Hometown Health Headlines

Hometown Health Headlines - November 2018

These are some of the top stories making Hometown Health Headlines in Lake County:

 

  • Health officials in Lake County are urging residents to get their flu shot before the height of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year’s record-breaking flu season resulted in the highest number of deaths from the flu in over three decades. Click here for information on influenza, or to use the convenient flu shot locator.

 

  • Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The Florida Department of Health in Lake County wants to help. In collaboration with the Central Florida Area Health Education Center they are offering free, Quit Tobacco Classes.

The second annual Soup For Good fundraiser benefitting The Open Door drop-in center for the homeless in Eustis, raised over 38-thousand dollars to go toward helping the homeless in our community.

Hometown Health Headlines - October 2018

These are some of the top stories making Hometown Health Headlines in Lake County:

  • The Florida Adult Tobacco Survey found that 13% of Floridians are smoking, on average, 14 and a half cigarettes each day. That’s more than smokers nationally who reported smoking almost 11 and a half cigarettes a day.
  • LifeStream Behavioral Center will soon be providing substance abuse and mental health services for the residents of Citrus County.  
  • Florida Hospital Waterman’s ongoing construction to expand its Emergency Department is in full swing. The new ED tower is expected to open in April of 2019 with renovations to the existing ED space completed in November 2019.