Right foods can boost heart health

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Several recent articles provide new data on which foods are associated with both your health and your longevity. The current issue of JAMA (2017;317(9):912-924).contains a major statistical analysis of the association between diet quality and rates of death from the cardiometabolic diseases (heart disease, strokes and type II diabetes). This review of more than 700,000 […]

Kong gone wrong?

Jack Petro

Bill Randa has spent years searching for mineral wealth. Satellite photos show a remote island shaped like a skull where it appears to rain perpetually. It may harbor rich ores. Randa (John Goodwin) heads the exploration team and employs former British Secret Agent James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) as his right hand man.  The U.S. government […]

For Trump voters: What will it take?

Marsha Shearer

This isn’t meant to be a rhetorical question.  With all due respect, what does Trump have to do for you to admit that his presidency is a mistake? This isn’t easy.  In fact it’s very difficult to look at a given set of actions or facts, compare them with our own set of values, expectations […]

Bringing accountability to the Veteran’s Administration

Congressman Daniel Webster

Last week, the House passed the Veteran’s Administration (VA) Accountability First Act. We owe our military a debt we can never repay and this bill is a step in the right direction to bring reform to the VA.  The bill provides the VA Secretary the flexibility needed to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee […]

CRIMELINE protects those with information, helps get criminals off the street

Lady Lake Police Chief Chris McKinstry

This month I would like to again discuss a very important community/law enforcement partnership, CRIMELINE.  CRIMELINE is a non-profit organization led by citizens against crime that offers cash rewards of up to $1000 to persons providing anonymous information that leads to the felony arrest of criminals and fugitives.  Anonymous CRIMELINE tips are received through a […]

George Michael: Fatty liver and dilated cardiomyopathy

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

George Michael was an English singer, songwriter and producer who sold more than 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.  His solo album Faith sold 20 million copies.  In 2004, the British Radio Academy named him the most-played artist in the period 1984-2004.   On Christmas  morning […]

Tea, golf and social

Barry Evans

The other day I was talking with a couple of friends, and one commented on my musings.  He said that when he read the first paragraph that he has no idea what the subject will be.  The other gentleman agreed and added that you could not tell from the end either.  Well, this was rather […]

Nobody really knows whether or not eating eggs is safe

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

For many years I have recommended oatmeal as the ideal breakfast food. It is filling, does not cause a high rise in blood sugar and is an excellent source of soluble fiber. You can enhance the flavor and nutritional value of your oatmeal by adding your choice of nuts, raisins or other dried fruits, fresh […]

Repealing failed Obamacare

Congressman Daniel Webster

One thing is certain, the Affordable Care Act has been everything but affordable and is collapsing across the country, raising costs for patients and forcing insurers out of the marketplace, which leaves patients and families with nowhere to go. This week, House leadership released their proposal for repealing and replacing Obamacare. This proposal, theAmerican Health […]

Dog owners will love ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

Jack Petro

An old, old adage is that “A dog’s purpose is to please humans while a cat’s purpose is to do as it pleases.” In the case of the current movie at the Old Mill Playhouse at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, “A Dog’s Purpose” takes us on a pleasant tour through three dog lifetimes […]