My Cardiac Journey

Police officers and body builders rush in and out the doors of Just Move gym in South Lakeland. This place is for hard-core fitness buffs. Personal trainers push their clients hard, and there are stair steppers and treadmills for as far as the eye can see. In the middle of them, generally on the cardiorespiratory […]

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Stir Fry Everything!

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network This is the ultimate clean-out-the-refrigerator meal. Try bean sprouts, water chestnuts, sugar snap peas or snow peas. Add leftover grilled chicken, sauteed shrimp or tofu. Enjoy. VEGETABLE STIR FRY 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 medium onion, sliced 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped […]

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5 Breakfasts for Kids’ Brain Power

  By JEFF OLSEN Mayo Clinic News Network So you want to fire up a day of learning? “Kids need calories after fasting at night,” says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician. “Studies show that kids who eat breakfast actually learn better than kids who don’t.” “Make sure that your child has breakfast before they go […]

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My Patient Experience at the Heart Center

As a longtime registered nurse in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, Eddie Gee (pronounced jee) figured the healthy and active life he was leading would keep him from heading down the same road as some of his patients. That was before he turned 52 and began having an irregular heartbeat, called […]

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Talking to Children About Violence

By AARTI PATEL, MD A catastrophe, such as a violent act in school, is frightening to children and adults alike. Talking about the event with children can decrease their fear. It is important to explain the event in words the child can understand, and in a way that will not overwhelm them. Several factors affect […]

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Snack n’ Screen on February 13 Provides Drive-Through Cholesterol Screenings

Lakeland, FL – Grab a healthy breakfast or snack and have your cholesterol tested – without ever leaving the comfort of your car. During American Heart Month, Lakeland Regional Health wants men and women to know their numbers in a heartbeat! The not-for-profit health system is making that easy and free on Tuesday, February 13 […]

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Bananas Are a Go-To Fruit for So Many Great Reasons

  By MICAH DORFNER Mayo Clinic News Network Americans eat more bananas than oranges and apples combined. They are easy to chew and digest, and their natural sweetness makes them a favorite food for all ages. They are very convenient and portable — in their own sealed package. Simply grab and go for a quick mini breakfast or […]

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