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Study may change way heart attack patients are treated

Study may change way heart attack patients are treatedFor decades, doctors have known that patients with lower cholesterol do better than patients with high cholesterol following a heart attack. What hasn't been known is whether using drugs to achieve specific levels of cholesterol made a difference. New research...
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Teacher loses weight on 3-month McDonald's diet

Teacher loses weight on 3-month McDonald's dietThe result: He lost 37 pounds in the three months and his blood work improved tremendously.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Health premiums increase 10 to 15 percent in FL

Health premiums increase 10 to 15 percent in FLThe average monthly premiums for mid-range health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act increased as much as 20 percent in Florida.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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HHS secretary at USF to talk Obamacare

HHS secretary at USF to talk ObamacareU.S. Sec. of Health and Human Services is on the USF campus today to talk about Obamacare enrollment. Why Controversial?
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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How 3D printing could revolutionize burn treatment

How 3D printing could revolutionize burn treatmentIt does so via a cartridge, which weaves the cells together with a gel-like matrix serving as the skin's 3D scaffolding.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Is drinking soda the new smoking?

Is drinking soda the new smoking?Some lawmakers think it's time to warn people about the detrimental health effects of drinking soda much like cigarette labeling did in the 1960's.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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E-Cig poison calls double in Tampa Bay

E-Cig poison calls double in Tampa BayThe Florida Poison Information Center has seen an increase in calls this year from potential poisoning from E-Cigarette liquid refill packets.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Obama seeks $6.2 billion to fight Ebola

Obama seeks $6.2 billion to fight EbolaThe request covers spending to confront the disease at its source in West Africa and to secure the United States against any possible spread.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Medical marijuana amendment rejected

Medical marijuana amendment rejectedFlorida voters have rejected the sale and distribution of medical marijuana in the state.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Medical pot opponents hope Amendment 2 wilts away

Medical pot opponents hope Amendment 2 wilts awayFlorida's Constitutional Amendment 2 would make medicinal marijuana legal if it passes. It needs 60% of the vote and is already legal in 24 states.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Long-term shift work does damage to the brain

Long-term shift work does damage to the brainOverall, shift workers had lower memory, thinking and processing speed scores than those who had worked only standard hours.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Feds move to close no-hospital coverage loophole

Feds move to close no-hospital coverage loopholeFederal regulators Tuesday announced plans to close a loophole in the Affordable Care Act that allows large employers to offer plans that don't cover in-patient hospital stays.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago