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Brandon Regional Hospital to host event for parents

Brandon Regional Hospital to host event for parents

Brandon Regional Hospital is hosting an event for parents on just what you should do in a medical emergency.

Here's the press release:

Brandon Regional Hospital and Randall Middle School invite you to attend “Pediatric Emergencies:  What Should You Do? 

For Adults and Kids,” on May 10, 2011, 5:30 p.m., at Randall Middle School.  Joey Ancheta, MD, pediatric emergency medicine physician, will discuss the challenges we face as parents in making the decision to take our child to the emergency room. 

Two Hernando County hospitals join forces with UF and Shands

Two Hernando County hospitals join forces with UF and Shands

Hernando County, FL -- Heart and stroke victims in Hernando County will have access to state-of-the-art cardiac and stroke emergency services as Spring Hill and Brooksville Regional Hospitals team up with the University of Florida and Shands HealthCare in a new alliance announced May 1. 

According to Alex Contreras-Soto, CEO of Spring Hill Regional Hospital, cardiac and stroke patients can expect more accurate, in-depth diagnoses.

Additionally, patients from Spring Hill and Brooksville will receive transfer benefits to Shands at UF, Shands HealthCare’s academic medical center, when necessary.  

The alliance brings the University’s highly acclaimed doctors, resources and protocols to the community hospitals through the Heart and Stroke Emergency Specialists program. It allows for teleconferencing consultations between physicians, continuing education and all other levels of hands-on educational exchange.   

Celebrate Pilates Day with South Tampa Pilates!

Celebrate Pilates Day with South Tampa Pilates!

Saturday, May 7 is National Pilates Day and to celebrate South Tampa Pilates is having an open house from noon to 4 p.m. at their studios located at 2120 South MacDill Ave.  

If you've ever wondered what Pilates can do for you or if you've always wanted to try it, South Tampa Pilates will be offering free mat classes and equipment demos.  

In addition there'll be a trunk show by JC's Boutique, a lecture on anti-aging techniques and great prize raffles with the proceeds donated to the Easter Seals of Florida. 

Check out South Tampa Pilates for more information. 

Learn more about breast cancer

Learn more about breast cancer

Carrollwood -- University Community Hospital wants everyone to have all the facts when to comes to breast cancer.

UCH-Carrollwood will be hosting a lecture on this deadly disease on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

The hospital is pleased to provide a wide range of services that help to keep everyone in our communities healthy and educated about their healthcare needs.

Town ‘N Country Senior Center to celebrate Asian arts

Town ‘N Country Senior Center to celebrate Asian arts

Hillsborough County’s Town ‘N Country Senior Center will host a morning dedicated to Asian art in celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on Saturday April 30 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Those participating in this event will learn about Asian culture and history of Asia, view demonstrations of dance and martial arts, experience Tai Chi and Qigong classes with Certified Teachers from the Town ‘N Country Senior Center, enjoy tea and snacks while discovering the wonderful health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, and take a tour of the Senior Center to learn about the many activities available.

Drug buy-back in Ridge Manor Saturday

Drug buy-back in Ridge Manor Saturday

Ridge Manor, Florida -- Saturday, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office is holding a drug buy-back event at the Ridge Manor Community Center.

It's part of a statewide effort to get Floridians to turn in unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

"Dropping unwanted prescriptions at designated sites is a way to help keep our children and our environment safe," said Sgt. Donna Black of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Robots used in surgery at Brooksville Regional

Robots used in surgery at Brooksville Regional

Brooksville, FL -- A doctor at Brooksville Regional Hospital recently completed the hospital's first urological procedure using the da Vinci surgical technology.

Dr. Omar Hamoui used the technique during a nephrectomy, which is the surgical removal of a kidney or section of a kidney.

The da Vinci surgical system is a robotic surgery system that allows surgeons to make smaller incisions during intricate surgeries.  Surgeons are able to see the surgery site in 3-D and high definition, with up to ten times magnification.