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Athlete sells Rio medal to help 3-year-old with eye cancer

Polish discus thrower Malachowski sells silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer
Published: 08/26/16

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.
Published: 08/26/16
Schoolchildren with disabilities face digital gap

Schoolchildren with disabilities face digital gap

Strides in special education have not caught up with technology, leaving disabled students in the digital dust as their peers type and swipe through daily lessons
Published: 08/19/16
How do the blind watch the Olympics? NBC helps them hear it

How do the blind watch the Olympics? NBC helps them hear it

Millions of blind Americans can now feel a part of Olympics like never before
Published: 08/17/16

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) Two people in a recording booth deep inside a Connecticut office park are helping millions of blind Americans feel part of the Olympics like never before.
Published: 08/17/16
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.
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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 one month ago

Community group intern loses sight, finds muse in guitars

A 48-year-old Georgetown man who was diagnosed with an eye disease as a teenager and is now legally blind is poised to receive a degree from community college
Updated one month ago

Oklahoma student is places at national braille competition

The Oklahoman reports that 15-year-old Muskogee student Richelle Zampella won second place in her age group at the 2016 national Braille Challenge
Updated one month 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 one month ago