Weight loss & management

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will kick off the new year with a full day focused on helping the public learn about weight management and weight loss surgery. There will be an open house on Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and again from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., to introduce the new da Vinci X Robotic System. The event will include: surgical robot demonstrations a meet and greet with … [Read more...]

Infertility seminar

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel will present “Infertility Challenges and Possible Options” on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m., at Inspiration Place, Wellness Plaza, Suite 305, Third Floor, 2700 Healing Way. Dr. Anthony Imudia, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology, and infertility, will give an educational presentation and lead a group discussion. Preregister by calling (813) 929-5432, or online at … [Read more...]

Be a SHINE volunteer

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) will host a volunteer orientation on Jan. 29 at The Area Agency on Aging, 4111 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, in the third-floor conference room. Volunteers are needed to assist seniors in making informed health care decisions. There will be a coffee and breakfast bar at 10 a.m., with a discussion on the ways to help seniors in Pasco … [Read more...]

Blood Drive and Vendors

Texas Roadhouse, 26409 Silver Maple Parkway in Wesley Chapel wants to help give back to the community for National Blood Donor Month. The restaurant will host a blood drive and vendor event on Jan. 25 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., that will include the One Blood Bus, food, kids games, activities and various vendors. Blood donors will receive a free movie ticket and a discount coupon for Texas Roadhouse. … [Read more...]

Clinical study

ForCare Clinical Research (FCR) is looking for people with hidradenitis suppurativa for a clinical study meant to improve the lives of those with the painful condition. Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as HS, is a skin condition that causes small, painful lumps under the skin. The HS lesions typically occur in areas of the body where the skin rubs together, such as the armpits and … [Read more...]

Silver Sneakers classes

Silver Sneakers strength and balance classes take place every Wednesday at 9 a.m., and every Friday at 10:30 a.m., at The Groves Golf and Country Club Civic Center, 7924 Melogold Circle in Land O’ Lakes. These are low-impact classes for men and women, and are designed to improve flexibility and balance, which can help prevent falls, broken hips and more. The classes are free for Silver Sneakers … [Read more...]

Cancer survivor event

BayCare will host its annual Cancer Survivor Event on Feb. 1 at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., to recognize all cancer survivors in the community, and honor those who have been lost to the disease. Participants can include anyone touched by cancer, including survivors, patients, caregivers, family members and supportive friends, and is open to all, no matter where they received … [Read more...]

Ladies conference

The Zephyrhills Pregnancy Care Center will host a ladies conference fundraiser on Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Alliance Church, 6351 Fort King Road in Zephyrhills. Christian speaker and author Dee Brestin will talk about how the Scriptures show a way to deepen a relationship with God, and with one another. Tickets are $40 and include breakfast, lunch, live music and time for fellowship. … [Read more...]

Active adult injuries

Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., in New Port Richey, will host a seminar on “Common Injuries in Active Adults” on Jan. 24 at noon, in the Bekesh Education & Conference Center, Rooms 2 and 3. Dr. Jennifer Swaringen, orthopedic surgeon, will review common shoulder, elbow and knee injuries that can happen when playing sports, such as golf and tennis. Treatment options also will … [Read more...]

GERD discussion

AdventHealth Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., will offer a free lecture on “Saying Goodbye to GERD” on Jan. 29 at noon, in the Cypress Room. Dr. Naga Thatimatla, board-certified general surgeon, will explain the LINX Reflux Management System and how it can provide long-term relief for acid reflux. Reservations are required by calling (813) 779-6476. … [Read more...]