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Health and wellness news, articles, discussions and more in The Villages, Florida. Medical doctors, physical therapists, and other professionals offering tips/information on improving health and wellness for Villagers, The Villages, and surrounding communities. Submit your health and wellness-related articles for consideration!

World-class bicycle racer takes own life after suffering concussion

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes "the saddest story" he has ever had to write. It's about a talented woman who took her own life after suffering a concussion.

FDA proposes new sunscreen rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new rules on sunscreen safety. Dr. Gabe Mirkin explains the benefits - and shortcomings - of sunscreen.

Dementia risk increased by harmful bacteria in your colon

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that harmful bacteria in your colon could increase your risk for dementia.

Albert Finney’s kidney cancer treatments

Albert Finney was an English actor best remembered for his Academy-Award-nominated role as a lawyer in "Erin Brockovich."

Lyndon Baines Johnson’s heart attacks

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on the life of the 36th President of the United States, who died in 1973 at his ranch in Texas, at age 65 from what was probably his fifth heart attack. 

Daily aspirin may not save lives

Dr. Gabe Mirkin discusses the pros and cons of a daily dose of aspirin.

Villages hearing loss group hosting presentation by Leesburg audiologist

Dr. Amy Davis will present a Valentine’s-Day-themed program at Churchill Street Recreation Center.

Doctor will offer tips on heart health in talk at New Covenant United Methodist...

Dr. Nitza Alvarez of Tri-County Heart Institute will be the guest speaker on Feb. 18 in the Health Education Speaker Series at New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages.

Daryl Dragon of Captain and Tennille struggled with autism and hypochondria

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back at the life of Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille who struggled with autism and hypochondria.

Expert in balance and foot health will speak at health series offered in The...

Donna Robertson will speak on the topic “Enhancing Balance, Joint Stability, Mobility and Body Strength Beginning with the Feet” at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 as part of the Health Education Speaker Series at New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages.

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