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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...

Dr. Catherine Keller to speak this month to The Villages Nurses Club

The Villages Nurses Club will resume monthly meetings on Sept. 12. The club is open to all nurses living in The Villages with a current ID. Social hour with coffee and snacks 11:30 a.m....

Health and Wellness Expo set this month at Hope Lutheran Church

Cornerstone Hospice is presenting its inaugural health and wellness expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Hope Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall...

Unhealthy lifestyle can lead to heart attack

The majority of heart attacks are caused by unhealthful lifestyles, not by genetic defects. However, in 2014, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association...

New studies on artificial sweeteners

Several recent papers raise new concerns about the long-term health effects of artificial sweeteners. In one study, researchers showed that a sweeter-tasting, lower-calorie drink...

Dick Gregory broke new ground in comedy, promoting healthy lifestyle

Dick Gregory was the first widely-accepted black American stand-up comedian who showed incredible courage in the 1960s civil rights movement.  In spite of being...
Ribbon cutting at Joint Institute in The Villages

New Joint Institute officially open for business at The Villages Regional Hospital

Dozens of local business professionals and politicians were in attendance for the official opening of The Villages Regional Hospital's Joint Institute on Wednesday. Located on the...

Ovarian cancer and talcum powder

On August 21, 2017, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed that talcum in...

Comedian Jerry Lewis made millions laugh, but suffered great pain

This week Jerry Lewis, the fabulously successful comedian, actor and director who starred in movies, television, nightclubs and Broadway stage, died at age 91...

Should you take a daily aspirin?

Recent research shows that three years of taking aspirin daily is associated with a small reduction in heart attacks only in people who have...

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