This home is located at 603 Lake Blue Drive in Lake Placid. This property has been priced for sale at $239,900 and is listed with Dawn Dell of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group.

SEBRING — The AdventHealth Wellness Centers in Sebring, Wauchula and Lake Placid are offering “Dealing with Grief During the Holidays” classes. These presentations offer practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. View a video featuring advice from people in gr…

So you know how I love to use plants as ‘medicine’ and frequently recommend herbs to you? Well, there are certain plants that are dangerous, especially at this time of the year. Not all plants are medicine!

Antibiotics are important medications. It would be difficult to overstate the benefits of penicillin and other antibiotics in treating bacterial infections, preventing the spread of disease and reducing serious complications of disease.

I thought today that I would put out a reminder to everyone to have their hearing instruments serviced and in tip-top shape for the holiday season. For Thanksgiving, we (Barbara, Bonnie, and I) headed up to the mountains of Tennessee. (Kendra headed to family in D.C.) First we headed to Sanf…

How do we build confidence in our balance as we stand, walk, move, and do Yoga “balance poses?” There are two beginning steps: Practicing yoga balance poses begins in the “mind,” as we build confidence and trust and strength to stand or move without support. Sounds simple but it takes practi…

John Wayne Barfield was born at 6:12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 to Jessica Wooten and James Barfield of Moore Haven at AdventHealth Sebring. He was 6 pounds, 12 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Linda C. Wooten and Preston C. Wooten Sr. Paternal grandparents are Sa…

SEBRING — Join AdventHealth Sebring for a free “Hypertension: It’s Not Just the Numbers” lecture at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 4. Learn more about the often underappreciated and misunderstood topic of high blood pressure: it’s definition, causes, consequences and prevention of hypertension.

These “new to yoga” students: Mie Mie, Sally, Christina and Kaci are rotating their central core into a twist, as they lengthen a long arm down the bent leg, reaching the opposite arm into the sky.

Yoga is a smooth flowing melody of movement, engaging the mind to concentrate internally on muscles and anatomy, holding postures as we breathe and letting go of negative “muscle memory” for improved health and wellness. The rhythmic flow of yoga is a practice to calm the mind and let go of …

This time of year is when families gather and eat a lot of food. And shop! Today’s focus is how to indulge without increasing the bulge! My intention is to give you some recipe tweaks to make your meals healthier. Here are my best tips:

Taking a little poll at the office over the last couple weeks, I found that many people, including myself, claim Thanksgiving to be their favorite holiday of the year. The weather hopefully cools down just a couple degrees and that is nice. The best part is getting together with friends and …

SEBRING — AdventHealth board certified orthopedic surgery and sports medicine physician, Dr. Joaquin Oronoz, will present “When Your Joints Hurt: Diagnosis and Treatment of Joint Pain” on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. Please join us for this free Health Connection Lecture at AdventHealth Sebri…

Things are getting busier. Many of our northern friends are back and enjoying the sunshine. If they aren’t all back yet, they will be soon because the snow seems to be flying everywhere.

Scarlett Romi Jo Weber-Howze was born at 11:08 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 to Mindy M. Ellis and Quinnen Weber-Howze of Lake Placid at AdventHealth Sebring. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 19.5 inches long.

“When one door closes another one opens but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which is open,” Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone.

Beginning Today, Nov. 20, HCA is offering Wednesday evening yoga classes, by Nancy Dale, Ph.D. at the Peter Powell Museum of Art & Cultural Center

AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance (HCA) is pleased to present, Yoga in the Museum, by Nancy Dale Ph.D.

‘Tis the season of the flu, common cold, bronchitis, sinus infection and other uninvited respiratory ailments. The good news is that besides following your doctor’s orders, a simple multi-prong strategy can help you suffer less and heal faster. Several so-called folk remedies, used around th…

Technology is evolving. Everywhere we look people are becoming more connected. Not just with a Smart TV but with Smart Homes. Google Hub can connect your lights, thermostat, music and more. You can unlock the door on your house with your smartphone if you have the right type of lock. You can…

Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an eye. They have photoreceptors in their skin that operate independently of their brain. The photoreceptors are part of a family of proteins known as opsins.

Many people are plagued with sciatic dating back to the 5th century BCE. It is defined in Webster’s dictionary as “pain affecting the back, foot, hip and outer side of the leg by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back.” There are many causes for sciatica from a narrowing spinal…

Extended Mountain Pose, from left to right:: David Best, Joanna A., Chrissy T., Bess Frazier, Shelley Higgins, Lynal Lin, Trish Best, George Villa and Yanet Sturgill.

“Oh, my aching back!” Have these thoughts been muttered in your mind or muffled in the body due to pain? The body knows the pain but the mind may be at a loss for a solution. If these words come to the surface through the body, it is time to find out why and determine a solution. A positive …