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Rabies alert issued for Tampa neighborhood after cat attacks three people

Rabies alert issued for Tampa neighborhood after cat attacks three people

TAMPA — A rabies alert has been issued and three people are receiving treatment because of an unprovoked attack Tuesday by a rabid cat near Sligh and Manhattan Avenues in Tampa.The Florida Department of Health issued the 60-day alert Saturday for an ...
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As life spans lengthen, many in their 60s and 70s are caring for parents

As life spans lengthen, many in their 60s and 70s are caring for parents

"This won’t go on for very long," Sharon Hall said to herself when she invited her elderly mother, who’d suffered several small strokes, to live with her.That was five years ago, just before Hall turned 65 and found herself crossing into older age.In...
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Tampa’s Haley VA makes point about pain management with acupuncture

Tampa’s Haley VA makes point about pain management with acupuncture

TAMPA — Above the war-torn jungles of Vietnam in 1969, U.S. Marine Capt. Bob McHenry piloted a ch-53 Sea Stallion helicopter after completing another dangerous ammunition support mission.When enemy fire struck one of his engines, McHenry spotted a br...
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The government approved an app that aids ‘natural’ birth control. Does it work?

The government approved an app that aids ‘natural’ birth control. Does it work?

The Food and Drug Administration took a "big tent" approach earlier this month when it approved two new forms of birth control that prevent pregnancy in very different ways.Women’s health advocates applauded the availability of a new vaginal ring tha...
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In Pinellas, three cases of the measles revive concerns about those who don’t vaccinate

In Pinellas, three cases of the measles revive concerns about those who don’t vaccinate

Pinellas County hadn’t seen a case of measles in 20 years. Then suddenly last week it had three, all from unvaccinated people.While some local physicians were not surprised that the highly contagious virus made its way back into Tampa Bay, most are r...
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Doctors couldn’t quiet the loud, nonstop crunching noise in her head

Doctors couldn’t quiet the loud, nonstop crunching noise in her head

Maryjane Behforouz’s attempts to ignore the disturbing noise in her head always ended in failure, leaving her feeling increasingly desperate. No one seemed to know what was causing the nearly constant clicking — or sometimes crunching — sound that wa...
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Sunday Conversation: USF’s Joann Farrell Quinn keeps an eye on EI

Sunday Conversation: USF’s Joann Farrell Quinn keeps an eye on EI

As early as the age of 5, Joann Farrell Quinn observed people. • She just enjoyed watching them. Those days represented the infant stages of her interest in human behavior, but as an adult, she ended up working in investment management."Over the year...
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Children who lived with smokers are more likely to die of lung disease as adults, study says

Children who lived with smokers are more likely to die of lung disease as adults, study says

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke is linked to lung disease decades later, according to a study published Thursday by the American Cancer Society.For 22 years, researchers have been following more than 70,000 adults who have never smoked. At the...
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Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates

Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates

Drug overdose deaths surpassed 72,000 in 2017, according to provisional estimates recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents an increase of more than 6,000 deaths, or 9.5 percent, over the estimate for the pr...
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The hardest part: actually choosing the day of his death. ‘No one is ever really ready.’

The hardest part: actually choosing the day of his death. ‘No one is ever really ready.’

In the end, it wasn’t easy for Aaron McQ to decide when to die.The 50-year-old Seattle man — a former world traveler, triathlete and cyclist — learned he had leukemia five years ago, followed by an even grimmer diagnosis in 2016: a rare form of amyot...
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