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Morning person or night owl? Study indicates which may have higher risks of dying sooner.

Morning person or night owl? Study indicates which may have higher risks of dying sooner.

Like staying up late? A new study suggests night owls burning the midnight oil could be more at risk for developing certain health complications, including fatal ones.The study, conducted by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Surrey in the U...
Published: 04/12/18
$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project. Univers...
Published: 04/12/18

A Florida middle school teacher tried to steal from Target, police said. She blames opioids.

A Daytona Beach middle school teacher stole items from a Target store and trafficked drugs, police said — and she doesn’t even remember the arrest.Kimberly Vicars, 46, of New Smyrna Beach, took more than 32 different items last Wednesday from a Targe...
Published: 04/12/18
Here are the top five things killing Floridians, new study says

Here are the top five things killing Floridians, new study says

Florida is ranked 29th in the nation for the highest rates of years of life lost, according to a new medical study. Opioid use disorders skyrocketed more than 750 percent over the past 26 years in Florida alone, according to "The State of U.S. Heath"...
Published: 04/11/18
Pinellas County doctor pleads guilty to kickbacks, conspiracy in $5.3 million scheme

Pinellas County doctor pleads guilty to kickbacks, conspiracy in $5.3 million scheme

TAMPA — A Pinellas County doctor has pleaded guilty to scheme that netted him cash kick backs and a luxury BMW but that duped federal health insurers out of $5.3 million. According to a recent plea agreement, Dr. Anthony Baldizzi of Tierra Verde wor...
Published: 04/11/18
Could Tampa’s own Joe Redner shake up the medical marijuana industry?

Could Tampa’s own Joe Redner shake up the medical marijuana industry?

Joe Redner wants to juice his own marijuana, harvested from his back yard.The 77-year-old strip club owner with stage 4 lung cancer already has a recommendation from his state-certified physician to do it. But the Florida Department of Health won’t l...
Published: 04/11/18
Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant to join Tampa General Hospital board

Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant to join Tampa General Hospital board

Tampa restaurateur Richard Gonzmart will join the governing board of Tampa General Hospital in October. Gonzmart is president of the Columbia Restaurant Group, and is known for the Columbia eatery and two relatively new concepts, Goody Goody Burgers ...
Published: 04/10/18
Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease.She urged he...
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CDC: Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat

CDC: Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat

"Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesda...
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Brian McEwen, whose wit and charm aided child-abuse prevention, dead at 65

Brian McEwen, whose wit and charm aided child-abuse prevention, dead at 65

TAMPA — Friends say Brian McEwen used his winning personality to enlist an army of supporters in the effort to prevent child abuse. "He was so smart and quick-witted and articulate,’’ said Liz Kennedy, community liaison with Champions for Children, ...
Published: 04/04/18
Updated: 04/07/18