CATEGORY: Safe & Well

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Chasing away the holiday blues

The ho-ho-ho holidays are a time of joy, cheer and good will. Right? Not so fast. It’s also a time when too many demands and poignant memories can trigger depression and stress. But it doesn’t...
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Floridians love flip-flops, but are they good for our feet?

What’s not to like about flip flops? They’re fun, flexible and even fashionable. They’re attractively priced and they come in every color of the rainbow. If you’re a Floridian, this casual...
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How to Minimize That ‘Zombie’ Effect When Traveling Overseas

So you finally decide to take that dream trip, the one you’ve been thinking about for years. Rome. Paris. Barcelona. London. You’ve done your homework, packed the proper clothing, broken in new...
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How to enjoy your Fourth of July picnic – without regretting it...

You get to the party a tad late and it’s the first thing you see on the buffet table. Aunt Martha’s famous potato salad! And there’s still some left. But don’t be so hasty. As tempting as that...
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Keeping summer fun…and keeping it safe

School’s out and summer’s in full swing. It’s the season of longer days, vacation time, kicking back and digging your toes in the sand. You don’t want to spoil the fun with an unexpected trip to...
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The Golden Years: the Positive Side of Aging

The human body is in a constant state of change. Over the years, bones may become brittle, metabolism may slow, and even the most resilient skin begins to lose elasticity. But change doesn’t mean we...
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Summer’s Here – and So Is Our Summer Survival Guide

Ah, summer has arrived. And the living is easy. Right? Not so fast.  There’s danger lurking in the laid-back season of sun and fun. It’s a good time to brush up on simple summer safety...
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Illness or Stress? How to Tell the Difference

Lately, you’ve felt sluggish and noticed a lingering headache and mild stomach ache. Are you getting sick — or are you simply stressed? When you picture the body’s reaction to stress, you may...
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Creepy, Crawly Critters: What You Need to Know about Ticks

No one likes to think about ticks. But as disgusting as they are, you’d better educate yourself. The tick’s arrival is a rite of spring and a summertime curse. Floridians who venture outdoors,...
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Stuck in Traffic? Here are Healthy Ways to Cope.

William Yelverton is not a religious man. But when he leaves his Pasco County home for a daily 38-mile commute to his office in downtown Tampa, he says a little prayer. “Please, please, get me...
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Leap into Health Today

Happy, healthy Leap Day! What better way to mark the occasion than to do something to improve your health? Think of it as a chance to revive those New Year’s resolutions. Here are our four healthy...
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Get a Flu Shot Now: Flu Has Arrived

It’s that time of year. In the past few weeks, there has been a surge of influenza cases in Tampa Bay, with more than 100 patients testing positive for flu at Tampa General Hospital since January...
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5 Healthy Things to Do Today Instead of Shopping

For years, Holly Murphy used to get up before dawn the day after Thanksgiving to go teach a 6 am fitness class. “I would drive past Wal-Mart and see all the people in line to get into the...
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A Dozen Ways to Stay Out of the Emergency Room

Dr. Matthew Vasey Let’s face it. Nobody wants to wind up as an emergency room patient. Confronting unexpected illness or a sudden injury just isn’t fun. Unfortunately, Americans rack up 136...
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Can Supplements Help Your Health?

  Lindsay Goddard, TGH clinical nutrition specialist The News Center asked Lindsay Goddard, MS, RDN, LD/N, a clinical nutrition specialist at TGH, to share her best advice on...

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