My Cardiac Journey

Jerry McCarty has had open heart surgery, two heart attacks and five stents, but that doesn’t stop the 69-year-old from hopping on an exercise bike early one weekday morning. In fact, his cardiac events are his motivation for exercising. So are his three sons, seven grandchildren and his wife of 50 years. Recent studies by […]

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Depression Is Very Treatable

By DANNA COSTA-SAHS, PsyD, MA Depression is a serious mental illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Reaching out for help when you feel depressed is extremely important. Equally important is recognizing signs and symptoms in those around you so you can assist.  Depression is one of […]

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Lakeland Regional Health Launches GET ACTIVE!

  Lakeland Regional Health is excited to announce a new community health program – Get Active! Get Active encourages regular physical activity and supports making healthy life changes in a social atmosphere. The program will offer a FREE monthly low impact fitness class taught by wellness partner, the YMCA of West Central Florida, and a […]

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Crab Cakes, Minus the Filler

By MAYO CLINIC STAFF Too many crab cakes are like breaded hockey pucks. These crab cakes are mixed with a light filling of egg whites, lemon juice, fresh dill and Old Bay seasoning. Then, they’re baked instead of fried. Don’t overmix! 1 can or pouch (16 ounces) crab meat 2 egg whites 3 tablespoons reduced-fat […]

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Helpful Guide to Sunscreen

Staying safe during the spring and summer in Florida means making sure you keep your skin protected while outside. Most people understand that wearing sunscreen is important, but if you’ve ever stood in front of the sunscreen aisle at your local store, you know that there are many products available. So, before you make your […]

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