Big sugar does it again

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

North Americans consume an average of 50 gallons of soda per year, making them the largest consumers of sugared drinks in the world. The Centers for Disease Control says that two-thirds of the added sugar consumed in the U.S. comes from processed foods (breakfast cereals, candy bars, cakes, breads, ice cream and so forth), while […]

Ocala Regional Medical Center to start training general surgery residents in July 2017

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved another residency program at Ocala Regional Medical Center, part of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine/Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Graduate Medical Education Consortium Program. Ocala Regional Medical Center’s General Surgery Residency Program has met substantial compliance with ACGME requirements and has received […]

Hearing Loss Association to meet Nov. 1 at Churchill Street Recreation Center

The Hearing Loss Association of America-Central Florida Chapter  will be holding its next meeting  at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Churchill Street Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be Jim Scott, president of Complete Hearing Solutions,which designs and installs hearing loops. His motto ” Improving the lives of those living with hearing loss” will be the topic […]

Adolph Hitler’s War On Drugs

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

After the end of World War II in 1945, the U.S. military commissioned captured German doctor Erwin Giesing and six of Hitler’s other physicians to write a detailed 225 page report of Adolph Hitler’s medical records.  They showed that while he was Chancellor of the Third Reich, Hitler was addicted to cocaine, took 28 different […]

Motor-assist bicycles: Benefits of passive exercise  

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Most bicycle shops are now selling motor-driven bicycles, which can be an ideal solution for a person who is out of shape or just not strong enough to ride a regular bike.  Motor-driven stationary bicycles make it possible for just about anyone to gain the benefits of an exercise program, even those with severe disabilities.   […]

Charmian Carr and Lewy Body Dementia

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Just about everyone has heard her sing “I am Sixteen, Going on Seventeen” as Liesl, the eldest daughter of Captain Georg von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music. The song is about the first love of a 16 year old girl.  In real life, she was a college student who had never been […]

Lip reading instructor to talk to group at Churchill Street Recreation Center

The Hearing Loss Association of America – Central Florida will be holding its next meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Churchill Street Recreation Center in the Triple Crown room. The guest speaker will be Dottie England, an instructor for Lip and Speech Reading Techniques. The room is looped for your hearing assistance. Any questions, please contact Jan […]

Organic Gatorade? Still full of sugar

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Gatorade’s parent company, PepsiCo, has a tremendous influence on what North America drinks as it controls 77 percent of the U.S. sports drink market. PepsiCo is now selling their “improved sports drink” called Gatorade G Organic, which is essentially the same as regular Gatorade except that a few of the chemicals, artificial colorings and artificial […]

World Heart Day to be observed in event in The Villages

World Heart Day will be observed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 by the Florida Department of Health at the Sumter County Annex at County Road 466 and Morse Boulevard. Health department employees will be sharing information about CPR, choking response, AED (Automated External Defibrillators) training and healthy living information. Eighty percent […]