Weight Loss Just Part of Story Behind FitChurch Challenge’s Success

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health’s FitChurch Challenge successfully wrapped up 12 weeks of fitness, nutrition education, weigh-ins, screenings and friendly competition to discover inspiring stories of willpower, transitions, accountability and camaraderie. Participants were all smiles as they came together for their final blood glucose and blood pressure screenings and weigh-ins on Saturday, March 24, […]

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Breast Self-Exams Still an Essential Part of Detection Process

By TOAN NGUYEN, MD Breast self-exams (BSE), the practice of women regularly examining their own breasts for any suspicious findings such as lumps, skin and nipple changes, or any other abnormalities to detect breast cancer, had long been part of standard screening recommendations along with annual mammograms starting at the age of 40. However, several […]

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Illness

When your child is sick, sometimes you are not sure when to call the doctor or when to treat your child at home. At LRH, we understand your concern. You can call our office anytime if you are worried about your child. During business hours, we can determine if your child needs to be seen […]

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Q and A: I Have Diabetes and am Concerned About Numbness in My Feet

By LIZA TORBORG Mayo Clinic News Network DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago, and I am concerned about peripheral neuropathy in my feet. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? DR. ELIZABETH COZINE: Peripheral neuropathy is a common problem that can happen as a result of diabetes. But it isn’t inevitable. To […]

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is celebrated nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We hope that during this time you will pause to reflect on women’s health issues, take proactive steps to monitor and improve your own health, and encourage those you love to do so as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer […]

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Blood Pressure Reading is the ‘Key to Life’

  By JEFF OLSEN Mayo Clinic News Network One in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Millions with the condition are unaware they have it, putting them at risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and more. Fortunately, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be […]

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