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Funding the Future of Nursing

AdventHealth to Provide $1.7 Million for Polk State Program story and photos by PAUL CATALA Since 1965, Polk State College has instructed, encouraged, and placed about 21,500 students into successful nursing careers. On average, 430 nurses graduate from the school’s nursing college each year. Now that program will have even more to offer thanks to …

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The New You Experience

Winter Haven IV Bar Goes Far Beyond Hangover Remedies With a Focus on Wellness by TERESA SCHIFFER photos by JESSICA McDONALD There’s a new bar in Winter Haven, and this one won’t have you holding your head with regret in the morning! This bar specializes in wellness and hydration, so after a visit you’ll feel …

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What’s the Secret to Aging Gracefully? Everyone wants to put their “best face forward,” and that means paying attention to anti-aging skin care. However, there is a dizzying amount of information and an array of products out there aimed at fighting the signs of aging on your skin, so it can be a daunting task …

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Healthcare Boom

AdventHealth to Open New Hospital in Winter Haven; Orlando Health to Expand Into Lakeland by PAUL CATALA Healthcare facilities are expanding at an astounding rate to match the population boom and increased need in Central Florida. AdventHealth is expanding its footprint in Polk County with a new four-story hospital and emergency department off Cypress Gardens …

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Fight the Temptation

Dietician Shares Tips to Help Diabetics Safely Enjoy Holiday Fare by TERESA SCHIFFER The holidays are approaching and with them the annual battle of the carbs at the dinner table. So much fantastic food – hearty casseroles, decadent desserts, and festive beverages … so many hidden calories and carbohydrates lurking on the table that can …

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T1D Determination

Boy Takes Control of Diagnosis to Dream Big story by KRISTEN GUEVARA photos by TYLER DIGIOVINE A typical 11-year-old likely doesn’t prefer the company of a snitch, but for one Lake Wales boy in particular — it’s exactly what he wants.   In 2018, Weston Watson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes — commonly referred to …

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Are You Really Boosting Your Immune System? The news has been filled with information concerning the immune system, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic and the start of cold and flu season. The body’s immune system is a complex network of organs, white blood cells, proteins called antibodies, and chemicals that work together to protect you …

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