Cannabis dispensaries coming to Dade City?

The Dade City Commission during a workshop session directed city staff to draft an amendment to the city’s land development regulations that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries within one of the city’s zoning districts. Commissioners, at their Sept. 24 workshop, indicated that the dispensaries should be allowed in the general commercial zoning district. That zoning district generally … [Read more...]

Health News 10/02/19

Jennifer Williams receives DAISY award Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point (RMCBP) has recognized Jennifer Williams as the recipient of its September DAISY award. Williams is a registered nurse in the Cardiopulmonary Recovery Unit and was recommended for the award by a patient who was in her care, as well as the patient’s family member. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune … [Read more...]

School district expands mental health services

The Pasco County school district has been ramping up training and tapping into outside sources, in its quest to build a better mental health support network for students. Statistics from across the school district underscore a compelling need for increased services. District figures show that more than 1,200 suicide assessments were done last year of students in elementary, middle and high … [Read more...]

Dade City sets workshop on medical marijuana dispensaries

The Dade City City Commission again will consider whether or not to allow medical marijuana treatment centers within city limits. This city’s six-month moratorium, or temporary ban, on such dispensaries expires Sept. 21. Commissioners will have a workshop on the matter Sept. 24 at 4 p.m., at City Hall, 38020 Meridian Ave., in Dade City. In March, city leaders voted to extend its … [Read more...]

Health News 09/18/2019

Agency’s work on fall prevention garners honor The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas (AAAPP) has been honored with the 2019 Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), for its Better Living for Seniors Pinellas Falls Prevention Coalition. The Better Living program works to engage local aging business partners and drives community-wide work to reduce … [Read more...]

Pasco Sheriff beefs up mental health services

Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco is ramping up efforts to address mental health issues, in his agency’s daily work. The sheriff explained his team’s approach to those attending the September breakfast meeting of The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce. Nocco said mental health issues are expanding in a way that affects public safety, during remarks to dozens of chamber members at the Golden … [Read more...]

Symposium seeks addiction recovery solutions

A symposium is scheduled for later this month that will seek to create a blueprint for improving long-term substance abuse recovery efforts in Pasco County. The Recover Out Loud Pasco Symposium is set for Sept. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road in New Port Richey. Admission is free. The symposium is being organized by Recovery Epicenter … [Read more...]

Health News 09/04/2019

Charity night deals a good hand The second annual Charity Casino Night raised net proceeds of $35,000 to support patient care for Gulfside Hospice. The fundraiser featured authentic casino-style gaming tables, a silent auction, a ‘giggle water’ station at the bar, dancing, and Restaurant Roulette and Prohibition Crate drawings.  A group of representatives from Maus Nissan, Queen sponsor of the … [Read more...]

Blood donations needed

As all eyes are on Tropical Storm Dorian, OneBlood, the local nonprofit blood center serving Florida and the majority of the Southeast, says it must begin storm preparations now and is urging all eligible blood donors to donate before Dorian potentially impacts parts of its service area, according to a news release. Ensuring a ready blood supply before, during and after the storm is crucial. … [Read more...]

Offering convenient way to combat breast cancer

Cheryl Hinton hits the road in the quest to prevent breast cancer. Hinton, who is the marketing and promotions specialist for Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography, was the featured speaker at the East Pasco Networking Group’s breakfast meeting on Aug. 13 at the IHOP in Dade City. She talked about the company’s mission to provide convenient breast cancer screenings. The independent organization … [Read more...]