Fitness expert offers tips to get healthy, stay healthy

Are you really healthy? That was the main question posed by fitness professional Casio Jones, during a recent Community Awareness Series event, presented by Pasco-Hernando State College. Jones is the wellness director for Florida Hospital Zephyrhills CREATION Health and Wellness Center, at 38233 Daughtery Road. Jones held an educational and interactive discussion on March 14 at PHSC’s … [Read more...]

Knowledge is power in the war on sexual assault

A group of men and women gathered at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch on April 26 for a community seminar on the issue of sexual assault. The Sexual Assault Awareness Symposium, co-sponsored by PHSC and Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic & Sexual Violence Center covered a social issue that’s often difficult for people to talk about. It’s a widespread problem, … [Read more...]

Zika virus cases keep growing

The news on the Zika virus keeps evolving, as the number of travel-associated cases in the United State continues to grow. As of Feb. 10, there were 52 travel-associated cases of Zika virus in the United States, including 16 in Florida, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Feb. 3 directed state Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong to declare a public health … [Read more...]

In Print: No smoking in Pasco, running the Boston Marathon, and a new app

Despite the numerous health warnings against it, more than 42 million Americans -- 18.1 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control -- smoke cigarettes. They light up at home, they light up in the car, during meals, or when ever they may be stressed. However, those smokers may not be welcome to work with the Pasco County government come October if a plan offered … [Read more...]