Have You Considered Registering as an Organ Donor?

Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center is pleased to announce we have joined the National Organ Donation Campaign as a hospital partner. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this campaign brings together local organ, eye, and tissue donation organizations, and their hospital partners to educate hospital communities on the importance of donor […]

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Are You at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

About 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer each year, even though colorectal cancer is highly preventable. Adults ages 50 to 75 should be regularly screened in some form for colorectal cancer, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and every day, Lakeland Regional Health urges you to know your […]

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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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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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