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Pediatric unit opens at Winter Haven Women’s Hospital

WINTER HAVEN WOMEN’S HOSPITAL announces the opening of its new pediatric unit. The new pediatric unit is now extending care and accepting patients as an added benefit to the community — providing the same quality of care to children that residents have always relied on at Winter Haven Hospital.

Life after delivery: Q&A with Drs. Peter Alvarez and Diana Wilson on postpartum depression

WHEN A MOTHER brings home a new baby, regardless of whether or not it’s her first child, it is a very special time. Life after delivery is an important phase when mom and baby strengthen the foundation for a bond that lasts a lifetime. But like all phases of life, there are natural stress factors, …

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On the Pulse: Physicians and medical staff new to the area expand available patient services

THE GOINGS-ON in the medical field never slows down, even as spring turns to lazy summer! New providers, new procedures, and new successes are happening every day at your friendly Central Florida healthcare providers’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. This edition’s On the Pulse highlights new physicians and medical staff to the area, recertifications and re-accreditations, …

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Take it from a pharmacist who knows!

Seven things you should always ask your local pharmacy 1. Are there any lower-cost alternatives to this prescription? Your pharmacist and doctor can always help you come up with the most affordable option for the medications you need.

On the Pulse: A growing medical community, county health rankings, and more

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY in the region is growing, with new physicians and services for residents. The Florida Department of Health in Polk County continues to measure health outcomes and released its sixth County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study. The study helps county officials identify areas of strength and weakness, and recognize necessary action needed to …

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On the Pulse: Cancer center expansion under way

| Plus: New doctors, patient programs, health fairs, and botox to treat migraines | LAKELAND REGIONAL HEALTH is expanding and renovating its Cancer Center in response to increased demand for chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The community-based not-for-profit is adding 21,800 square feet and renovating an additional 12,700 square feet. Improvements are slated for completion next …

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Celebrating Black History Month with a look at local African-Americans in medicine

ALEX ALEXANDER Registered Nurse Bartow Regional Medical Center As a black registered nurse from North Carolina, 56-year-old Alex Alexander has had his run-ins with prejudice. But he’s learned to remember who he is, treat others like his brothers and sisters, forgive, and … not believe everything he hears. “You earn things by your merit and …

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