ARCHIVE: May 2017

Talk more comforting than silence for kids facing tragedy

As phones and TV screens around the world flashed the brutal news from Manchester, England, the reality hit home for many parents: We can’t protect our children from violence - not even at a Monday...

The Memorial Day picnic gets a healthy makeover

So you love your annual Memorial Day picnic…but not all the calories, sugar and fat in some of your traditional picnic fare? Fear not. We have some healthier options, with recipes from our...

Even for older adults with heart disease, exercise helps

Ann Scott Knight, 82, has every intention of dancing at her grandson’s wedding next spring. You would never guess that Knight suffered a heart attack when she was 69. Knight credits her three-...

Divide and conquer: surgeon uses unusual technique to fight...

Kenneth Brant had no idea he had liver cancer – let alone a cancer so advanced and aggressive that fighting it would require a surgery never done before at Tampa General Hospital. After a bout...

Energy drinks increase heart risks, cardiologist says

Dr. Fadi Matar has a swift recommendation for how many energy drinks you should drink: “Zero,” he said. “None. Stop drinking them.” Matar, medical director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at...

National Chocolate Chip Day – the healthy way

Yup, we love chocolate chips too. And, if you care about healthy recipes, you’ve probably heard people touting the possible health benefits of chocolate. While chocolate may have some health...

Questions about stroke? Check out #StrokeTalk

Earlier this week, @TGHCares joined @American_Stroke, @HeartTampaBay and other national experts for a tweet chat moderated by @NINDSnews (the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)...

What did this mom get for Mother's Day? Her own little...

Margaret Mae Griffiths was born too little to be held. She arrived in the world last July 3. Three-and-a-half months early, she weighed just a pound and was unable to see or breathe on her own...

With fires near, tips to keep lungs clear

With Florida as dry as a tinder box, new wildfires seem to be popping up daily. And where there’s fire, there’s smoke – an irritant for everyone’s lungs and eyes, and especially bad news for...

Just for your fiesta: Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Whatever your party plans are for Cinco de Mayo, they’re about to get better. Because we’ve got a fiesta’s worth of healthy recipes to liven up your celebration, courtesy of our dietitians and...