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Operation Medicine Cabinet: Palm Harbor

Operation Medicine Cabinet: Palm Harbor

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit is gearing up for its fifth installment of "Operation Medicine Cabinet" with 15 drop off sites throughout the county and one extended program - mobile collection location. The event is set for April 30, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The event is an opportunity for citizens to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications and is a multi-agency effort aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse and keeping a clean environment.

The theory behind this voluntary surrender of old medications is to keep them from hitting the streets. 

Operation Medicine Cabinet: Largo

Operation Medicine Cabinet: Largo

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit is gearing up for its fifth installment of "Operation Medicine Cabinet" with 15 drop off sites throughout the county and one extended program - mobile collection location. The event is set for April 30, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The event is an opportunity for citizens to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications and is a multi-agency effort aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse and keeping a clean environment.

The theory behind this voluntary surrender of old medications is to keep them from hitting the streets. 

Operation Medicine Cabinet: St. Pete

Operation Medicine Cabinet: St. Pete

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit is gearing up for its fifth installment of "Operation Medicine Cabinet" with 15 drop off sites throughout the county and one extended program - mobile collection location. The event is set for April 30, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The event is an opportunity for citizens to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications and is a multi-agency effort aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse and keeping a clean environment.

The theory behind this voluntary surrender of old medications is to keep them from hitting the streets. 

Free oral cancer screening

Free oral cancer screening

The City of Gulfport, in conjunction with the Oral Cancer Foundation, will be hosting a free Oral Cancer Screening on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Walgreen's parking lot on the corner of 58th St. S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. in Gulfport. People will register for the screening at the day of the event.  This event was spearheaded by Vice Mayor David Hastings through his experience with fighting oral cancer surviving it.

Oral cancer belongs to the head and neck cancer group, and is often referred to by other names such as; tongue cancer, mouth cancer, tonsil cancer, lip cancer, and throat cancer. While some people think this is a rare cancer, it is not.

East Lake fire rescue talks pool safety

East Lake fire rescue talks pool safety

It's never too early in the year to talk about swimming pool safety issues. Teens and children are at the greatest risk for drowning, specifically children under 5 and adolescents between 15 and 24 years of age.

If you have a pool (or spa) at your home, familiarize yourself and your family with rescue techniques, and make sure you take every precaution to make the pool area a safe zone.

Be alert, stay close and watch children in and out of the pool. Don't wait for a tragedy to happen; learn how to save a life. East Lake Fire Rescue offers FREE Pool Safety Inspections. 

Relieve your back pain

Relieve your back pain

Clearwater, FL -- The Clearwater Aging Well Center will host a Wednesday, April 20 lecture in the center's Grand Room at 1501 N. Belcher Road in the Long Center on causes and strategies for alleviating back pain.


Non-invasive treatments and minimally invasive surgical techniques will also be discussed.


Neurological surgical specialist Dr. Christopher Mickler is the featured speaker for the free, 12:30 p.m. event that is part of the center's monthly Wellness Wednesday series held in partnership with the Morton Plant Mease Healthcare system.

Largo hosting Relay for Life

Largo hosting Relay for Life

Largo, Florida - On Friday, April 15, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Largo.

Largo residents and members of the surrounding communities are encouraged to gather at Largo Central Park (101 Central Park Dr., Largo 33771) for this 18 hour event to celebrate survivors, honor lost loved ones and raise money to support the ongoing fight against cancer.

Relay For Life of Largo kicks off at 6pm with a Survivors Lap, where all cancer survivors are invited to circle the park together to celebrate the victories they've achieved over cancer.