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Hillsborough County offers Benefits CheckUp for older adults

Hillsborough County offers Benefits CheckUp for older adults

Hillsborough County, Florida -- Are you a senior who is having trouble paying for medical care, property taxes, or food? If so, you should visit one of Hillsborough County’s Senior Centers for a free Benefits CheckUp to see if you qualify for assistance

Fight for Air Climb

Fight for Air Climb

Tampa, Florida -- The American Lung Association will host the 8th annual Fight for Air Climb Tampa presented by Kindred Hospital.

1,000 participants will climb the 41 flights of stairs (914 steps) at the Bank of America Plaza. The Tampa climb is one of the top 10 highest fundraising climbs in the country and the largest climb in the Southeast.

Hollywood expectant moms' secret to staying slim

Hollywood expectant moms' secret to staying slim

Tampa, Florida-- Many Hollywood stars who are pregnant swear by The Bar Method to stay in Shape. Now moms-to-be can take similar, low impact classes right in South Tampa.

Jeanette DePuy, owner and instructor at The Bar Method Tampa studio says, "Women can bounce back to their pre-baby bodies quicker if they follow a simple, non-impact routine such as The Bar Method workout."

Staying fit while pregnant can prevent gestational diabetes, alleviate lower-back pain and even lessen the "baby blues."

Kick Ball Challenge to "Kick Butts" and fight against big tobacco

Kick Ball Challenge to "Kick Butts" and fight against big tobacco

Tampa, FL-- In honor of "Kick Butts Day", the Campaign for Tobacco-Free kids national day of activism, the Florida Department of Health has highlighted Hillsborough County students' efforts to take a stand against flavored tobacco.

Study Highlights Importance of Smoking Alternatives

Study Highlights Importance of Smoking Alternatives

Tampa, Florida-- A recent study from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa highlights the importance of being careful when it comes to smoking, especially for those with serious illnesses already. 

According to the study, 60 percent of patients who smoked in the week before surgery started again after their surgery, compared to a 13 percent relapse rate for patients who had quit smoking before surgery.  Most who resumed smoking did so shortly after surgery.

Highlands County Health Department to host trauma rule workshop

Highlands County Health Department to host trauma rule workshop

Highlands County, Florida-- The Florida Department of Health will host its sixth trauma rule workshop next month at the Highlands County Health Department. 

Community and stakeholder input is welcomed in this public discussion regarding the creation of a new trauma rule. 

The workshop is scheduled Thursday, March 28,  from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Highlands County Health Department is located at 7205 South George Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33873. 

FREE Wellness workshop at Tampa General

FREE Wellness workshop at Tampa General

Tampa, Florida -- Ready to feel the health benefits of eating real food and exercising? Looking for a helping hand to motivate and guide you? 

Tampa General Hospital in South Tampa is offering a free Wellness Workshop n Wednesday, Feb. 20. with check-in beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the event kicking off at 6.

Here is more information about the event and instructor: