News of Note

Hair Dye Dangers?

New research raises concern about the safety of permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners, especially among African American women.

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer scientists found an increased chance of breast cancer among women who regularly used permanent hair dye, particularly African Americans.

There’s been much debate on this study since it was released late last year, so we’ve included several online links to help you sort through the information.

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American Cancer Society - Hair Dyes

National Cancer Institute - Hair Dyes

BettER Together

Last month we told you about the new venture between UF Health and Leesburg Regional and The Villages Regional Hospitals. Well, the community is already seeing the benefits of this new relationship as they took their first step together with the opening of a free-standing ER in Wildwood.  Hometown Health was there and spoke to senior representatives about the significance of this facility.

2020 Resolutions

There’s just something about a new year that inspires us to start fresh. For many, January is the time for a new set of resolutions. Whether the goal is to trim pounds, quit smoking, or get more active, you’re more likely to achieve it by making small, incremental changes. We’ve compiled a few tips from the experts to help you get started with your New Year’s goals.

Running For Your Life

If part of your New Year’s resolution is to start exercising, this next story may motivate you to get started. Researchers at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia say that going for a run just once a week might just be enough to prolong your life.

The Menacing Measles

New information on the measles has doctors concerned that the infection is far more harmful than previously thought. While the virus can cause severe illness and death, new studies out of the Netherlands show that the disease can also wipe out a patient’s immune system.

Dog Aging Project

A new national project aims to improve the life expectancy of man’s best friend while collecting information that may help humans ward off life-threatening illness, too.

It’s called the Dog Aging Project, and it is the largest study of its kind to target aging and disease in dogs which could possibly translate to human health.

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Dump The Junk

Surprise, surprise, too much ultra processed food, otherwise known as junk food, is linked to poor heart health according to new information from the American Heart Association.

A Good Night’s Sleep

If you find you’re feeling a little anxious lately- you may just want to sleep on it. According to a study out of the University of California, a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30 percent rise in anxiety levels, while a good night’s sleep tends to stabilize emotions.

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Holiday Travel Tips

Chances are you'll be traveling during the holiday season to reconnect with family and friends or take a much-needed vacation. While holiday travel can be great for the spirit, it can also take a toll on your health. Here are some quick tips we put together for dealing with holiday travel.

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