November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Would you know what to do if you saw someone having a seizure?
Most often, epileptic seizures don’t require medical assistance. However, there are some things you can do to help the person:
- Stay calm. Frequently, a person having a seizure will be confused and disoriented. Your calm demeanor and reassuring words are helpful during and after the seizure.
- Keep the person safe. Remove sharp or hard objects in the area. If the person is mobile, guide them to a safe place. Never put anything in their mouth and never hold the person down.
- Time the seizures. Call 911 if a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes or repeats.
The Neuroscience Institute at Florida Hospital Tampa is a Level-4-accredited epilepsy center by the National Association for Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), which means we offer complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring and extensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment.
To learn more, visit FHNeuroscience.com.
Sponsored Source: Florida Hospital
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38% of men visit the doctor only when extremely sick. But just because you feel healthy doesn’t mean you are healthy.
“See your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms and put you, and your family’s mind, at rest,” recommends Dr. Mark Swierzewski, Medical Director of Florida Hospital Carrollwood Men’s Health Services.
1. Chest pain could mean a heart attack, but it could also signal pneumonia, acid reflux, or a pulmonary embolism.
2. Blood in your urine could be prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate but could also signal bladder or kidney stones.
3. Shortness of breath could mean a heart attack, or it could be COPD, lung cancer, or pulmonary hypertension.
4. 70% of erectile dysfunction cases are caused by another condition, like diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, kidney disease, neurologic or vascular disease.
5. Excessive thirst is often the first sign of diabetes but could also indicate a severe infection, a failure of the heart, liver, or kidneys.
6. Continual memory loss could signal Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, encephalitis, or stroke.
Contributor: Dr. Mark Swierzewski, Medical Director of Florida Hospital Carrollwood Men’s Health Services
For more info or to make an appointment, visit FHCMensHealth.com
Looking for a fun local happening on Friday?
Renaissance Hotels has teamed up with Billboard and AEG for its “The Navigator Live” event series which is designed to create travel memories and access to music and entertainment for guests. Now in its second season, the live-event series and television show invites guests and viewers to explore cities like St. Petersburg, Fla. through the eyes of touring musicians. As a launch, The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg will present and exclusive showcase by MS MR on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6 – 9 pm.
The event is limited and open to the public, but you must RSVP at www.RenHotelsRSVP.com.
Visit with Santa at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through Dec. 31
Start a family tradition by visiting the million twinkling lights, holiday shows and even Santa himself at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through December 31. The kids will be delighted with all the colorful lights, holiday music, arts and crafts and the smells of the season. Live performances include We Three Kings, Christmas on Ice and Elmo’s Christmas Wish. Christmas Town is included with admission to Busch Gardens. Celebrate the holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas.
Visit www.christmastown.com for more information.
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The top floor of Tampa’s Ft. Brooke Parking Garage will host one of the chicest and hottest places to ring in 2016. The new location, this year,will offer amazing views of the downtown Tampa skyline and fireworks. The theme this year is Midnight in the Garden and while there are lots of details and logistics with creating a pop-up venue, organizer Monica Varner has it covered. “I’m excited to be able to create a unique, one of a kind experience for guests to ring in the new year,” says Varner. The event promises to have stunning visual effects, glamorous décor, a grand champagne bar and much more. The Frequency Band will provide high energy dance music, along with the DJ Papi spinning the current hits.
“The Rooftop Eve was rated in the top 10 things to do in the state of Florida for NYE and with our partnership with The DeBartolo Family Foundation, you can count on not only the place to be, but with the celebrities you would want to ring in the New year with,” says Rooftop Eve, co-founder Stephen Hickey.
The Rooftop Eve is an all-inclusive experience with a top-shelf open bar & unlimited Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne with tickets starting at $ 175/person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.TheRooftopEve.com.