Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

Health

LeBlanc: The sounds of dementia

One of the prevalent misconceptions about dementia is that it only affects one’s memory. This is the farthest thing from the truth.
Updated: 1 months ago
Modern medicine could relieve joint pain

Modern medicine could relieve joint pain

Knee, hip or joint pain shouldn’t be accepted as a natural part of aging or the price paid for a past activity or lifestyle. Modern medicine can relieve and even cure pain. And many approaches don’t include surgery.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: Helping loved ones adapt to home care

One of the most common dilemmas involved in caregiving is persuading aging parents or friends that they need outside help. Just the thought of their independence being in question is humiliating and terrifying to them.
Updated: 1 months ago
Spring Hill man grateful for ALS ice bucket challenges

Spring Hill man grateful for ALS ice bucket challenges

An outpouring of support, thanks to the ice bucket challenge, is putting ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) at the forefront of awareness. And Chris Lamia of Spring Hill is thrilled with the results.
Updated: 1 months ago
Failing to immunize children has risks, doctors say

Failing to immunize children has risks, doctors say

New parents face many decisions that will affect the health and well-being of their babies.
Updated: 2 months ago

LeBlanc: Paying attention to bedsores

When a person ages, their skin becomes thinner. Thus, when some elderly people become bedridden, bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers — can occur easily. These sores result from sustained pressure to a body area, which pr...
Updated: 2 months ago

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: 2 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: 2 months ago

Hidden depression

Karen Smith has battled depression most of her life.
Updated: 2 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: 2 months ago

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