ARCHIVE: December 2017

When you’re a caregiver, don’t forget to care for yourself

The drive to Tampa General Hospital in March 2015 was the longest ride of Terra Acosta’s life. “My husband called me and kept saying, ‘You need to get here,’” she said. “He wouldn’t tell me what...

Three cups of coffee a day may keep the doctor away

Here’s a news flash: Americans really, really love coffee. Yes, we’re sure you’re surprised and astounded by this totally unexpected news. After all, Americans only drink nearly 600 million cups...

Navigating the Holidays with Crohn’s Disease

The kitchen has transformed into an aromatic world of roast turkey and baked casseroles. Visions of gingerbread men are dancing in my head. Is it possible to swim in a vat of gravy? Focus. It’s...

Lighting up the holiday season at TGH

The holiday season is always a special time at Tampa General Hospital. We are fortunate enough to receive many visitors who want to bring gifts and holiday cheer to our patients. We've collected the...

Deck the halls – with a few holiday safety tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly – but all that merry-making can be hazardous to your health. “It’s easy to get distracted this time of year,” said Dr. David Wein, medical director of the Emergency...

More resources needed to target looming shortage of doctors,...

Florida has made progress in providing more graduate training for new doctors over the last four years, but the demand will continue to outstrip the supply, according to a new study released...

Why can’t you read this? Your eyes are aging

The only things certain in life, the saying goes, are death and taxes. Add one more to the list: eye aging. The most common vision problem as people get older is a loss of ability to focus on...