News of Note

Embracing Failure

If you’ve ever had a significant failure chances are someone told you not to “beat yourself up over it”. But a new study suggests that maybe we should.

Researchers found that people who just thought about a failure tended to make excuses for why they were unsuccessful and didn’t try harder when faced with a similar situation. In contrast, people who focused on their emotions following a failure put forth more effort when they tried again. The study’s results appeared online in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.


The Lake Sumter Medical Society recently held their annual expo at the beautiful Tavares Pavilion on Lake Dora.

The signature event brought together physicians, office management, clinical staff, supporting businesses and more from around Lake and Sumter Counties.

Ho Ho Holiday Stress

The end-of-year holidays are certainly a happy time for most of us, but the stress of the season can put some of us on such an edge that we wish it would all just go away.

In a survey conducted by Healthline which measured holiday stress, respondents in every age group said, yes, they were in fact stressed over the holidays.

Jeans & Jerseys

Every year Lake and Sumter community members gather together to support the LifeStream Foundation’s Annual Gala of Hope. This year’s theme: Jeans & Jerseys

The event was sponsored by Kevco Builders and the Ziler family, who have been touched by personal experience with mental health and the devastation suicide can cause. Hometown Health was proud to be a media sponsor for this event.

The Open Door

It was good soup for the soul at the first annual Soup For Good fundraiser benefitting The Open Door. Soup For Good attendees dined on a variety of soup selections provided by local restaurants. A panel of distinguished judges sampled sensational soups and declared Tillie’s Restaurant, the winner of the title “Souper Soup!”

The Open Door is a drop-in center located in Eustis and operated through a joint partnership between LifeStream Behavioral Center and the Lake County Community Foundation.

Waterman Foundation Support

Well, they say a bad day of golf is better than a good day at work and the Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation’s Partners in Health Care Golf Classic is no exception.

The 24th annual event gave area health care professionals a chance to keep it on the green in a friendly competition to support the hospital’s  emergency services. For the eighth year, Hometown Health was a proud media sponsor for this event.

Sizable Surgery

Obesity has long been known to impact a variety of health conditions, including heart function. Now overweight heart patients have a new worry: obesity could impede their recovery from heart surgery.

Here’s a link to more information on obesity and heart surgery.

Diabetes And Salt

A new study finds a relationship between increased salt intake and type 2 diabetes.

Swedish researchers found that people who had a salt intake of about 1⁄2 a teaspoon a day had a 65% increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes. People who had a saltier diet, about 1 1⁄4 teaspoons of salt or more... were associated with a 72% greater chance of developing the disease.

Breast Cancer Awareness Highlights

The color pink has barely faded from view as October takes its place behind us.

Here’s a look back at some of the events in Lake County which promoted breast cancer awareness by encouraging everyone to go pink.