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Monday, December 5, 2022

Opinions

Intense exercise may reduce cancer spread

A study from Israel found that intense exercise may help to prevent cancer from spreading. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his interpretation of the research.

Proliferation of deadly fentanyl getting much worse

Attorney General Ashley Moody warns that the proliferation of deadly fentanyl is getting much worse.

The correct way to prepare eggs

Columnist Barry Evans and his wife had a difference of opinion early in their marriage on the proper way to prepare eggs.       

Florida agency reports crime has dropped to 50-year low

Crime is down in Florida for a 50-year low, according to the 2021 Annual Uniform Crime Report released this week.

Deadline nearing for tornado disaster assistance

Congressman Daniel Webster is reminding constituents in Lake, Citrus and Sumter counties who were negatively impacted by the March 2022 tornado – the deadline to apply for capital loan assistance is December 28!

It’s hard to cut back in the season of temptation

Columnist Lisa DeMarco writes that it’s hard to cut back in the season of temptation.

New research paper shows Bruce Lee died after drinking too much water

A new research paper shows Bruce Lee died after drinking too much water. Dr. Gabe Mirkin has the details.

Measles outbreaks illustrate weaknesses in immunization programs

Measles vaccination coverage has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sleep problems can be harmful

Lack of sleep can cause depression, difficulty concentrating, irritability, weight gain, and impaired work or school performance.

An old Bible

Columnist Barry Evans tells the story of the Bible on his shelf.

Did Brahms have sleep apnea?

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks at the life of composer Johannes Brahms and wonders if he may have suffered from sleep apnea.

Healthy eating tips for the holidays

‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere. We've got tips for keeping it under control.

Some love stories never get ‘old’

Columnist Lisa DeMarco has story about love worth celebrating.

Keep Thanksgiving fun and festive as well as safe

While Thanksgiving will be fun and festive, it’s also a time to be extra careful, particularly when many of our guests will be youngsters.

Reaction to COVID vaccination may mean better protection

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that a reaction to the COVID vaccination may mean it’s prepared to do a better job of protecting you.

Take simple steps to protect yourself from scams

Consumers nationwide reported losing nearly $6 billion to fraud last year—a major increase over the previous year. Attorney General Ashley Moody has tips that can protect you from becoming a victim.

The Pilgrims get credit for Thanksgiving

Columnist Barry Evans writes that the Pilgrims apparently had the best public relations machine, therefore they get the credit for Thanksgiving.

Motorists need to pay attention and stay safe during Florida’s busy holiday travel season

Millions of Floridians and visitors are expected to travel on Florida’s roadways over the next two months, the busiest long-distance travel period of the year.

Lure of E-cigarettes a dangerous threat to America’s young people

The latest data shows that the lure of E-cigarettes has become a dangerous threat to America’s young people.

I’m just a Jersey Girl

Columnist Lisa DeMarco admits the Jersey Girl in her occasionally slips out.

Floss before you brush your teeth

Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers advice about brushing your teeth in order to preserve and protect the enamel.

Lack of exercise is worse than prolonged sitting

Dr. Gabe Mirkin advises that older people who move around live longer than those who are consistently sedentary.

We need both Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis

In an Opinion piece, Villager Suzanne Zimmerman makes the case that the GOP needs both Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.

Weddings have evolved through the years

Columnist Barry Evans, who had a wedding reception in a church basement years ago with his lovely wife, reflects on how weddings have evolved.