News of Note

Prostate Cancer

Every three minutes a man is diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. September is National Prostate Health Month.

The Step Up For Blue campaign was created to empower men to take control of their health — and encourages their loved ones to support them…

Today prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men.

According to the American Cancer Society, this year alone over 160-thousand new cases will be diagnosed.

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https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/prostatecancer/index.htm

https://zerocancer.org/learn/about-prostate-cancer/

Ladies Legacy Luncheon

Each year, the Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation celebrates the unique experiences of inspiring women all around our community during the Ladies Legacy Luncheon.

This annual event will take place on Friday, October 27th at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora and will include vendors, lunch, entertainment and auctions! Click the link to RSVP.

Guest speaker, Wendy B. Libby, Ph. D., and President of Stetson University will be speaking about "Daring to Be Significant!"

Hometown Health is once again pleased to be a media sponsor in this Waterman Foundation celebration.

Pink Out With Waterman!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month— a time to remember those we have lost, celebrate our survivors and work to find a cure.

As we turn our attention toward learning about ways we can prevent and treat this deadly disease our community will be gearing up for awareness events throughout our county. Check out this video clip to learn about all the events planned by Florida Hospital Waterman and click here for even more details and to register.

Fitness Tracker Flop

About five years ago – fitness trackers were all the rage- remember that?

Health experts and business people alike said that giving people real-time calorie burning information and step count data would inspire them to lose weight, eat better, and best of all… exercise more.

A recent study in the Journal Of The American Medical Association or JAMA wanted to see whether activity trackers would help overweight people lose more weight over a two year period than those who committed to a weight-loss plan…

School Immunizations

National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccinations and encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them.

Colleges and universities may have their own requirements, especially for students living in a dormitory. So, now is the time for parents to check with their child’s doctor, school or their local health department to learn about those requirements. Check the links below for specific information for Lake County and Sumter County schools immunization requirements.

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https://www.nphic.org/niam

Lake County:  http://lake.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/immunizations/index.html

Sumter County:  http://sumter.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/immunizations/index.html