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Franz Schubert, syphilis and mercury poisoning

Two centuries ago, Franz Schubert composed music that today is among the most frequently performed music by classical orchestras, piano soloists, singers and choruses....

Residents urged to protect themselves from mosquitoes in wake of Hurricane Irma

Due to floodwaters and rainfall from Hurricane Irma, mosquito populations are expected to be larger than normal for the immediate future. Florida Department of...

Rich Piana another body builder who died too young

In August 2017, the world-famous body builder Rich Piana collapsed from a heart attack while his girlfriend was giving him a haircut.  He died...

Sumter County announces aerial spraying to combat mosquitos in wake of Hurricane Irma

During Hurricane Irma, Sumter County received an estimated 8.5 – 12.5 inches of rainfall throughout the county. The subsequent standing flood waters have allowed the...

Officials urging residents to practice generator safety in wake of Hurricane Irma

Many without power are currently using generators or grills until electricity is restored. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a real risk to residents, however, unless...

Dementia linked to excess belly fat

We have known for many years that having a big belly is associated with increased risk for heart attacks, diabetes, certain cancers, high blood...

Ocala Health to close Summerfield ER during peak hours of Hurricane Irma  

Ocala Health will close the Summerfield Emergency Room at 10 a.m. Sunday, and will reopen at 7 p.m. Monday. The Emergency Rooms at Ocala Regional Medical Center and...

Floridians urged to protect, health safety as Hurricane Irma reaches Sunshine State

With Hurricane Irma forecast to impact Florida, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response...

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers emergency preparedness tips to families living with Alzheimer’s

With Hurricane Irma approaching Florida, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is providing important emergency preparedness information to help families living with Alzheimer’s get ready...

Florida Hospice programs implement hurricane preparedness efforts  

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association is implementing emergency preparedness efforts in advance of  Hurricane Irma. “Floridians are carefully watching the hurricane projections to ascertain...

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