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.
MAKING LIFESTYLE CHANGES that result in a healthier weight is never easy to do. Many who are overweight or obese will only decide to do something about it once they have a health scare or develop one of the numerous associated health problems. Such was the case for Maryemma Bachelder, the director of marketing for
A Q&A with Dr. Faeza Kazmier MANY OF US have indulged in reality TV shows such as “Nip / Tuck” that seem more bent on shock and awe than realistic plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Faeza Kazmier, a Watson Clinic plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Lakeland, answers some questions for Central Florida Health News magazine on
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,
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,
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.
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
| 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
AS A CHILD in South Carolina, Joy Jackson sometimes accompanied her mom Barbra when she made house calls as a nurse for the local health department. She saw families that were poor, living in rundown houses; sometimes the patients were terminal.
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