News of Note

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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What’s Your Health Score?

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.

Shoe Donation & TCFA

If you’ve got shoes that are just taking up space in your closet, here’s a great way to clear out some space and make a difference. Through the end of May, bring your old shoes - preferably in reasonable condition or better, to either of the two Tri County Foot and Ankle offices at:

1585 Santa Barbara Blvd B, The Villages, FL 32159

or

340 Heald Way Suite 100, The Villages, FL 32163

For more information call: (352) 259-1919

The shoes will be collected and then donated to Beyond The Walls food pantry.