September 23

Think Before You Allow Others to Jump … On Trampolines in Your Backyard.

Having a trampoline in your backyard can be a lot of fun, but it could be very dangerous too – both physically and financially. According to USA TODAY, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System estimates that 98,000 trampoline-related injuries occurred in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, resulting in 3,100 hospitalizations..

May 1

Car Accident Shoulder Injuries — Often Overlooked

A car accident can often result in a shoulder injury. These injuries sometimes are caused by the seatbelt locking in during the automobile crash. Unfortunately, shoulder injuries are sometimes overlooked initially because the primary injury may be neck pain or back pain. By focusing on the primary injury, radiologists sometimes miss the secondary shoulder injury,.

March 29

Trampolines Can Lead to Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

Trampolines are fun, but they are an invitation to a claim under your homeowner’s insurance policy. New York Yankee pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, knows how fun trampolines can be, but also now knows the serious injuries they can cause. Chamberlin underwent surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida after injuring his ankle while jumping on.

October 19

Phone Apps that Prevent Text Messaging While Driving

Preventing teenagers (and other drivers) from texting while driving. As part of our focus on Teen Driver Safety Week, let’s look at some apps that can block text messaging while driving. One of applications that can prevent car accidents caused by text messaging is the SMSReplier app. When you are driving above 15 miles an.

September 28

Tampa Bay Father Tells Congress About Daughter’s Death from Distracted Driving

An estimated 11 teenagers a day die in car accidents involving texting while driving or other distractions. A Tampa Bay father knows too well the dangers of teenage drivers’ distraction and will be addressing Congress about the Stand-Up Act. In 2002, Jim Portell of Davenport lost his 15-year-old daughter Jamie in a crash. Jamie’s 16-year-old.

July 29

Worker Traps Arm in Dough Machine

A worker at St. Petersburg’s Euro-Bake was seriously injured in a workers’ compensation accident getting his arm trapped in a large piece of baking equipment known as a “dough chunker.&quot.Firefighters shut down power to the building and dismantled the machine while paramedics gave the injured man pain medication intravenously. It took nearly 40 minutes to.

July 13

Study Confirms that Chiropractic Care Provides Great Relief to Back Pain

I have known it for years, but a recent study confirms it–chiropractic care provides great benefit to back pain. Back pain in the second leading reason for ambulatory visits and one of the top reasons people are out of work. A recent study, “Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain” printed.

July 12

How Many DUIs During 4th of July Holiday?

The Florida Highway Patrol released its numbers from the July 2nd to July 5th holiday. According to its news release, the Florida Highway Patrol issued more than 9,000 traffic citations and assisted nearly 3,000 motorists on Florida’s roadways during the Fourth of July weekend. Troopers made 100 arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of.

July 1

Breakthrough in Treatment for Herniated Disc

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care, and both degenerative and herniated discs – also referred to as slipped discs or ruptured discs – are common causes of that pain. Herniated discs occur when the tough outer layer of cartilage cracks, allowing pieces of the softer inner material.

April 27

Motorcycle Crash Kills Two Young Men in Ruskin

The families of a 22-year-old and 18-year-oldare mourning the death of their loved ones who were killed in a motorcycle crash last night. According to, the motorcycle driver and his passenger were driving a Suzuki motorcycle eastbound along College Avenue in Ruskin when a Jeep Cherokee turned left off of Eighth Street into the.

April 23

Palm Harbor Car Accident Puts Two in Hospital

A driver wanting to turn left puts Fabian Calvo in the hospital with serious injuries from a car accident yesterday in Palm Harbor. Curt L. Ekberg was northbound on County Road 611 when he attempted a left turn onto Tarpon Lake Boulevard. Fabian Calvo was driving southbound on County Road 611 when Ekberg turned in.

April 21

We The Kings Helping Fight Against Texting & Driving

The Florida Legislature has a bill heading to the Senate floor making it a traffic offense to text message while driving. If the bill banning texting while driving passes the Florida legislature, and you’re caught texting and driving, you’re going to get a ticket. One band, Bradenton’s We The Kings is also trying to stop.

April 15

New Technology To Bust Tailgaters Causing Rear-End Crashes

Tailgating can be dangerous. No, I’m not talking about hanging out in the parking lot before the Bucs or Tampa Bay Rays game, I’m talking about what too many people do on the Florida roads every day. Tailgating can cause car accidents. State law allows police to ticket drivers who are two seconds or less.

April 14

Father of Three Killed By Drunk Driver in Clearwater Car Accident

Joshua James Donahue, a 32-year-old New Port Richey father of three, is dead because a drunk transient from Largo decided to flee the police. Brian Keith Ferry Sr. had a blood-alcohol level of 0.205 at the time of the crash, according to Clearwater police, which is more than twice the level at which Florida law.

April 12

New Survey is Concerning As Prom Season Approaches

Prom season is upon us. This raises concern for teenage car accidents and other injuries. A new survey indicates that we have much to be concerned about. As reported in USA Today, according to a national survey of more than 2,500 11th and 12th graders, 90% of teens believe other teenagers are more likely to.

April 6

Another St. Petersburg Child Hit While Riding His Bike

Still saddened by the death of 9-year-old Chase Brubaker, the St. Petersburg little boy who was killed after his bike and a Disney bus collided, the community is faced with another St. Petersburg boy critically injured as he rode his bike yesterday. Chaney Lewis, a 14-year-old St. Petersburg boy, is in critical condition after his.

March 31

FREE Program to Avoid Teenage Car Accidents

Car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers. The Hernando County Sheriff’s office is trying to prevent teen car accident by holding free teen driver challenge defensive driving and vehicle control program in April. The two-day program is designed to provide young drivers with knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics and human kinetics. The.