Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Health & Fitness

Community pulls together for cancer-stricken woman

Community pulls together for cancer-stricken woman

Kevin Blair married his dream girl in 2012 and the two settled into the home they purchased in Spring Hill with plans for an amazing life together.
Updated: 1 months ago
Couple faces health challenge while caring for grandchildren

Couple faces health challenge while caring for grandchildren

Kathy Casey Gutierrez, to most who know her, is a soft-spoken hairstylist at A-1 Hair Designs off Sunshine Grove Road.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: Dealing with verbal abuse

When someone is cognitively impaired they likely will demonstrate a full spectrum of wrath and fury aimed toward his or her caregiver. This might include screaming accusations, throwing objects and spewing spiteful names.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: Male caregivers in today’s world

Since the beginning of time, women traditionally have been the caregivers of elderly family members, ill spouses, neighbors, etc. But a change is beginning to take place; more and more men are rolling up their sleeves and taking their places among th...
Updated: 2 months ago

Golf tourney raises $26,000 for NAMI Hernando

Losing almost half of its financial support led NAMI Hernando to regroup, reorganize and find an alternative funding source. And while some thought the organization finally might have met an obstacle it couldn’t clear, in walked a new presiden...
Updated: 2 months ago
Local domestic abuse shelter promotes awareness

Local domestic abuse shelter promotes awareness

In October, Shannon Sokolowski wears purple to help draw attention to the scourge of domestic violence. As director of the Dawn Center, the issue never is far from her mind; and while she would like to say numbers of violent acts directed at women ar...
Updated: 2 months ago
Just out of the box: Medicare’s 2015 Advantage Plans

Just out of the box: Medicare’s 2015 Advantage Plans

This annual opener to the holiday season is much like Halloween or Christmas, depending on your health-care plan. After an overall 3 percent cut for 2015 plans, nothing appeared too bad and nothing appeared too good.
Updated: 2 months ago

LeBlanc: The five w’s of dementia

One of the more orthodox crime detective practices of solving a mystery involves training investigators to concentrate on asking the five W’s: who, what, when, where and why.
Updated: 2 months ago
Breathing easier

Breathing easier

Cheryl Blackford enjoyed smoking. But when her flu-like symptoms were diagnosed as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease — and she was told she would be dead in six months if she didn’t quit — Blackford didn’t hesitate. Sh...
Updated: 2 months ago

LeBlanc: Dementia at the dinner table

During the latter stages of dementia related diseases, our loved ones will need more and more assistance at the dinner table. The first problem I ran into with my father was getting him just to eat, period.
Updated: 2 months ago

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