Welcome to Lakeland Regional Health!

We welcome the following care providers to Lakeland Regional Health:   Aarti Patel, MD, joins Lakeland Regional Health as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Patel earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in St. Lucia and completed both her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and her Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky. […]

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Goodbye Potatoes. Hello Cauliflower!

By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Are you serving potatoes for a holiday side dish? Try upgrading your classic potato dishes with cauliflower. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that’s rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients — plant-based compounds that are being studied for their role in lowering inflammation and reducing the risk of developing cancer. […]

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Enjoy Eggnog – Without the Guilt

By MICAH DORFNER Mayo Clinic News Network Are you looking for a way to trim extra calories off your cup of eggnog this holiday season? If not, perhaps you should consider the change. On average, a cup of eggnog will cost you anywhere from 280 to about 400 calories. Romi Londre, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic […]

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Lakeland Regional Health Earns ‘A’ Rating On Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scorecard

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to announce it once again earned an “A” rating on the Hospital Safety Scorecard from The Leapfrog Group today. The Leapfrog Group compares more than 2,600 hospitals using rigorous reporting criteria for 27 measures. Lakeland Regional Health has earned four “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group since […]

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A Long, But Worthwhile, Cancer Journey

Duane Church endured six months of intense chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer, followed by 25 radiation treatments and five weeks of chemotherapy pills. His energy was sapped. “It takes all your strength away,” said the 76-year-old Lakeland resident. “You don’t want to do much of anything.” The chemo and radiation were just preparation for surgery so […]

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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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