Health & Wellness

Brandon Gift Of Hope Seeks To Offer Aid To 800 Families In Need During The Holidays

Brandon Gift Of Hope Seeks To Offer Aid To 800 Families In Need During The Holidays

  By Kathy L. Collins For one in six area residents who suffer from food insecurity in Eastern Hillsborough County, the holidays are often not very joyous. Food insecurity is defined as not knowing from where an individual’s next meal will come. In an effort to help end some of this suffering, the Emergency Care […]

Family Seeks Continued Community Support Following Toddler’s Illness

Family Seeks Continued Community Support Following Toddler’s Illness

  By Tamas Mondovics Friends along with members of the community have quickly responded to the call to show their support, prayers and financial assistance for one local family facing a difficult challenge or what most would call, “a parent’s worst nightmare.” Kenny and Amy Guenst of Valrico are fighting a battle to save their […]

Hillsborough County Commission Invests $800K in BSAC Program Improvements

Hillsborough County Commission Invests $800K in BSAC Program Improvements

    By Tamas Mondovics   Only days following its annual drowning prevention initiative, “Dash and Splash Aquathon,” which saw one of the best turnouts in its three-year history, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) was pleased to announce the receiving of a major boost to support its efforts of serving the community. This gift […]

Moffitt Cancer Center Brings Hope

Moffitt Cancer Center Brings Hope

  Staff Report Paula O’Neil felt a lump in her breast and had it checked many times, but it never proved worrisome. But in May 2013, at age 56, she was surprised to learn that she had Stage 2 breast cancer.  During her work as the clerk and comptroller for Pasco County, O’Neil met H. […]

Brandon Resident Offers Healing Through Hypnosis Counseling

Brandon Resident Offers Healing Through Hypnosis Counseling

  By Liz Waldron Survivors and victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault will soon have a safe place to heal in the neighborhood. Stacey Giovanni is about to open her new office in Brandon using hypnosis to help her patients deal with traumatic life events. Her specialty practice is abuse and addiction […]

Close To 100 Residents Attended The BSAC Third Annual Dash And Splash

Close To 100 Residents Attended The BSAC Third Annual Dash And Splash

  By Tamas Mondovics In its continued effort to raise awareness and fund its drowning prevention initiative, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) successfully hosted its annual Dash and Splash Aquathon earlier this month. Close to 100 residents, young and old, many who are members of BSAC and the center’s Blue Wave swim program, […]

Tower Radiology On Forefront Of Creating Breast Cancer Awareness

Tower Radiology On Forefront Of Creating Breast Cancer Awareness

  By Sonia Lavina October is breast cancer awareness month and Tower Radiology is leading the way in breast imaging. Patients often wait two to three months from the time of their abnormal mammogram for a diagnosis. “With the creation of our Comprehensive Breast Program at Tower Radiology Center, we have decreased this wait time […]

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

WHAT:             $5 day, National Museum Day and Safety Saturday WHEN:             Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE:           MOSI, Museum of Science & Industry 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 813-987-6000; MOSI.org   DETAILS:  This $5 Day will celebrate National Museum Day and Safety Saturday.  Families can experience a unique performance on a 3D printed violin, […]

Helping Hands Caring Hearts Lends Assistance To Individuals In Need

Helping Hands Caring Hearts Lends Assistance To Individuals In Need

  By Libby Hopkins Everyone can use an extra hand from time to time, but back in 2000, Christine Barfield of Plant City needed many extra hands. She was in an accident that landed her in a wheelchair for more than a year. “For a year I was in a wheelchair fulltime and I was […]

Seventh Annual Paws For Patriots Golf Tournament To Raise Funds For Veteran Guide Dogs

Seventh Annual Paws For Patriots Golf Tournament To Raise Funds For Veteran Guide Dogs

    By Lisa K. Goodwin He had been a U.S. Marine Corps enlistee and a mortarman in the Que Son Valley in Vietnam. He spent five years as a warrant officer, and then 24 years as a commissioned officer – an unusual leadership path for a man in uniform. But these days, he is […]