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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 Boulevard in Winter Haven. In Lakeland, Orlando Health is expanding, planning a hospital and surrounding campus in the fast-growing South Lakeland area.

This planned construction is further evidence of the growth in Polk County, which expanded from 603,000 residents in 2010 to 753,500 by 2021.

AdventHealth, a Seventh-Day Adventist nonprofit healthcare system headquartered in Altamonte Springs, recently announced its plans for a new, four-story hospital in Winter Haven.

The 42 acres north of Cypress Gardens Boulevard, south of River Lake and west of Cypress Gardens Road will eventually become a medical campus for the 192-bed AdventHealth Winter Haven hospital with an emergency department and 160,000 square feet of medical offices and ancillary facilities.

The AdventHealth expansion plans were given final approval when the Winter Haven City Commission unanimously approved the development November 14. 

“The southeast section of Winter Haven is growing in leaps and bounds, and this will make it a lot easier when time is sensitive for medical issues for the citizens to get medical care,” says Winter Haven City Commissioner J.P. Powell. 

“It’s necessary. The other alternative was going to Lake Wales or Haines City, and with medical issues. time is of the essence. It will be a real asset.”

According to AdventHealth, the first phase of construction will include a freestanding emergency room that will open before the hospital is completed. Once open, hospital services will include primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic, and urological specialty medical services.

Tim Clark, president and CEO of the AdventHealth Polk Market, has worked at AdventHealth for 19 years in various positions. He started as president and CEO of the Polk Market on June 5. He says the new hospital will bring “whole-person care to residents close to home,” particularly in the southeast section of Winter Haven. 

Once completed, the new hospital will be part of a network of AdventHealth centers already operational in areas such as Carrollwood (Tampa), Dade City, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Sebring, and Wauchula. It will also be among five freestanding offsite AdventHealth emergency rooms, including those in Brandon, Palm Harbor and Tampa’s

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Recommendations to improve health and wellbeing of individuals incarcerated in U.S. prisons

Adequately funded policies and procedures are needed to reduce health care disparities in access to and the quality of health care for the U.S. jail and prison population says the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new policy paper published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Health Care During Incarceration: A Policy Position Paper of the American College of Physicians details recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals incarcerated in adult correctional facilities.

ACP has a long-standing commitment to improving the health of all Americans and opposes any form of discrimination in the delivery of health care services, which extends to our patients who are incarcerated. Many incarcerated patients are dealing with significant unmet health care needs that can include chronic medical conditions, infectious diseases, substance use disorders and mental health conditions. We need to ensure that these patients receive the health care services they need.”


Ryan D. Mire, MD, MACP, President, ACP

ACP’s recommendations include adequate funding for and timely access to necessary health care services that are evidence-based and meet community standards. They also recommend measures to ensure adequate nutrition; opportunity for physical activity; smoke-free policies and smoking cessation interventions; and access to recommended preventive health services. ACP further calls for policies to adequately treat both chronic noncommunicable diseases and infectious diseases. This should include infectious disease prevention and control programs developed with public health authorities. In addition, all persons entering correctional facilities should be screened for substance use disorders and behavioral health conditions and provided with treatment if necessary.  ACP also supports policies that promote the treatment of patients with substance use disorders as an alternative incarceration.

The paper also details recommendations for population segments within correctional facilities. This includes recommendations for how to better meet the needs of incarcerated women; LGBTQ+ patients; aging patients and those living with disabilities or life-limiting illnesses; and immigrant populations.

Lastly, the paper details how health care needs must be included in community re-entry planning for individuals who are released from jail or prison, so that they are able to continue to access health care and social services once they return to their communities. ACP specifically makes recommendations for policies that would help to facilitate or reinstate state Medicaid enrollment.

“Incarceration can negatively affect the health and well-being of millions of patients, their families and communities across America,” concluded Dr. Mire. “As a

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Attacks on Health Care Bi-Monthly News Brief: 02 – 15 November 2022 – World

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SHCC Attacks on Health Care

The section aligns with the definition of attacks on health care used by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC).

Africa

Burkina Faso

03 November 2022: In Bondokuy village, Mouhoun province, Boucle du Mouhoun region, an ambulance and a motorcycle were seized by suspected JNIM militants. Source: ACLED1

Cameroon

03 November 2022: In Batibo town and subdivision, Northwest region, unidentified perpetrators abducted nine health workers from a government-run hospital. Sources: FX Empire and Reuters

Democratic Republic of the Congo

22 October 2022: In Some village, Mambasa territory, Ituri province, suspected members of rebel group Allied Democratic Forces looted pharmacies during an attack. Source: Radio Moto

07 November 2022: In Djugu territory, Ituri province, the International Committee of the Red Cross restarted their activities in the area after having been suspended since 2001 following the killing of six Red Cross aid workers. Sources: Actualité and Radio Moto

09 November 2022: In Kabasha village, located on the road between Butembo and Beni cities,
North Kivu province, more than 200 heavily armed members of the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) entered the village and looted the hospital centre of Kabasha before setting it on fire.
A male doctor found at the hospital centre was also kidnapped, while hospital patients were threatened. The perpetrators burnt down fourteen local shops including pharmacies. Sources:
Actualité I, Actualité II, La Prunelle, Radio Moto I, Radio Moto II, and Radio Okapi

Attacks on Health Care in the DRC

At least 25 health workers have been kidnapped in the DRC between 01 January and 20 October 2022. Download the dataset with details on the reported perpetrator and weapons used on HDX. The dataset does not yet include incidents reported in this News Brief. Registered HDX user? Follow us for the latest dataset updates.

Kenya

01 November 2022: Near Mandera town and county, along the Kenya-Ethiopia-Somalia border, al Shabaab militants hijacked a government ambulance that was on its way to the Elwak Referral Hospital, and abducted four men – the driver, two paramedics of the Lafey Health Centre, and a 40-year-old patient – taking them towards Somalia. The medics and the patient were released the next day, while the driver was set free on 03 November. Sources: AA, Al Jazeera, All Africa, Garowe,
Nation, Reuters, The Standard, The Star and Voice of America

Niger

05 November 2022: Between Arlit and Tchibarakaten departments, Agadez

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Black Friday deals: Fitness, home health and home tech

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Save on one of our favourite rowing machines

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The Hydrow Wave offers a similar premium performance to the original Hydrow Rower but it comes in a smaller, more affordable package. It’s now cheaper than ever too, with the brand slashing the price by more than $100 on its website. 

When we tested the Wave back in September, we liked its lightweight design and the fact it’s $1,000 cheaper than the original Hydrow rower, making it more accessible to a wider range of people. In fact, we liked it so much, it features in our guide to the best rowing machines as the “most suitable for beginners”. If the Hydrow doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of other rowing machines on sale this Black Friday. But don’t delay as stocks won’t last forever.

This Theragun deal saves you $100 on a top massage gun

man using the theragun prime massage gun

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Say goodbye to stubborn knots and achy muscles. Once armed with one of the best massage guns, like the Theragun Prime, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without these super sonic post-workout recovery devices. 

Right now you can save yourself an impressive $101 at Best Buy thanks to the incredible 30% Black Friday discount which has just dropped. This brilliant piece of tech is equipped with QuietForce technology for low sound and delivers up to 30lbs of force to help release tightness and warm up muscles. All this for $198.99? We’re sold.

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Benefits of resistance bands: image shows woman using resitance band

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Take your workouts to new heights with 35% off this handy resistance band set from Target (opens in new tab). For $25.99, you can add some extra resistance to your at-home gym sessions with five exercise bands that come with varying levels of resistance, a door anchor and two cushioned handles. This means you can adapt them for different exercises. 

Discover even more of the best resistance bands on sale now.

Save on the latest Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Versa 4 being tested by Live Science contributor Andrew Williams

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Save a bundle on one of the best fitness trackers this Black Friday. We like the Versa 4 for its multi-day battery life, nicely animated interface and distinctive design. The Fitbit Versa 4 launched in September 2022 alongside the Fitbit Sense 2 and two years after the Fitbit Versa 3. Our reviewer concluded the side button is the one

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Priority Wellness and Countrywide Health and fitness Campaign announce partnership extension to carry absolutely free outside overall health and wellness throughout Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(Enterprise WIRE)–Precedence Well being announced a a few-yr partnership extension with Nationwide Conditioning Campaign (NFC) right now to go on the supply of a extensive wellness initiative in Michigan centered on the outside Health Court®. Priority Wellness is the formal NFC sponsor in Michigan, and the marketing campaign extension will convey up to 30 new Priority Well being Fitness Courts by the close of 2025.

Precedence Well being partnered with NFC in 2019 to struggle weight problems and increase the high quality of life for Michigan communities. Setting up on the good results of systems in extra than 15 communities such as Highland Park, Detroit, Grand Traverse County and Grand Rapids, to identify a couple of, Precedence Wellbeing Exercise Courts will arrive at somewhere around 1 3rd of Michiganders and offer free of charge obtain to wellness in a 10-minute bicycle journey from their homes. In whole, the system has presently united about $3 million of general public-private investment decision across Michigan and will exceed $10 million by the close of 2025.

“Everyone has a proper to a nutritious lifestyle,” explained Praveen Thadani, president of Priority Health and fitness. “That is why our continuing partnership with Nationwide Exercise Marketing campaign will present prospects for communities to host a Precedence Wellness Health and fitness Courtroom about the upcoming three many years. We are concentrated on communities that are suffering from wellness inequities so we can develop a at ease and stress-no cost surroundings for good friends and neighbors.”

The workout routines on a Physical fitness Court docket leverage one’s very own human body fat to get a finish exercise applying 7 stations in seven minutes. By downloading the absolutely free Health Court App, users have accessibility to dozens of workout routines creating a unique, digitally supported wellness encounter.

Established for people today ages 14 and about – and with all talents – the exercise routines are adaptable for all health amounts, permitting contributors to go at their personal rate. Precedence Health’s mission in this partnership is to improve accessibility to no cost, substantial-high-quality work out for all folks – together with those with disabilities. The Health Courts are zero-entry so individuals who are in a wheelchair can participate. Every Health and fitness Court docket is built-in with shock-resistant, recycled sporting activities flooring and will allow a number of buyers at the exact same time.

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Snooze disruptions may perhaps be linked to mental overall health conditions, new research reveals

There could be a hyperlink amongst very poor rest and several mental health and fitness ailments, according to a new examine.

These psychological overall health diseases include things like panic, Tourette syndrome and autism, researchers say, according to a push launch from the College of California, Irvine (UCI) produced previously this thirty day period.

Experts from UCI hypothesize that Circadian Rhythm Disruption, or CRD, is a “psychopathology component” shared by a broad range of psychological diseases, the release shared.

Analysis into CRD’s “molecular foundation” could be essential to unlocking greater treatments for these psychological disorders, the experts also point out.

“Our investigation observed that circadian rhythm disruption is a variable that broadly overlaps the total spectrum of mental wellness ailments,” explained a single UCI researcher.
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The analysis on the marriage amongst snooze and mental issues was published not too long ago in the journal Translational Psychology.

“Circadian rhythms perform a fundamental role in all biological techniques at all scales, from molecules to populations,” senior author Pierre Baldi, UCI professor of computer science and director of UCI’s Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, said in the UCI press release. 

“Our evaluation observed that circadian rhythm disruption is a variable that broadly overlaps the total spectrum of psychological health and fitness disorders,” he continued.

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The UCI scientists discovered significant evidence of the link in between slumber disruption and these ailments by diligently inspecting peer-reviewed literature on the most widespread psychological health and fitness diseases, according to the press release.

“The telltale signal of circadian rhythm disruption — a issue with snooze — was current in every ailment,” direct writer Amal Alachkar, neuroscientist and professor in UCI’s department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, mentioned in the launch. 

Disruptions in circadian rhythm may be related to anxiety, bulimia, food addiction and other mental health disorders, according to new research from University of California, Irvine.

Disruptions in circadian rhythm may perhaps be related to nervousness, bulimia, foods addiction and other mental overall health diseases, according to new research from University of California, Irvine.
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“Even though our emphasis was on extensively known problems which includes autism, ADHD and bipolar problem,” she ongoing, “we argue that the CRD psychopathology element hypothesis can be generalized to other mental health and fitness problems, this kind of as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, food dependancy and Parkinson’s ailment.”

“Our examination uncovered that circadian rhythm disruption is a aspect that broadly overlaps the full spectrum of psychological well being diseases.”

A circadian rhythm is the snooze-wake pattern

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