During their winter January term, faculty and students from Oberlin College visited Archbold Biological Station to research mosquito and bird behavior. Biology Professors Mary Garvin and Keith Tarvin established a base at Red Hill and were joined by Oberlin students Katherine Karson, Madelei…

We will all find ourselves at one time or another taking the advice of other people. It’s a simple act of asking someone’s opinion and deciding if their advice or information seems valid. Is it “do-able?”

SEBRING — Packrat Smokehouse will bring Florida Swamp Blues to Highlands Hammock when they make their first appearance on the Music in the Park stage for the Feb. 15 concert. The band, which originated in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is deeply rooted in the traditional raw, gritty blues of the…

LAKELAND — Thursday night a dream will come true for Central Florida country artist and Sebring favorite Eli Mosley. Mosley will be the opening act for one of his musical heroes Tracy Byrd.

Located in the inner ear there are three little tubes called the “semi-circular canals.” Their purpose is to control your balance. There is a tube for your horizontal, vertical and perpendicular movements or balance. The tubes are filled with fluid and little crystals that are evenly separat…

Vegan Raw Food Group (Heartland Vegan Society) — meets the second Thursday each month. Learn to prepare healthy, plant-based dishes free of gluten and added oils. Call Bren at 863-385-5413.

SEBRING — The Palms Foundation of Sebring held their 27th annual Benevolent Fundraiser Gala on Thursday evening, February 6. Many people regularly attend every year so they can dress up in their finest and dine on a gourmet five-course meal, while supporting a very worthwhile cause.

In a $135 billion dollar global industry, skincare has never been more popular. Chemical peels, exfoliators, peptide moisturizers, and weirdly enough, vampire facials, the products go on and on. And so do the people who use them everyday; celebrities, bloggers, WWE fighters and the average J…

SEBRING — AdventHealth Sebring’s Heart and Vascular Center welcomed more than 250 community members to learn more about keeping their hearts healthy during the annual “Make Every Beat Count” event on Feb. 6. Attendees learned about health and wellness from board-certified interventional card…

Happy National Wear Red Day! Today, AdventHealth therapy dogs are wearing red in honor of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day for “Puppies Wear Red!” Our pups filled many hearts with joy as they made rounds, comforting the young and young at heart in our care.

Uterine fibroids are benign cysts that can grow inside or outside of a woman’s womb, termed the uterus. There are many articles that address a pre-menopausal woman’s risk of fibroids, but not as many for post-menopausal women. Hysterectomy does not have to be your future. Living with the blo…

Hearing loss, as with most things in life, comes with a range of things you can do about it and a range of things that you can’t. With roughly 50 million Americans experiencing some form of loss, there are a swath of variables at play beyond simply age-related causes. One of the biggest amon…

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting its second Dementia Care Conference in Highlands County, called Think About It. The goal of this conference is to engage the community in topics such as advances in research, how to effectively communicate, how to identify pain in people with cognitive …

There’s a virus that has become a growing threat to people of all ages. The Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States. The facts are as follows:

Shingles seemingly can appear anywhere. Shingles usually hit people over the age of 50. No matter what part of the body they hit, they are very painful. They often will start and spread around the torso. They literally wrap around your body like a belt. They deliver a blistering rash and ooz…

Nutritional food is fundamental to a healthy body, mind and spirit. Hunger and poor digestion create mental and physical havoc in the body, thus, selectivity in food choice is a primal need. In this Century, some fortunate humans are offered a variety of nutritional options to maintain healt…

Yoga practitioners at the YMCA 10:30 a.m. class demonstrate great body alignment: Celeste, Carol, Jenny, Terry, Dawn, Karen and Cory.

As many of you know, last week our entire staff attended the Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo in Las Vegas. Starkey is the world’s largest hearing instrument manufacturer. They are also the first company to produce a custom in-the-ear product ... many, many, many years ago.

SEBRING – Join AdventHealth Sebring for a free “Acute Stroke Treatment: Time is Brain” lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. Learn more about types of strokes, prevention, warning signs, emergency room protocols and treatments. The free one-hour seminar will be presented by Bridgl…

Iyengar Yoga, founded by deceased B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) author of the book “Light on Yoga,” practiced yoga as a vital way of Life to renew and lengthen muscles, release tension, stress and anxiety stored in muscles and tissues.

SEBRING — Join AdventHealth Sebring for a free “Hypertension: It’s Not Just the Numbers” lecture on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. to learn more about the often underappreciated and misunderstood topic of high blood pressure. The definition, causes, consequences and prevention of hypertension …

Well, you did it ... you finally listened to your friends and family (and possibly to my articles) and got a hearing evaluation. Maybe you did it “just to prove them wrong.” Deep down you knew you were missing a little bit of the conversation. The result: you have a “high frequency hearing loss.”

There is much debate in this nation about whether or not to restrict access to guns. As a scientist, I tend to look at data and then draw conclusions. Thus, I looked at the statistics from Chicago, which has some of the strongest gun laws in the United States, and which at first glance appea…

Yoga postures have inherited their names from ancient, esoteric Indian texts translated today as “Garudasana” or “Eagle Pose.” Eagle Pose challenges the body to move through awkward twists and turns making adjustments to feel poised and graceful. Garudasana expresses a flowing sense, transmu…