News of Note

Fiber Health

For decades, the health care community has been encouraging people to get enough fiber in their diets. Research shows that fiber plays an important role in promoting good health and preventing chronic illness.

Toxic Dust

Dusting is nobody’s favorite chore, but if you haven’t picked up a duster in a while, here are a few good reasons why you should.

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Maybe More Maple

The next time you indulge in that stack of maple syrup soaked pancakes, you may also be protecting yourself against brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. In fact, researchers say that when it comes to lowering your risk for any brain disease, real maple syrup may be as effective as eating blueberries, or drinking green tea and red wine. It may even help people who have already been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Marc’s Colonoscopy

Last month we began our two part series on screening colonoscopies by following Hometown Health show host, Marc Robertz as he went through his initial consultation for the procedure. This month we continue with part two of our story, as he tackles the infamous prep, screening day and finally getting his results.

UNOVA’s Ortho Expo

The UNOVA Health Clinic in Lady Lake is an orthopedic clinic specializing in nonsurgical and surgical orthopedic treatments to get you feeling better, faster. They set out to share their orthopedic expertise recently, at their first-ever “UNOVA Ortho Expo”.

Heart Awareness Month

It’s little surprise that the month associated with Valentine’s hearts is also the month designated to raising awareness for the number one killer of both men and women. Heart disease. Today, supporting campaigns like “Go Red for Women” and “National Wear Red Day” were introduced to remind people that heart disease does not discriminate. Here are some symptoms you should not ignore.

iWatch Your Heart

That Series 4 Apple Watch you recently splurged on may have some heart health benefits. The recent addition to the apple watch family has been cleared by the FDA to monitor your heart.

A Tale of Two Tannings

Remember back in the day, when baby oil and iodine were thought to be the magic ingredient for a great tan? If we only knew then what we know now…  

We talked with one couple who explained why  excessive sun damage from the past sent them straight to Dr. David Casper at Alliant Dermatology to seek help.

Colonoscopy Consultation

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. Unlike many other forms of cancer, colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers if it is detected early.

Well after ten years of hosting Hometown Health, preaching about the importance of early detection, host, Marc Robertz, hit that age milestone when a colonoscopy is first recommended. His journey began with an initial consultation with Dr Jason Smith - a relatively new addition to the AdventHealth Waterman general surgery team. Check out our March episode as Marc's goes through the procedure and gets the results.