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Volunteering at St. Pete General

Volunteering at St. Pete General

One of the best ways to bring joy into your own life is to make helping others a consistent part of your regular routine. If you are looking for a way to give back, consider signing up as a volunteer …

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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Holiday traditions are always enjoyed among loved ones: caroling, baking cookies, crafting new ornaments for the tree … sniffling, sneezing, and gaining weight? Don’t let poor health become a holiday memory for your family. Stay healthy this winter season with …

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What You Should Know About ER Wait Times

What You Should Know About ER Wait Times

When you are worried about your health and waiting for results, time can feel like it is stretching on forever. No one likes having to wait for any kind of service, and sitting in an emergency room waiting area can …

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting: First Trimester

What to Expect When You’re Expecting: First Trimester

Congratulations! You are pregnant for the first time and about to begin a new chapter in your life. Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. It will give you the opportunity to teach and …

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Adjusting to New Lifestyle after Weight Loss Surgery

Adjusting to New Lifestyle after Weight Loss Surgery

When it comes to weight loss, there is no quick fix. While a patient who’s had the LAP-BAND® procedure will lose a significant amount of weight, it is part of a long-term commitment to maintaining a lifestyle of healthy eating …

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Is the LAP-BAND Right for You?

Is the LAP-BAND Right for You?

A new report ranked Florida the 36th most obese state in the country. According to the F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010 report, the state’s obesity rate for adults is more than 25 percent, with men …

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What to Expect When You Arrive in the ER

What to Expect When You Arrive in the ER

Summertime can be a busy time in emergency rooms, and knowing what to expect before you arrive can make a big difference in not only how quickly you get treated, but in reducing your anxiety. In Case of Emergency One …

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Having a Baby? Tips to Prepare for Childbirth

Having a Baby? Tips to Prepare for Childbirth

When a woman has her first baby, it’s nearly impossible to prepare for everything her child’s future may hold. But the best first step a mother-to-be can take is preparing for childbirth so she can have a healthy pregnancy and …

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We’re Tobacco Free, Are You?

We’re Tobacco Free, Are You?

St. Petersburg General Hospital is now officially a tobacco-free campus— that includes patients, employees, volunteers, vendors and visitors. We made the change July 1 to reduce everyone’s exposure because tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., …

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We’re Tobacco Free, Are You?

We’re Tobacco Free, Are You?

St. Petersburg General Hospital is now officially a tobacco-free campus— that includes patients, employees, volunteers, vendors and visitors. We made the change July 1 to reduce everyone’s exposure because tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., …

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