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Panel: Don't add eye disease to medical marijuana list

An advisory panel is recommending that an eye disease not be added to the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan
Published: 09/27/16
Mother uncovers lasting impact of son's organ donation

Mother uncovers lasting impact of son's organ donation

One grieving mother set off on an unusual journey to find out if the eyes, liver and umbilical cord blood she donated after her newborn's death had made a difference
Published: 09/26/16
Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation

Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation

Critical medical research depends on scientists' ability to work with human cells and organs, but families who donate a loved one's tissue for science seldom learn much about what happens next
Published: 09/25/16

MBTA rolls out new phone app designed to serve blind riders

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has partnered with Watertown's Perkins School for the Blind to develop a cellphone app aimed at better serving blind and vision impaired riders
Published: 09/21/16
Johnson & Johnson to buy Abbott's vision unit for $4.33B

Johnson & Johnson to buy Abbott's vision unit for $4.33B

Johnson & Johnson is paying more than $4.33 billion in cash to buy the eye health unit of Abbott Laboratories
Published: 09/16/16
Paralympic Pele: Brazil hails blind soccer star

Paralympic Pele: Brazil hails blind soccer star

Born with glaucoma, Jeferson da Conceição Gonçalves, known as "Jefinho," was completely blind by age 7, three years before he learned to play soccer
Updated one month ago

U. of Missouri defends study that led to beagles' deaths

The University of Missouri is defending its research practices after a national pet-adoption group decried an experiment that led to euthanizing six female beagles
Updated one month ago
Experts: Road rage grows as public health crisis

Experts: Road rage grows as public health crisis

The forces behind road rage — and the likely reasons for more violent encounters — are numerous and complex. Traffic is worse. More motorists are driving distracted. And an increasing number of drivers, some of them armed, are unable or unwilling to control themselves behind the wheel.
Updated: 2 months ago
Edgy, profane PSA for organ donation targets millennials, has Tampa ties

Edgy, profane PSA for organ donation targets millennials, has Tampa ties

As chairman of Donate Life America, it's Jason Woody's job to persuade people to become organ donors, but he is having trouble reaching millennials. So his agency decided to try something a little different. Something edgy. Something funny. It's an ad starring Thomas Jane as a boorish, inappropriate jerk.
Updated: 2 months ago
How did Tampa Bay area hospitals do in the federal government’s new hospital quality ratings?

How did Tampa Bay area hospitals do in the federal government’s new hospital quality ratings?

The federal government released its first overall hospital quality rating this week, slapping average or below average scores on many of the nation’s best-known hospitals while awarding top scores to dozens of unheralded ones.
Updated: 2 months ago