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DIRK SHADD | Times

All Children's Hospital agrees to pay $7 million to settle whistle-blower suit

ST. PETERSBURG — All Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging it violated antikickback laws by paying inflated salaries and bonuses to doctors so that they would bring in more patients and revenues. The suit was filed in July 2011 by Barbara Schubert, who was dire …

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  1. FDA warns against procedure to remove uterine fibroids; says it could spread hidden cancer

    Medicine

    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration took the rare step Thursday of urging doctors to stop performing a surgical procedure used on tens of thousands of woman each year to remove uterine growths, saying the practice risks spreading hidden cancers within a woman's body.

  2. All Children's Hospital agrees to pay $7 million to settle whistle-blower suit

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — All Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging it violated antikickback laws by paying inflated salaries and bonuses to doctors so that they would bring in more patients and revenues.

  3. Two to watch: Young triathletes are making their mark

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — When the starter's gun goes off for the St. Anthony's Triathlon next week, thousands of athletes, from neophytes to pros, will swim nearly a mile in Tampa Bay, bicycle 25 miles through the city's streets, then finish with a 10K run along the scenic waterfront. Some compete for money, others for …

    Kailand Cosgrove didn’t really get serious about triathlons until college. “She never was pushed into it,” said her father, Dean Cosgrove, left. 
  4. Florida Supreme Court won't hear trauma center dispute

    Health

    The Florida Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal from the HCA health-care chain amid broader legal and political battles about the continued operation of trauma centers at some HCA hospitals.

  5. Is your lifestyle getting in the way of weight loss, fitness goals?

    Health

    You hear a lot of advice about lifestyle change for weight management these days, but what does it mean? Everyone has a lifestyle of their own. It's made up of patterns. Just think about the kinds of patterns you have in your life and how they affect your weight.

    Lavinia Rodriguez
  6. Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

    Health

    TALLAHASSEE — Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.

  7. 107 miles in 2 days by bike: Could we do it?

    Health

    Ever so briefly last Saturday morning, it seemed like riding our bikes 107 miles in two days was going to be a little easier than we'd thought.

    Charlotte Sutton and Logan Mabe learned a lot while digging in and powering through Bike MS.
  8. Study finds nicotine safe, helps in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

    Health

    Smoking, of course, damages the lungs and blood vessels, and contributes to an array of health problems, but nicotine — the calming chemical that cigarettes deliver — might actually be good for the aging brain.

    Nicotine, by itself a nonaddictive drug, shows promise in a study.
  9. Rotary launches campaign to buy heart defibrillators for police cars

    Health

    TAMPA — Tampa police will be able to take on the role of life-saving paramedics under a plan to supply 100 police cars with portable heart defibrillators this year.

    Rotary Club of Tampa president Wayne Critcher presents a portable defibrillator to Tampa police Chief Jane Castor this week. Looking on is Rotarian Bill Gillen.
  10. Florida lawmakers make one more push to extend health care to immigrant children

    Health

    TALLAHASSEE — A bill to extend subsidized health insurance to the state's youngest legal immigrants has stalled in the Florida Legislature, due largely to the initial $27.5 million price tag.