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How heat illnesses can quickly turn into medical emergencies

June 17, 2022 - WTSP -TV
Dr. Danielle Mercurio, a pediatric emergency physician at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, says you need to be aware of how you're feeling when you're outside on hot days."On one end you have heat cramps and on the other end you have heat stroke and then there's something called heat exhaustion in the middle," she says.


Fort Myers teen recovering from traumatic brain injury sets her sights on the future

June 16, 2022 - WINK TV - Ft. Myers
A Fort Myers teenager is working toward her next chapter in life after a traumatic brain injury forced her to learn how to walk again.They are working on that with the help of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center.


FLU Season and COVID

June 16, 2022 - WWSB Channel 7
Dr. Allison Messina from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital talks about the late FLU season impacting kids.


Keep cool during this heat wave

June 16, 2022 - WTVT - TV
Dr. Wassam Rahman from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital explains why parents need to keep a close eye on kids when they are outside in extreme heat and always make sure they are hydrated.


Doctors watch surge in pediatric flu, Covid cases

June 13, 2022 - St. Pete Catalyst
A surge in children testing positive for influenza has doctors at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital puzzled, as the season typically runs from October to May.The spread of respiratory viruses, such as the flu and common cold, dropped during the height of the pandemic. Dr. Fernando Bula, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at All Children’s, credited Covid restrictions such as social distancing and masking for the dramatic decrease in people testing positive for other viruses.


St. Pete hospital worker volunteers helping Ukrainian refugees in Poland

June 13, 2022 - WFTS -TV
Lisa Prytula recently returned back to work at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg after spending three weeks in Poland where she volunteered as a nurse in a refugee medical clinic and at an orphanage.


‘Not going to give my kids melatonin any more’: Parents concerned after recent study

June 09, 2022 - WFLA -TV
Dr. Bobbi Hopkins is the medical director for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Sleep Center. She said some patients coming into the clinic are taking the medication regularly.


Tampa Bay doctors see spike in flu cases as kids start summer break

June 09, 2022 - WFLA -TV
“We’re seeing the largest flu numbers we’ve seen since pre-pandemic and, uncharacteristically, we are seeing large number of flu cases for this time of year. It’s hot, it’s June, we shouldn’t be seeing the flu but, everything has shifted since the pandemic,” Dr. Joseph Perno said.


How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary Things Like the School Shooting

June 08, 2022 - Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine
To help guide us as parents, we’re turning to Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, the co-director of the Center for Behavioral Health at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, to learn more about how to talk to our kids about scary things.


Melatonin overdoses in children increase over last 10 years, study finds

June 07, 2022 - WTVT - TV
"Interestingly, I have been seeing more patients coming in for difficulty sleeping and the parent has already started melatonin," said Dr. Luis Ortiz, a sleep medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.


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