Finally! Things are starting to free up just a little. People can start to feel a little more normal. A little. Patients can get some of the procedures done that they have been putting off. It really is just crazy.

“In 1901, the only the only roadway in interior Alaska was the Yukon River Trail. The trail was marked every year with branches and kept flagged by mail carriers who made weekly trips from Dawson to Nome, a distance of 1,600 miles, stopping at mail cabins near the riverbank for the shelter o…

Most people believe that medications are synthetic substances that the FDA has approved for the clinical treatment of disorders, without realizing they were derived from a plant. Thousands of FDA-approved medications began as natural plants and flowers. You may not realize this, but no morph…

It has been over a month since “Trolls World Tour” took the On Demand world by storm, offering families the chance to catch a shiny new movie while stuck in quarantine. That film took in an estimated $100 million in revenue in its first two weeks, success that “Scoob!” is hoping to repeat wi…

An aging father once placed an old object in the hands of his son and stated, “This was your grandfather’s watch. He gave it to me when I was a young man, and now I am passing it on to you. It is almost 200 years old and has been in our family for a long time. However, before I give it to yo…

Have you ever been leash-walking your dog when another owner comes toward you with their dog and suddenly, even before the dogs sniff noses, one of them shows their dislike? A dog can tell from a short distance if they like another dog. How does this happen?

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Every spring billions of birds migrate from wintering grounds in the south to their breeding grounds in the north. These birds join the hemispheres, and at a time when many people are feeling isolated, can provide both a feeling of connectedness and a rewarding hobby. “Serious birders freque…

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If you’ve gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. The “Quarantine 15” — referring to weight gain some people have experienced since stay-at-home guidelines went into effect — is likely due to a disruption in daily routine and habits.

At the end of the day when you want to just let go and relax, enjoy this simple but most relaxing yoga pose, “Legs Up the Wall.”

It is often thought that when one of our senses diminishes that one of our other senses can compensate for that deficiency. In a study by Anu Sharma, PhD., of the University of Colorado Boulder (2020), there is supporting evidence of the correlation and cooperation that our senses have with …

At the end of the day when you want to just let go and relax, enjoy this simple but most relaxing yoga pose, “Legs Up the Wall.”

If you’ve ever cooked using saffron spice, you know that this unique spice is flavorful and aromatic. For me, saffron is a must-have for dishes such as plain rice (or paella), soups such as chicken soup or bouillabaisse and certain bread/pastries. The active medicinal compounds in saffron co…

Your immune system is a collection of billions of cells (including lymphocytes) moving in the bloodstream. These cells travel in and out of both tissues and organs. They attack foreign bodies such as viruses, bacteria and cancerous cells. Lymphocytes come in two types: T cells, which destroy…

Since last week I reviewed the most recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture in “Parasite,” I thought it would be fun to this week take a look at the most recent winner of the Razzie for Worst Picture in “Cats.”

Archbold’s Buck Island Ranch, partnering with the University of Florida Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, is one of 18 sites nationwide in the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research LTAR network of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (https://ltar.ars.usda.gov).

Mother’s Day has just passed with the memories of a long April sheltered at home with the family for more weeks than at first anticipated. Hopefully, in that time, we made some new discoveries together and Mother’s Day was more precious than ever.

MAYWOOD, IL – The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for children and parents. However, Bridget Boyd, MD, a Loyola Medicine pediatrician, says there are ways that parents can communicate, and actions that they can take, to protect children and help them to better understa…

Sadly, we’re hearing more about strokes and blood clots lately. Apparently, this is a rare, but possible concern with COVID-19 and it is disheartening because, at first, researchers thought this virus stayed in the lungs. But now, we know it can penetrate all human tissues and organs.

We all love our furry friends, but while many of us adopt our dogs for snuggling, running and playing fetch with, some dogs provide essential assistance for their owners: service dogs. The most well-known type of service dog is a seeing-eye dog, but service dogs can actually be trained to he…

SEBRING — Publix Super Markets Charities once again displays its community-minded generosity by granting the Heartland Food Bank the sum of $10,000 to help complete renovations in their office building located at 941 N. Ridgewood Drive in Sebring.

Holy Toledo! They’re gone! Panic! You look around, no where are they to be found. You reach back up to your ears. Nope, they are really gone. A fortune, gone. You decide to back track. You check the parking lot, car, the stores you were at. You wished you would have just stayed home. Wow, th…

Defining “Living in the Age of Technology” is a challenge and oxymoron (terms that seems to be opposite from “real life”). In response to forced isolation, many people have turned to artificial experiences like technology as a substitute for human contact when freedom to make personal choice…

The concept of herd immunity, or community immunity, has sparked debate about whether it would control the spread of COIVD-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), herd immunity is a situation in which sufficient proportions of a population are immune to an infe…

JayCeon Armani Hernandez was born at 8:53 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to Alisha Acevedo of Avon Park and Isaac Hernandez of Tampa at AdventHealth Sebring. He was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Daniel Acevedo and Caryn Rollins. Paternal grandparents are Be…

I could see the wheels turning in his mind as his expressive face contorted. Something was up and he debated whether or not it would tumble out of his mouth.

As I write this article in the midst of a viral pandemic that has turned our world upside down, we are now starting to see signs of life getting back to “normal.” Stores are opening back up (with limited capacity). Restaurants are opening back up (with limited seating). Even church building …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated.

I like to think of Stephen King as a high-paid starting pitcher. Between starts — bestselling novels often thick enough to be doorstops — he works in the bullpen, writing novellas. Over the years, many of those have been made into movies that are now essential parts of the King canon like “S…

With healthcare information changing daily amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention has been given to its effect on one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies: the eyes. To provide an update, Dr. Annie Nguyen, assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology and assistant director of t…