News of Note

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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Inflamm-aging

Dry skin can be uncomfortable and itchy and that’s usually the time when we reach for a moisturizer; but scientists say that moisturizer does more than just give us a healthy glow.

Measles Malady

No doubt you’ve heard about the alarming increase in measles cases around this country, especially in pockets of unvaccinated people. That got us here at Hometown Health TV wondering, should vaccinated Americans get a booster?

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CDC Measles Info

Smoking and RA

We have all heard that smoking is not good for us but it may be especially bad for people living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Studies have shown that environmental factors play a part in who develops RA and that smoking is a big risk factor.

Lego Braille Bricks

Legos have been delighting people of all ages for 86 years and counting. Next year, the Lego brand will introduce a Braille Bricks Kit which contains a full alphabet, the numbers 0-9, as well as some math symbols as a learning tool to help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille.

National Women's Health Week

On May 12, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, we also mark the beginning of National Women's Health Week.

This week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority by building positive healthy habits for life. What can you do? Start by encouraging the exceptional women around you to take some simple steps to improve their health.

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Anti Aspirin

If you’re taking a daily low dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes, doctors have some new advice… maybe you should stop. A recent study reveals that daily aspirin might do more harm than good.

Mammography Technology

Mammography just got a significant upgrade at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center. The hospital has just added a new generation of 3-D technology called Senographe Pristina .

We met with the mammography specialists at Leesburg Regional Medical Center to find out how their new technology will improve the way mammograms are done from now on.