ARCHIVE: September 2016

Roller coasters for better health (really), flu shots, and a new...

It’s Florida, so even health news is just plain weird. This study found that riding roller coasters could actually help pass a small kidney stone. Michigan State researchers tested their theory on...

Goldfish are not a meal: finding help for my picky eater

I don’t know how this happened, how rainbow-colored Goldfish, chicken nuggets, and fries became all my 2-year-old daughter, Sarah, wants to eat. Even before she first gummed her way through solid...

Billions in new research funding; teen smoking rate falls;...

The world will get $3 billion of new funds to fight disease, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Priscilla Chan. The couple’s ambitious goal is to prevent or...

Florida Orchestra plays at Tampa General

The Florida Orchestra, led by conductor Michael Francis, played Friday morning at Tampa General Hospital. The concert was held in the Food Court and livestreamed into patient rooms. 

Keeping the beat: Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Diane Lawson was reading a book when her heart began to race. Lawson, a retired nurse who lives near Sarasota, immediately suspected what was wrong, and tests soon confirmed it. Lawson had atrial...

Did you Walk and Roll on Saturday?

The first annual TGH Rehabilitation Center Walk & Roll kicked off at Tampa General Hospital Saturday morning with a walk and wheelchair roll along the waterside.  The inaugural event...

Millions not exercising; the latest news on Zika and other nasty...

Some 31 million older Americans aren’t getting any exercise, according to a new report released this week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By getting more exercise, older...

Millions risk hearing loss, NFL talks concussions, fight over...

What’s the most common injury Americans face at work? Hearing loss, says Kaiser Health News. Some 22 million Americans are exposed to hazardous levels of workplace noise. The NFL kicked off its...

Helping your heart stay healthy starts young

Tampa resident Amanda Maddocks belongs to a local food co-op and the South Tampa YMCA to make sure her two kids are learning healthy habits. “We’re not perfect. We occasionally get the fast food...

Hurricane Hermine brushes Tampa Bay; more on Zika, FDA scrubs...

Although Hurricane Hermine has now passed us by, street flooding remains an issue. It’s a good idea to check the city of Tampa’s street flooding map or @alertTampa before you venture out....

Integrative medicine provides care for the whole patient

Judi Bedard never considered herself a “woo woo” person. As a nurse, she believed in science. Pharmaceuticals. Proven protocols backed by research and statistics. That changed after a diving...