Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

Health

The challenges of keeping autistic child on task

The challenges of keeping autistic child on task

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of four stories focusing on autism that will be featured in Hernando Today's Health & Fitness section during the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month.
Published: 04/12/14
Updated: 04/13/14

LeBlanc: Finding a happy medium when managing dementia

Caregivers of dementia patients also easily can be called "managers." Believe me, there are countless matters that need management. But even with all the doom and gloom, I have found a bright spot! I have met and befriended several people, diagnosed ...
Published: 04/13/14

The changing face of aging

Growing old is inevitable. But how we approach aging and the complexities of planning for aging can make a huge difference in the quality of our lives in years to come, and in the emotional burden we place on our family.
Published: 04/13/14
Spring Hill doctors received highest Medicare reimbursements

Spring Hill doctors received highest Medicare reimbursements

TAMPA - Two Tampa clinical labs received the highest Medicare payments in the state for 2012, according to long-awaited data on the government insurance program for older people, and three doctors from the same Spring Hill practice received the highe...
Published: 04/10/14
Twins with severe PDD pose special challenge

Twins with severe PDD pose special challenge

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of four stories focusing on autism that will be featured in Hernando Today's Health & Fitness section during the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month.
Published: 04/05/14
Updated: 04/06/14
Wever: Life requires us to bounce back

Wever: Life requires us to bounce back

Got bounce?
Published: 04/06/14

LeBlanc: When a dementia patient is hospitalized

Without any doubt or hesitation we now can declare that maintaining a daily routine for dementia patients is vital. But when something happens and a hospital visit is required, their world will be turned upside down and, if you are the caregiver, so ...
Published: 04/06/14
Dreaming of a smoke-free society

Dreaming of a smoke-free society

A few weeks ago news media reported the death of Eric Lawson, the rugged Marlborough man in cigarette ads. Guess what he died of? From respiratory failure brought on by COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) caused by his years of smoking. What...
Published: 03/30/14

LeBlanc: Notable increase in Lewy Body Dementia

According to Dennis Dickson of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, the number of cases of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) diagnosed by the Florida Brain Bank has taken a sharp increase, even surpassing that of vascular dementia. Lewy Body is now the second mos...
Published: 03/30/14

Battling the obesity epidemic

Americans have battled obesity for years, buying into fad diets, quick-fix pills and kick-start weight loss programs. Yet, collectively we have a higher rate of obesity than many countries.
Published: 03/29/14

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