Friday, October 05, 2018

Health

After last year’s fatal flu season, health officials want you to get the shot soon

After last year’s fatal flu season, health officials want you to get the shot soon

After a 2017-18 flu season that many considered the worst in 40 years, Tampa Bay area health officials are warning residents to get vaccinated early. More than 80,000 people in the United States, including 180 children, died last season because of th...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Those health plans with big deductibles were supposed to make us smarter consumers. It didn’t work.

Those health plans with big deductibles were supposed to make us smarter consumers. It didn’t work.

With workers harder to find and Obamacare’s tax on generous coverage postponed, employers are hitting pause on a feature of job-based medical insurance much hated by employees: the high-deductible health plan.Companies have slowed enrollment in such ...
Published: 10/04/18
The future of the flu: Will we ever be able to beat it?

The future of the flu: Will we ever be able to beat it?

This year’s particularly nasty flu season has doctors and researchers worried about what’s ahead.Though the number of outbreaks in Florida has declined in recent days, the first six weeks of 2018 saw soaring numbers of flu patients in emergency rooms...
Published: 03/13/18
Updated: 10/03/18
Proposed Trump rules could make it harder for low-income women to get contraceptives

Proposed Trump rules could make it harder for low-income women to get contraceptives

When Nikia Jackson needed to be screened for a sexually transmitted disease, she wanted a clinic that was reputable, quick and inexpensive.After searching online, Jackson, 23, ended up at the Obria Medical Clinics’ sparkling new facility in an office...
Published: 10/02/18
5,000 plants at a time, Apollo Beach is where the medical marijuana grows

5,000 plants at a time, Apollo Beach is where the medical marijuana grows

APOLLO BEACH – Row after orderly row, inside a building more than a city block in size, green cannabis plants reach as high as 10 feet into the air.Each has a unique identification number and name – Red Headed Stranger, Colorado Chem, 3...
Published: 10/01/18
Taking aim at fall: 15 fabulous ways to turn over a new leaf

Taking aim at fall: 15 fabulous ways to turn over a new leaf

People tend to make a fuss about fresh starts at the new year or in the spring. But in Florida, it’s really fall that inspires turning over a new leaf.That first cool breeze on a fall morning carries a sweet promise — that someday soon your makeup wo...
Published: 09/28/18
Amazon's Ruskin Fulfillment Center treats Johns Hopkins All Children's families to special tour

Amazon's Ruskin Fulfillment Center treats Johns Hopkins All Children's families to special tour

RUSKIN — It's not a facility many outside of Amazon employment have seen, but six Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital patients and their families recently received a rare tour of the company's They witnessed the inner workings of the the mil...
Published: 09/27/18
Two hospitals, Tampa Community and Memorial, to merge in November

Two hospitals, Tampa Community and Memorial, to merge in November

National health care chain Hospital Corporation of America has announced plans to turn Tampa Community Hospital into a satellite branch of Memorial Hospital in Tampa by the start of next month. Tampa Community, located at 6001 Webb Road near the Town...
Published: 09/26/18
Don’t go overboard on those abs

Don’t go overboard on those abs

Strengthening abdominal muscles seems to be at the top of the exercise to-do list for many exercise enthusiasts. However, according to exercise pros, many people are going about it the wrong way. And it doesn’t help that abdominal workouts are still ...
Published: 09/25/18
Too late for many, Florida’s prescription database is finally mandatory

Too late for many, Florida’s prescription database is finally mandatory

This is a story of success. Or maybe it’s a cautionary tale.The difference, I suppose, is whether you are haunted by the lives ruined and lost, or you are focused on the path going forward. Either way, you need to understand the history and the playe...
Published: 09/22/18