Monday, November 20, 2017

Health

When the goal is getting to the ER fast and cheap, some choose Uber over 911

When the goal is getting to the ER fast and cheap, some choose Uber over 911

Matt Lavin had just arrived in Charlottesville, Va., for a business trip when he started feeling sick. By the time he got to his hotel around 11 p.m., he felt excruciating pain. "I didn’t know what was happening, but I knew something wasnR...
Published: 11/06/17

Stunning study: Heart stents fail to ease chest pain

A procedure used to relieve chest pain in hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year is useless for many of them, researchers reported Wednesday.Their study focused on the insertion of stents, tiny wire cages, to open blocked arteries. The dev...
Updated one month ago
Vigil calls attention to overdose victims, and brings hope

Vigil calls attention to overdose victims, and brings hope

NEW PORT RICHEY — The room was filling up fast. For Monica Rousseau, the sight of so many people searching for a seat at the annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education candlelight vigil was both heartbreaking and uplifting. "I can’t even gues...
Updated one month ago
Educate yourself about antibiotics

Educate yourself about antibiotics

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will join other medical centers across the nation Monday through Nov. 19 in participating in U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, an educational effort about the appropriate and safe use of antibiotics. When used appr...
Published: 10/30/17
Updated: 11/10/17
Mayo Clinic Q&A: a close look at liposuction; reducing dementia risk

Mayo Clinic Q&A: a close look at liposuction; reducing dementia risk

ONCE THE FAT CELLS ARE GONE, THEY’RE GONE, BUT ...How long are the effects of liposuction supposed to last, and how does it affect the skin around it? Is it true that if you get liposuction in one area of the body, the fat will eventually move to ano...
Published: 10/30/17
Updated: 11/09/17
Obamacare fact vs. fiction: What you need to know before open enrollment

Obamacare fact vs. fiction: What you need to know before open enrollment

Consumers are struggling to separate fact from fiction as the open enrollment period approaches for health insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange, advocates and insurance companies say.The controversial health care law liv...
Updated one month ago
Half marathon returns to downtown St. Petersburg with visions of big future

Half marathon returns to downtown St. Petersburg with visions of big future

It has been three years since downtown St. Petersburg hosted a half marathon on the waterfront, and the upcoming St. Pete Run Fest aims to go the distance. Other races have stumbled in recent years. In 2014, the owner of the Rock ’n’ Rol...
Updated one month ago
Make fitness a family affair

Make fitness a family affair

Family fitness dates are replacing the old-school pizza and movie nights as more parents are realizing that the benefits of moving aren’t just about burning calories but setting an example for the next generation. We talked to three fitness experts t...
Published: 10/25/17
Updated: 11/09/17
Start the day off right with a Pumpkin and Spice Breakfast Bowl

Start the day off right with a Pumpkin and Spice Breakfast Bowl

By MELISSA D’ARABIANAll four of my daughters love frozen acai bowls because they feel like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast, except healthier. If you haven’t hopped on the acai bowl craze, allow me to update you. Superfood acai berry puree is bl...
Published: 10/25/17
Updated: 11/09/17
World Stroke Day is Oct. 29: Educate yourself on symptoms, treatment (seconds count) and risk factors

World Stroke Day is Oct. 29: Educate yourself on symptoms, treatment (seconds count) and risk factors

Before Ann Shuck retired from Raymond James Financial, she had some pretty persistent friends and co-workers. They wouldn’t take "no" for an answer. And that’s probably why she’s alive and very well today, three years after sufferin...
Updated one month ago