Health & Wellness

Sixth Annual FishHawk Turkey Trot To Draw Over 3,000 Participants

Sixth Annual FishHawk Turkey Trot To Draw Over 3,000 Participants

Staff Report Thanksgiving traditions often include family and food, but for many area residents the day usually begins with a new tradition, fitness. The FishHawk Turkey Trot, which takes place on Thanksgiving Day, drew nearly 3,000 participants last year and aims to go over the 3,000 mark this year. The race marks the beginning of […]

Tampa General Medical Group To Open New FishHawk Family Care Center

Tampa General Medical Group To Open New FishHawk Family Care Center

  By Tamas Mondovics With the planned opening of a brand new family care center slated for early next year, Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG), is expanding and extending its now well-established primary and pediatric care services to better serve residents in FishHawk and neighboring communities. The new office located at 13425 FishHawk Blvd., formerly […]

Upscale Event Designed To Raise Funds, Awareness Of Lung Cancer

Upscale Event Designed To Raise Funds, Awareness Of Lung Cancer

  By Kathy L. Collins November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, often represented by a white ribbon. It is fitting then, that an event designed to raise awareness about and funds for research of lung cancer would be called The Ribbon Is White-Bring It To Light. This event will be held on Friday, November 7 […]

Brandon Regional Hospital Offers Dedicated Chaplains To Individuals Needing Counseling, Prayer

Brandon Regional Hospital Offers Dedicated Chaplains To Individuals Needing Counseling, Prayer

  By Kathy L. Collins When someone is ill or has been injured and requires a stay in the hospital, the dedicated physicians, nurses and staff at Brandon Regional Hospital can repair the body. But what about the mind, soul and the spirit when they need mending? That is where Brandon Regional Hospital’s Chaplain Program […]

Powerful Messages Of Recovery Highlighted At Recovery Awareness Program

Powerful Messages Of Recovery Highlighted At Recovery Awareness Program

  By Michelle Colesanti Messengers of Recovery Awareness (M.O.R.A.) is a new local organization devoted to reducing the stigma associated with substance abuse, and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery. On Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m., An Evening of Recovery Awareness will take place at The Barn at Winthrop, […]

CenterPointe Recovery And Counseling Offers Help For Teens

CenterPointe Recovery And Counseling Offers Help For Teens

  Staff Report Concerns about teenage drug and alcohol use vary.  From thinking the experience is a normal rite of passage to assuming that a son or daughter is addicted and just a few steps away from jail or the emergency room, parents often are lost when it comes to knowing what to do. For […]

All Children’s Physicians Join Brandon Hospital For Top Newborn Care

All Children’s Physicians Join Brandon Hospital For Top Newborn Care

  By Sandra Meyer Brandon Regional Hospital and All Children’s Specialty Physicians will work together to increase the care provided to newborns and high-risk expectant mothers at Brandon Regional Hospital. Neonatologists and maternal-fetal medicine physicians from All Children’s Specialty Physicians join Brandon Regional Hospital’s medical staff, expanding the specialized care offered to high-risk mothers and […]

Sixth Annual Bowling Your Brains Out For Epilepsy To Benefit Over 700 Area Patients

Sixth Annual Bowling Your Brains Out For Epilepsy To Benefit Over 700 Area Patients

  By Kathy L. Collins The Sixth Annual Bowling Your Brains Out For Epilepsy will be held on Sunday, November 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Alley at SouthShore located at 10221 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview and is open to everyone in the community. This annual event is organized by Roni-Kay Lopez of […]

Riverview Author’s Breast Cancer Guide Pays It Forward

Riverview Author’s Breast Cancer Guide Pays It Forward

  Staff Report Riverview resident Shirley Alarie spent the first 20 years of her career in an industrial manufacturing environment, running around the hamster wheel as fast as her legs would carry her. Her breast cancer diagnosis jammed on the brakes and forced her to put life in perspective. Her journey since breast cancer has […]

Dr. Robert Norman Helps Keep Skin Looking Young And Healthy

Dr. Robert Norman Helps Keep Skin Looking Young And Healthy

  By Sharon Still When it comes to skin, Dr. Robert A. Norman, a board-certified dermatologist and family practitioner who has been in practice for more than 25 years, advises, “Protect it by not smoking and abusing it by too much sun. Treat it good; it’s your biggest organ.”   Dr. Norman has two offices […]