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Diabetic Retinopathy

By Neil J. Okun, M.D. Board Certified Ophthalmologist Diabetes is a disease that affects small blood vessels throughout the body.  The retina is the nerve tissue lining the back of

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The McCarty Agency

The McCarty agency, a full-service Health and Life insurance agency, has been appointed, re-certified to offer Group Health and Medicare plans to consumers. Health insurance is constantly changing and evolving,

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Technology That Adds Up

Lakeland Regional Health Recognized for Data Analytics System by MARY TOOTHMAN Lakeland Regional Health has earned national honors for technology initiatives that contribute to the delivery of best outcomes and

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Medical Memoirs: Dr Eric LaRue

High School Athletes’ Unsung Supporter Serves on the Sidelines by TERESA SCHIFFER The special people who choose to donate their time to lend a helping hand to our communities, and

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Don’t Fear the Finances

End-of-the-Year Tax Tips That Keep Physicians in Mind It may be only November, but it is always a great time to start thinking ahead about filing your 2019 tax returns.

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Young Warriors

Twins Don’t Let Type 1 Diabetes Stifle Their Dreams by TIM CRAIG photos by CELESTE JO WALLS When 8-year-old Amelia Walls was hospitalized in 2016, Cecilia, her older sister by

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Whole-Person Health Care is Now in Polk County

Effective September 1, 2019, the 193-bed Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and the 160-bed Lake Wales Medical Center have joined the health system as AdventHealth Heart of Florida and

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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States in adults. Over the past several years, the incidence of diabetes has grown as well as the rate of

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Holiday Tips for a Healthy Smile

Holiday season is fast approaching, and with it all the treats and goodies that are synonymous with the season. At Winter Haven Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to help

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The 12 Days of Temptation

Simple Advice to Help You Control Your Blood Sugar Through the Holidays The holidays are right around the corner! That means you’re probably starting to think about all the delicious