Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Health

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: 2 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: 2 months ago

LeBlanc: Primary progressive aphasia

There is a neurological disorder called primary progressive aphasia. It is a form of cognitive impairment which affects a person’s language skills. Not only does it confuse words the person is trying to say, it also may limit the intake of the...
Updated: 2 months ago

LeBlanc: Hurricane Season and Dementia

For the past six years I have written articles about the challenges of caring for someone with dementia during hurricane season. To all caregivers I recommend being prepared at all times of the year, in case evacuation becomes necessary.
Updated: 2 months ago
The changing face of Medicare

The changing face of Medicare

With all the recent changes to Medicare Advantage plans many members of Original Medicare do not recognize that their health plan consistently is changing. One of the biggest concerns of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid is how to control Medicare co...
Updated: 2 months ago

Avoiding Overheating

Warm, lazy days of summer equate to lapsed schedules, flexible routines and lots of outdoor fun in the sun. But in Florida, those outdoor activities hold a special risk to the health and well-being of children and older adults — especially whe...
Updated: 2 months ago
Child drowning prevention saves lives

Child drowning prevention saves lives

As families flock to beaches and swimming pools this summer, water safety and drowning prevention should be top priorities.
Updated: 2 months ago

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