12/2019

 By Nancy Gossard    Wellness

Yoga: Spinal Stretch 2

Yoga is a great tool for relaxation, and the exercises stretch the body, resulting in better muscle tone, balance, and general health. This video is entitled Morning Spinal Warmup,... — Updated 5/29/2019


Free Health Fair May 31 in Auburndale

A free Central Florida Health Expo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. May 31 at the International Market World Flea and Farmers Market, 1052 U.S. 92 West in Auburndale.... — Updated 5/29/2019


Aspen Dental Offers Free Care for Veterans

Aspen Dental in Lake Wales is offering free dental care to veterans on Saturday June 8 as part of its annual Day of Service. In a notice about the offering Dr. Maryam Bangash,... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Nancy Gossard    Wellness

Summer Salad #2 Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad 2# broccoli, cooked to taste (boil 4-7 minutes), then drained ½ cup mayonnaise of choice 1 teaspoon whole grain Dijon mustard zest of 1 large lemon ¼ +... — Updated 5/30/2019

 By Nancy Gossard    Wellness

Five Minute Spicy Corn Chowder for One

1 cup corn 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice 1/16 teaspoon garlic powder 1/16 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce 2 drops liquid smoke... — Updated 5/21/2019

 By Nancy Gossard    Wellness

Book Review. Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart:

A friend of mine, Gene, died on May 4th about one in the afternoon. His brother called to tell me of his peaceful passing. We had been friends for a long time, although we hadn’t... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By Nancy Gossard    Wellness

Summer Salad #1

Black bean & roasted corn salad, 2-3 servings This simple combination fills me up with great flavor and doesn't leave me feeling heavy. You can tweak it to your own taste and... — Updated 5/14/2019

 By Nancy Gossard    Wellness

Morning Spinal Warmup

Yoga is a great tool for relaxation, and the exercises stretch the body, resulting in better muscle tone, balance, and general health. This video is entitled Morning Spinal Warmup,... — Updated 5/28/2019


Wound Center Receives Prestigious Award for 7th Straight Year

For the 7th consecutive year, Lake Wales Medical Center's Wound Healing Center has received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award from Healogics for... — Updated 5/8/2019


Hospital Seeks Patient Advisory Council Members

Lake Wales Medical Center is seeking applicants for its Patient Advisory Council. "Having patients and family members give their perspective on their hospital experience provides... — Updated 4/30/2019

 By Nancy Gossard    Wellness

Health and Wellness Snippets

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 By Nancy Gossard    Wellness

Industry Manipulates Nutrition Facts

Here is the latest video from Manipulation of data to show favorable results... — Updated 4/25/2019


Make Your Healthcare Decisions Now

Without hesitation, most of us will share our vacation plans with loved ones; but when it comes to end-of-life preferences, only one third of Americans will let family know how... — Updated 4/16/2019


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