ARCHIVE: July 2017

Make a wish…for less bacteria on your birthday cake

Bad news, birthday cake fans: if you blow out the candles when you make a wish, you’re spreading more than birthday cheer. A team of party-hating, birthday-Grinching, parade-raining researchers at...

Last week of work? Still enough time to make a new friend

It was the last week before retirement for TGH’s Sharon Zegalia – but she still got to experience something new. Zegalia, an Employee Health specialist who retired Friday after a combined 35 years...

Bell rings to signal victory in 13-year-old's fight against...

The bell that rang out Friday afternoon at Tampa General Hospital marked a special victory for 13-year-old Katie Ballesteros. The brand-new "chemo bell" was donated to the TGH Childlife Playroom...

Rescuing you from National Junk Food Day

Yeah, we know. It’s sooooo tempting. National Junk Food Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in potato chips and curly fries, pizza and Pop-Tarts, cotton candy and candy bars. We’re here to...

Too young for a stroke? Risk rising among younger adults

His younger patients follow a pattern. They arrive in the emergency room with double vision, or terrible headaches. They’re scared. And they tend to have one other common bond, said Dr. Erfan...

How to survive a lightning strike here in the lightning capital...

Here in Tampa Bay, we get so much lightning that we named our pro hockey team after it.  Legend even holds that Tampa meant “sticks of fire” in the language of the Calusa, a Native American...