ARCHIVE: August 2017

How best to respond to brother's illness? Make lemonade

When Avery Ranieri decided she wanted to sell lemonade to help sick children, she had no idea how big her effort would become. But the lemonade stand that 9-year-old Avery hosted a few weeks ago...

Don’t let Uncle Rhabdo crash your exercise party

When you do high-intensity workouts, you might expect pain. You may even expect some nausea. But brown urine? Those symptoms could mean you’ve acquired a rare but life-threatening condition...

Did they watch the eclipse? Oh, baby…

Tampa couple Lucy Roldan-Castro and Jesus Martinez had planned to watch the eclipse Monday. But their baby, due September 3rd, had other plans. Roland-Castro went into labor at 4 a.m. Monday,...

Avoiding diabetes can be as simple as a walk in the park

Or, in Jan Hensley’s case, a walk in the mall. As the pounds piled on, the Tampa woman got seriously concerned about her weight. Among her concerns: diabetes. So she decided to be proactive,...

Florida first aid: How to cope in the Sunshine State

There’s no place like home — especially if it’s Florida in the summer. Yes, the Sunshine State boasts gorgeous beaches and lush, tropical landscapes. But the flora and fauna can be hazardous this...

An eclipse is so bright, you gotta wear (approved) shades

One of the first things a parent teaches a child is common sense: never look directly at the sun. Good advice, as staring at that ball of gas in the sky is a good way to fry your retinas....

Drinking too much? You're not alone, says new study

The rising rate of alcohol abuse is an overlooked public health crisis, say the authors of a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. About one in eight Americans are now considered alcoholic, based...

Brown bag magic: what to pack for your kid's lunch

If you’re a Tampa Bay parent, you have at least two questions right now: How can it possibly be time for the kids to head back to school? And what the heck am I gonna put in their lunches?...

Yawn. Heading back to school means a new sleep routine

 Zzzz. It seemed so easy to let the kids sleep as the drowsy days of summer unwound. But now it’s suddenly time for school – and time for them to rush out of bed in the morning. How’s a...

Cups of kindness: why Avery’s lemonade stand is THE cool place...

Avery Ranieri isn’t just a kid with a lemonade stand. She’s a 9-year-old on a mission. Avery wants to help other children like her little brother, Evan Ranieri, who was born with kidney disease...