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USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

TAMPA — A University of South Florida team has developed and patented a compound that has shown success in treating methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, the most common cause of infectious diseases and deaths in t...
Published: 01/29/15
Updated: 01/30/15
Wisconsin couple trains puppies for the visually impaired

Wisconsin couple trains puppies for the visually impaired

Wisconsin couple trains puppies for the OccuPaws Guide Dog Association
Published: 01/31/15
Tampa area mayors tilt at windmill of Medicaid expansion

Tampa area mayors tilt at windmill of Medicaid expansion

ST. PETERSBURG — Though their cause appeared to hit a brick wall in Tallahassee, the mayors of the area’s three largest cities joined more than a dozen medical and business organizations Wednesday to push a project that would increase h...
Published: 01/28/15
These former NFL players tackled big problem: They were too fat

These former NFL players tackled big problem: They were too fat

Active football players can easily eat two or three times as much as the average person to maintain energy and the weight they need to shove other 300-pounders around the gridiron. But when they stop playing, and vigorously exercising, the bad eating habits they picked up as professional athletes can haunt them.
Published: 01/26/15
Updated: 01/27/15

Indianapolis optometrist marks 65th year in practice

Indianapolis optometrist, 87, has been in practice longer than many patients have been alive
Published: 01/22/15
Boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company

Boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company

California boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Lego kit, starts company with Intel funding
Published: 01/20/15

Indianapolis teens pour hearts into vision care for India

Indianapolis teenagers launch foundation to help provide free vision care in poor India state
Published: 01/17/15
Customers better prepared in Round 2 of Obamacare signups

Customers better prepared in Round 2 of Obamacare signups

TAMPA — Whatever your opinion of the Affordable Care Act, it appears to be providing at least one benefit in Florida and elsewhere: more sophisticated health care consumers.
Updated: 1 months ago
Florida hospitals prepare in case of Ebola patient

Florida hospitals prepare in case of Ebola patient

The public frenzy has abated for now across the U.S. but the Ebola crisis in West Africa leaves its mark in the way local hospitals conduct business, determined as they are to spot that one person who might walk through the door showing symptoms of the deadly disease.
Updated: 2 months ago
Castor, Buckhorn encourage new Obamacare signups

Castor, Buckhorn encourage new Obamacare signups

TAMPA — The advisers helping local residents enroll in health insurance made available under President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act say Year 1 was a pretty good one: 7 million covered nationwide, nearly 1 million in Flor...
Updated: 2 months ago