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Blog Archive - December 2013

Read past articles on Health & Wellness, Healing & Treatments, Clinical News, and Spiritual & Patient Experience on the Florida Hospital blog.
  • POSTED BY: Diabetes & Endocrinology Institute

    Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

    For people with diabetes, the holidays can bring some challenges with all the cookies, cakes, and pies that are shared. If you are planning to spend the holiday season with friends and family, you’ll need to be prepared.

  • POSTED BY: Peter Bath, D.Min., MBA

    Medical Mission to Belize

    This past week the  Florida Hospital Tampa mission team served the people of Cayo District in Belize, providing orthopedic and cardiology consults along with general medicine, physical therapy assessments/interventions and, where applicable, surgery.

  • POSTED BY: Amanda Rayno

    Hear the Joy This Holiday Season: Why You Need to Get Your Hearing Tested

    Getting your hearing tested with a loved one may be the most precious and helpful gift you can give or receive this holiday season, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). No doubt, it will be among the very best things you and your loved one can do to safeguard an active, healthy, engaging lifestyle.

  • POSTED BY: Christine Jallad

    Book Teaches Kids to Eat More Veggies

    Proper nutrition is the foundation to a healthy lifestyle that should be taught at any early age.

  • POSTED BY: Kayla Burton

    Five Common Causes of Back Pain in Women

    Dr. Diego Guerrero identifies five common causes of back pain in women.

  • POSTED BY: Michelle Oswald-Bianchet | December 10, 2013

    Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Hosts 29th Annual “Lighting of the Trees” Christmas Tree Lighting Event

    Florida Hospital Zephyrhills hosted its 29th annual “Lighting of the Trees” Christmas tree lighting event on Sunday, December 8, 2013. The event welcomed over 5,000 local residents to the front lawn of the hospital, where they were treated to a full day of festivities and celebration.

  • POSTED BY: Christopher Thurston, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI Certified Physical Therapist

    NBA Injuries: After Torn Achilles Tendon, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant Looking to Defy Odds in His Return

    Future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant is arguably one of the greatest basketball players of all time.  He is recuperating from an injury that required surgical repair, and since has been sidelined by a torn Achilles tendon dating back to April 2013. At the age of 35, Kobe has numerous accomplishments that include NBA championships, NBA League MVP, Slam Dunk Champion and countless NBA All-star game appearances.  Bryant has sat out the start of the 2013-2014 season thus far and is looking to return to the court soon. 

  • POSTED BY: Peter Bath, D.Min., MBA

    What’s luck got to do with it?

    For many people, “luck” becomes a force upon which they rely, more than they might realize. In an attempt to explain life’s twists and turns, it seems that what we don’t understand we often attribute to “luck” either good or bad. In attributing power to “luck” you deny the responsibility you and I have in life.

  • POSTED BY: Jessica Palo

    Calorie Counting in a Fast Food Society

    At the end of the day, one of the first things that come to mind is food. What am I cooking for dinner, or better yet, where am I picking up dinner? Sound familiar? In today’s fast-paced world, it’s hard to find the time to prepare a nice sit-down meal. 

  • POSTED BY: Julia Riola

    Suffer From Acid Reflux? 8 Indicators that it is a Serious Health Concern

    Shocking statistics show that up to 1 out of 5 U.S. adults are affected by GERD. Are you?