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The Charlotte County 2018 Walk To End Alzheimer’s was held at Laishley Park, on Oct 6, in Punta Gorda. The walk, sponsored by the “The Alzheim…

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Surgery is often part of treating breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, doctors may recommend women undergo breast biopsies…

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The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic presented “Fashions On The Harbor,” at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, in Port Charlotte.

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The professionals and volunteers at Tidewell Hospice understand grief. Caring for individuals with advanced illness — and helping their famili…

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In Victoria Naekel’s mind, keeping communication open between the community and skilled nursing facilities in Charlotte County is vital to the…

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From the spiritual realm all things come, and to that realm they will return. Life is a person’s existence in the physical realm. Death is see…

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Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting …

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Evaluate your Medicare benefits for free in Charlotte County

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• Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 6 p.m. 941-473-0135.

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‘What’s in the box?” I asked Dr. Johnson amid our conversation about what he called “strange sources of human medicine.” He had brought along …

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Breathing is the most important of all the functions of the body. All the other functions depend upon it. Another way of seeing the significan…

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Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteer Coffee Hour. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, The Daily Grind, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Join us f…

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Life Care Center of Punta Gorda earns perfect score on state survey

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When receiving treatment for breast cancer, women will learn about cancer staging. According to the nonprofit organization Breastcancer.org, d…

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Approximately 39.6 percent of men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes, says the …

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Cancer survival rates are on the rise, and that rise can be credited to a host of factors. Advancements in cancer research and treatment have …

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After diagnosis and treatment, recovering from breast cancer is yet another task — an often daunting one in itself — survivors must deal with.…

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• Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 6 p.m. 941-473-0135.

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While the vast majority of breast cancer diagnoses involve women, men are not immune to the disease. According to the American Cancer Society,…

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One wall in Dr. Fred Swing’s office is festooned with all manner of honorarium and college and medical school degrees.

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Oct. 8, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health North Port, Cocoplum Village Shops, 18659 Tamiami Trail, North Port. If you…

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Caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer can be all-consuming. Many cancer caregivers pay both emotional and physical tolls t…

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While they may seem like a low-maintenance part of the body, your ears need regular care and protection. Cleaning is important, but so is safe…

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Gluten-free foods are now more widely available than ever before, but unless they adhere to gluten-free diets, consumers may not know just wha…

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Dear Mayo Clinic: Medical marijuana is now legal in the state where I live. What conditions can it be used for and how effective is it? Do peo…

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Stress and time are two components of caregiving that are often overlook,” says Ami Conti, vice president of OCEAN.

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The Conversation, an Australia-based academic journal, calls technology-facilitated abuse “the new breed of domestic violence.” Women’s Aid, a…

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If the sequel comes close to measuring up to the original production, “Exploring Morality II” will be a big hit.

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Tea isn’t just for scones and English breakfasts. This beverage, steeped in history and ritual (pun intended) is the subject of daily consumpt…

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In honor of Grandparents Day on Sept. 9, River Commons Senior Living Community hosted a Super Sundae ice cream social and craft hour of decora…