News of Note

Diabetes And Salt

A new study finds a relationship between increased salt intake and type 2 diabetes.

Swedish researchers found that people who had a salt intake of about 1⁄2 a teaspoon a day had a 65% increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes. People who had a saltier diet, about 1 1⁄4 teaspoons of salt or more... were associated with a 72% greater chance of developing the disease.

Breast Cancer Awareness Highlights

The color pink has barely faded from view as October takes its place behind us.

Here’s a look back at some of the events in Lake County which promoted breast cancer awareness by encouraging everyone to go pink.

Ladies Legacy Luncheon

October was the perfect time to celebrate the achievements of inspiring women all across our community.

Florida Hospital Waterman did just that during their annual Ladies Legacy Luncheon and Hometown Health was there as a longtime partner of this event.

2017 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control is tracking flu activity in Australia, which is just now winding down its harshest flu season in recent years.

Why Australia?  For a long time, “the land down under” has been viewed as a predictor of what we might expect in this country.

Here’s a link to more information on the projected 2017 flu season.

Breast Cancer Events

Each October our Lake County community comes together to promote breast cancer awareness...

Florida Hospital Waterman took the lead by kicking off festivities on September 28th with their annual Pinking Ceremony… Watch for highlights in the November episode.

Be sure to stop by Wooton Park in Tavares on October 19th at 4:30 pm, for the fourth annual PINK OUT 5k run-walk. Proceeds help promote breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment, including mammograms for women in need.

To drive home the importance of screening mammograms, Florida Hospital Waterman is offering $99 mammograms throughout October for self-paying patients.

Show your support by purchasing a pink flamingo at Artisans on Fifth in Mount Dora, or at the Florida Hospital Waterman gift shop and the many other locations throughout Lake County.  For just $10, you’ll get one flamingo for your yard and another will be placed among the growing flocks across our community

You will find all the details at this link:  http://www.fhwatermanpink.com/