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Health

  • Palliative massage therapy offers gentle comfort to patients

    By JENNI WILLIAMS
    Special to the Citizen
    Palliative massage has become one of the fastest growing trends in therapy for hospice patients. Used as a method for relaxation to alleviate stress, anxiety and pain with a light hands-on approach, as well as providing an alternative to those who can’t take medication or prefer not to, palliative massage therapy has become essential in hospice care.

  • Gettysburg being fought again

    [First of a three-part series]

    By DANIEL VANCE

  • Mental health at Rotary

    Dr. Mark Johnson, director of development at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, was the Chiefland Rotary Club’s June 8 speaker. Johnson said one of out every four people is at some time diagnosed with mental illness.
    “Looking at this crowd,” Johnson said laughing,” I think the odds are probably higher.”
    Johnson urged community members to become familiar with different forms of mental illness, an act that could end up saving a life.

  • Disabilities

    By DANIEL VANCE

  • Disabilities column by Daniel Vance

    I’m not afraid of  dementia
    Two years ago, I featured Sven Dorsey, who had read this column in the Lebanon (IN) Reporter. He said then to call back “in a couple years” so readers could track his progress with vascular dementia. After calling recently, what I learned about him surprised me.

  • Morriston woman urges people to become organ donors

    An entire country separates Morriston’s Dottie Hydue from her step-daughter in California, but it hasn’t deterred her from becoming an advocate to raise awareness for the need  for living organ donors.
    March 10 was National Kidney Day, and Hydue can’t think of a better way to commemorate it than by urging people to consider becoming an organ donor.
    Her stepdaughter, Tracie  Skaggs, 48, suffers from kidney failure and undergoes dialysis while she waits on a matching donor.

  • Inside a hospice care center: the comforts of home

     By DIANA WAYNE

  • Chiefland Winn-Dixie offers flu shots

    The Chiefland Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., will offer flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis and through a vaccine clinic from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 7.

    Customers using their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card will receive a $5 discount off the $28 flu vaccine ($23 with the Customer Reward Card). Flu shots are free for most Medicare customers.