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 […]

Doctor who helped found Villages Health says neither Obamacare or GOP plan address real problems 

Dr. Stephen Klasko

The former University of South Florida Medical School dean who helped coin the catchphrase “America’s Healthiest Hometown,” said in a recent interview that neither Obamacare or the GOP replacement plan address fundamental flaws in the nation’s healthcare system. Dr. Stephen Klasko, now CEO of Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, played a crucial role in founding the […]

Acupuncturist to speak to Villages Tinnitus Support Group

Lisa Forsythe,

The next Villages Tinnitus Support Group meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at Churchill Recreation Center. The speaker will be Lisa Forsythe, licensed acupuncturist with more than 20 years experience.  She is Board Certified in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbalogy by the National Certification & Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental […]

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 […]

Free educational training offered in recognition of World Tuberculosis Day

The Florida Department of Health-Marion County is hosting a free educational training on March 24 in recognition of World Tuberculosis Day. Local health care staff and students are eligible to attend the hands-on training where they will learn valuable tuberculosis information and guidance on TB skin tests. Free educational materials will also be available. Individuals […]

AARP announces opposition to Republican healthcare bill

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond has announced AARP’s opposition to the House plan that would make changes to our current health care system, such as shortening the life of Medicare, hiking costs for those who can least afford higher insurance premiums, risking seniors’ ability to live independently, and giving tax breaks to big drug […]

Even a 100-year-old can improve with training

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

A new research report shows that you can improve athletic performance with proper training, even if you are over 100 years old. Traditional feeling among scientists is that aging is progressive and inevitable, and that your genetic programming causes you to age no matter what you do. This paper shows that physical training can reverse […]

Lifestyle after prostate cancer diagnosis

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

It looks more and more as if prostate cancer is a metabolic disease that is influenced by your lifestyle. Extensive research has failed to show association between infections and prostate cancer risk, but following a healthful diet and lifestyle has been associated with reduced risk for the aggressive type of prostate cancer that can spread […]

Wildwood Ides of March 5K looking for runners

Wildwood Ides of March 5K (Logo)

Wildwood Wildcats Pop Warner will host the Ides of March 5K at Wildwood City Hall, 100 Main St on Saturday, March 18. This is the fifth year that the Wildwood Wildcats Pop Warner will host the event. The event was previously hosted by the Wildwood Rotary Club. The race trail is the same as previous years and […]

Hearing Loss Association to learn more about Electric Acoustic Stimulation Cochlear implant for high frequency hearing loss

The Hearing Loss Association of America-Central Florida Chapter will hold its next meeting, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at the Churchill Street Recreation Center in the Triple Crown room. Virgi Mills, consumer outreach manager for MED EL will share the latest FDA-approved MED EL technology called the EAS, (Electric Acoustic Stimulation Cochlear implant for high frequency […]