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  1. New program in Hernando to target mental health needs early

    Health

    BROOKSVILLE — BayCare Behavioral Health is about to move forward with an urgent family care program funded with a special $150,000 state allocation.

  2. Even with in-network hospital, insurance may not cover ER physicians

    Health

    When her husband, Charles, showed signs of heart trouble in January, Donna Baker didn't hesitate to drive him to the emergency department at nearby Mease Countryside Hospital.

    Michele and Michael Coe had insurance coverage for a trip to Bayfront Health Brooksville’s emergency room in October. Then they received a bill of almost $1,000 for the doctor,  who wasn’t in  their network.
  3. Tampa General, USF leaders aim to strengthen relationship at top

    Medicine

    TAMPA — The chief executive officers at Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida's medical school are giving each other leadership roles in their operations, another move intended to cement what has sometimes been a testy relationship between the two institutions.

  4. Stem cell revolution gets closer

    Medicine

    Edgar Irastorza was just 31 when his heart stopped beating in October 2008.

    Stem Cells
  5. Let a seasoned cyclist reintroduce you to thrill of the ride

    Health

    Editor's note: Tired of the gym? Burned out on running? Wishing fitness could be more fun? Maybe it's time to pull that old bike out of the garage. This is the first in a series of columns intended to help get you rolling.

  6. Mindful eating could be the healthy dietary change you need

    Health

    What if it turns out that how we eat is just as essential to our health as what we eat?

  7. Chia seeds bring protein, fiber to strawberry-banana smoothie

    Health

    Pity the chia seed. For so long, this nutritional powerhouse was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay planters.

  8. Family mealtime: The importance of how we eat, not just what we eat

    Health

    If there was one simple thing you could do to improve your family's health, boost your kids' grades and fend off teen substance abuse, pregnancy and eating disorders, would you do it?

    Hayden Powell, 7, smells cilantro that his mother, Gina, is holding during the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest at Datz last month in Tampa. The event taught families how to cook together and brought a nutritionist in to speak.
  9. Seek out real honey to get real health benefits

    Health

    Just last month, the federal government proposed a "standard of identity'' for honey. Yes, you read that correctly.

    Honey Almond Granola
  10. Superfood kale grows into latest beauty ingredient

    Health

    NEW YORK — Kale has crept out of salad bowls and juicers and into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers.

    Eminence Organic’s Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum, left, and Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque are both made with kale.