Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Health & Fitness

LeBlanc: Helpful suggestions for caregivers

First and foremost, I would like to thank Hernando Today for faithfully running my column for the past six-plus years. Together we have reached out and helped many families and caregivers take better care of their loved ones living with dementia.
Published: 11/30/14

Vipond: What Medicare plans are good at

As we move to the close of the annual open enrollment there still are many people who have not decided which plan to select. But there is some easy information you can gather by knowing what each type of plan is best at doing. Just like some cars are...
Published: 11/30/14

Brittle diabetes patient deals with daily challenges

At age 35, Laurie Arnold’s body is breaking down. The gastrointestinal challenges she has had most of her life are getting worse. She is going blind in both eyes, and neuropathy is settling in to her fingers and toes.
Published: 11/30/14

Preventing the epidemic of diabetes Mellitus

During a casual conversation, a friend mentioned he was feeling very tired toward the end of the day. Physically active but a little overweight he didn’t have any vices and had felt good until now. “Why don’t you check your blood...
Published: 11/30/14

LeBlanc: Baker act is a dementia dilemma

In 1971, Maxine Baker was a state representative from Miami. She had a heart for mental health issues and this concern led her to sponsor a bill in the Legislature. The bill soon became a Florida statute, aptly named, “The Baker Act.” ...
Published: 11/23/14
Working together

Working together

What if solutions to pain management and optimum performance in daily living were easy to obtain from a source that genuinely cared about your health?
Published: 11/22/14

DOH has tools to check on questionable health providers

Sometimes, even under the best of circumstances, a medical procedure takes a bad turn. But when an unlicensed medical practitioner is involved, it can be criminal.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: A letter of competency

In my estimation there is no disease that can tear a family apart faster than Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Updated: 1 months ago

‘Be a Santa’ for seniors

The magic of Christmas is often in the act of giving, especially to those who might otherwise be forgotten. And seniors living alone or in a community without a family close by might be among those not remembered with a gift at Christmas.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: Adult day care respite program

Caring for someone who’s living with dementia is all about balance. For you the caregiver, you need to be able to dedicate yourself to all their needs, while at the same time try to find a way to keep yourself healthy and physically and emotio...
Updated: 1 months ago

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