At The Wellington Regional 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.

Delray Beach Resident Sleeping More Soundly After Innovative Prostate Procedure

May 2, 2023

He was up several times each night, until a minimally invasive procedure addressed the issue.

5-Step Guide to Starting the Mediterranean Diet

April 24, 2023

Ready to try the Mediterranean diet? Here are tips to help you get started.

Pain-Free Knees

April 24, 2023

These 9 tips help you reduce the risk of experiencing pain or stiffness in your knees.

The Timeline of a Stroke: Onset to Recovery

April 24, 2023

A stroke can cause chaos. Know what to expect from its start to the recovery process.

Understand Your Allergies

April 24, 2023

Let's dive into the reasons for your pesky itchy eyes and runny noses, and how to avoid those.

The Best Ways to Keep Your Feet Happy

March 20, 2023

Here are 7 tips for keeping your feet as pain-free as possible.

These Could Be Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease

March 20, 2023

Are you or a loved one trembling, shuffling or stooping? These may be signs of a serious disease.

How to Tell if Heartburn Is Something More

March 16, 2023

GERD can start out as an annoyance, but can cause serious damage over time. Avoid long-term effects through simple lifestyle changes and possibly treatment.

What a Headache Could Be Telling You

March 16, 2023

It’s a broad term for a lot of experiences. Learn how to tell if yours are serious.

Palm Beach Resident Receives Lifesaving Heart Procedure

March 9, 2023

The patient was treated quickly at the ER at Westlake. Following immediate care, he was transferred to the hospital where his heart blockages were opened.

Which Colorectal Cancer Test Is Right for You?

February 22, 2023

Various colorectal cancer screening options can make diagnosis and early detection easier for you

The ABCs of Joint Replacement Surgery

February 22, 2023

Joint replacement surgery sounds so invasive, but what does it really entail? Here’s the breakdown.

Are You Among the 1 in 3 People at Risk for Kidney Disease?

February 22, 2023

This chronic disease affects more people than you may realize. Could you be one of them?

What to Do Now to Ease Allergy Symptoms Later

February 22, 2023

Don't wait to start sniffling and sneezing before treating allergies. Now is the time to take action.

Level III NICU Care Close to Home

February 14, 2023

The NICU team provides critical care for some of the highest-risk pregnancies, as well as the sickest and tiniest babies.

What Your Heart Is Telling You

January 25, 2023

Not all heart events are the same. Knowing what makes them different can be the key to surviving them.

The Surprising Connection Between Mind and Heart

January 25, 2023

Stress and anxiety could be negatively affecting your heart health AND heart disease can cause stress and anxiety. Here’s how to break the cycle.

Can Too Little Sleep Cause High Blood Pressure?

January 24, 2023

If you needed another good reason to get enough shut-eye, here it is.

What You Can Do to Prevent Cancer

January 23, 2023

Here's how to lower your risk for many types of cancer.

How to Reduce Risk of Stroke During Carotid Artery Surgery

January 19, 2023

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is a minimally invasive and safe procedure for opening blockages in the carotid arteries.

The Keys to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

December 22, 2022

The time to build healthy habits is here. Don’t think too hard, we’ve come up with a list of resolutions worth keeping.

Are You Struggling With Your Weight-Loss Journey?

December 21, 2022

If your goal is to lose weight, but nothing seems to be working, bariatric surgery can get you where you want to be.

RSV: What YOU Need to Know

December 20, 2022

This holiday season, when families gather and the risk of spread is high, be aware of common RSV symptoms, treatments and preventive actions.

Common Signs of Thyroid Problems

December 19, 2022

It can be hard to tell if you have thyroid issues because many signs are similar to other conditions.

Would You Notice These Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?

December 16, 2022

It may be hard to tell that these symptoms are a sign of this disease.

8 Tips for Baking Healthier Cookies Everyone Will Love

November 17, 2022

You may be surprised by how delicious cookies can taste even with these healthy substitutions.

Try These Steps to Defuse Holiday Stress

November 16, 2022

Put self-care at the top of your to-do list. Identify when stress is affecting you and how you can manage it.

Stay Safe This Flu Season

November 15, 2022

Don’t miss any of the holiday cheer, avoid the flu this year.

If You Do These Things, Don't Drive

November 14, 2022

Drinking alcohol isn't the only thing that should stop you from getting behind the wheel.

Prediabetes Is Common, Often Overlooked, and Dangerous

October 28, 2022

It’s more common than you might expect. Learn how to avoid it turning into diabetes.

5 Ways Quitting Smoking Can Improve Your Life

October 26, 2022

Sometimes the big health reasons to quit smoking are not enough. These small perks might be the push you need to make the commitment. 

A Cheat Sheet for Preparing Healthier Holiday Meals

October 26, 2022

Enjoy holiday favorites with less fat, sodium and calories with these tasty tips.

How to Protect Yourself from Pneumonia

October 21, 2022

Follow these tips to make it less likely you'll develop this potentially serious lung infection.

Be Proactive About Breast Cancer Screenings

September 28, 2022

Is getting a mammogram at the top of your to-do list? If not, schedule it now. It may save your life!

Depression and Aging: Know the Facts

September 27, 2022

Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults and can lead to a decline in physical, mental and social functioning.

5 Benefits of Physical Therapy After Surgery

September 26, 2022

Here's how physical therapy helps you recover more quickly and completely.

When Should You Get a Flu Shot?

September 25, 2022

Is now the right time? Or should you wait?

The 10-Minute Test That Could Save Your Life

August 26, 2022

A Cardiac CT scan can reveal potentially deadly heart issues.

The To-Do Item Men Shouldn't Forget

August 25, 2022

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

What You Need to Know about Monkeypox

August 24, 2022

Here's information about the virus — what it is, how you get it and ways to prevent infection.

How to Recognize an Addiction

August 23, 2022

Here are some signs that someone you know may be battling addiction—and what to do to help.

The Best Ways to Deal with Back Pain

July 24, 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

July 23, 2022

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

Why It's a Great Time to Try the Mediterranean Diet

July 22, 2022

Although not technically a "diet," this style of eating helps improve health while being delicious.

Have Diabetes? Don't Skip Your Eye Exam

July 22, 2022

Diabetes may affect your eyes, but regular screenings help keep them healthier.

Drink Up. Why Your Body Needs Water

July 1, 2022

It's important to drink enough water every day to keep your body properly hydrated. But does it matter if it is fizzy or "enhanced"?

Do Slow and Steady Workouts Win the Race?

July 1, 2022

Research is accumulating that high-intensity workouts aren't always best.

Protect Yourself While Enjoying the Summer Sun

June 10, 2022

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

Couple Has Bariatric Surgery on the Same Day

June 1, 2022

A year after having gastric bypass surgery at Wellington Regional, Mike and Elaine have lost a combined 270 pounds and are medication free.

Summer Safety Essentials

May 12, 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.

6 Things You'll Hear at the Doctor That May Save Your Life

May 11, 2022

Hate going to the doctor? What you hear while there may be life-saving.

What Is Aphasia?

May 11, 2022

This communication disorder forced Bruce Willis into early retirement.

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.

Recognition for our Remarkable Nurses

April 25, 2022

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

Watch Out for These Health Issues If You're a Woman

April 24, 2022

Here's how to lower your risk of common health conditions affecting women.

5 Ways to Lessen Seasonal Allergies

April 23, 2022

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

How Common Are Mental Health Disorders Among U.S. Adults?

April 22, 2022

You may be surprised to find out 1 in 5 American adults are affected.

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 24, 2022

If you are at risk for stroke or other neurological conditions, talk to your doctor about warning signs and preventative steps.

Doing This One Thing May Improve Kids' Mental Health

March 23, 2022

Help kids combat stress and depression with these tips to get them exercising more.

Answers to 5 Common Cancer Questions

March 22, 2022

Here's information about a disease that affects millions of Americans each year.

What You Can Do to Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

February 22, 2022

You can't change every risk factor for colorectal cancer, but here are ones you can control.

Signs You May Have Long-Haul COVID

February 21, 2022

How to tell, and what you should do.

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. 

Joint Replacement – Is It for You?

February 15, 2022

If you suffer from chronic joint pain and medications are no longer working, you may be a candidate for joint replacement.

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!

What Is HPV?

December 27, 2021

You've likely heard this acronym before, but do you know how HPV may affect you?

How the Pandemic Is Affecting Cancer Outcomes

December 27, 2021

Here are some of the effects COVID-19 has had on diagnosing and treating cancer.

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.

How Can I Protect Myself from Omicron?

December 16, 2021

Here's what we know about the new variant and what you can do now.

How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day?

December 16, 2021

Follow this guide to figure out how much to eat based on your specific body and goals.

3 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain After You Quit Smoking

December 16, 2021

These tips will keep your weight in check after you stop smoking.

Kids Ages 5 to 11 Can Now Get COVID-19 Vaccines

November 22, 2021

Younger kids are now eligible for the shots. Here's what parents need to know.

How to Pump Up Your At-Home Workout

November 22, 2021

Need some inspiration for a well-rounded workout at home? Here it is.

Does Handwashing Really Prevent Illness?

November 22, 2021

You likely washed your hands at the start of the pandemic. But do you still need to do it so much?

A Guide to Less Stressful Get-Togethers

November 22, 2021

Keep stress in check whether you're the host or a guest with these effective stress-busting tips.

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

November 2, 2021

As you get ready for the winter, it’s a good time to ramp up your immunity and consider a flu shot.

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

October 17, 2021

Here's how healthier habits may help some people reverse or better manage the disease.

What Are the Signs of Lung Cancer?

October 17, 2021

Learn about symptoms, screenings and prevention to lower your risk of this common cancer.

How to Tell What's Causing Your Symptoms

September 17, 2021

If you're feeling under the weather, here's how to determine what may be to blame.

Do You Have These Signs of Depression?

September 17, 2021

Depression is a very real but treatable illness. Knowing the signs can help you start feeling better.

Can Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

September 17, 2021

As if you needed another good reason to move more, here's one worth smiling about.

What Will College Life Be Like This Fall?

August 26, 2021

Ready to head to campus for in-person learning? Here's what to expect when you get there.

Can AFib Cause a Stroke?

August 26, 2021

This common heart arrhythmia can lead to serious complications, including stroke.

How to Lower Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

August 26, 2021

Take these steps to help protect yourself from this common cancer in men.

Is Less Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery Right for You?

July 26, 2021

Here are pros and cons to traditional and less invasive techniques for hip replacement surgery.

Why You Shouldn't Skip Recommended Vaccines

July 26, 2021

Vaccinations protect you from serious diseases – and here's why you need them.

7 Tips to Prepare for the Coming School Year

July 26, 2021

This year may require more preparation to get into school mode, but these tips can help.

5 Tips for Healthier To-Go Lunches

July 26, 2021

Get tips that give your lunch staying power so you don't suffer an afternoon slump.

Celebrating Hospital and Nurses Week

May 6, 2021

Nurses and hospitals honor us every day through their bravery and selflessness. This week we stand together and honor our heroes for their dedication and sacrifice.

Nurses Are the Backbone of the Healthcare System

April 1, 2021

The DAISY Award honors nurses who provide above-and-beyond compassionate care to their patients.

Our Community Inspires Us During COVID

March 24, 2021

Acts of kindness by the community inspire our team, especially during the days and nights when it would be easier to give up than to push forward.

Don't Delay Care Over COVID Concerns

February 12, 2021

Hospitals across the country have taken extra steps to protect patients from COVID-19. Don't put off getting the care you need.

J&J Vaccine Could Be Game-Changer

February 5, 2021

The J&J vaccine has shown to be up to 72% effective, does not require special freezers, and is administered in a single dose.

Cautious Optimism on Vaccinations

January 29, 2021

Pam Tahan is cautiously optimistic that the number of available vaccinations will significantly increase in the coming weeks. As volume expands so must locations to reach all communities.

New Wellington Center of Internal Medicine Opens

October 12, 2020

A new option for follow-up hospital care offers patients access to a physician if they do not have a primary care provider.

Thinking Outside the Box for Baby’s Arrival

June 15, 2020

Zach Threlkeld could not be present for the birth of his son, so nurse anesthetist Robert Stroud connected him with his wife during the delivery.

A 100-Day Birthday Celebration in the NICU!

June 12, 2020

With lots of love from his family and his Healthcare Heroes, Rodlay Pierre, born weighing just 1.5 pounds, is growing strong.

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Be Right for You?

June 10, 2020

You can now attend an informational seminar from the comfort of your own home to find out.