News of Note

Frozen Treats

The United States Postal Service is inviting its customers to tap into their sense of smell through its new series of stamps.  The Frozen Treats stamps, featuring a frosty collection of colorful, scratch-and-sniff, ice pops comes in a booklet of 20, and showcases artist, Margaret Berg’s, whimsical watercolor illustrations.

Summer Camp Bummer

Summer is a great time of year, especially if you're a kid. School is out, the sun is shining bright and it’s time for summer camp.

But along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug spray, many kids will be packing their smart phones. According to one study, that may not be such a great idea.

Summer Sun Myths

Florida summers can be hotter than a firecracker! With all the skin cancer warnings, you'd think Americans would be getting fewer sunburns, not more. But you'd be wrong.

According to a report released by the CDC, the prevalence of sunburns in Americans continue to rise; and Researchers in a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology, concur.

Suicide and Youth

Suicide has become a major public healthcare concern. In fact, the number of kids who struggle with suicide is rising.

In a study published recently in the journal, Pediatrics, new research found children between the ages of 5 and 17 visited children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts- about twice as often in the year 2015 than they had in 2008.

Soup For Good

Save the date for LifeStream’s second annual Soup For Good fundraiser benefiting The Open Door drop-in center in Eustis.

Fool Proof Flight

Some of the best summertime destinations are just waiting to be explored but before you board that tightly sealed virus incubator, also known as an airplane, take a few precautions to protect your health.

Escaping Heart Failure

Middle-age couch potatoes listen up! There is still time to lower your risk of heart failure… and the solution probably won’t surprise you…

Also, step up your physical activity by joining cardiologist, Dr. Nitza Alvarez, every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

Men’s Health Month

The month of June is recognized as Men’s Health Month a time to focus on the health of the special men in our lives.

Men’s Health Month aims to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys with community screenings, health fairs, and health education activities.