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Mease Countryside Hospital begins $156M expansion project

Mease Countryside Hospital begins $156M expansion project

SAFETY HARBOR — Mease Countryside Hospital is launching a $156 million expansion to build a four-story patient tower with all private rooms and a four-story parking garage.The tower will include 70 private patient rooms, a 30-bed observation unit, cr...
Published: 01/11/18
Flu shot? This is why you should still get one this year

Flu shot? This is why you should still get one this year

This year’s flu season is shaping up to be a bad one. Much of the country endured a bitterly cold stretch, causing more people to be crowded together inside. The strain that has been most pervasive, H3N2, is nastier than most. And, we’re being told, ...
Published: 01/11/18
Serena Williams tells scary story of childbirth complications

Serena Williams tells scary story of childbirth complications

The image on the cover of the February issue of Vogue features Serena Williams proudly showing off her adorable daughter.The story she tells of the changes wrought on her life by the arrival of Alexis Olympia, whom she calls by her middle name and ...
Published: 01/11/18
‘Pregnancy centers’ draw scrutiny as lawmakers seek to elevate their status

‘Pregnancy centers’ draw scrutiny as lawmakers seek to elevate their status

Annie Filkowski used to see the signs during her drive to school each morning. "Free pregnancy tests," they said.So when she feared she might be pregnant at 16, shortly after starting to have sex with her boyfriend, she remembered them. And walked in...
Published: 01/10/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Obamacare enrollment remained strong in Florida, despite obstacles

Obamacare enrollment remained strong in Florida, despite obstacles

While health insurance sign-ups through the Affordable Care Act dipped slightly across the nation for 2018, Floridians bought plans at nearly the same levels as last year despite a much shorter enrollment period, a smaller budget for promotion and re...
Published: 01/10/18
Defending against this season’s deadly flu: 5 things to know

Defending against this season’s deadly flu: 5 things to know

The nation is having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad flu season.Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had died fro...
Published: 01/09/18
Opioid epidemic is driving thousands of Florida children into foster care, study finds

Opioid epidemic is driving thousands of Florida children into foster care, study finds

Add another negative consequence to the opioid epidemic’s far-reaching impact: Prescription drug abuse is driving more children into Florida’s foster care system, according to a new study from the University of South Florida. The study, published in ...
Published: 01/08/18
No, it isn’t too late to get a flu shot

No, it isn’t too late to get a flu shot

We know you’ve been busy with the holidays, spending time in airports and on road trips to see family and friends.But the holiday season is over and it’s time to get back to reality. The flu season is most certainly upon us. And you need to deal with...
Published: 01/07/18
Experts: Florida likely not a target in Jeff Sessions’ move to restrict marijuana

Experts: Florida likely not a target in Jeff Sessions’ move to restrict marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday that the U.S. government could no longer be counted on to look the other way in states that have legalized marijuana to various degrees even as the substance remains illegal under federal law. But the ...
Published: 01/05/18
Sunday Conversation: Dr. Sam Martino’s career spans country doctor to suburban care

Sunday Conversation: Dr. Sam Martino’s career spans country doctor to suburban care

After 42 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Sam Martino celebrated his last day in the office on Dec. 21. The good doctor and his staff members welcomed former patients and well-wishers who came by the Florida Medical Clinic in Riverview to say goodby...
Published: 01/04/18
Updated: 01/07/18