A good pose to begin relaxation at the energy level is through Corpse Pose. Resting in peaceful tranquility, we can train the breathing muscles to work in synergy, or, the awareness of the entire body working as one.

We live in a noisy world. Dr. Richard Neitzel, of the University of Michigan, knows this only too well. In November 2019, his team at Michigan, along with a team at Apple Inc., set out on a two-year mission to measure some of the health effects of our noisy planet.

Everyone should agree that having good health is a blessing. There are many different organizations in our world that help to deliver necessary health care to those in need. Yet... there are always so many people who seem to fall between the cracks. Those who don’t meet established guideline…

“Learn to sense stress accumulating in your energy field. Don’t wait to become ill before you attend to the health of your every system. Make self-evaluation a habit. Take steps to relieve pain and re-align the spine at the energy level,” (“Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power an…

Anna Maulden is a fighter … and proud of it! “They’re going to have to throw more at me than this to take me down,” says the 61-year-old plucky Lake Placid resident. Her bold statement comes after being diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2020, followed by the discovery of a rare heart …

There is neuropathy, and then there is small fiber neuropathy! These conditions are different. Do not dismiss what I’m about to share because you think it’s no different than typical “neuropathy.”

“Half Moon” or “Modified Half Moon” pose strengthens the core muscles in the thighs and abdomen, as the back of each thigh is extended and held tightly. This pose will heighten concentration on body awareness floating in space, as you send your energy into perfecting your stance.

Lower back pain. Spinal stenosis. Cataracts. All those conditions are treated with drugs manufactured by compounding pharmacies. And those drugs can blind or kill you, due in large part to an almost total absence of regulatory oversight.

For some people, the second dose in a COVID-19 vaccination series is causing a stronger reaction and more side effects than the initial dose. That was also true during the clinical trials.

Millions of people around the world are opting for the COVID-19 vaccine, and pharmacists are the front line health professionals that see people coming in and asking for help. So, today, I’d like to offer tips and remedies in regards to this. I’d like to make one thing clear, this article is…

Physical pain signals tension in the body and the nerves automatically react. Humans have a “flight or fight” response. Sometimes the “mind” is bypassed and survival instinct spontaneously kicks in. When an unpredictable emergency subsides and conscious mental faculties can be regained, ther…

Communicate...Communicate...COMMUNICATE! You have taken the time to investigate your hearing needs and probably / hopefully you were educated properly and received help for your hearing loss. The steps that you have gone through with your Hearing Health Care Provider build the foundation of …

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused wide-reaching changes, including the temporary closure of some schools, as well as gyms, salons, restaurants and other businesses. In addition, many people have transitioned to working from home. These changes affect many elements of your health, including ho…

The emergence of new COVID-19 variants has raised many questions about how they may affect the pandemic. Dr. Matthew Binnicker, the director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic and leader of a team that developed a COVID-19 test, answers some of these questions.

Upper respiratory tract infections often necessitate the need for time off work, and various non-prescription medications to help relieve symptoms. But how would you like to make a tea that helps? Teas are very easy to make at home. Everything in my recipe below can be purchased at a health …

What does better hearing provide? It provides a better life. How? Why? Maybe you have “normal” hearing. Perhaps when you get with other people you have no problem understanding more than one person at a time. Possibly when you get into a somewhat noisy or busy environment like a restaurant y…

Challenge your flexibility. “Reverse Triangle,” as pictured by YMCA yoga practitioners, defines flexibility as it opens the body and mind to the awareness of inner movement awakening stiffened muscles to move. In this posture, respond to a new dialogue and visualize your ability to flow with…

“Reverse Triangle,” as pictured by YMCA yoga practitioners, defines flexibility as it opens the body and mind to the awareness of inner movement awakening stiffened muscles to move. In this posture, respond to a new dialogue and visualize your ability to flow with this challenging posture.

Radiant skin is something many people seek, and it’s a universal indicator of your true health status on the inside. Today’s focus is on the little microorganisms too small to see with the naked eye. Some are the good guys, some are the bad ones that lead to infection, inflammation and redne…

Medication errors refer to mistakes in prescribing, dispensing and giving medications. They injure hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States. Yet most medication errors can be prevented. How can you protect yourself and your family?

People with certain underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19. And now it appears that there also may be a relationship between severe COVID-19 infections and new cases of diabetes.

The most commonly reported long-term effects of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, fatigue and joint pain. More serious long-term complications, such as myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, appear to be uncommon following COVID-19.

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said Monday the emergence of new COVID-19 variants has raised questions about whether or not existing vaccines will work, calling it “concerning news” that the vaccines developed so far may be less effective against the variant first detecte…

Our ears are designed to produce ear wax and oil. Ear wax, also known as cerumen, develops in the ear canal because there are actually glands that produce it. There are also glands that produce oil.

I recently introduced you to BPC 157, which is made of amino acids that originate from a protective stomach protein. The final result is considered synthetic, even though it is derived from natural stomach compounds.

To warm up with the sledge hammer, be sure you can lift it without straining the core of the body. Lift the tire a few times as a warm-up, then add the swing of the sledge hammer to strike the tire on the ground. Repeat this swing several times to improve coordination and strength. Be sure t…

This last week I have seen many patients who simply are not putting their hearing instruments in every day. Please, please wear your hearing instruments every single day. There isn’t any rhyme or reason as to who is wearing them and who is not. Some are newer users, while some others have wo…

Get ready for a challenge! It takes well-defined strength to create the beautiful body designs in yoga postures. Yoga is a multidimensional practice to improve performance through an understanding of the muscular and skeletal system. Knowledge of the anatomical structures of the body can be …

As more COVID-19 vaccines become available in the U.S., Mayo Clinic has begun community vaccinations for older adults. Dr. Abinash Virk, an infectious diseases expert, explains why it’s especially important that adults 80 and older are vaccinated for COVID-19.

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SEBRING — Surveyors from The Joint Commission (TJC), an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, surveyed Highlands Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, the last wee…

Denise Ravine demonstrates her physical learning and increased concentration in order to perform and hold this difficult posture. Observe her level of concentration on form and her focus on strength to hold the pose. It is her mind that is creating the pose in her body and her intense focus …

Pain is an awakening. It takes strength, patience and reformation, starting in the mind to translate change in the body. Physical pain that deforms the body has other repercussions that are difficult to alter and thus, a change in thinking is the avenue to evolve with a new path and dimensio…

Having an autoimmune condition, or a thyroid condition can make you more susceptible to COVID-19 complications. Think of autoimmune conditions in the same manner you would other immunosuppressive disorders (ie cancer, organ transplantation, history of radiation treatment or chemotherapy). As…

ou know that exercise does your body good, but you're too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a second — there's good news when it comes to exercise and stress.

SFSC honored Associate in Science in Nursing (ADN) students from its evening and weekend program in a traditional pinning ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 7 in Avon Park. The graduates are Angelica Alicea, Vanessa Davidson, Johanny Gonzalez, Ngoc Le and Carlos Vega of Highlands County; Viridiana C…

In the posture Board Pose, the body is held erect while standing, as the arms are lifted to the sky. One foot is extended with the heel firmly rooted in the ground and balanced with the other leg straight. By aligning the arms straight up and legs extended long and tight, the breath is heigh…

The connection between smoking and heart disease, cancer, and respiratory problems gets all the attention, but the effects of smoking on hearing have long been known. If you’re one of the 40 million U.S. adults who smokes cigarettes — or someone who lives with a smoker — read on to find out …

There are many factors that must be taken into consideration when deciding which style of hearing instrument would be the best for you. I always tell people that the VERY most important thing about your hearing instrument is that YOU want to wear it. (And of course that you do). We must be d…

The art of breathing deep and relaxed with a straight sitting posture or in Triangle, Warrior and other standing postures, is a practice to massage the intercostal muscles in the front of the body along with the diaphragm. When you exhale, lift those muscles up the front of the body maintain…

GENEVA (AP) — A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have labeled it a pandemic sooner.

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge.

Hypertension refers to high blood pressure, and while doctors sometimes define this differently based upon your age, it is usually something like 140 over 90. These numbers are further defined as your systolic blood pressure over the diastolic blood pressure. The systolic is always the first…

AVON PARK — South Florida State College (SFSC) honored 12 Associate in Science in Nursing (ADN) students from its evening and weekend program in a traditional pinning ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 7 in the Alan J. Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at SFSC on the Highlands Campus in Avon …

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