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February 19, 2017
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Heart Month In Hendry

Hendry County— February is American Heart Month and it is a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health and help fight heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in Florida and the nation.


“Approximately 14% of our communities have had a heart attack, angina, or coronary heart disease according to a recent study. Taking small steps to permanently improve your health can have lasting impact to your quality of life” stated Joe Pepe, Administrator/Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties.

Each year, heart disease causes one in four deaths in the United States. There were 42,835 heart attack hospitalizations in Florida in 2014 or an average of 117 heart attack hospitalizations each day. About half of all Americans have at least one of the three risk factors for heart disease which include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. While all Americans are at risk for heart disease, the non-Hispanic black community is at the greatest risk.

The department recently launched a new pilot program in Hendry to combat heart disease called Heart Heath Plus. The pilot program is being conducted in 17 Florida counties that showed the greatest need for heart disease prevention programs. Heart Health Plus implements evidence-based strategies to engage faith-based organizations, health systems and local communities in heart disease awareness and prevention activities.

Hendry County’s Heart Health Plus program is working with churches in Harlem and 2 Hispanic churches to be members of 100 Congregations as part of the Million Hearts campaign. Participants will learn about ways to get healthier and will be offered classes for diabetes prevention, diabetes self-management and tobacco cessation.

Many of the risk factors for heart disease can be eliminated with diet, exercise and taking steps to quit smoking. During American Heart Month, follow these simple tips to keep your heart healthy and fight heart disease.

· Add exercise to your daily routine, even if it’s just taking regular walks with family and friends;

· Schedule a visit with your doctor to talk about your heart health;

· Increase healthy eating by cooking heart healthy meals; and

· Take steps to quit smoking by utilizing the Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way Program.

On February 3rd, the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties celebrated Go Red for Women’s Health Day by wearing red and distributing information about women and heart disease.
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  • Bill Neville
    Irony
  • Commentary by T. W. Bill Neville

The older I get the more that the word "irony" becomes more like the slang word "ain't". All my school years teachers seemed to be totally united in a campaign to eliminate any usage, spoken or written, of the word "ain't." I remember having to stay after school and writing, one hundred times on the blackboard, "ain't" ISN'T a word."
With one daughter in law, and one grandson employed in the Illinois school systems, and another grandson graduating as an English teacher. I asked them what was the status of the word "ain't" in today's curriculums and they unanimously replied that it is not an issue in today's scholastic world.
In the meantime, "AIN'T" we got fun, as the evening newscasts regularly focus on another school teacher who is accused of having had "questionable" personal relations with a "minor" student. Maybe, focusing on the "actions" rather than the "word", if they had to stay after class and write one hundred times on the whiteboard, "I AIN'T worthy of the title teacher", the parents could relax when their children are in school and not have to suffer through the "IRONY" of their being the "lead" story on a TV newscast.



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Look Back To 1999 Or Later Editions Of The Sunday Morning News

LABELLE, FL. --  Looking for a Sunday Morning News internet page from a decage ago? You can find many archived web pages from the past at the "Way Back Machine", a feature of Archive.org, keeping for posterity webpages from the past.

The Sunday Morning News is archived as far back at February 1999, and includes over 100 weekly editions of the Hendry and Glades area news pages.   Most of the important editions of the Sunday Morning News/Southwest Florida Online pages can be found at the archive.

The "Way Back Machine" can search for any web address, just type it in and see what the web page looked like in the past.

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://members.aol.com/kq4ym/news.html   - Sunday Morning News "Way Back" Archive from 1999 


Over Three Million Views To LaBelle's Live Video Webcast

LABELLE, FL. -- Don Browne has been publicizing LaBelle and Hendry-Glades county for over 14 years though his Southwest Florida Online web pages featuring news and information about the Hendry-Glades-Lake Okeechobee region. 

A live web camera page has added a new twist to social networking while promoting the Hendry county area. In mid-November 2007 through 2010 the live video cast began to spread the word around the world about Southwest Florida, and the LaBelle/Hendry/Glades county area. In February 2009 a 3-D video camera was added.

A "featured producer" on the former Justin.TV, Don broadcast primarily on the weekends and his broadcast page had 10,000 to 20,000 viewers pass through each hour that he was broadcasting live. In October 2010, over 1,000,000 new viewers visited LaBelle online. 

LaBelle's "lifecasting" video page attracted viewers from all around the world, even a surprise visit from a French man who was climbing Mournt Everest, the world's highest mountain.  A map on the webcast's page showed from where the visitors were coming.

Today, newer technology has arrived for live webcam broadcasting including Google's "Hangouts On The Air" which incorporates live YouTube broadcasting. Don has been making live webcast in recent months with up to 10 simultaneous webcasters broadcasting live on his YouTube channel. One of the test broadcasts from 2012 is a 4 hour long YouTube Live broadcasts with 10 people.
 
Stories written about LaBelle's live webcast:

USA Today - Article On Live Video Broadcasting mentioning Don Browne

Orlando,(Fl.) Sentinel YouTube Video About Don Browne and Florida's Live Video Bloggers

Indianapolis (In.) Star - Article About Don Browne And Live Video (Iink maybe outdated)

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