CATEGORY: All about Kids

Little girl eating an apple

Back to school already? Start the year with a healthy lunch box

So you’re still just trying to get used to the idea of school starting on a Friday and you have no idea what to pack in your kid’s lunch. That’s okay…because we’re back with our third annual list...
Boy about to receive vaccination shot from nurse

Hey parents, boys need HPV vaccine too

Maybe it’s a little awkward, but it’s an important conversation between physicians and parents of middle-schoolers: It concerns the most common sexually transmitted infection, the human...
Family with young children in kitchen making meal together

How stressed-out parents can beat the odds and cook homemade...

Working parents, you know how it is. You get home at the end of another hectic work day. You’re tired and stressed. Sometimes the last thing in the world you want to do is cook a healthy,...
Father and son holding new baby girl

Rush-hour delivery at the TGH Brandon Healthplex

Christine and Clifford Stallworth planned to deliver their daughter at Tampa General Hospital, but baby Janine didn't want to wait for rush-hour traffic. Listen to their adventure! Want to learn...
mom and son smiling

How to talk about weight with your kids

Time after time, Dr. Amy Weiss talks with teens who are struggling with their weight. She treats overweight adolescents in her work as a pediatrician at the Tampa General Hospital + USF Health...
Two young boys trying on helmets

Safe walkers, safe wheels

About 50 first and second grade students from St. Joseph Catholic School visited Tampa General Hospital on Tuesday for a lesson day called “Safe Walkers and Safe Wheels” by MORE HEALTH. Each of...
Rehab grad, Trey, with his family

After flip gone wrong, boy stays hopeful, but warns other kids

One moment, Trey Smetana was a normal 15-year-old, athletic enough to both play football and perform flips and tumbling runs. All that changed in an instant in a bounce house at a church camp two...
Avery and Evan at their lemonade stand

How best to respond to brother's illness? Make lemonade

When Avery Ranieri decided she wanted to sell lemonade to help sick children, she had no idea how big her effort would become. But the lemonade stand that 9-year-old Avery hosted a few weeks ago...
Eclipse baby with parents

Did they watch the eclipse? Oh, baby…

Tampa couple Lucy Roldan-Castro and Jesus Martinez had planned to watch the eclipse Monday. But their baby, due September 3rd, had other plans. Roland-Castro went into labor at 4 a.m. Monday,...
Young schoolboy eating an apple

Brown bag magic: what to pack for your kid's lunch

If you’re a Tampa Bay parent, you have at least two questions right now: How can it possibly be time for the kids to head back to school? And what the heck am I gonna put in their lunches?...
A girl sitting on her laptop and yawning

Yawn. Heading back to school means a new sleep routine

 Zzzz. It seemed so easy to let the kids sleep as the drowsy days of summer unwound. But now it’s suddenly time for school – and time for them to rush out of bed in the morning. How’s a...
Evan and Avery

Cups of kindness: why Avery’s lemonade stand is THE cool place...

Avery Ranieri isn’t just a kid with a lemonade stand. She’s a 9-year-old on a mission. Avery wants to help other children like her little brother, Evan Ranieri, who was born with kidney disease...
Teen girl ringing the chemo bell

Bell rings to signal victory in 13-year-old's fight against...

The bell that rang out Friday afternoon at Tampa General Hospital marked a special victory for 13-year-old Katie Ballesteros. The brand-new "chemo bell" was donated to the TGH Childlife Playroom...
Two boys in a truck at Camp Hopetake

For these children, a place to celebrate and to heal

Ricky, 10, and Korben, 11, have waited all year for this week. So many rides, so much squealing, and no time to feel self-conscious about their scars, the visible evidence of their encounters with...
Woman teaching kids how to swim

Swim safety: What every parent needs to know

As chief of emergency medicine for Tampa General Hospital, Dr. David Wein sees all types and levels of injuries. The one that is absolutely emotionally wrenching and haunted by “if only”s? A child...
Woman applying sunscreen to a child

Seven secrets for avoiding skin cancer

Sun worshippers, admit it. At some point in your reckless youth, you slathered your barely covered body with baby oil, put up a tin foil tent around your beach chair and soaked in the sun’s rays...
A family talking together

Talk more comforting than silence for kids facing tragedy

As phones and TV screens around the world flashed the brutal news from Manchester, England, the reality hit home for many parents: We can’t protect our children from violence - not even at a Monday...
Energy drinks

Energy drinks increase heart risks, cardiologist says

Dr. Fadi Matar has a swift recommendation for how many energy drinks you should drink: “Zero,” he said. “None. Stop drinking them.” Matar, medical director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at...
parents with Margaret Mae

What did this mom get for Mother's Day? Her own little...

Margaret Mae Griffiths was born too little to be held. She arrived in the world last July 3. Three-and-a-half months early, she weighed just a pound and was unable to see or breathe on her own...
boy had a bicycle crash

Does my child have a broken bone? Here’s how to tell.

Your child is climbing around on the monkey bars or on some elaborate piece of modern playground equipment. The kid slips and falls, plummeting to the ground with enough force to concern you....
baby looking skeptical at his food

Here baby, try the peanut butter goo

Parents should feed babies food containing peanuts before they’re six months old to prevent life-threatening peanut allergies, according to new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and...
An ice cream cone that has fallen on the ground

Splat. Do you still believe in the five-second rule?

We’ve all been there. You accidentally drop a bit of food on the floor. You pick it up. Should you eat it? Well, it depends. How delicious is that food? How dirty is that floor? Should you invoke...
A young boy looking at broccoli angrily

Goldfish are not a meal: finding help for my picky eater

I don’t know how this happened, how rainbow-colored Goldfish, chicken nuggets, and fries became all my 2-year-old daughter, Sarah, wants to eat. Even before she first gummed her way through solid...
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Helping your heart stay healthy starts young

Tampa resident Amanda Maddocks belongs to a local food co-op and the South Tampa YMCA to make sure her two kids are learning healthy habits. “We’re not perfect. We occasionally get the fast food...

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