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 […]

Ron Lester and morbid obesity

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Ron Lester was a Hollywood actor who became famous for playing Billy Bob, the 500-pound high school football player in the 1999 blockbuster movie, Varsity Blues.   He also starred on the WB Television series, Popular.   At age 30, after his massive obesity had caused him to have four arthroscopic knee surgeries and two “mild” […]