We as humans make our own collagen naturally by utilizing amino acids. Those amino acids (aka peptides) are the smaller particles that come from protein we eat. We then string together all kinds of proteins that we need for our bodies. One of these proteins is collagen and we make it from gl…

VENUS — Meredith Heather, research assistant and graduate student in Archbold’s Avian Ecology program, emerged from the tall, dense Florida scrub after observing a family of Florida scrub-jays for more than an hour. Ryan Howell, a research assistant and drone pilot in Archbold’s GIS Program,…

Archbold GIS research assistant/drone pilot Ryan Howell preparing for a drone flight.

Florida scrub-jay on a sand live oak, a typical Florida scrub shrub that needs regular fire.

If most husbands knew what wives wanted, most marriage counselors wouldn’t be needed and be out of business. The first marriage was performed by God and is God ordained. Marriage was not and not started by man as most people think and again, not knowing through ignorance.

The Sebring Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) has donated funds to a local organization. NARFE has a history of supporting Alzheimer’s research as well as care. Recently, funds were donated to Change of Pace (COP) in Sebring. COP is a non-profit which provi…

As the crowded airliner was about to take off, the peace was shattered by a 5-year-old boy who picked that very moment to throw a tantrum. No matter what his frustrated and embarrassed mother did to try to calm him down, the boy continued to scream furiously and kick the seats of those around him.

AVON PARK — South Florida State College (SFSC) honored 12 graduates of its Dental Assisting Program in a pinning ceremony in the Alan J. Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at SFSC on Thursday, July 15. Dental Assisting graduates receiving their pins were: Deborah Figueroa, Dacie Luna-M…

Yoga is a practice to see better with our own eyes, the habits adapted into the physical body, sometimes unobserved by the brain as expressed in the body such as slouching, walking with the head protruding and cramped postures. Sometimes the first awareness of a long-time negative habit patt…

Comorbidity. What is it? It is the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases at the same time. For example, people with bipolar disorder are very likely to also have heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and to be smokers. Kind of like “when it rains, it pours.”

Golf clubs? Check. Tees? Check. Optimal hearing? You bet! From the whoosh of a club hitting the ball just right to the hiss and splash of a creek along the fairway, the sounds of golf play an important role in the game. That’s why at Central Florida Hearing Services, we’re dedicated to helpi…

Upon graduation from Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. George Mousa wasn’t looking for the coolest city or the best place to live to begin his dentistry career. He said he wanted to find the best job.

• If you have hearing loss, you’re not alone. It affects an estimated 466 million youth and adults around the globe, per the World Health Organization (4) and often can be effectively managed with hearing aids.

Some people are sticklers for holding a copy of a book in their hands, or maybe you’re not the biggest fan of technology, but there are some benefits to using ebooks and digital audiobooks aside from the fact that they are offered free for patrons through the Heartland Cooperative. Imagine g…

Sebring resident John E. Vawter Sr. was honored by the VFW at a ceremony in Bradenton. The event was hosted by VFW Post 10141 Commander Bob Muhihauser; co-hosted by VFW Post 3233 Sarasota Elwood Schiffman; and Robert Greene, Quarter Master PT 17 of Bradenton.

VFW Post 4300 Honor Guard Co-Captains Mike Rogers, John Geddis and Harry Stewart. They attended a special ceremony honoring John E. Vawter Sr. of Sebring as the elected Senior Vice-Commander of the VFW Honor Degree Military Order of the Cootie. The ceremony was held in Bradenton.

John E. Vawter Sr. of Sebring was honored at a ceremony in Bradenton as the elected Senior Vice-Commander of the VFW Honor Degree Military Order of the Cootie.

I have always said that the most important thing about your hearing instrument is that you ‘want to wear it.’ It needs to be comfortable and eventually become virtually unnoticeable. There is not one choice that is best for all. So a little breakdown:

Overlooking beautiful Wolf Lake in Sebring is a wonderful spot to relax and let go of tension in the company of fish, birds and the rippling water. When you pause on the edge of the pier reaching into the lake, the calmness seeps into the body and mind. As tension of the world is often lodge…

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe in…

BRADENTON — A reception to honor John E. Vawter Sr. of Sebring as the elected Senior Vice-Commander of the Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Honor Degree Military Order of the Cootie, was held at VFW Post 10141 in Bradenton. Representatives from VFW Palmetto Post 2488, Sarasota VFW Post…

The memories came to life this morning as I found myself studying the life of Hagar, the servant of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. As the stories of Bible characters come to life, blemishes are not hidden.

A denominational creed book states, “Faith only is a most wholesome doctrine.” This mindset is reflected in many man made doctrines/churches and as all doctrines, it needs to be examined in light of Truth. So, therefore, our question: Is faith and works of obedience competitors or do they co…

VENUS — You may have seen it along the roadside or even on your own property, the climbing vine known as Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum) that quickly overtakes native vegetation. First introduced to Florida as an ornamental vine around the turn of the 20th century, Old World …

Squeak. Squeak. Squeak. Some might say, chirp, chirp, chirp. But it sounds more like a squeak, to me.

Sitting on her father’s lap, a little girl gazed up at him and asked, “Daddy, did anyone ever tell you that you’re the smartest man in the whole, wide world?”

It’s summer and people that I know are still battling some type of anxiety, whether it’s from travel stress, flying, the idea of the delta strain, or something stressful going on with your family. Whatever it is, there are some natural ways to conquer anxiety and boost mood.

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Disney Springs is the place for some serious shopping and entertainment. While masks are not required for those fully vaccinated, screening is required. You need to go through a security check point and purse check (for females with purses) before being allowed to enter th…

Are you dizzy? Do you sit up and just say “wait a minute,” while you “kinda get settled?” Do you have to “line yourself up” before you get moving? Perhaps you hare having a little problem with the crystals and the fluid that provides your balance in inner ear. The best news, it may be a pret…

Life is an adventure, especially when you take your meaningful yoga practice with you. This is exactly what I did on July 4, 2021. I travelled a short distance to the amazing wilderness Margaret Shippen Roebling preserved in 1921 as Highlands Hammock State Park (Sebring) where the hogs, liza…

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