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Doctors dismissed her, but she turned out to be right after years of needless suffering

Doctors dismissed her, but she turned out to be right after years of needless suffering

The prominent New York City gynecologist didnít bother to conceal his disdain."Stop practicing Google medicine," Lina Kharnak remembers the doctor chiding her when she asked about a possible cause of her worsening leg and back pain. The disease about...
Published: 09/16/18
Updated: 09/17/18
Tampa General Hospitalís East Pavilion advised not to use running water after water main break

Tampa General Hospitalís East Pavilion advised not to use running water after water main break

Since Saturday morning, patients and staff in Tampa General Hospitalís East Pavilion and Rehabilitation Center have been advised against using running water.As of Sunday afternoon, it was not known when the recommended ban would be lifted.According t...
Published: 09/16/18
Anger management: Learn healthy ways to handle it, and unlearn bad behavior

Anger management: Learn healthy ways to handle it, and unlearn bad behavior

What makes you mad? Dropping your new phone in the toilet ó after deciding not to take the extra coverage that would have replaced it? Being cut off in traffic? Having a parking place "stolen" from you? Doing dishes after shopping for and cooking the...
Published: 09/14/18
In Florida and everywhere, a big shift is underway. Itís changing the way we go to the doctor.

In Florida and everywhere, a big shift is underway. Itís changing the way we go to the doctor.

The health care business in Florida and across the nation is the midst of monumental change as insurers, hospital chains and even retailers begin to venture outside their traditional roles. Hospitals are getting into the insurance end of the business...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

WASHINGTON ó Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said ó even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds. "I have a living...
Published: 09/10/18
Florida has more people using Obamacare than any other state. Will that continue in 2019?

Florida has more people using Obamacare than any other state. Will that continue in 2019?

With just about two months to go before the start of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, local advocates say they are worried they wonít have nearly enough resources to get the word out to consumers about some confusing changes this year. Mo...
Published: 09/06/18
Updated: 09/07/18
Airport security trays carry more cold germs than toilets, study finds

Airport security trays carry more cold germs than toilets, study finds

LONDON ó Airport security is there to protect you, but it may also give you the sniffles ó or worse.To all the places and surfaces weíve been warned are teeming with germs or bacteria ó your pets, the subway seat, airplane cabins, the ATM ó add the a...
Published: 09/05/18
Nurses at many HCA hospitals say they are willing to strike over pay, staffing, security

Nurses at many HCA hospitals say they are willing to strike over pay, staffing, security

Registered nurses at 15 hospitals owned by the national chain, Hospital Corporation of America, have voted by an "overwhelming majority" to strike if contract negotiations are not resolved, a nurses union announced this week. The hospitals include so...
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Lawsuit says kratom tea caused teenís brain damage

Lawsuit says kratom tea caused teenís brain damage

For four years, Mary Tabar said, her 19-year-old daughter Brette was a regular at three Pinellas County bars serving kratom tea. Then, in March, Brette Tabar "suffered psychotic episodes and hallucinations so severe that she was confined pursuant" to...
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Study: Percentage of children with ADHD has nearly doubled in the last 20 years

Study: Percentage of children with ADHD has nearly doubled in the last 20 years

The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday.The rise was most pronounced in minority gro...
Updated one month ago