Health and Wellness

Oak Hill Hospital's Volunteer Association awards $15,000 in scholarships to 2019 high school graduates

Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that a total of 15 scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to graduating  Hernando County seniors by Oak Hill Hospital’s Volunteer Association. Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer association, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit entity. The $15,000 in scholarships was awarded to the following students:

Celebrities and Alzheimer's Disease Exhibition

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Feisty is an understatement, she was a fireball. 

Watching her in the All-American sitcom show, The Golden Girls, you never knew what would come out of Sophia Petrillo's mouth. As she (well into her 80s) lived with her adult daughter, Dorothy and two other older women in their shared, multi-bedroom Miami home on the tv series. 

Great Spirit Farm: ‘Food is thy medicine...’


Hernando Sun Reporter

Nestled just west of the Croom wildlife area is an airy, modern home converted from horse stables. Growing everywhere on the 20-acre property called Great Spirit Farms are dozens of edible and otherwise beneficial plants, harvested to create tinctures and salad greens by Travis Morehead and Shannon Hernandez.   

What on earth is Gua Sha?

This is for all the women out there who are spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on skincare ranging from chemical peels to surgery and treatments that require weeks of post-operative care.
It’s Gua Sha. 

It’s okay. I hadn’t heard of it either until a friend in Scotland sent me the lowdown.

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that’s been around for donkeys of years. Maybe to people in China but not here in the US.

It means ‘scraping’ of the skin with a special stone, usually made of rose quartz or jade. 

Local dentists retiring

Statement from Dr. Augustiniak and Dr. Lu of Spring Hill Dental Associates regarding their retirement:

To All Our Patients:

We would like to thank you for your trust and confidence in allowing us to serve as your dentist  throughout the years.

For all of us however, life is filled with changes.  The time has come for a change in our lives.  It is with both happiness and regret that we announce our transition from active practice to retirement.  We will officially retire on May 28, 2019.  

Doctor celebrates two of his first patients

Hernando Sun Reporter

When Dr. Brian Roebuck opened his practice in 1987, his sign-in ledger was a simple composition book commonly seen in high school and college writing classes.  The first patient signed in on December 9, 1987, and Delia Gagliardi signed the ledger the next day. 

Also a patient, Delia’s husband lived to be 94.  He always greeted Dr. Roebuck as “Friend.” 

Health Briefs published Jan. 18, 2019

Oak Hill Hospital Appoints Katie Stacy as Its New Director of Public Relations & Communications

 Spring Hill, Florida (January 10, 2019) – Oak Hill Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Stacy as Director of Public Relations & Communications. Mrs. Stacy was promoted from her position as Marketing Coordinator, which she served since June 2013. She came to Oak Hill Hospital from the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties (PHELC) where she served as Communications Specialist from July 2011 to June 2013.

Health Briefs published Nov. 23, 2018

2019 Hernando County Great Weightloss Challenge 

The 2019 Challenge will be from Saturday, January 19 to Wednesday, March 27.  The GHWLC  challenges team of 10 to commit to losing 10 pounds per person in 10 weeks.
The GHWLC is a community health initiative designed to support efforts to increase the number of area residents living at a healthy weight. Being overweight increases the risk of heart attack, stroke & diabetes. Communities with higher percentages of overweight and obese residents have increased health care costs