Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Health & Fitness

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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Pay attention to early symptoms of heart attacks

During a health education talk to seniors, I posed a couple of questions.
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Heading off the flu

A hint of lower humidity and leaves beginning to change color bring thoughts of fall, the holidays — and flu season. Bayfront Health Brooksville and Spring Hill aim to ensure people realize the importance of getting a flu vaccine.
Updated: 1 months ago
The secret of centenarians

The secret of centenarians

Celebrating your own centenary by reaching that much-coveted, yet often elusive, 100th birthday is quite a difficult goal to achieve for most people.
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LeBlanc: Preserving your memories

LeBlanc: Preserving your memories

For 12 years Dad lived with Alzheimer’s, and throughout those years I did everything I could to give him the best care I knew how. But there is one thing that I deeply regret: I did not take enough photographs of him. So today I am writing thi...
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