New Program ‘Enhanced Recovery After Surgery’ (ERAS) Speeds Recovery for Colorectal Patients

New Program ‘Enhanced Recovery After Surgery’ (ERAS) Speeds Recovery for Colorectal Patients

Published on: March 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

A new program has launched to advance the recovery process for colon and rectal surgery patients at Lee Health. …


Tags: surgery, patient-centered care, colorectal surgery, ERAS, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital

Evolving Treatment Options Extend the Lives of Multiple Myeloma Patients

Evolving Treatment Options Extend the Lives of Multiple Myeloma Patients

Published on: March 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

Individuals with multiple myeloma are adding years to their lives through advancing treatments. …


Tags: multiple myeloma, cancer, Regional Cancer Center

Mindful Meditation a Major Factor in Good Health

Mindful Meditation a Major Factor in Good Health

Published on: March 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

Many people meditate, either by setting aside time specifically to tune out the noise of everyday life or in a less constructive way— without thought. …


Tags: meditation, mind-body, sleep medicine, neurosciences

Lee Health Hospitals Receive Heart Failure Accreditation

Lee Health Hospitals Receive Heart Failure Accreditation

Published on: February 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

The SCPC heart failure accreditation confirms Lee Health’s dedication to quality care, innovation and continuous improvement. …


Tags: heart failure, cardiology, accreditation, Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), American College of Cardiology

Blood Donors Always in Demand

Blood Donors Always in Demand

Published on: February 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

The need for blood remains constant, especially during the winter season when so many visitors and seasonal residents visit Southwest Florida. …


Tags: blood center, blood donor, blood

Robot Transports Medications in Lee Memorial Hospitalt

Robot Transports Medications in Lee Memorial Hospital

Published on: February 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

It’s not shiny like R2D2 from “Star Wars”, but Lee Memorial Hospital Pharmacy’s new robot, “TUG” is definitely a futuristic addition to Lee Memorial Hospital. …


Tags: pharmacy, technology, TUG, medication robot, Lee Memorial Hospital

Five Tips for a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Five Tips for a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Published on: January 1, 2017 in: Healthy Living

Maintaining a healthy weight is the foundation for good health, and a crucial block in that foundation is a balanced, nutritious diet. …


Tags: healthy living, diet, nutrition, weight loss

Exercise Smarter, Not Harder

Exercise Smarter, Not Harder

Published on: January 1, 2017 in: Healthy Living

Slow and steady wins the race, especially when starting or returning to an exercise program. …


Tags: wellness, wellness center, exercise, personal trainging, Lee Physician Group

Infrared Goggles Help Identify Balance Disorders

Infrared Goggles Help Identify Balance Disorders

Published on: January 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

Feeling dizzy may be normal after riding a roller coaster, but this sensation disrupts the lives of people who experience it as a result of a “vestibular” disorder. …


Tags: balance, vertigo, dizziness, vestibular evauation, balance clinic, physical therapy

Be Proactive with Valuable Health Screenings

Be Proactive with Valuable Health Screenings

Published on: January 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

Knowledge is Power. It may sound cliché, but when it comes to our health, it is a true and effective case for regular, appropriate screenings. …


Tags: health screening, BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure, cancer screening

Sandy Heise Named Florida Hospital Association Volunteer of the Year

Sandy Heise Named Florida Hospital Association Volunteer of the Year

Published on: January 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

Sandy Heise, Lee Health volunteer, has been named Florida Hospital Association’s Volunteer of the Year. …


Tags: volunteer, auxilliary, Florida Hospital Association, award

Project SEARCH Offers Hope and Opportunity

Project SEARCH Offers Hope and Opportunity

Published on: January 1, 2017 in: Health A-Z

A new group of young people recently started interning at HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. …


Tags: project SEARCH, Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, internship, career

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Published on: January 1, 2017 in: Recipes

One Pan Mexican Quinoa - Packed with protein and vegetables, it only takes 20 minutes to have this healthy, nutritious, gluten free One Pot Mexican Quinoa on the table! …


Tags: recipe, quinoa, heart healthy, vegan, gluten free

life coaching

Lifestyle Coaches are there for the Extra Miles

Published on: December 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

Most people are familiar with how a personal trainer or nutritionist can help them become healthier, but what about a lifestyle coach? …


Tags: wellness, life coaching, health, Wellness Center

Healthy Habits for Kids This Holiday Season

Healthy Habits for Kids This Holiday Season

Published on: December 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

The holiday season is meant to be fun, but the joy can take a painful, even deadly turn, if children attempt to use toys that are not age-appropriate or develop bad habits. …


Tags: healthy living, general pediatrics, prevention, primary care

Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Published on: December 1, 2016 in: Foundation

As you begin to map out your year-end charitable giving plans, please consider these ways to support Lee Health’s lifesaving mission. …


Tags: foundation, giving, capital campaign, planned giving

Navigating Breast Cancer

Navigating Breast Cancer

Published on: December 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

Christy Cantrell was on a family vacation when she recognized a change in her breast. …


Tags:cancer, cancer navigator, breast cancer, Regional Cancer Center

Transplant Center Offers Hope for Kidney Patients

Transplant Center Offers Hope for Kidney Patients

Published on: December 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

There are more than 400,000 patients in United States undergoing some form of dialysis for their kidney failure, but for some, kidney transplant surgery offers hope. …


Tags: transplant, kidney, urology, Kidney Transplant Center

headaches in children

Pediatric Headache Signs Similar to Those in Adults

Published on: November 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

Adults who complain of a headache can take over-the-counter medication to find relief. Children who experience this pain may not be able to articulate their feelings enough for a parent to understand what is happening. …


Tags: headache, pediatric medicine, pediatric neurology

great american smokeout

Great American Smokeout Encourages Quitters

Published on: November 1, 2016 in: Event

The annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, occurs the third Thursday in November as a reminder to smokers to quit. …


Tags: event, smoking, tobacco, COPD, cancer, pulmonary medicine

giving tuesday

Giving Tuesday Kicks Off Year End Giving Season

Published on: November 1, 2016 in: Event

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 thousands of families, businesses, communities, students and people just like you from around the world will join together to celebrate generosity and to give. …


Tags: event, Lee Health foundation, giving, philanthropy, Giving Tuesday

bunions and hammertoes

Changing Shoes May Help Bunions and Hammertoes

Published on: November 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

Shoving your foot in a tight shoe can be more than just uncomfortable—it can be downright painful and may lead to conditions like bunions or hammertoes. …


Tags: podiatry, bunions, hammertoe, foot and ankle care, orthopedic surgery

baked acorn squash with yogurt, honey and pecans

Breakfast Baked Acorn Squash with Greek Yogurt, Honey & Pecans

Published on: November 1, 2016 in: Recipes

There is no better way to enjoy of the delicious bounty of autumn than with one of the gems of the season, acorn squash. Served with greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey and a few pecans, this will become a breakfast favorite this fall! …


Tags: recipe, acorn squash, breakfast, heart healthy, vegetarian, gluten free

nutrition therapy

Counseling Puts People on the Right Nutritional Track

Published on: November 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

Knowing how to count carbohydrates, grams of protein and sugar limits can be overwhelming. Getting the right nutrition without overindulging in excess calories and fat requires the advice a trained professional. …


Tags: diet, nutrition, nutrition counseling, Lee Health Solutions

breast cancer awareness

Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Published on: October 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a disease that will touch the lives of one in eight U.S. women. Men can also develop the disease but the rates are much lower, with about 2,600 new cases diagnosed in 2015 and 2016…


Tags: breast cancer, cancer, health screenings, mammograms

Stay Calm

Stay Calm and Carry On

Published on: October 1, 2016 in: Healthy Living

Between your busy work schedule, taking care of the kids, running errands, and, oh, the hundred other things you have to do in a day, it's easy to forget the amount of stress you're actually under.…


Tags: breathing, stress, mental health

breast cancer awareness

Recipe: Three Sister Soup

Published on: October 1, 2016 in: Recipes

Looking for a heart healhy soup to warm your soul? Try this native-american inspired vegetable and bean soup called Three Sisters Soup.…


Tags: recipe, soup, heart healthy

breast cancer awareness

Lee Health, Schools Work Together to Address Concussions in High School Athletes

Published on: October 1, 2016 in: Health A-Z

High school sports are not just fun and games. Athletes can sustain serious, even life-threatening injuries.…


Tags: prevention, children's health, adolescent medicine, sports medicine