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Hand dryers could leave your hands dirtier than you think

Hand dryers could leave your hands dirtier than you think

Washing your hands after you use the bathroom is a good idea. But using a public dryer could undo all that hard work, according to a new study.A study, published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, examined 36 men’s and women’s bat...
Published: 04/13/18
Some older patients suffer memory loss after surgery. Why does that happen?

Some older patients suffer memory loss after surgery. Why does that happen?

Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been quite the same since."He forgets things and will ask you the same thing several times," said Cole, a professor of clinical anesthesiology at UCLA and a past ...
Published: 04/13/18
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"...
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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...
Updated one month ago
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...
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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 ...
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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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