Saturday, Sep 20, 2014

Health

LeBlanc: The denial of dementia

In my experience I have come across only one symptom of dementia that appears to be contagious, and that is mindset of “denial.”
Updated: 1 months ago
Vipond: The medicare and you book

Vipond: The medicare and you book

It is no secret getting information about Medicare can be confusing. Agents and carriers may threaten you about getting penalties if you don’t enroll in Medicare as soon as you are eligible. When can you leave your group plan? What is a Medica...
Updated: 1 months ago

Hidden depression

Karen Smith has battled depression most of her life.
Updated: 1 months ago

YMCA of Suncoast program geared toward autistic children

Xavier Borden is autistic. But the 8-year old enjoyed summer camp like his neuro-typical peers thanks to a special camp sponsored by YMCA of the Suncoast Hernando School Age Program.
Updated: 1 months ago

When a Lie Becomes the Truth

When it comes to caring for individuals with dementia, I firmly believe we always should be looking at the “big picture.” A large part of the big picture often can include the necessity to stretch the truth by telling little white lies,...
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Alcohol related dementia often misdiagnosed

It’s a well-known fact that alcohol abuse has a negative effect on cells at the front of the brain. The temporary result can be impaired judgment, poor decision-making and inappropriate behavior. Prolonged misuse can lead to dementia.
Updated: 1 months ago
Drop-off box for medications set up at Hernando sheriff’s office

Drop-off box for medications set up at Hernando sheriff’s office

A drop-off box for unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs has been set up by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in the lobby at its main office,18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.
Updated: 1 months ago
Breastfeeding benefits

Breastfeeding benefits

When Katherine Witherall learned she was pregnant with her first child, she knew she would breast feed. To her it was the logical choice because that is what her mother had done with her and her siblings.
Updated: 1 months ago
Annual physicals a good idea for kids

Annual physicals a good idea for kids

BROOKSVILLE — Jen Darby, mother of 13-year-old Tyler and 9-year-old Jessie, spends a good portion of summer vacation preparing for the upcoming school year. Like most parents she plans back-to-school shopping trips for clothes and school suppl...
Updated: 1 months ago
Ten begin hospital’s internal medicine residency program

Ten begin hospital’s internal medicine residency program

On July 1, 10 enthusiastic residents sporting white lab coats began a three-year internal medicine residency program.
Updated: 1 months ago

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