Health & Wellness

YMCA Leaders Club Building Leadership, Fitness

YMCA Leaders Club Building Leadership, Fitness

  By Ali Renckens Many attributes are connected to being an effective leader including responsibility, organization, caring and vision, but one quality that is not usually listed is physical ability. The YMCA Leaders Club is a program that encourages teen leadership largely through physical activity. Dan Ribas, who facilitates the Campo YMCA branch of the(…)

O’Brien’s Hosts Annual Duck Derby To Raise Funds For Moffitt Cancer Center

O’Brien’s Hosts Annual Duck Derby To Raise Funds For Moffitt Cancer Center

  By Libby Hopkins Rick Miller of Valrico is on a mission. His mission is to fund the research that will prevent cancer in children and adults. That may sound like a pretty lofty mission but he’s not alone in his quest. Miller has his girlfriend, Beth Morgan, and his friends Sean and Dani Donahue(…)

New Account Campaign Benefits Cancer Research

New Account Campaign Benefits Cancer Research

  By Michelle Colesanti Local resident, Jenn Moddie, spent four-and-a-half years at her mother, Michelle Ehrich’s, side as she battled ovarian cancer. Her story is one of determination and strength despite the battle, and it relates to Fifth Third’s current campaign to raise funds for cancer research. Over the past few months, Fifth Third Bank(…)

Apollo Beach Dental Staff Celebrates Six Years

Apollo Beach Dental Staff Celebrates Six Years

  By Michelle Colesanti Celebrating six years in Apollo Beach, Dr. Sean Gassett and his staff have been providing high quality dental work to patients while providing comfort and satisfaction. He and his team have worked and trained extensively to build the practice based on trusted, personalized dental care. Dentistry is in Dr. Gassett’s blood.(…)

Holistic Medical Care Center Opens In Apollo Beach

Holistic Medical Care Center Opens In Apollo Beach

  By Alicia Martin Apollo Beach has a new healthcare option with the recent opening of the Holistic Medical Care Center in the South Commerce Center. It was founded by Nataliya Sia, ARNP and Dr. George Rucker, MD. Its company motto is “Blending Medicine with a Holistic Approach.” Holistic medicine is a healing-oriented, integrative medicine(…)

Local Resident Raises Funds For Crohn’s Disease Research

Local Resident Raises Funds For Crohn’s Disease Research

  By Bryan Fern Chances are you or someone you know is part of the estimated 1.5 million who suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), or more commonly known as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. This is an incurable chronic disorder of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract that causes painful inflammation of the intestines,(…)

Local Students Kick Butts, Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives

Local Students Kick Butts, Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives

By Tamas Mondovics Once again proving their willingness to work hard on behalf of their fellow classmates and the community, Randall Middle School seventh and eighth grade students took part in multiple activities in order to raise awareness of the physical and economic impact of tobacco use. Students stood up against tobacco as they joined(…)

The Brandon Outreach Clinic Presents Third Annual Kentucky Derby Party

The Brandon Outreach Clinic Presents Third Annual Kentucky Derby Party

By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Outreach Clinic will host its Third Annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 3 from 4-8 p.m. at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. Tickets are $75 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Brandon Outreach Clinic, the area’s only clinic providing free health care to(…)

Brandon Outreach Clinic Celebrates 25 Years Of Healthcare

Brandon Outreach Clinic Celebrates 25 Years Of Healthcare

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Outreach Clinic has been providing lifesaving healthcare for the uninsured in the greater Brandon area for over 25 years. The clinic is located at 517 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. The Brandon Outreach Clinic started out seeing patients on a first-come first-see basis one evening a week. Over(…)

Core5 Fitness, Fitness To The Core

Core5 Fitness, Fitness To The Core

  By Samantha R. Evensen Core5 Fitness, a studio gym specializing in group and one-on-one personal training, has taken a holistic approach to the five core pillars of fitness: cardio, resistance, flexibility, nutrition and support. At Core5 Studios, the trainers strive to not only meet but exceed the goals and expectations of their clients. They(…)