News of Note

Dairy Dichotomy

Researchers have published in the journal Current Developments In Nutrition new findings that eating high amounts of cheddar and cream cheeses may increase a women's risk of breast cancer. However, a high intake of yogurt may reduce risk of the disease.

Finicky About Fish

May is ALS Awareness Month. Are you a seafood fan? If so, you may be at risk for ALS.

A study, being conducted by Dartmouth College and reviewed by the American Academy of Neurology, examines the connection between increased amounts of mercury in the diet and increased risk of contracting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...better known as ALS -- a progressive neurological condition that currently has no cure.

Here is a link for additional guidance from the Natural Resource Defense Center for picking the right fish

Migraine Medication

Do you have a child that suffers from migraines? If so, a treatment typically meant for adults is providing effective relief for our young ones.

A Student’s Success

The Lake Sumter State College Foundation recently celebrated 36 years of Changing Lives and Building Futures with this year’s Annual Gala Fundraiser, “A Night at the Masquerade.”  Hometown Health and its parent company, Red Apples Media, served as media partners for this important event.  Here are some highlights…

You can watch Kimberly's powerful story of triumph and success, thanks to the Lake Sumter State College Foundation - which debuted at the 2017 Gala.

80/20 Food Rule

The Food and Drug Administration paid a visit to Florida this past March to shed some light on what “healthy” means in the 21st Century.

They wanted to make clear that eating healthy isn’t as difficult as some health trends make it seem. It boils down to “The 80/20 Rule”…

Lake County Vaccinations

The Department of Health in Lake County is partnering with the Lake County School Board to offer immunizations for those students entering seventh grade in the fall.

While the immunizations have already been underway throughout March, there are still plenty of chances in April to get them, ranging from the 4th through the 27th at various schools in the county.

For more information on the vaccines, call the Florida Department of Health at 352-589-6424, or visit