Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Health & Fitness

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.
Published: 08/31/14
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.
Published: 08/30/14
Updated: 08/31/14
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.
Published: 08/23/14
Updated: 08/24/14

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...
Published: 08/24/14

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.”
Published: 08/17/14
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...
Published: 08/17/14

Hidden depression

Karen Smith has battled depression most of her life.
Published: 08/16/14

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.
Published: 08/09/14

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,...
Published: 08/07/14

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.
Published: 08/07/14

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