Health in Lakeland, FL

Portable and lightweight, resistance bands are a great choice if you’re looking to tone up without the added bulk. Find out if they are right for you, what kind to buy and where to find them.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill last week that will provide $54 million to test old rape kits and ensure that future evidence is tested as promptly as possible. These funds must be put into action as soon as possible, and law enforcement agencies must make sure that no more backlogs build up.

New Issue of Health Scene Now Available
The summer issue of Health Scene - Watson Clinic's in-house magazine - is now arriving in homes! Inside this informative issue, you'll find invaluable articles on weight loss, colorectal cancer, urinary incontinence, Parkinson's disease and much more
You can subscribe to Health Scene and check out the online version of our latest issue by clicking here .
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Summer is heating up, and those little ones are itching to spend all day in the pool, at the beach or outside playing. But before you finish tying their shoes or putting on their swimsuit, you might want to grab some sunscreen and other forms of sun protection.

“These cases won’t crack themselves. Season 21 of #SVU starts Thursday, September 26 on @NBC.”

Tips that can help keep you healthy—and your fruits and vegetables safer to eat—from the store to your table.

Phone number: 863.665.3110 Address: 1831 N. Crystal Lake Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801 Community Action Team (CAT) is a self-contained, multi-disciplinary clinical team that provides comprehensive, intensive community-based treatment to families with youth or young adults who are at risk of out of home placement due to a mental health or co-occurring substance abuse disorder and…

Sugar or Fat: The Lesser of Two Evils
With so many competing diet plans out there, it can be hard to figure out what’s okay to eat, what we should eat less of, and what we should cut out entirely. Case in point: sugar vs. fat. We know that too much of either is unhealthy, but is one worse than the other? Could cutting out sugar or fat be the answer to our health and weight goals
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Some sugar is found naturally…

The media often focuses on two relationships in sexual assault cases: the victim and the perpetrator. In xoJane, Denver writer Lindsay King-Miller went a step further to share how she discovered that a longtime friend...

Cardiologist Returns to Practice
Watson Clinic is pleased to announce the return of one of our most popular and beloved Cardiologists . After a brief retirement, board-certified cardiologist, Patrick J. Reddy, MD, FACP, FACC, FASNC, FAHA has returned to the practice he has maintained for the past 30 years
Dr. Reddy is currently accepting appointments from his office at Watson Clinic Main . New and former…

With the end of the school year, it’s important for parents to prepare for the summer. This is particularly true for those of you who have children

The UnMonsters are loose, but don't let that scare you. You can round them up with a lasso for more points or hold & drag them one by one if you need to

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Play and #MoveInMay with the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

Urgent Care at South Coming Soon
The demand for walk-in care has grown exponentially over the past few years. Watson Clinic's efforts to provide more immediate care on a walk-in or same-day basis, including our XpressCare , Urgent Care and Priority Care offerings, are popular options for patients and non-patients alike
That's why we're expanding these services at Watson Clinic Urgent Care South , scheduled to…

The American Lung Association encourages everyone to get involved in the fight for cleaner, healthier air. Here are some simple, effective tips for protecting you and your family from the dangers of air pollution.

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Pair any entree with this fresh side dish for a truly succulent meal. With subtle garlic, melted butter and a hint of Parmesan cheese, what’s not to love? —Tara Ernspiker, Falling Waters, West Virginia

Managing Partner Raising Funds for Literacy Program
Our very own Managing Partner Dr. Steven Achinger needs your support for the 2019 Annual Kiss the Pig for Literacy campaign. He's one of ten candidates raising funds to support READ Lakeland's non-profit adult literacy program. The candidate with the most funds will be announced during the 'Kiss Off' finale on April 25, during which the winner will kiss a live pig
Each dollar counts as one vote for Dr. Achinger. Here's how to donate:
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“Calling all jurisdictions: The SAFE-ITR grant for inventorying and tracking untested rape kits is live! Learn about how to apply: t.co/6B2EI5z2gP”

Trying to eat a healthier diet that includes less fat? It’s important to remember that not all fats are created equal. Some fat is necessary for our bodies to work like they should, and certain fats are downright bad fat!

While it might not always be the case, certain signs or symptoms may be related to a more serious medical condition. Learn about some signs and symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.

Kids are much more likely to try new foods when they get to take the lead. In this fun game, kids get to pick a new food at the grocery store, taste it, and rate it like a food critic.
Developed: August 2016

We all know drinking copious amounts of water is good for one’s health. And, boy howdy, when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the recommended amount, and are still feeling as though your mouth is as dry as a desert? There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth, ranging from the benign to…

Obtaining Your Medical Records Online through MyChart
Once you have logged into your MyChart account, click on the Health icon and then click on Release of Information. Fill in the 'Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information' form and click Submit
In addition, patients can also send records to a physician or provider outside the network through their MyChart account
Clinic Offers Lymphedema Management
Lymphedema is a…

On average, it takes someone seven years to do something about their hearing loss, according to Audiologist Nicole Bowden. “Often people are in denial that th...

Actor and model Nyle DiMarco is Deaf. He doesn’t understand the concept of silence — it’s just his default mode. DiMarco went on to win “America’s Next Top M...

Being a single parent can be challenging, but also very rewarding. There are things you can do so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

In part two, we learn about the types of things your body does to keep us from the gym or establishing that fitness routine.

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson, known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault, will kick off her nationwide book tour for her latest work, "Shout," at the Fairfield University Bookstore Downtown on Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m
Fairfield University Bookstore Downtown is at 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. Monday, March 11, 7 p.m. This event is ticketed; for details…

Nurse Clinic at Watson Clinic Highlands is Now Open
Now located at both Watson Clinic Main and Highlands locations, the Nurse Clinic is run by highly trained Registered Nurses. This clinic provides critical care experience in maintenance injections, infusions and other various procedures
Watson Clinic Foundation Presents Scholarship
During the graduation ceremony for Traviss Technical College of Health Sciences, a scholarship was presented to practical nursing…

Learn more about the types of foods that can affect your sleep patterns and how changes in diet may help you to get a better night's rest.

There are a lot of tips and skin care products that help adults protect and take care of their skin, but really, good skin care habits should start when kids are young.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified processed meat as a carcinogen, something that causes cancer.

BayCare Health System offers a variety of health care classes and events throughout the Tampa Bay area. These include physician lectures, screenings, safety classes, lectures and support groups.