Sunday, June 24, 2018

Health

Tampa council hears mixed messages on free-roaming roosters in Ybor City

Tampa council hears mixed messages on free-roaming roosters in Ybor City

TAMPA — Ybor City roosters and chickens can peck away in peace. For now.The Tampa City Council asked city attorneys and code enforcement officials Thursday to continue studying how to reduce the growing flock in the city’s historic heart, but no acti...
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Suicide rates rise sharply across the US, new report shows

Suicide rates rise sharply across the US, new report shows

Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In more than half of all deaths in 2...
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: melanomas of the eye; how long should you take a beta blocker?

Mayo Clinic Q&A: melanomas of the eye; how long should you take a beta blocker?

YES, MELANOMAS CAN BEGIN IN THE EYEIs it true that melanoma can develop in the eyes? If so, how common is it? How is it treated?Melanomas can begin in the eye, a condition called intraocular melanoma. Treatment for intraocular melanomas used to prima...
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For writer, using a heart rate monitor takes HIIT from frightening to fun

For writer, using a heart rate monitor takes HIIT from frightening to fun

High-intensity interval training is one of the biggest trends in fitness, but it has always seemed a bit scary to me. To a mere mortal with achy knees and an aging body, even the acronym — HIIT — sounded intimidating.But recently, I overcame my fears...
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Enjoy broccolini the Italian way: ‘dragged’

Enjoy broccolini the Italian way: ‘dragged’

By KATIE WORKMANOne of the amazing things about Italian food is that the best dishes are often so completely, refreshingly simple. Like, four-ingredient simple. (We don’t count olive oil and salt. Or water. Or air.) I love broccoli. I can roast brocc...
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The classic Cobb salad lightens up

The classic Cobb salad lightens up

America’s Test KitchenStunning presentation aside, Cobb salad has all the markers of a powerhouse meal, including eggs, avocados, tomato, and lean chicken—we just had to do something about all that bacon and cheese. We were sad to sacrifice bacon’s s...
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What to get Dad? Try a Father’s Day gift that will do him good

What to get Dad? Try a Father’s Day gift that will do him good

Dads are notoriously tough to shop for. They’re not all that great at dropping hints, the way moms do, and if you ask what your dad might want or need for Father’s Day, he’ll likely say, "Nothing" or "Don’t spend your money" or "I just want to be wit...
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Snake slithers out of car’s air vent as woman is driving

Snake slithers out of car’s air vent as woman is driving

Lora Goff drove down Main Street in downtown Warrenton, Virginia, on her lunch break from a nearby law firm when she heard a rattling sound.The office manager looked down next to the steering wheel of her Cadillac SRX and saw a snake slithering out o...
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The Zika threat has waned. But with summer rains on the way, officials still urge caution.

The Zika threat has waned. But with summer rains on the way, officials still urge caution.

As more rain threatens to drench Tampa Bay in the coming days, health officials warn Florida residents and visitors to be vigilant against Zika, even though the threat of the virus has waned.The Florida Department of Health reports 44 cases of the mo...
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A transgender man in search of hormone therapy, he turned to Planned Parenthood

A transgender man in search of hormone therapy, he turned to Planned Parenthood

Kasey Fraize wasn’t afraid any more. One day early in his freshman year at Florida Gulf Coast University, he entered the campus wellness center intent on finding ways to fit in. "I walked right up to the desk and asked what kind of resources they had...
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