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  1. African journalists' visit to St. Petersburg canceled due to Ebola fears

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has canceled the upcoming visit of 14 journalists from African countries, citing Ebola-related fears from faculty, students and staff.

  2. Ebola response highlights government cuts to public health

    Health

    The Ebola threat is calling attention to a problem years in the making: cuts to the programs and staff intended to prepare for just such a public health emergency.

  3. After fan dispute, Scott shifts the conversation to Ebola

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Two days after Florida's gubernatorial debate turned into Fangate, Gov. Rick Scott convened a news conference in Dania Beach to talk about a more serious subject: Ebola.

    Advisers close to Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign have been urging him to focus on Ebola.
  4. Obama names czar in new push against Ebola

    Health

    WASHINGTON — Beneath the calming reassurance that President Barack Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response, according to White House officials.

    Medical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham, exiting the ambulance, to a nearby aircraft at Love Field on Thursday in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the same virus. [Associated Press]
  5. Ebola false alarm in Pinellas shows heightened awareness, precaution

    Health

    LARGO — With Ebola in mind, Pinellas County officials took added precautions Thursday after receiving reports of a person with flu-type symptoms.

  6. Breast cancer awareness: How exercise helps in prevention, recovery

    Health

    Pink-clad people will be parading on both sides of Tampa Bay on Saturday as the American Cancer Society's first round of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks hits the streets.

    Dr. Lawrence Hochman says walking 30 minutes a day makes a big difference.
  7. Soul Injury Ceremony aims to ease the pains of veterans, others

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    Deborah Grassman has made it her life's work to ease veterans' last days on earth. So she immediately knew what might help a man she met two years ago in an Ohio veterans home.

    Deborah Grassman
  8. Pick your favorite salt and add a few dashes to unprocessed foods

    Health

    Americans consume too much sodium, according to the health messages we've received over the past decade. Yet supermarkets devote increasing shelf space to gourmet salts. Most consumers have little idea which salt to buy, or why sodium chloride (salt) is essential to their health. Some even look for iodized salt, …

    Top Bistro Fries with grated Parmesan cheese, sea salt and parsley.
  9. Put canned pumpkin to good use in Pumpkin Peanut Curry Bisque

    Health

    Let's talk about one of the season's most iconic vegetables: canned pumpkin.

    Pumpkin Peanut Curry Bisque uses the rich flavor and creamy sweetness of pumpkin puree.
  10. Be proactive, not just reactive, in adopting a healthy lifestyle

    Health

    Breast cancer awareness and October go together. And both of them go together with the general message I like to get across about weight management: "It's not about weight. It's about health!"

    Lavinia Rodriguez