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Register nurse Jelena Vujovic washes her hands in Patient Tower 2 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.SCOTTY SCHENCK | Times

St. Petersburg hospital fares poorly in national infection ratings

St. Petersburg General Hospital is among the nation's least effective hospitals at preventing infections, according to ratings released today by the magazine Consumer Reports. The magazine evaluated more than 3,000 hospitals based on their performance in avoiding MRSA and clostridium difficile, two types of bacteri …

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Health care spending to accelerate, U.S. report says

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E-Fit uses electrical stimulation to boost your workout

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  1. Fight looms over practice that forces patients to wait for better prescription drugs

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    There were days Terri Eggeman didn't want to get out of bed.

    Terri Eggeman poses for a portrait in her home in Valrico on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Eggeman uses suffers from psoriatic arthritis and uses a medication called Enbrel. She wears a wrist splint to bed at night to help with the arthritis pain.
  2. E-Fit uses electrical stimulation to boost your workout

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    "Is this enough?" asks personal trainer Daniel Nyiri as he adjusts a knob on the machine, immediately inciting a twitch of slight agony in me, the person to whom it is connected.

    4U Fitness owner Daniel Nyiri gives tbt* correspondent Natalia Lima a training session at 4U Fitness in St. Pete. The control panel is at right.
  3. St. Petersburg hospital fares poorly in national infection ratings

    Health

    St. Petersburg General Hospital is among the nation's least effective hospitals at preventing infections, according to ratings released today by the magazine Consumer Reports.

    Register nurse Jelena Vujovic washes her hands in Patient Tower 2 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.
  4. Health care spending to accelerate, U.S. report says

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    WASHINGTON — The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.

    In this 2010 photo, Douglas Holtz-Eakin speaks on Capitol Hill Washington. Health care costs appear to be accelerating again, the government says. That poses a challenge for millions of Americans and the next president as health spending looks set to outpace U.S. economic growth the next 10 years. [AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster]
  5. New therapy attacks allergies from the source

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    SARASOTA — Lily Scalabrin knows a single peanut could send her to the hospital.

    Registered nurse Maggie Moffett watches as Lily Scalabrin, 10, of Tampa takes a mixture of peanut powder and applesauce in the office of Dr. Hugh Windom, a Sarasota allergist.
  6. In Tampa Bay, this is what child poverty looks like

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    Nearly 1 million Florida children were living in poverty in 2013.

    Kimberly Shephard of Clearwater has two children at home, Adrienne, 14, left, and Ty, 11, right, and she often cares for her grandson Denzel Pulliam, 2. Despite a full-time job, she still struggles to cover her monthly bills and has to seek outside support.
  7. Enjoy seafood's health, flavor benefits with Grilled Tuna Panzanella

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    We all know we should eat more fish. We all know it's good for us. What we don't always know is a great way to make eating fish feel new and exciting. Because how many times can you get excited about baked fish?

    Grilled tuna panzanella offers a creative way to eat the lean protein.
  8. Try roasting antioxidant- and vitamin-rich radicchio

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    At its recent annual meeting, the American Diabetes Association estimated that more than 85 million Americans have prediabetes, and that without medical reimbursement for nutrition education, most of them will develop Type 2 diabetes.

    Special to the Times. Consider roasting radicchio, a unique red vegetable with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
  9. Fab 50 for Women on the Run takes members from couch to race course

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    Barbara Hawkins knew she had to make a change in order to enjoy an active, healthy retirement. The 58-year-old elementary school assistant principal plans to retire in 2016 and has watched her parents, siblings and extended family members struggle for years with weight problems, cancer, bad knees and hips, an unhealthy …

    Pamela Paul made announcements at Taylor Park before the Fab 50 Women on the Run, trained on the Pinellas Trail on Saturday July 11th, in Largo.  Pamela Paul started the Fab 50 Women on the Run recreational running group in 2011 so she would have training partners, since then she’s trained more than 300 women.
  10. Mayo Clinic Q&A: celiac disease, teeth whitening, TIA

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    CELIAC SYMPTOMS CAN BE VARIED

    My blood test for celiac disease came back negative, but I'm still having symptoms. Is it possible that I still could have it? What should my next steps be?

    Beautiful young woman teeth. Isolated over  white background