At The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

A Day a Local Family Will Not Forget

September 8, 2022

A three-year-old’s injury turns into a positive ER experience.

Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy as They Go Back to School

September 8, 2022

A new school year means buying school supplies, new clothes and preparing lunches. It also means keeping the kids healthy.

The 10-Minute Test That Could Save Your Life

September 1, 2022

When it comes to maintaining heart health, early detection and prevention are key. This simple test can uncover a dangerous condition.

The To-Do Item Men Shouldn't Forget

September 1, 2022

Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer among American men, and often progresses with few outward signs. Screening for it is important.

The Best Ways to Deal with Back Pain

August 10, 2022

It's the No. 1 cause of disability worldwide. Learn how to better deal with it.

Get Your Kids Off to a Healthy Start This School Year

August 2, 2022

 These recommendations can help ensure that your child is ready to learn and perform their best the entire year.
 

Delivery at Women’s Center Was “Everything I Could Want”

August 2, 2022

Lakewood resident Lainey Johnson had a positive experience delivering her first child at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

Protect Yourself While Enjoying the Summer Sun

July 3, 2022

Want to protect yourself from skin cancer while enjoying the summer sun? Check out these timely tips to indulge in the sun safely.

Summer Safety Essentials

June 29, 2022

Paying attention to the most common types of injury can help keep you and your family safe while getting the most out of the warm months ahead.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Mental Health

May 10, 2022

COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on mental health. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, here are ways to identify issues and get help.

9 Essential Screenings for Men

May 10, 2022

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month! Regular check-ups and screenings can help men stay healthy by indicating preventive health needs and catching issues before they become more serious.

For Expectant Moms, The Birth They Want To Have

May 5, 2022

If you are expecting, you can create your own birth plan. Learn how.

Recognition for our Remarkable Nurses

April 22, 2022

Nurses are on the frontline of most every healthcare interaction. We celebrate nurses everywhere during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

5 Ways to Lessen Seasonal Allergies

April 22, 2022

Whether your allergy symptoms are frustrating or debilitating, there are steps you can take to enjoy rather than dread spring.

When You Need Care, Make the Smart Choice

March 25, 2022

Learn when to visit the emergency room versus urgent care.

How to Take Control of Your Neurological Health

March 25, 2022

Knowing what’s happening in your head could save your life.

The Connection Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease

March 22, 2022

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may need to get your heart checked. Learn why.

Learn the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

February 22, 2022

Lakewood Ranch cardiologist David Buck explains what it does, and why you should consider giving it a try.

Is Diabetes Putting You at Risk for Chronic Wounds?

February 15, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, talk to your doctor about ways to address and prevent chronic wounds associated with the disease, such as diabetic foot care. 

Could You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

January 12, 2022

What to know about this sometimes silent condition.

Heart Attack Symptoms – What’s Different for Men and Women

January 12, 2022

Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life!

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 16, 2021

Want a fresh start for 2022? Create realistic, reasonable goals to set yourself up for success.

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 16, 2021

Winter blahs and holiday stress have you down? Read more for helpful strategies to lighten your mood.

Women’s Center Enhances the Patient Experience

June 28, 2021

“Women always remember the experience of giving birth,” says Johanna Pumphrey RN, MBA, Director, Women’s Center.

Expansion Offers Patients Greater Treatment Options

November 16, 2020

Today’s interventional radiology therapies are more precise and more effective than ever, offering patients and their doctors additional options to treat disease.

Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories

October 21, 2020

Breast cancer survivors Candice Ermer and Jean Muccini took different paths to the Breast Health Center, but they agree on this: screenings are essential.

Don’t Put Off Your Annual Mammogram Due to COVID-19

October 12, 2020

Regular screenings are key to detecting breast cancer, and LWRMC has extensive health precautions in place to help keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jimmy Kimmel Honors a Lakewood Ranch Nurse

July 28, 2020

Rob Guerra gets a big surprise after returning from New York City, where he helped care for COVID-19 patients.

The Women’s Center Renovation Has Begun!

July 24, 2020

The new look and feel will focus on comfort for moms and families as they welcome their new arrivals.

Walking Pain-Free After Hip Surgery

July 22, 2020

Rebecca Fulton had her second hip replacement in May. She tells about her experience and the COVID-19 safety measures that reassured her.

Thank You to the Community and Our Staff!

July 20, 2020

Hospital directors share heartfelt messages of gratitude for the response to COVID-19.