Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Health & Fitness

Former Hernando High cheerleader inspires hope as cancer survivor

Former Hernando High cheerleader inspires hope as cancer survivor

Cheri Carlson, a 1984 Hernando High School graduate and past operating room nurse at Bayfront Health Brooksville, is a colon cancer survivor.
Published: 03/26/14
Updated: 03/27/14
Comment period for Medicare's 2015 Advantage Plan cuts ends April 7

Comment period for Medicare's 2015 Advantage Plan cuts ends April 7

On Feb. 21, Medicare delivered its annual "call letter" to Medicare Advantage plans announcing the terms for plans submitting bids for the 2015 season. The big change is that now that Medicare's Star's program no longer is a demonstration project, on...
Published: 03/26/14

LeBlanc: Snowbirds and dementia

Are you familiar with the term "snowbirds?" If not, as a Florida resident let me inform you that this is how we refer to our winter dwellers. In other words, when people spend their summers up north and their winters in our warm Florida climate, they...
Published: 03/26/14
Weighing in on the obesity epidemic

Weighing in on the obesity epidemic

There is one reason the weight loss centers in this country are thriving. The number of overweight and obese people steadily is climbing, and they hope running to a weight loss center magically will shave off pounds from their bodies. But that may no...
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: How to initiate end-of-life conversations

It is impossible to overstate the importance of having that sit-down, dreaded conversation about end-of-life choices. This is usually something we all want to put off, but when it comes to dealing with a loved one with dementia, time is limited.
Updated: 1 months ago

Family ready to face challenges of raising child with Down syndrome

Timothy and Daniele Stokes have had challenges as parents. Yet when they speak of their 5-year-old son, Jesse Timothy Gunnar Stokes, there is little question they consider their parental roles a blessing.
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: K9 scent kits for wanderers

The statistics regarding the number of dementia patients who wander are quite disturbing. It is now estimated that six out of 10 people with dementia will slip away and get lost. What's even scarier is that if they are not found within 24 hours, 48% ...
Updated: 1 months ago
Brooksville child battles cystic fibrosis

Brooksville child battles cystic fibrosis

Maddison Rae Tarulli, 15 months, is a beautiful, vibrant, blue-eyed little girl who is meeting her milestones right alongside her same-aged peers. An active blond-haired beauty with unstoppable energy, Maddison seems to embrace life as enthusiastical...
Updated: 1 months ago
Chair yoga helps elderly hold the pose

Chair yoga helps elderly hold the pose

In a quiet studio room with light hardwood floors and bright, calming graphics canvassing the back wall, a group of eight students seem to fall effortlessly into a dramatic pose. Their breathing is deep yet controlled and they hold until they are ins...
Updated: 1 months ago

LeBlanc: When Alzheimer's goes undiagnosed

The number of people believed to be afflicted with Alzheimer's disease is estimated to have reached 36 million worldwide. Unfortunately there is a problem with this number: Some people believe it is low.
Updated: 1 months ago

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