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  • 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.
  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:19:12 GMT
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
  • 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.
  • Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:34 GMT
    The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.
    A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.
  • 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.
  • First Chikungunya cases acquired in the U.S. reported in Florida

    First Chikungunya cases acquired in the U.S. reported in Florida

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:01:37 GMT
    Health officials say the first Chikungunya case acquired in the United States has been reported in Florida, but did not say where. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the case was reported Thursday in Florida in a man who had not recently traveled outside the United States.
    Health officials say the first Chikungunya case acquired in the United States has been reported in Florida, but did not say where. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the case was reported Thursday in Florida in a man who had not recently traveled outside the United States.
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