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Parenting a 20-something couch potato? Experts offer advice

Are you the 50- or 60-something parent of a high school or college kid who zones out with video games or TV instead of tackling his schoolwork or pursuing a career? You might be unwittingly contributing to the problem, says Adam Price, a psychologist with offices in New York and New Jersey whose practice is tailore …

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  1. Father of boy with leukemia asks school to bar nnvaccinated students

    Health

    In the latest salvo in the vaccination wars that have shaken California since a measles outbreak originated at Disneyland last month, the father of a 6-year-old boy with leukemia has asked the superintendent of his Marin County School District to keep unvaccinated children out of school.

  2. Paying pregnant women to quit smoking pays off, study says

    Health

    Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit — money.

  3. Tampa Bay business groups and political leaders push for Medicaid expansion

    Politics

    ST. PETERSBURG — Though Florida's incoming House speaker appeared Wednesday to squash Medicaid expansion for a third year in a row, supporters of a new plan to extend health coverage to the working poor say they believe events are lining up in their favor.

  4. Hernando yoga studio adds county's only certified male instructor

    Business

    SPRING HILL — House of Light Yoga and Wellness Center has brought new authenticity to the health-enhancing pursuit with the recent addition of Justin Martz to its teaching staff.

    Yoga teacher Justin Martz directs a class at House of Light Yoga and Wellness Center in Spring Hill. Martz, a new addition to the staff, is the only male certified instructor in Hernando.
  5. Tuberculosis case at Tampa school is likely an isolated incident, health officials say

    Medicine

    TAMPA — One confirmed case of tuberculosis at Plant High School is unlikely to turn into more, a Florida Department of Health official told parents Tuesday night.

  6. Law enforcement officials back medical marijuana legislation

    Legislature

    Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, a key opponent to Florida's medical marijuana amendment, says he could support a new legislative push to legalize pot for patients. And he's not alone in the law enforcement community.

    Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the Tampa Bay Times Tuesday that he supports a bill introduced Monday by state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would allow a variety of patients to use a number of different marijuana strains.
  7. Former Plant High student tests positive for tuberculosis

    Health

    TAMPA — A former Plant High School student has tested positive for tuberculosis, a potentially fatal disease caused by bacteria that attack the lungs.

  8. Measles outbreak casts spotlight on antivaccine movement (w/video)

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

    A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif.  California public health officials urged those who haven't been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak originated. Seventy people have been infected.  [Associated Press]
  9. Take a hike for fitness, fun

    Health

    It took a backpacking trip to get Jim Burgasser back into running.

    Hikers, from left, Darry Jackson, Terry Tomalin and Aaron Freedman, explore the Big Cypress National Preserve.
  10. Saffron Rice With Shrimp and Scallops has an antioxidant perk

    Health

    Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world but it has amazing culinary and medical properties. The small crocus plant with purple flowers and three stamens is handpicked throughout the Mediterranean and India. About 150,000 flowers are needed to produce 1 kilogram of dry spice (2.2 pounds).

    Special to the Times The saffron in Saffron Rice With Shrimp and Scallops contains the antioxidant safranal.