Orlando Health and Lakeland Regional Health Agree to End Affiliation

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Elaine C. Thompson, PhD, FACHE, announced today that after careful consideration, Orlando Health and Lakeland Regional Health will end their Affiliation on September 30, 2018. Of the change, Dr. Thompson said, “We appreciate our Orlando Health colleagues and look forward to future opportunities to […]

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Pediatricians Can Answer Your Measles Questions

  By DONALD EASON, MD, and DANIEL HAIGHT, MD As a parent, you want to provide the safest and highest-quality care for your child. So do we. Discussions about measles vaccinations are always a popular topic in our practice, and hearing about recent cases of measles in West Central Florida and elsewhere adds to parents’ […]

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Three Tips to Make Sure After-School Snacks Are Healthy

  By VIVIEN WILLIAMS Mayo Clinic When your kids come home from school, they can be really hungry. Some lunch times are scheduled before noon, and if there’s no opportunity to grab a snack before the last bell rings, kids can work up a big appetite. Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, has three tips […]

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Curry Adds Depth to Stir-Fried Noodles

By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic Try this great stir fry with soba noodles. Plus, using coconut milk and shredded coconut with curry gives a nice depth of flavor. This recipe is created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. SOBA NOODLE STIR-FRY WITH COCONUT CURRY SAUCE Serves […]

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LRH Medical Center the First in Polk County To Offer Vital MitraClip® Procedure

Lakeland, FL – Polk County patients like Earli Sullivan who suffer from a potentially fatal leaky mitral valve but are not candidates for open-heart surgery can now find lifesaving care through an innovative device called MitraClip®. Physicians at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center are the first in Polk County to perform this vital procedure, allowing patients […]

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