Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Health

Could Tampa’s own Joe Redner shake up the medical marijuana industry?

Could Tampa’s own Joe Redner shake up the medical marijuana industry?

Joe Redner wants to juice his own marijuana, harvested from his back yard.The 77-year-old strip club owner with stage 4 lung cancer already has a recommendation from his state-certified physician to do it. But the Florida Department of Health won’t l...
Published: 04/11/18
Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant to join Tampa General Hospital board

Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant to join Tampa General Hospital board

Tampa restaurateur Richard Gonzmart will join the governing board of Tampa General Hospital in October. Gonzmart is president of the Columbia Restaurant Group, and is known for the Columbia eatery and two relatively new concepts, Goody Goody Burgers ...
Published: 04/10/18
Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease.She urged he...
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A new way to attack cancer lives inside the shark. But where? (w/video)

A new way to attack cancer lives inside the shark. But where? (w/video)

SARASOTA — Scientist Carl Luer has spent most of his life studying an animal humans inherently fear: sharks.The predators of the sea have been the villains of thriller tales since the 1974 novel, Jaws They’ve invaded the streets of Los Angeles in the...
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CDC: Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat

CDC: Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat

"Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesda...
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Brian McEwen, whose wit and charm aided child-abuse prevention, dead at 65

Brian McEwen, whose wit and charm aided child-abuse prevention, dead at 65

TAMPA — Friends say Brian McEwen used his winning personality to enlist an army of supporters in the effort to prevent child abuse. "He was so smart and quick-witted and articulate,’’ said Liz Kennedy, community liaison with Champions for Children, ...
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How to fight an opioid addiction

How to fight an opioid addiction

(Editor’s note: This week alone, about 20 people in the Tampa Bay area will die after overdosing on opioids, according to state statistics and the law of averages. Among the culprits: heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, methadone and morphine. Officials wi...
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In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ -- and didn’t know it’s a bad idea

In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ -- and didn’t know it’s a bad idea

Imagine uncoiling a condom and stuffing it up one side of your nose, then plugging the other nostril and inhaling until the long piece of latex slides into your throat. Then what? You reach back and pull it from your mouth.Why would someone do that?A...
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Florida Hospital officially moves into Dade City. Here’s how things will change.

Florida Hospital officially moves into Dade City. Here’s how things will change.

Starting today, the "Bayfront Health" moniker will no longer be attached to the Dade City hospital. Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital, announced in December its intentions to buy Bayfront Health Dade City hospital and it...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is stable after heart surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger is stable after heart surgery

NEW YORK — Arnold Schwarzenegger is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing heart surgery.The 70-year-old former California governor had a scheduled procedure to replace a pulmonic valve on Thursday, according to Schwarzenegger’s spokes...
Updated one month ago