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Family Dance-off contest to fight obesity

Family Dance-off contest to fight obesity

Tampa, Florida - Primrose Schools, The Leader in Educational Child Care, is stepping up its fight against childhood obesity with its second annual Family Dance-off, benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Primrose has several schools in the Tampa Bay area including the Town 'n Country/Westchase area and in Lutz.

Primrose Schools invites families across the country to submit their 30-second dance videos at FamilyDanceoff.com to compete for cash prizes and a donation to their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

"Dancing is a fun, easy way for families to fight the risk of obesity, enjoy physical activity and spend quality time together," said Dr. Mary Zurn, vice president of education for Primrose Schools. "Dance not only helps even the youngest of children stay active and fit, it is a creative form of self-expression that builds their self-confidence and promotes social, emotional and motor development."

Wesley Chapel to get new hospital

Wesley Chapel to get new hospital

Wesley Chapel, FL -- Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, formerly Wesley Chapel Medical Center is now under construction and slated to open its doors by late next year along Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.


Building plans for the 80-bed facility have already been approved. A recent St. Petersburg Times article announced that 30-year-old Canadian born Brian Adams has been tapped to oversee the hospitals administration as CEO.


Adams was recently second in command at Florida Hospital Alamonte. The parent companies of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel are Adventist Health System and University Community Hospital which recently underwent a merger.

Pasco County launches prescription saving program for residents

Pasco County launches prescription saving program for residents

Pasco County, FL -- Today Pasco County launched the Points of Care prescription savings program, available to all residents regardless of age, income, or pre-existing conditions. 

Points of Care is a no-cost savings program that saves residents up to 50% off their prescription medications, diabetes supplies, durable medical equipment and hearing aids. 

The program is designed to assist residents who do not have prescription drug coverage through their insurance or if there are medications that are not covered through insurance.

"The Board of County Commissioners actively sought a program at no expense to the County that reduces prescription costs for residents and generates revenue to support the Human Services Division," Scott Stromer, purchasing director for Pasco County said in a release. "First and foremost, the program is designed to help residents save money, especially those who are unable to secure insurance or experiencing financial difficulties in the current economic environment."

Wesley Chapel Medical Center renderings released

Wesley Chapel Medical Center renderings released

Wesley Chapel, FL -- The design firm for the new Florida Hospital in Wesley Chapel has released plans and renderings on its website.

The new three-story, 200,000 square foot, hospital that broke ground Dec. 13 will include a medical office building, wellness center and outpatient clinic nature.

To check out the new hospital visit the Hunton Brady Architects website.

Local non-profit honored for donating $9 million in dental care

Local non-profit honored for donating $9 million in dental care

New Port Richey, Florida -- Local dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo was honored today for ten years of service to Pasco County residents through his non-profit initiative, Dentistry From The Heart. The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners awarded Monticciolo with a resolution to name February "Pasco County Dental Care Month" at a ceremony in his honor this morning at 10:00 a.m. at the West Pasco Government Center.

The dentist's service work has been said to have "saved 50,000 smiles" by offering free dental work to people across the country who need it - and that was only the beginning. On Friday, Feb. 11, Dr. Monticciolo's team of dentists and volunteers will provide free dental care to the first 500 patients in need of fillings, extractions, and cleanings, at Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry.

New Port Richey has boil water order

New Port Richey has boil water order

 New Port Richey, FL -- After Tampa Bay Construction & Engineering, Inc. made water line connections to the new water lines on Tuesday night, an "EMERGENCY BOIL WATER" notice will remain in effect until further notice. 


This is according to the city website.


The area affected is along US Hwy 19 from Trouble Creek to Marine Pkwy, including  Irene Loop, Lones Ln, Wilton Row, Gaznia St, Naftis Ln, Salvia St, Needle Palm Dr, Fenton Way, & Ontario Dr.


On Tuesday, the water was shut off between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on US 19 from Trouble Creek to Marine Parkway.


 If residents have any questions, they are asked to please contact the following people:

10 News and Chili's bring MLK blood drive to Pasco County

10 News and Chili's bring MLK blood drive to Pasco County

New Port Richey, Florida -- January is the month of highest blood usage by patients in Tampa Bay. In addition to the existing need for blood, there is currently a critical need for more minority donors on the National Marrow Donor Program's 'Be The Match' Registry.

Therefore, Ten News has teamed up with Chili's restaurants to sponsor Ten News Martin Luther King Day Blood & Marrow Donor Registry Drive, on Monday, January 17, 2011. 

All lifesaving donors will receive a commemorative  Martin Luther King Jr. T-shirt, a Chili's FREE $5 Be Our Guest Coupon and a wellness checkup, including a cholesterol screening.  In addition, all blood donors will receive information on joining  the National Marrow Donor Program's 'Be The Match' Registry!

A bloodmobile will be at the Ten News studios, located at 11450 Gandy Blvd. in Saint Petersburg. 

Florida Blood Services bloodmobiles will also be located, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., at Tampa Bay area Chili's restaurants and Florida Blood Services Donor Centers at the hours shown below.

Participating Pasco County Chili's locations include: