Easter season filled with spiritual celebrations

As Easter approaches, churches across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area are preparing for a host of spiritual activities. Some churches will be hosting Good Thursday, Holy Friday and Easter Vigil services, while others will be focusing primarily on Easter Sunday services. There will be community events, as well, to celebrate the season. In Zephyrhills, the Zephyrhills-Wesley Chapel … [Read more...]

Peering into the world of medicine

Students who are interested in potential medical careers had a chance to get an up-close look at them during the B.E.S.T. Academy Camp Program at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. The camp, which concluded on June 26, gave 20 students a chance to work side-by-side with experienced health care professionals to see for themselves if the world of medicine is right for them. The students were … [Read more...]

Hooters coming to Land O’ Lakes? Not so fast

Could it be a little wishful thinking? Drivers heading north on Land O’ Lakes Boulevard saw a surprise announcement on the sign that once shared dinner specials at the old Mosquito Grill & Bar: the long-rumored Hooters chain was coming to that location next year. The problem, however, is it’s not true. At least for now. “I’ve called it one of Land O’ Lakes’ biggest urban legends,” … [Read more...]

Retired woman writes a new chapter in life

After spending a career in the high-pressure arena of hospital risk management, Linda Pollock retired a couple of years ago and promptly immersed herself into a new full-time endeavor. The Land O’ Lakes woman, who turns 70 this month, often devotes 10 hours or more a day to writing. She finished her first book, a memoir called “Ohio Girl,” in 2013. Just a few weeks ago, she published a … [Read more...]

Sorry, no Hooters planned for Land O’ Lakes

It was a surprise to many drivers going north on U.S. 41 over the weekend. A bright yellow sign, painted using stencil, was posted on the old marquee board of the former Mosquito Grill & Bar restaurant at 4422 Land O' Lakes Blvd. It seemed to confirm a longstanding rumor that the Hooters restaurant chain was opening there in 2015. But it's simply not true. "Hooters does not … [Read more...]

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel looks west for new CEO

Denyse Bales-Chubb is the new president and chief executive for Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, beginning Aug. 1. She replaces Brian Adams, who filled a similar position at Florida Hospital Tampa earlier this year. "Denyse is committed to our mission and growing the legacy of Seventh-day Adventist health care," said Don Jernigan, president and chief executive of Adventist Health System, … [Read more...]

Florida Hospital hosts cancer symposium

Florida Hospital Tampa will host a cancer symposium focusing on breast, gastrointestinal and lung cancer March 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Speakers for the event include Drs. Charles Cox, Alexander Rosemurgy, Dragos Zanchi, Harvey Greenberg and Ron Schiff. They will be available for roundtables and breakout sessions highlighting information about physical therapy for cancer patients, … [Read more...]

From paramedic to foot and ankle physician

Dr. William Trabulsi, a family foot and ankle care physician, wants your feet to be happy. Your feet are the foundation of the body. A sore, cut or bruise can adversely affect your ankles, knees or hips, especially if you’re changing the way you walk to keep the pressure off the problem. Minor issues can turn into major problems later on if they’re not taken care of quickly. “Foot pain is an … [Read more...]

These pediatricians provide personalized care

When your child is sick, you don't want to wade through automated prompts, voice mail menus or negotiate with an answering service. You want a live person to help answer your concerns and a physician's office, who knows you by name, not medical record number. Being mothers themselves, the staff at Dr. Nina's Pediatrics places great emphasis on answering family concerns. These physicians … [Read more...]