Health & Wellness

Local Support Helps Spiral Ice Bucket Challenge To Over $80 Million For ALS

  By Nicole Heubusch Anyone who has been on any social networking site in the past few weeks has probably become familiar with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and has seen videos of friends, families, and celebrities getting a bucket of ice dumped over their heads. This challenge is not only entertaining to watch, but(…)

Hunger In America Study Released Gives Face To Hunger In Tampa Bay

  Staff Report According to the new Hunger in America study conducted nationally by Feeding America, residents would be surprised to learn the characteristics of the 841,000 hungry people in the community served yearly by Feeding America Tampa Bay (FATB). “Too often, we associate being hungry with negative stereotypes, such as being homeless or uneducated,(…)

Doctor Saylor Offers Award Winning Dental Services Including Same-Day Crowns

  By Sonia Lavina Larry Saylor II,  D.M.D.  believes delivering quality dentistry will improve patient’s lives for many years. “We have world class dentistry right here in Brandon,” said Dr. Saylor.  Emphasizing on comprehensive and cosmetic care is what Dr. Saylor does best. Some of the services provided include extractions, implants, veneers, Invisalign, safe amalgam(…)

Got Brakes?’ Campaign Puts Student Safety In High Gear

  By Tamas Mondovics The start of the new school year has prompted the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to launch its annual public awareness and enforcement campaign aimed at educating motorists about the rules of the road in regards to school buses. With about 1,100 school buses on the roads transporting more than 91,000(…)

Women’s Care Partners With American Cancer Society To Raise Money, Awareness

  By Sonia Lavina Gearing up for breast cancer awareness month in October, Women’s Care has partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) walk, an event to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. The 5k (3.1 mile) walk will be held on Saturday, October 18 at the(…)

Summer Storms Prompt Lightning Safety Awareness

Summer Storms Prompt Lightning Safety Awareness

  By Tamas Mondovics When thunder is heard, the potential of being struck by lightning is not far off, something most Floridians are well aware of. To help families reduce their risk of lightning injuries and protect their home, the non-profit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) has recently recommended the review of such safety(…)

Grant Helps Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Purchase 200 Smoke Alarms

Grant Helps Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Purchase 200 Smoke Alarms

  By Tamas Mondovics The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation was pleased to announce the receiving of a generous grant this month from The Florida Division of State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire Prevention. The grant reached nearly $6,000, all of which according to officials, were used to purchase 200 smoke alarms each costing $32. (…)

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Of HealthSource Chiropractic To Benefit Local Firefighters

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Of HealthSource Chiropractic To Benefit Local Firefighters

  Staff Report A grand re-opening ceremony on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at HealthSource Chiropractic, Progressive Rehab and Wellness will host the Hillsborough County Fire Department as its guests of honor. The event’s goal is to raise funding for the fire department, with the money to be used for supplies and equipment(…)

Publix Nutrition, Strategies For Happiness Class Open For Registration

Publix Nutrition, Strategies For Happiness Class Open For Registration

  Staff Report Join Publix Dietitian Nutritionist, Jamie Stolarz, MS, RDN, LDN, and local Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Rachel Moskowitz, MS, LMHC, in a free class that will focus on strategies to achieve happiness and reduce stress. The classes will discuss how different foods can affect mood, as well as the benefits of a healthy(…)

Rx Oasis Relocates For Customer Convenience

Rx Oasis Relocates For Customer Convenience

  By Sharon Still With all of the big box retailers out there, it seems as if the days of personal relationships in the marketplace are long gone. At Rx Oasis, the motto is “Less is more” and the focus is on personalized service and care. According to the company’s mission statement, Rx Oasis was(…)