Health News 04/19/2017

Foundation gives back to Volunteer Way The Jean Griswold Foundation, a private charity established in 2010, was created by Griswold Home Care to raise awareness that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all. The foundation presented $1,000 to The Volunteer Way for its efforts in assisting more than 23,000 families each month in Pasco, Hernando and surrounding counties. From … [Read more...]

Emergency medical help coming to Central Pasco

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is again expanding its services, this time setting up a freestanding emergency department in Land O’ Lakes. The facility, which is expected to be completed by January of 2018, will bring emergency medical assistance closer to residents of Central Pasco County. The new 18,000-square-foot center will be near the entrance to Bexley, a new community being built … [Read more...]

Spa using new medical device

belle ame Day Spa & Salon, 21758 State Road 54 in Lutz, is offering one complimentary session on its new FDA-registered medical device. Electromagnetic sessions are used to improve blood flow and circulation, cardiac function, and nutrient and oxygen supply to cells. Other benefits could include sleep management, stress reduction and relaxation, energy, strength and endurance, and … [Read more...]

Tour a $1.9 million home, enjoy a party, raise money for charity

You don’t have to be among the rich and famous to dip into the lifestyle during the Party at Bella Lago, a charity event set for this weekend. Waterford Designs is hosting a benefit for the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research on April 8, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The party will be at the Bella Largo Model Home, 18707 Cypress Shores Drive in Lutz. Party-goers will see … [Read more...]

The amazing attitude of my sister, Karen

My younger sister, Karen, and I are three years apart. We typically see each other just two or three times a year, because Karen lives in my home state of Minnesota and I live in Florida — more than 1,300 miles away. While there’s a great distance between us, Karen and I have always been close. We share many common interests — traveling, gardening, dogs, cooking, outdoor activities, history … [Read more...]

Lutz pilot honored for his angel flights

When Larry Marlewski flies his Mooney M201 out of Tampa Executive Airport, he’s often on a mission. He’s one of 650 volunteers who makes sure that Angel Flight Southeast passengers get the care they need. The pilots transport patients who have rare or complicated medical conditions and who have to travel hundreds of miles to and from their medical appointments. Marlewski, like the other … [Read more...]

Local nurse to speak at summit

Kathleen B. Hill, of Land O’ Lakes, will be the National Nurse Educator Summit speaker at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa in Orlando April 2 to April 5. Each year the top thinkers, lecturers and teachers in nursing education gather at the summit, hosted by ATI Nursing Education. Hill will lead attendees in a conversation about “Preparing for NLN CNEA Accreditation.” The … [Read more...]

Teen isn’t defined by rare disease

Remington Walls is just like any other 17-year-old. Except that he can’t eat food. Walls, a junior at Land O’ Lakes High School, suffers from a rare disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Essentially, all food deteriorates his esophagus — and there is no cure. His only source of nutrition comes via a hypoallergenic amino acid-based liquid formula, called Neocate EO28 … [Read more...]

She tends to much more than cuts and bruises

When Margaret Polk became a school nurse more than a quarter-century ago, there were full-time nurses in all of Pasco County’s public high schools funded by a grant. Those days and that funding are long gone. Now, “most of us have at least two or three schools,” Polk said. She divides her time between Pasco High School and the James Ervin Education Center, and recently picked up a third … [Read more...]

Health News 03/29/2017

Volunteer Way receives $1,000 grant The Jean Griswold Foundation, a private charity established in 2010n and created by Griswold Home Care, awarded more than $30,000 in grants to 28 organizations across the country. The foundation’s goal is to further the belief that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all and not just a privileged few. The Volunteer Way of Pasco County was … [Read more...]