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Home Health + Wellness + Safety

Health + Wellness + Safety

Ask the Doctor: How to Help Your Child Mentally Prepare for Back-to-School

Starting a new school year typically comes with a range of emotions, from excitement to anxiousness, and kids might already be feeling this now....

Ask the Doctor: Your Kids and Sleep. What Every Parent Needs to Know

Sleep is a time to rest and recharge, but some children may not get the restful sleep they need. Whether this is because of trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, a lack of rest can lead to a variety of other issues, including poor performance in school and behavior problems.

Meet the New Surgeons on the Block with AdventHealth for Children’s Orthopedics Team

Kids are not just miniature adults. They have unique needs, so when they face a health issue, it’s only natural for parents to want experts...

Ask the Doctor: Should My Young Child Get the COVID Vaccine?

The COVID vaccine is now available to the youngest age group of children, ages 6 months old and older. This means, all children ages 6...

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...

How to Create Your Family’s Emergency Kit for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is in full swing and the tropics will stay active through November, so now is a very important time to prepare for...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary Things Like the School Shooting

It's not always easy to find the right words when our kids come to us with questions about the scary things happening in our...

3 Reasons Every Child in Florida Needs Swim Lessons

A friend recently reached out to me to ask about swim lessons for her son. She saw that my son was doing them and...

ABC Action News Meteorologist Denis Phillips Talks Hurricane Season Prep, What to Expect, and Rule #7

Summer is here and school is out which means it's time for some fun in the sun. Though most people look forward to summer...

Where to Get a FREE COVID Test in Tampa Bay for Your Family

The spread of COVID-19 hasn't ceased as new variants circulate throughout the world and here at home. And, we all know by now, yes,...

EWG’s 2022 Guide to Sunscreens and Best Sunscreens for Kids

The Environmental Working Group released its 16th annual Guide to Sunscreens and the findings are not much better than last year. The EWG tested...

Helping Your Teen Cope with Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. Anywhere from 1 in 10 to 1 in 13 people suffer from...
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