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Ask the Doctor: Raising awareness about alopecia

September is Alopecia Awareness month. Many women struggle with alopecia, but don’t often talk about it, since many don’t know much about alopecia. Stephani Shepherd...

Caring for Children: The Best of the Best at Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General shines as one of the nation’s most respected pediatric trauma units A child is a precious gift to the world, and at TGH...

Easy At Home Chest and Back Exercises for Busy Moms

Finding time to exercise when you have kids can be challenging. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or you work full time, most...

Cheering for Team Chloe: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, kids like Chloe remind us why we strive to support research, treatment, prevention and cure. Nine-year-old Chloe loves so many...

Ask the Doctor: Understanding Hunger and Fullness Cues to Achieve a Healthy Weight

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a time to educate families on what causes childhood obesity and how to prevent it. The Healthy Weight...

Ask the Doctor: How to Handle Separation Anxiety in Children

Does your baby or toddler only want you and always cry when you leave? Though this can be hard on parents, it’s a very...

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: Why Oral-Care Probiotics Matter During Pregnancy

From morning sickness to fatigue, pregnancy brings quite the variety of symptoms (all worth it, of course, when baby arrives!). Expectant moms often take supplements...

Scooping Up Knowledge with the YMCA’s Little Learners Program

For 132 years, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA has worked to create a healthier Tampa community, help kids and families and engage community members...

Breastfeeding Month: Benefits and Tips for Moms-to-Be

Breastmilk is often coined “liquid gold” and for good reason—it is nature's perfect baby food. Lily Chang, M.D., a neonatologist with the Johns Hopkins All...

When To Be Concerned If Your Child Is “Always” Sick?

Let me start with this disclaimer: I don’t love using the term “always” and “never”. These absolutes can make things stressful or make us...

Ask the Doctor: The COVID vaccine and your 5 to 11 year-old child

*Story updated in June 2022 to include information about the booster shot for children ages 5-11. When the Food and Drug Administration and CDC approved...

Father’s Day Highlight: Life of a Local Dad and Doctor

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate and highlight all the amazing dads in the community. Jason Smithers, M.D., and his family moved to the...