Summer heat poses health risks; take steps to stay safe

Heat advisories, warnings and watches have been issued in recent weeks across the country, putting millions of Americans at risk. At least six deaths were attributed to the massive heatwave, and events, such as the New York City Marathon, were cancelled, according to CBS News. And, it comes as no surprise that Florida’s notorious heat and humidity also can create potentially dangerous … [Read more...]

Enjoy your summer: Avoid a trip to the ER

If you’ve been outdoors lately, no doubt you’ve observed that Florida’s steamy days of summer have arrived with a vengeance. You also may have noticed there are a lot more kids riding bicycles in the street, splashing around in pools, and hanging off equipment at the local playground. The roads are busier, too. Cars and trucks snake toward the beach, and families have packed up to hit … [Read more...]

In Print: Don’t miss Fourth of July, we have pics

What did you do on the Fourth of July? Well, hopefully you didn't stay home, because there were plenty of options, which as a regular reader of The Laker/Lutz News, you already knew about. The Shops at Wiregrass kicked things off with its annual Fourth of July celebration July 3, complete with bicycle decorating contests, watermelon eating and Miss and Mr. Firecracker. It continued Friday … [Read more...]