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CDC director resigns over financial conflicts, including tobacco stock

CDC director resigns over financial conflicts, including tobacco stock

NEW YORK — U.S. officials have announced that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been in the job since July. A statement Wednesday from the...
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‘Dead people don’t move’: Doctor pronounced a living man dead, says family

‘Dead people don’t move’: Doctor pronounced a living man dead, says family

He was legally dead but dead men don’t breathe. Or follow you with their eyes. Or squeeze their wives’s hands.But for two hours and 40 minutes after Michael Cleveland was pronounced deceased at a hospital in suburban Buffalo, New York, on Oct. 10, 20...
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St. Petersburg medical assistant heads to ‘Ellen’ after video giving shots goes viral

St. Petersburg medical assistant heads to ‘Ellen’ after video giving shots goes viral

ST. PETERSBURG — Four-year-old D’Mitri Shelby did not want to get his shots.Community Health Centers of Pinellas medical assistant Myranda Monroe is used to that — and after a 15-year career and two children of her own, she knew just what to do: a sp...
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Tampa ambulance company to pay $5.5 million in Medicare fraud lawsuit

TAMPA — The city’s largest ambulance provider will pay nearly $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of defrauding Medicare, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.AmeriCare Ambulance Service Inc. and its sister company, AmeriCare ALS Inc...
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Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new health care company

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new health care company

Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care "at a reasonable cost."The business giants offered few ...
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This dad wore a T-shirt at Disney World that said ‘In need of kidney.’ It worked

This dad wore a T-shirt at Disney World that said ‘In need of kidney.’ It worked

The idea for the T-shirt was a Hail Mary, a play Rob Leibowitz made out of deep desperation.Leibowitz, 60, had been enduring dialysis for years while his kidneys failed. He was grateful the treatments were keeping him alive, but they were four hours ...
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Medical examiner: Florida seventh-grader died of Influenza B

Medical examiner: Florida seventh-grader died of Influenza B

WEST PALM BEACH — The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner says preliminary autopsy findings show Influenza B killed a 12-year-old boy. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office made the announcement Saturday on Twitter. RELATED: Flu season shapi...
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Flu season shaping up to be worst in years for nation and Florida

Flu season shaping up to be worst in years for nation and Florida

This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent history, with experts anticipating tens of thousands of deaths from the virus.The disease has already bared its teeth in Florida, where the Department of Health has called it "widespread....
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The Pensacola community is rallying behind this teen as she copes with deadly flu

The Pensacola community is rallying behind this teen as she copes with deadly flu

Brittan Lewis visited a West Florida hospital for the flu a week ago — and things turned serious very quickly.The 18-year-old Pensacola native had to be placed on a respirator, coping with bilateral pneumonia in the intensive care unit, according Ted...
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This flu season is on track to be one of the worst in 15 years

This flu season is on track to be one of the worst in 15 years

This flu season is on track to be one of the worst in 15 years, with nearly 12,000 people needing to be hospitalized, federal health officials reported Friday.The latest weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the...
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