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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 Full story


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 Full story


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


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


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 Full story


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


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


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

 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


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