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  • Why is the infant mortality rate in St. Petersburg so high?

    Why is the infant mortality rate in St. Petersburg so high?

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:06 GMT
    St. Petersburg's African-American population shares a sad statistic with Mongolia, Korea and the Dominican Republic: all have an infant mortality rate of 23, which means 23 of every 1,000 babies will die before the age of one. Some call that statistic "shocking," and one hospital now has grant money to reduce it.
    St. Petersburg's African-American population shares a sad statistic with Mongolia, Korea and the Dominican Republic: all have an infant mortality rate of 23, which means 23 of every 1,000 babies will die before the age of one. Some call that statistic "shocking," and one hospital now has grant money to reduce it.
  • Children's hospitals in 10 states report spike in respiratory illnesses

    Children's hospitals in 10 states report spike in respiratory illnesses

    Monday, September 8 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-09-08 12:07:07 GMT
    Health officials suspect that a rare respiratory virus is the reason that hundreds of children across America have been sickened in recent weeks, according to a published report.
    Health officials suspect that a rare respiratory virus is the reason that hundreds of children across America have been sickened in recent weeks, according to a published report.
  • With synthetic cadavers, students learn real-life skills

    With synthetic cadavers, students learn real-life skills

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-09-05 02:13:58 GMT
    In the operating room, precision comes with practice. As technology continues to advance, surgical training exercises look very much like real surgeries.
    In the operating room, precision comes with practice. As technology continues to advance, surgical training exercises look very much like real surgeries.
  • When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:11:34 GMT

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

  • 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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