ARCHIVE: June 2017

Fourth of July fun...beyond the burger

So it's the Fourth of July and you're about to make the burgers...again. Wanna try something different?  We have a picnic's worth of fun, festive summer dishes here - and they're healthy...

Can a meat lover learn to love fruits and vegetables?

I’m the last person who would take up a vegetarian lifestyle. You see, I’m a meat-atarian.  I’m an enthusiastic meat eater. I’m pretty sure that my teeth were designed for eating animals...

Don’t let pain bring you to your knees

68 … 69 … 70 … Was that 71 steps? I had lost count. But it didn’t matter. I was finally at the top. It was my second triumph on this particular trip to Rome back in 2012. The first triumph was...

For these children, a place to celebrate and to heal

Ricky, 10, and Korben, 11, have waited all year for this week. So many rides, so much squealing, and no time to feel self-conscious about their scars, the visible evidence of their encounters with...

Swim safety: What every parent needs to know

As chief of emergency medicine for Tampa General Hospital, Dr. David Wein sees all types and levels of injuries. The one that is absolutely emotionally wrenching and haunted by “if only”s? A child...

Seven secrets for avoiding skin cancer

Sun worshippers, admit it. At some point in your reckless youth, you slathered your barely covered body with baby oil, put up a tin foil tent around your beach chair and soaked in the sun’s rays...

Ready to learn more about CPR? #SouthernHearts had a Twitter...

Every year in the U.S., somewhere between 325,000 and 600,000 hearts stop beating. But if someone witnesses this event and starts CPR, they can double or even triple the chances of survival....

Risks for teen drivers, deadly tattoos and dog flu

Summer break marks the start of the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers, reports NBC News. Accident rates rise while teenagers are out of school, says the AAA, and a study says new drivers ages 16...

For trauma survivors, small gestures can mean big victories

15-year-old Briant Cummings smiled as he lifted his left hand and curled his fingers. Ordinarily, it would be a small gesture. But on this particular Wednesday, Briant’s action made the room...