Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Health

St. Anthony’s Cancer Center installs bell dedicated to survivors

St. Anthony’s Cancer Center installs bell dedicated to survivors

ST. PETERSBURGSister Mary McNally, vice president of mission at St. Anthony’s Hospital, stood in front of a room of cancer survivors to unveil a silver bell surrounded by butterfly stickers mounted to the wall of the Cancer Center lobby. "So often pe...
Published: 04/13/18
Hand dryers could leave your hands dirtier than you think

Hand dryers could leave your hands dirtier than you think

Washing your hands after you use the bathroom is a good idea. But using a public dryer could undo all that hard work, according to a new study.A study, published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, examined 36 men’s and women’s bat...
Published: 04/13/18
Meek and Mighty Triathlon draws the young (siblings who are 7, 9 and 11) and not so young

Meek and Mighty Triathlon draws the young (siblings who are 7, 9 and 11) and not so young

The annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon has for years attracted elite athletes from around the world, making the St. Petersburg race one of the premier triathlon events in the country. There’s a big incentive to run fast, swim hard and be the best on a bi...
Published: 04/13/18
Some older patients suffer memory loss after surgery. Why does that happen?

Some older patients suffer memory loss after surgery. Why does that happen?

Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been quite the same since."He forgets things and will ask you the same thing several times," said Cole, a professor of clinical anesthesiology at UCLA and a past ...
Published: 04/13/18
Morning person or night owl? Study indicates which may have higher risks of dying sooner.

Morning person or night owl? Study indicates which may have higher risks of dying sooner.

Like staying up late? A new study suggests night owls burning the midnight oil could be more at risk for developing certain health complications, including fatal ones.The study, conducted by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Surrey in the U...
Published: 04/12/18
$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project. Univers...
Published: 04/12/18

A Florida middle school teacher tried to steal from Target, police said. She blames opioids.

A Daytona Beach middle school teacher stole items from a Target store and trafficked drugs, police said — and she doesn’t even remember the arrest.Kimberly Vicars, 46, of New Smyrna Beach, took more than 32 different items last Wednesday from a Targe...
Published: 04/12/18
Judge: Joe Redner can legally grow his own marijuana

Judge: Joe Redner can legally grow his own marijuana

A court ruled Wednesday that Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner can grow his own marijuana for medical purposes, a decision that lawyers say could lead to a wave of similar cases.The ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers applies only to Re...
Published: 04/11/18
Here are the top five things killing Floridians, new study says

Here are the top five things killing Floridians, new study says

Florida is ranked 29th in the nation for the highest rates of years of life lost, according to a new medical study. Opioid use disorders skyrocketed more than 750 percent over the past 26 years in Florida alone, according to "The State of U.S. Heath"...
Published: 04/11/18
Pinellas County doctor pleads guilty to kickbacks, conspiracy in $5.3 million scheme

Pinellas County doctor pleads guilty to kickbacks, conspiracy in $5.3 million scheme

TAMPA — A Pinellas County doctor has pleaded guilty to scheme that netted him cash kick backs and a luxury BMW but that duped federal health insurers out of $5.3 million. According to a recent plea agreement, Dr. Anthony Baldizzi of Tierra Verde wor...
Published: 04/11/18