Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Irene Maher, Times correspondent

Irene Maher, Times correspondent

Irene Maher has reported on health for more than 25 years, mostly for WFLA-Ch. 8 in Tampa. She now writes about personal health and wellness for the Tampa Bay Times.

Photos by TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times
\u201CEveryone agrees that mammography saves lives,\u201D says Dr. Bethany Niell, section chief of breast imaging at Moffitt Cancer Center. For some patients, especially those at high risk, supplemental MRI screening can also be beneficial.

Breast cancer awareness: From mammograms (2-D and 3-D) and MRIs to risk factors, here’s what you should know

Jenna Johnson expects to reach a major milestone next month: five years cancer free following a diagnosis of breast cancer.The now 56-year-old executive assistant and office manager was diagnosed in November 2013, after...
Published: 10/12/18
RON BORRESEN   |   Times

Anger management: Learn healthy ways to handle it, and unlearn bad behavior

What makes you mad? Dropping your new phone in the toilet — after deciding not to take the extra coverage that would have replaced it? Being cut off in traffic? Having a parking place "stolen" from you? Doing dishes after...
Updated one month ago
Arto Woods is pictured with his wife, Syvilla, and his son, Dr. Ashanti Woods, at St. Joseph's Hospital just days after having a stroke. (St. Joseph's Hospital)

Stroke stories can have a happy ending: What you should know

Arto Woods and his wife, Syvilla, had a good flight from Baltimore to Tampa in early May. En route, they talked about how convenient it would have been to fly directly into Orlando, where the conference that brought them to Florida...
Updated: 5 months ago
Melanoma rates doubled in the United States from 1982 to 2011, and melanoma is on the rise. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, an especially good time to learn how to protect yourself and how to spot signs of trouble. (Times, 2012)

Melanoma on the rise, especially in young women: What you should know

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is on the rise, especially among young women. Now, according to the American Academy of Dermatology and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, melanoma is the second most common form...
Updated: 5 months ago
At one point, Christine Daniels' son, Chris, wanted to be a professional football player. Chris died in January 2012 after being involved in a vehicle accident. Doctors were able to transplant his heart, two kidneys, pancreas and liver. (MONICA HERNDON, Times)

Mother who lost son shares his story to encourage organ donation

Chris Daniels always wanted to be a professional football player. Then he discovered dirt bike racing, the sport he thought might one day make him famous. But at just 18, he was involved in a vehicle accident that brought his life and dreams to a full...
Updated: 6 months ago