ARCHIVE: August 2016

Scary mosquitoes, compassion for shooting victims and expensive...

The widening reach of the Zika virus has dominated Florida’s health headlines this week, as health investigators look at whether the new zika case in Pinellas is an isolated instance or a sign...

Celebrating National Burger Day in a healthy way

Is there anything more quintessentially American than a big, juicy burger? Sadly, so many of those tempting burgers are also fat and calorie bombs. The Center for Science in the Public...

Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Maile visits TGH

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Luke Maile and mascot Rays Raymond visited the Children's Medical Center at Tampa General Hospital Tuesday. Here's a look at  his visit.

For moms to be, Zika, now in Miami, raises anxiety levels

Zika is here. “It’s concerning, and it’s real,” said Dr. Lindsay Maggio, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Tampa General Hospital and an assistant professor at the USF Health Morsani College...

Inspired by the Olympics? Boost your workout - but stay injury-...

From Katie Ledecky to Usain Bolt, Olympians offer an inspiring example – new role models for everyday athletes to push their limits and try a new sport or exercise. But if you’re trying to get...

Floridians love flip-flops, but are they good for our feet?

What’s not to like about flip flops? They’re fun, flexible and even fashionable. They’re attractively priced and they come in every color of the rainbow. If you’re a Floridian, this casual...

School lunches 101: A week’s worth of healthy ideas

Want to pack school lunches for your kids that are tasty and healthy? We asked TGH dietitian Jamie Vespa, MS, RD, LD/N, how to make that possible. Vespa provided a week’s worth of back-to-school...

Sunrise splashing to Pokémon pursuing: seven cool strategies for...

The park was crowded the other morning and, to Dr. Denise Edwards, that was a good thing. She was at Ballast Point Park for her usual 5:30 a.m. exercise class when she noticed at least 15...

Construction underway at the Brandon Healthplex

Builders are making tremendous progress on the Tampa General Hospital Brandon Healthplex, located at 10740 Palm River Rd in Tampa, just north of the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway. ...

New Zika virus cases in Miami

South Florida now has 14 cases of people who likely were infected with Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Gov. Rick Scott said Monday. The area where mosquitoes are transmitting the virus remains...