Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Health

More people are being diagnosed with concussions. Here are some things you should know.

More people are being diagnosed with concussions. Here are some things you should know.

As kids across the Tampa Bay area prepare to return to school, physicians are gearing up for the start of the fall sports season and the head injuries that inevitably follow. Concussion diagnoses are on the rise, especially in youth sports in Florida...
Published: 08/06/18
Mother accused of leaving daughter in river sought help for child’s autism

Mother accused of leaving daughter in river sought help for child’s autism

Months before police say Shakayla Denson carried her daughter into the Hillsborough River and let go this week, the mother asked for help.Her daughter, Je’Hyrah Daniels, had recently been diagnosed with autism, Denson wrote in the October fundraising...
Published: 08/04/18
Pick a trail — we have many — and hit the pavement for exercise and adventure

Pick a trail — we have many — and hit the pavement for exercise and adventure

If you haven’t hit the trail, any trail, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re a walker, a bicyclist or a skater, there are paved paths ripe for the picking across the Tampa Bay area. I tend to stick with what I know (trails near water...
Published: 08/03/18
Tarpon Springs to ask voters to okay 30-year extension to Adventist hospital lease

Tarpon Springs to ask voters to okay 30-year extension to Adventist hospital lease

TARPON SPRINGS — Jason Dunkel stressed that Adventist HealthCare’s commitment to the community remains strong when he recently presented Florida Hospital North Pinellas’ request for a long-term lease extension to the City Commission.City voters will ...
Published: 08/06/18
Missed visits, uncontrolled pain and fraud: Hospice lacks oversight, report says

Missed visits, uncontrolled pain and fraud: Hospice lacks oversight, report says

Elderly patients spent over two weeks in uncontrolled pain or respiratory distress. Acute care was rare on weekends. And recruiters went door to door pitching fraudulent schemes, luring healthy patients to sign up for hospice in exchange for free hou...
Published: 08/01/18
Promising treatments for Alzheimer’s are out there, but who will step up to help test them?

Promising treatments for Alzheimer’s are out there, but who will step up to help test them?

More than 5.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, but physicians and researchers struggle to find them. Including in Tampa Bay. The problem, outlined this week in the New York Times, is hindering medical researchers as they tr...
Updated one month ago
Food truck operated by adults with autism is ready to roll in Tampa

Food truck operated by adults with autism is ready to roll in Tampa

Artistas Cafe has gone mobile.After spending seven years inside the Mercedes Benz dealership on North Dale Mabry Highway, the coffeehouse that employs only autistic adults has hit the road and moved out of its static locale and into a food truck name...
Updated one month ago
Hookworms burrowed into a teen’s skin during Florida trip. Here’s how to avoid them.

Hookworms burrowed into a teen’s skin during Florida trip. Here’s how to avoid them.

Kelli Mulhollen Dumas said she thought the small, red bumps on her son’s skin were bites from chiggers or mosquitoes.Her son, Michael, had just returned from Florida, and she knew he had spent a lot of time outdoors. But within days, she said, the 17...
Updated one month ago
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Sarasota County

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Sarasota County

Mosquitoes in Sarasota County near Venice have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services.It is the first reported case of West Nile in the Sarasota area this year, according to Sarasota’s Mosqu...
Updated one month ago
Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

CHICAGO — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds. It’s the first time a single step has been cl...
Updated one month ago