Health & Wellness

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(…)

South Bay Hospital To Expand, Renovate Facility Including New Patient Tower

South Bay Hospital To Expand, Renovate Facility Including New Patient Tower

  By Natalia Diaz South Bay Hospital, an HCA West Florida hospital, recently announced expansion and renovation projects which began in June. The $33 million project includes the addition of a new patient tower, Cath Lab and renovations of existing patient care areas. The hospital is expanding to meet increasing patient needs in the SouthShore(…)

Silver Sneaker Members Train In Hands-On CPR

Silver Sneaker Members Train In Hands-On CPR

  By Heather Wilkins Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR), in conjunction with Brandon Regional Hospital (BRH), recently had the opportunity to train Silver Sneaker members from the Campo YMCA about hands-on CPR. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or heart and lung resuscitation (CPR) is a vital component in helping to aid a heart attack victim prior to help(…)

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Group Offers Support For Families Of Children With Down Syndrome

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Group Offers Support For Families Of Children With Down Syndrome

  By Robyn St. James Little is known about the world’s most common genetic disorder, Down Syndrome. It is caused almost by accident, when the smallest chromosome in the human body is incorrectly reproduced. Many parents in the Tampa Bay area have one or more children affected by Down Syndrome. Ten years ago, as the(…)

Sunshine State Family Care In FishHawk Offers Preventative Medicine For Entire Family

Sunshine State Family Care In FishHawk Offers Preventative Medicine For Entire Family

  By Bonnie Mentel Dr. Monica Rivera had been providing care with a medical practice in FishHawk when she decided that it was time for her to part ways and continue to provide high quality and compassionate care under her own practice, Sunshine State Family Care. “Last year I decided to venture out on my(…)

Outdoor Safety Takes Center Stage This Summer

Outdoor Safety Takes Center Stage This Summer

  By Tamas Mondovics Summer is in full swing and residents are urged to keep safety first and foremost while enjoying the outdoors. County officials have provided safety tips to protect  family, home and animals listed below. Water Safety • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a(…)