News of Note

Food For The Soul

Hometown Health TV cameras showed up recently for Tri-County Foot and Ankle night at the Leesburg Lightning game.  Crowds cheered as Dr. Dan Wassell threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Pat Thomas Stadium, in Leesburg.

In a show of continued support for our community, Tri-County Foot and Ankle also hosted a food drive at the event, to benefit The Leesburg Food Bank.

Going To The Dogs

They may be man’s best friend and improve the well being of their owners, but could the choice to own a dog be driven by our genetic make-up? Scientists say yes.

AI in Medicine

Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short, is pushing the boundaries of modern medicine by accurately detecting the early signs of lung cancer. By using a form of AI called a deep-learning algorithm, computers were trained to evaluate CT images in order to find malignant lung nodules.

Diet and Depression

We’ve heard that following a Mediterranean diet can go a long way in helping our physical health, but a recent study suggests it may go a long way in helping our mental health as well.

Prehistoric Bed Bugs

Here’s something none of us want in our home… bed bugs. These creepy little parasites measure about 5 or 6 millimeters in length and leave their victims with a nasty, itchy rash.

In an effort to understand more about these unwanted houseguests, a team of scientists from England, Germany and Norway spent 15 years traveling the globe collecting and comparing the DNA of dozens of bedbug species. Their findings surprised the scientific community.

Sedentary Trends

We all know that sitting too much is bad for our health, but just how many hours do we spend sitting each day? A recent study set out to answer that very question.

Glucosamine For Your Heart?

Glucosamine, a supplement that’s popular among people with bone and joint issues, may play a role in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease.

A team of British scientists has completed a study which found that adults who habitually took glucosamine to relieve their osteoarthritis pain had a 15 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease events.

Sunscreen Scare

For years, we’ve been urged to slather on sunscreen before venturing outdoors. But new evidence is raising concerns that some sunscreen chemicals may actually be toxic to the body.

Wear Blue

In honor of all the important men in our lives the month of June is recognized as Men’s Health Month with a special emphasis on National Men's Health Week  which begins on June 10th and runs through Father’s Day, June 16th … a day to thank all the father figures in your life for their support and encouragement.

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