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Participants can register online for Alzheimer’s Family Support Walk

The sixth annual Alzheimer’s Family Support Walk is coming up Saturday, Feb.24, and it is easy to enter, online or at the event.  Registration...

Dr. Gabe Mirkin to speak to Villages Canoe and Kayak Club

Dr. Gabe Mirkin will speak Tuesday afternoon to the Villages Canoe and Kayak Club at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Mirkin, a columnist with Villages-News.com, will...

Mickey Mantle and liver cancer

Strong family support helped Mickey Mantle go from a poor mining town in Oklahoma to being the superstar center fielder of the New York...

Nearly 200 receive flu shots at drive-through clinic in Ocala

A recent flu shot clinic should lead to several hundred healthier residents. A total of 189 individuals received free flu shots at the Florida...

How exercise helps to prevent diabetes and heart attacks

Everyone should try to exercise every day because exercise helps to prevent diabetes and heart attacks by lowering high blood sugar and stabilizing plaques....

Sumter schools, daycares to offer flu shots beginning this week in effort to combat...

Beginning this week, all Sumter County public school children and many daycare attendees will be able to receive free flu vaccinations at their respective schools...

Sumter County residents can use online locator to check availability of flu shots

All Sumter County residents are encouraged to discuss flu vaccination with their primary care provider. Those interested in finding a vaccination provider can use the...

Free flu shots this Saturday at drive-through clinic in Marion County        

Residents have the opportunity to get free flu shots for the family this Saturday at a special drive-through flu shot clinic at the Florida...

Neurologist to discuss warning signs of Parkinson’s in event at New Covenant United Methodist...

Neurologist, author and speaker, Dr. Sheri Bisby will speak at New Covenant’s Health Education Series at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19  in the Fellowship...

Being overweight increases cancer risk

A new study from Spain of 54,446 people (Prev Med, Jan 17, 2018) shows that: • Overweight women are 12 times more likely to develop...

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