Lakeland Regional Health Goes Blue For Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lakeland, FL – Every one of us shares a responsibility for the well-being of children and families in and around Polk County. Because April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, it’s the perfect time to help each other understand that simple actions can make a big impact to help families and their community thrive. Lakeland […]

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Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Outpatient Care Center Relocates

We are excited to announce that our Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Outpatient Care Center moved to the Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, effective on April 1, 2019. Relocating to the Medical Center Campus makes cardiovascular surgical care extremely convenient for patients and their families. Andres Medina, MD; John Streitman, MD; and Nurse Practitioner Jamie Albares, […]

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Meet Towanda Jean-Louis

You’d never in a million years guess that Towanda Jean-Louis is the survivor of two strokes, three brain bypasses and a life-threatening brain bleed. For starters, she’s 51. Nearly 75% of stroke patients are over the age of 65. Her scars are not at all visible. Towanda confidently boasts a head of beautiful black hair. […]

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Little Fat in This Creamy Chowder

  By DANA SPARKS MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK A cornstarch slurry thickens this soup without loads of cream. You can also thicken soup with leftover mashed potatoes or mashed turnips, parsnips or cauliflower. It’s hearty enough for a meal. CREAM OF CHICKEN AND WILD RICE CHOWDER Serves 8 1 teaspoon olive oil 4 cups finely […]

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When Should Cancer Patients Seek a Second Opinion?

By TOAN NGUYEN, MD Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a devastating moment that impacts patients for the rest of their lives. It is a time when extreme concern, overwhelming anxiety and complete sadness affect patients and their loved ones tremendously. Prompt evaluation and treatment is highly recommended, as delays in care have been proven […]

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One Diet Proven to Help People Live Longer

By IAN ROTH MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK Almost everyone has decided to go on a diet at some point in hopes of losing a few pounds and improving his or her health. With a nearly constant flow of new fad diets being pushed online and on social media, it can be difficult to know which […]

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