Tampa Bay Health Officials Clarify Questions on TestingAmid another surge in coronavirus cases, Tampa Bay health officials are getting ahead of unanswered questions by breaking down the differences between PCR and rapid tests and what to consider before taking one.
USF Survey Measures Public Opinion on Handling of Covid-19Researchers at the University of South Florida and Florida International University have released new findings on a nationwide survey measuring public opinion on a variety of current policy issues.
'We Will Invade Tampa!': What You Need To Know for Gasparilla 2022Grab your beads and your pirate uniforms because Gasparilla season is back this year. Tampa city officials joined first repsonders to discuss plans and everything you need to know.
Florida Ranks Second in U.S. for Total Number of Melanoma CasesKnown for it’s soft white sand and beautiful beaches, Florida ranks high on the list for many things. But it also ranks second in the U.S. for total number of melanoma cases. E
'We're In a Different Place': Hillsborough County Students Return From Winter BreakAs students and staff return from winter break, the Hillsborough County School District is ramping up its efforts to stop the spread of the virus inside it’s classrooms amid the most recent surge of Covid-19.
Florida Health Department Takes a Look Back At 2021Between launching a Covid-19 early treatment network and expediting healthcare worker licensure, 2021 was no walk in the park for health officials. In an effort to further Governor Ron DeSantis’ approach to Covid-19 responses in 2022, the Florida Department of Health is taking a look back at their efforts on improving the health of Floridians.
Dump Confusion: Tips On Holiday Waste and RecyclingThe holidays are in full swing, which means gift wrapping, cooking and lots of hosting. But with an abundance of presents and food packaging comes lots of waste and knowing what to do with all of it.
Demand for Covid-19 Testing Jumps in Hillsborough CountyAs the Omicron variant spreads, new concerns arise on whether people should be gathering for holiday celebrations for a second year during the pandemic. The strain also has many wondering if you’re protected at all after getting vaccinated.
Health Experts Highlight 'Holiday Depression' Amid PandemicThe holidays are typically known for gathering, fun, and celebration. But it’s not always like that for everyone according to local health experts. As the winter months roll around, typically, so does seasonal depression.
Hundreds of Sexual Abuse Investigations Trace to Social MediaAfter hundreds of sexual abuse cases against children were investigated, police are fighting back against cybercriminals.
Oak Hill Hospital Named Designated Lung Cancer Screening CenterOak Hill Hospital is excited to announce during Lung Cancer Awareness Month that it is now a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
Tampa Bay Immunity Health Experts Discuss Omicron VariantLocal immunity health experts are weighing in on the Omicron Variant and how it could impact the Tampa Bay region.
Tampa Bay Non-Profit 'Shell-ebrates' Giving TuesdayThis Giving Tuesday, Tampa Bay Watch in Pinellas County is “shell-ebrating”!
Officials Urge Cautious Travel After Accident Involving DeputyOfficials are investigating a crash that resulted in a deputy’s vehicle flipping over. Meanwhile, they're are highlighting the incident in their most recent message to drivers.
Local Veterans, Former Buccaneer Hold Wheelchair Flag Football GameTuesday, WWAR joined forces with the Mike Alstott Family Foundation ahead of Veterans Day to host a wheelchair flag football game. But it wasn’t just the veterans who participated.