LRH Opens Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to introduce its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, beginning February 19, 2018, at our North Campus/Hollis Cancer Center, 3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Studies show cardiac rehabilitation lowers the risk of future cardiac events. Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients eat better, lose weight, and better engage in daily activities. Who is a candidate for […]

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Your Mom Was Right About Orange Juice …

  By SANDRA HARRISON, MSA, RD A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states that daily consumption of 100% orange juice is likely to benefit brain function in older adults. That joins research that shows that a glass of OJ improves blood vessel function and greatly boosts one’s immune system, among […]

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What’s Healthy at Area BBQ Fests?

By SANDRA HARRISON, MSA, RD Outside of Florida, barbecue season is generally spring and summer. We are fortunate here in Polk County to be able to grill outdoors all year long. Barbecue doesn’t have to be synonymous with big, sloppy, calorie-laden ribs and carb-heavy side dishes. Just in time for our the kickoff of barbecue […]

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Community Invited to ‘Living Well/Eating Better’ Luncheon and Dinner on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health invites residents to jumpstart their New Year’s resolutions at two free Living Well & Eating Better community gatherings on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Special Guest Donald Hensrud, MD, Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program Director, will motivate guests as he brings to life the essentials of The New York Times […]

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LRH CEO Named to Becker’s Hospital Review ‘183 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know’ For Sixth Consecutive Year

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Elaine C. Thompson, PhD, FACHE, is named to the Becker’s Hospital Review “183 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” for the sixth consecutive year.  Per Becker’s Hospital Review, “The men and women on this list lead some of the largest and most successful […]

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