Obtaining a Medical Cannabis Card

By Karen McBride The negative side effects of pharmaceuticals have caused patients to search for more natural forms of treatment. According to the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health, people have used cannabis, also called marijuana, for a variety of health conditions for at least 3,000 years. Clinical studies on the use of medical cannabis or medical marijuana began over 20 years ago. More recently, medical marijuana has gained national attention as a growing number of states, territories, and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize it. Medical marijuana has been effective in reducing the symptoms of … Continue reading Obtaining a Medical Cannabis Card

Pediatric Place of Tampa Offers After-Hours/Urgent Care

By Karen McBride As the new year begins, it can mean new after school activities and summer programs. If you have not already scheduled your child’s school physical or sports physical, it is not too late. Don’t wait until the end of the school year to schedule your child’s physical for any summer programs he or she may be involved in. Contact Dr. Michele Johnson-Towson at Pediatric Place of Tampa, a board-certified pediatrician with 30 years of experience in caring for children ages newborn to 21 years old. The cold and flu season is here. Flu season peaks from December … Continue reading Pediatric Place of Tampa Offers After-Hours/Urgent Care

It’s Never Too Late to Become a Black Belt

By Grand Master Zico Cheng (7th Degree Black Belt) John Prevatt Karate, 1916 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz (813) 948-4004 A senior citizen, Ms. Kyoko Wright has earned her black belt title at John Prevatt Karate-Lutz. I met Kyoko 16+ years ago while her son was practicing Tae Kwon Do. Her enthusiasm toward fitness later directed her to kickboxing, the regimen she follows to date. Several years ago, Kyoko and other women in my kickboxing class showed some interest in Tae Kwon Do training under my guidance. I encouraged them to start training as a group and eventually earn their black … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to Become a Black Belt