ARCHIVE: June 2016

Keeping summer fun…and keeping it safe

School’s out and summer’s in full swing. It’s the season of longer days, vacation time, kicking back and digging your toes in the sand. You don’t want to spoil the fun with an unexpected trip to...

Rays Catcher Hank Conger visits TGH

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Hank Conger, along with mascot Raymond, took time out of his game-day schedule to visit some of the young patients in the Children’s Medical Center at Tampa General...

Sorry, kids: Flu vaccine this year likely to mean a needle stick

It looks like vaccinating your child against the flu this fall will mean a shot, not a spray. Studies found that FluMist, the nasal spray flu vaccine, actually failed to protect patients from...

The Golden Years: the Positive Side of Aging

The human body is in a constant state of change. Over the years, bones may become brittle, metabolism may slow, and even the most resilient skin begins to lose elasticity. But change doesn’t mean we...

Summer’s Here – and So Is Our Summer Survival Guide

Ah, summer has arrived. And the living is easy. Right? Not so fast.  There’s danger lurking in the laid-back season of sun and fun. It’s a good time to brush up on simple summer safety...

Happy Father's Day: How Your Time Improves Your Child'...

Dads, on this Father’s Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate how vital you are to your children’s lives and health. Kids with involved fathers “clearly do better,” said Dr. Scott Merritt, an...

A week of fun, a year’s worth of healing

This week the kids at Camp Hopetáke are zooming down waterslides at Adventure Island, taking in a Tampa Bay Rays game, and meeting giraffes at a ranch. Then there’s the visit to Hollywood Studios...