Your Voice Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story I just turned 70 and I can’t believe it. No one believes it when they turn 70 and become an official old guy. No one really tells you about getting older. Someone should have sat me down and told me that someday, you’ll slow down, your stomach will get bigger, and you’ll get sudden aches and pains out of nowhere. ADVERTISING And you start to lose the attraction thing. Once you drooled at the ladies, now you just drool. And the ladies don’t give you those cute little smiles anymore. When you give them yours, they just roll their eyes and say, “No way, brother.” How the years slip by. Once you travelled to remote places, and now you sit at your place with the remote. You don’t want to surf anymore because when you catch a wave, it takes five minutes to get to your feet and by then the wave is pau and you’re fumbling on the beach. No one tells you … [Read more...] about Making Waves: How did I get so old?
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Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Finally, some dry weather. Expect partly-cloudy skies today with highs in the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. But the rain could return this weekend. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers on Saturday and Sunday, but the temperatures will remain in the 90s.• As you head out for your morning commute, check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa Bay.• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay including Lady Antebellum teaming up with Darius Rucker, the Florida Orchestra kicks off its season with Beethoven and Super Boats return to race off Clearwater Beach.• Before he takes the stage tonight in Clearwater, comedian Louie Anderson talked to pop music and culture critic Jay Cridlin about riding a late-career high with critical acclaim for his performance in Baskets, his nearly 40 years on stage, and his brush with the #MeToo … [Read more...] about The Daystarter: Bucs and Rays have been great, but the Lightning will be better; Publix keeps getting bigger; and things to do this weekend
For MaryBeth McCarthy, her second pregnancy was anything but normal. "I just feel lucky to be alive right now," she says. Her health saga started back in November of 2017.McCarthy, who is a nurse practitioner, went to the emergency department at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, near her work, with extreme pain in her upper stomach. McCarthy considers herself to have a pretty high tolerance for pain, so the trip was unexpected."When I was in labor with my first child, I would say the pain was a six," she explains. "This pain in my stomach was so much worse than that."But after some tests and no apparent cause, the pain eventually went away.Until a couple weeks later when McCarthy was forced to call in sick because she couldn't leave her bed, crippled by a similar pain."I just remember being in bed crying, thinking, 'Not again,'" she says.At this point, McCarthy was pregnant with her second child in the first trimester. Doctors were cautious, running only the most necessary tests … [Read more...] about It started with stomach pain, but what doctors discovered was alarming
Agnel Philip The Republic | azcentral.com Published 1:00 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 Every year as the calendar turns to summer, Valley residents hit pools and splash pads to escape the heat. In recent years, some seeking relief from the sweltering conditions were met by a particularly nasty bug. In the past two years, outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease caused by the bacteria cryptosporidium, have affected hundreds of people. State health department data shows cryptosporidiosis cases tend to peak from July through September, aligning with the height of swim season. The state health department denied an Arizona Republic public records request for reports detailing which pools the sick people visited because communicable disease information is considered confidential under state law. Experts say pinpointing the source of these outbreaks is challenging because the disease can spread to any pool an infected person … [Read more...] about Pool season is crypto season: How to lower the odds of getting infected
If you met 12-year-old Wesley Smith, of Rolling Prairie, you would never guess that six months ago he underwent life-saving brain surgery.Smith has recovered from the emergency procedure with no ill effects, none of the vision deficiencies or other cognitive delays possible from the infection and surgery it required. That's thanks to the actions of a quick-thinking emergency room doctor.On Sept. 25, Smith’s parents brought him to the LaPorte Hospital ER. He had noticed a bump on his head that was getting bigger. Their family doctor thought it was an infected hair follicle and prescribed antibiotics, but later that day the boy developed a fever of 105 degrees and felt sick to his stomach.At LaPorte Hospital, Wesley was seen by Dr. Zahid Hassan, who ordered a CT scan. “He recognized right away that it was an emergency and sent him to Riley Children’s Hospital (in Indianapolis),” said Wesley's mother, Lynn.Hassan said that the site didn’t … [Read more...] about Quick-thinking LaPorte ER doctor gets thanks from boy saved by brain surgery