Health

  1. Hillsborough charity to take in 27 immigrant children

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    TAMPA — A Hillsborough County shelter may soon become the second Tampa Bay area nonprofit organization to house Central and South American children from this year's deluge of immigrants illegally crossing the border, federal officials confirmed Monday.

  2. Community Health System data breach hits millions, possibly including Bayfront clinic patients

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    The parent company of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg says criminal cyberattackers stole Social Security numbers and other information of about 4.5 million patients treated by its affiliated physician groups.

    Community Health Systems, which owns Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, said cyberattackers stole Social Security numbers and other information of about 4.5 million patients treated by its affiliated physician groups but no medical or credit card records were taken.
  3. Big chill: New way of freezing eggs buys time for motherhood

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    Through her 20s and early 30s, pediatrician Kristie Manning was so neck-deep in medical school and training that she had no time to focus on having children. Still single, the Pleasanton, Calif., native isn't ready to start a family by herself.

    Baby, you will have to wait: Eggs are stored in their cyrogenically frozen state at the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinic in Palo Alto, Calif. Photos by Patrick Tehan/MCT News Service
  4. Having a heart attack? HCA hospitals hope you'll think of them

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    Having a heart attack in Pinellas County? HCA Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain, is making a pitch it hopes you'll remember in a time of emergency.

    An HCA Healthcare mailer advises people having a heart attack to tell EMS to go to an HCA Pinellas County hospital.
  5. Women can do headstands whenever they want. Period.

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    The last thing I want to do during my period is stand on my head. So if a yoga teacher says to skip inversions like headstand, handstand, or shoulderstand if I'm "on my cycle," I usually listen, happy for the excuse to spend a few extra minutes lying motionless on the floor. But after nearly 10 years of yoga classes, …

    Go ahead and invert, if you wish, no matter the time of the month.
  6. USF considering new locations, including downtown Tampa, for medical school

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    TAMPA — University of South Florida's health programs are, as the new medical school dean puts it, "bursting at the seams."

    Dr. Charles Lockwood, USF’s medical school dean, says he’s neutral on the location.
  7. East Lake Youth Sports faces challenges under new oversight

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    EAST LAKE — Extra cash is a new phenomenon for East Lake Youth Sports Association. The nonprofit volunteers who once fought to keep up with monthly payments on its fields now eye long-overdue maintenance projects, lower participation fees and a new lacrosse program.

  8. Study questions need for most people to cut salt

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    A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is okay for heart health — and too little might be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

  9. Our chairs are killing us

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    There's a saying going around that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

  10. Young athletes need proper rest, variety of activities, experts say

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Not long ago, Dr. Douglas Carlan prescribed several months of rest for a 13-year-old baseball pitcher with an overuse injury in his shoulder.