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  • ALS patients aren't always getting your ice-bucket donations

    ALS patients aren't always getting your ice-bucket donations

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:47:12 GMT
    The majority of the ice-bucket challenge donations are heading to the National ALS Association, where they spearhead much of the research into treatments for the disease. But many people don't realize the Florida ALS chapter is a separate group charged with patient care, and they don't get money from the national association.
    The majority of the ice-bucket challenge donations are heading to the National ALS Association, where they spearhead much of the research into treatments for the disease. But many people don't realize the Florida ALS chapter is a separate group charged with patient care, and they don't get money from the national association.

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    Both American Ebola patients released from Emory University Hospital

    Both American Ebola patients released from Emory University Hospital

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:25:39 GMT
    "Today is a miraculous day. I'm reunited with my family" Dr. Kent Brantly stated to a room full of international media, doctors, and family. Brantly is one of two patients now released after recovery of the Ebola virus.
    "Today is a miraculous day. I'm reunited with my family" Dr. Kent Brantly stated to a room full of international media, doctors, and family. Brantly is one of two patients now released after recovery of the Ebola virus.
  • In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy'

    In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy'

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:40:03 GMT
    You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease.
    You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease.
  • Hospital produces video to raise awareness of concussions

    Hospital produces video to raise awareness of concussions

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:47:41 GMT
    All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has produced a video explaining sports concussions to teachers and guidance counselors. Many coaches have already been educated about brain injuries, but doctors want more people who work with young athletes to be on the lookout.
    All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has produced a video explaining sports concussions to teachers and guidance counselors. Many coaches have already been educated about brain injuries, but doctors want more people who work with young athletes to be on the lookout.
  • Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:20:57 GMT
    Spain says it has imported a U.S.-made experimental drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for Ebola.
    Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.
  • Waterborne parasite closes splash park

    Waterborne parasite closes splash park

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:54:52 GMT
    If your kids took a dip at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park last month, there's a health alert you should be aware of. Pinellas County health officials confirmed three cases of cryptosporidium, known often as just 'crypto.' 
    If your kids took a dip at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park last month, there's a health alert you should be aware of. Pinellas County health officials confirmed three cases of cryptosporidium, known often as just 'crypto.' 
  • Sarasota now blames 'underlying condition' for man's death

    Sarasota now blames 'underlying condition' for man's death

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:39:39 GMT
    Health officials in Sarasota now say a man -- thought to have died as a result of flesh-eating bacteria -- actually died from other medical conditions.
    Health officials in Sarasota now say a man -- thought to have died as a result of flesh-eating bacteria -- actually died from other medical conditions.
  • The Bay Area's biggest gut-busting meals

    The Bay Area's biggest gut-busting meals

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:36:17 GMT
    The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released their annual "Xtreme Eating" list, which names nine of the most monstrous meals on restaurant menus.
    The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released their annual "Xtreme Eating" list, which names nine of the most monstrous meals on restaurant menus.
  • Sarasota County reports death from 'flesh-eating' bacteria

    Sarasota County reports death from 'flesh-eating' bacteria

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:44:19 GMT
    One person in Sarasota County has died from a “flesh-eating bacteria,” officials there confirmed Tuesday. According to a spokesperson with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, the patient was middle-aged and had chronic health problems. The death comes amid concerns about the bacteria thriving in warmer water temperatures that arrive in the Florida summer months.
    One person in Sarasota County has died from a “flesh-eating bacteria,” officials there confirmed Tuesday. According to a spokesperson with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, the patient was middle-aged and had chronic health problems. The death comes amid concerns about the bacteria thriving in warmer water temperatures that arrive in the Florida summer months.
  • Brain stimulator treats depression using magnets

    Brain stimulator treats depression using magnets

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:52:43 GMT
    We all have them -- stuck to our refrigerators, our desks, and even our cars. Now magnets are helping doctors treat depression and maybe even PTSD.
    We all have them -- stuck to our refrigerators, our desks, and even our cars. Now magnets are helping doctors treat depression and maybe even PTSD.
  • Healthy lunch and snack recipes from Hillsborough schools

    Healthy lunch and snack recipes from Hillsborough schools

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:11:31 GMT
    Hillsborough County Public Schools District Chef Benjamin Guggenmos shares healthy and delicious recipes on Good Day Tampa Bay.
    Hillsborough County Public Schools District Chef Benjamin Guggenmos shares healthy and delicious recipes on Good Day Tampa Bay.
  • Rays pitcher Joel Peralta confirms he has chikungunya virus

    Rays pitcher Joel Peralta confirms he has chikungunya virus

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:08:47 GMT
    Health officials said Monday that a third case of the chikungunya virus has been confirmed in Pinellas County, and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta says it is him. Peralta confirmed the information during Monday’s Rays media briefing.
    Health officials said Monday that a third case of the chikungunya virus has been confirmed in Pinellas County, and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta says it is him. Peralta confirmed the information during Monday’s Rays media briefing.
  • Pop that cork...for a facial?

    Pop that cork...for a facial?

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:40:06 GMT
    Evangeline is one of the few spas in the country to offer this new trend of vino therapy with Caudelie products developed from a vineyard in Bordeaux, France.
    Evangeline is one of the few spas in the country to offer this new trend of vino therapy with Caudelie products developed from a vineyard in Bordeaux, France.
  • Personalized cancer drugs: The future of treatment?

    Personalized cancer drugs: The future of treatment?

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:40:56 GMT
    At Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Eric Haura and his team are studying how to better treat cancer by targeting the building blocks of the disease. He says it's a big change from the past.
    At Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Eric Haura and his team are studying how to better treat cancer by targeting the building blocks of the disease. He says it's a big change from the past.
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