Thursday, February 22, 2018
Health

Hernando health and support listings for March 21

Health and support

Brooksville

Hernando County Ostomy Association: 2 to 4 p.m. today, Brooksville Regional Hospital, Conference Room 2, first floor, 17249 Cortez Blvd. Friends and family members welcome. Bob Barnard, (352) 442-9787, or Linda Ravenhorst, (352) 686-1956.

Men's Health Fair and Car Show: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. Includes free screenings in a "tuneup" area for thyroid, body mass index, blood glucose, memory, strength, blood pressure, prostate-specific antigen, pulse oximetry and ankle-brachial index. There will be information booths with resources on topics related to men's health, games such as a golf swing challenge and quarterback toss, door prizes and more than 75 vintage cars, presented by Monster Transmission and Performance. A complimentary barbecue lunch will be provided. (352) 754-3230. brooksvilleregional.net.

Spring Hill

Ask the Registered Dietitian: 11 a.m. Friday, Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way. Sponsored by the Tampa Dietetic Association. The event is held in conjunction with National Nutrition Month. Visitors may speak with the registered dietitian and sample healthy recipes. Free. (352) 610-9916. Visit eatright.org/nnm.

Comfort for Caregivers: 11 a.m. to noon March 28, Catholic Charities, 8370 Forest Oaks Blvd. For caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Sponsored by HPH Hospice. (352) 597-1882.

Diabetic Teaching and Support Education Series: "Obesity in Diabetes," 5:30 p.m. today, Access Healthcare, 4270 Lake in the Woods Drive. Conducted by Verna Pedersen Runyan, a nurse practitioner. Seating is limited; reservations required. Arlene, (352) 597-7249.

Pasco County/Trinity

Community Chatterboxes: 3 p.m. today, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. For those with communication deficits as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders. Caregivers and spouses welcome. (727) 845-0757.

Lymphedema Support Group: 3 p.m. today, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. Seating is limited; reservations required. (727) 834-5630.

Comments
Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study. Millions of children have peanut allergies...
Published: 02/20/18
Doctors were wrong when they told her immunotherapy wouldn’t cure her cancer

Doctors were wrong when they told her immunotherapy wouldn’t cure her cancer

No one expected the four young women to live much longer. They had an extremely rare, aggressive and fatal form of ovarian cancer. There was no standard treatment.The women, strangers to one another living in different countries, asked their doctors ...
Published: 02/20/18

Hernando Bloodmobile for Feb. 23

Bloodmobile locationsLifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week:Feb. 23: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dickey’s Barbecue P...
Published: 02/20/18
Be prepared to help save a life: Learn CPR

Be prepared to help save a life: Learn CPR

70 percent of cardiac arrests outside hospitals happen at home. American Heart Association 3 a.m. Jan. 4, 2016. Lisa Peters of St. Petersburg is awakened by her husband, Rick, making strange gasping sounds. She can’t wake him. He feels cold. Only 46...
Published: 02/16/18

Step by step, ramp up your daily activity

Jae Bermanhe Washington Post There are many reasons that people avoid exercise. Time is an obvious one. Our lives are already busy — who has time to work out? Money is another common excuse. Gym memberships and equipment can get pricey.People often w...
Published: 02/16/18
Put Alaskan king crab leg shells to work in a creamy, dreamy bisque

Put Alaskan king crab leg shells to work in a creamy, dreamy bisque

Nothing says indulgence like noshing on some seriously giant Alaskan king crab legs. They’re not just tasty, they’re a low-fat source of protein: One leg has about 25 grams of protein and a host of vitamins and minerals (including sodium, incidentall...
Published: 02/15/18
Avocado toast gets a persimmon twist

Avocado toast gets a persimmon twist

You’ve likely seen persimmon in the grocery store and then shied away from it, not quite sure what to do with it. The most common variety in the United States is the fuyu persimmon, also called Japanese persimmon, and it looks similar to a slightly f...
Published: 02/15/18
News co-anchor Dan Harris delves into meditation, and why being distracted is ‘a victory’

News co-anchor Dan Harris delves into meditation, and why being distracted is ‘a victory’

Emma Seppalahe Washington PostDan Harris is co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America. His first book, 10% Happier, was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. He later launched the 10% Happier podcast and an app called...
Published: 02/15/18

Mayo Clinic Q&A: exercise stress tests; breast self-awareness versus self-exams

DON’T SWEAT THE EXERCISE STRESS TESTI have a treadmill stress test scheduled to look for heart disease. I know this involves exercising, and I’m worried that I’m not physically up to it. Is there another way to gather this information?Yes. There’s an...
Published: 02/15/18
Gay doctor takes a drug to prevent HIV. Then he couldn’t get disability insurance

Gay doctor takes a drug to prevent HIV. Then he couldn’t get disability insurance

Three years ago, Dr. Philip J. Cheng, a urology resident at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, nicked himself while preparing an HIV-positive patient for surgery.Following hospital protocol, he took a one-month course of Truvada, a cocktail of t...
Published: 02/15/18