Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Health

Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor City to close in wake of worker testing positive for hepatitis A

Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor City to close in wake of worker testing positive for hepatitis A

TAMPA — After nine years in Ybor City, Hamburger Mary’s Bar and Grill is closing, owner Kurt King said Tuesday evening.King and co-owner Brian DeChane had announced on Facebook that Tuesday would be the last night the Ybor City restaurant would be op...
Published: 11/06/18
Updated: 11/07/18
Florida surgeon removes healthy kidney he thought was tumor

Florida surgeon removes healthy kidney he thought was tumor

The Palm Beach Post reported last week that Maureen Pacheco has sued Ramon Vazquez and two other surgeons for malpractice.
Published: 11/07/18
Toasted Monkey employee on St. Pete Beach tests positive for hepatitis A

Toasted Monkey employee on St. Pete Beach tests positive for hepatitis A

A food service worker at the Toasted Monkey Beach Bar on St. Pete Beach tested positive for hepatitis A, Pinellas County health officials announced Monday, marking the second such incident in the last two weeks in Tampa Bay.The two cases, along with ...
Updated one month ago
F.D.A. approves powerful new opioid despite warnings of likely abuse

F.D.A. approves powerful new opioid despite warnings of likely abuse

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration approved a new form of an extremely potent opioid to manage acute pain in adults, weeks after the chairman of the advisory committee that reviewed it asked the agency to reject it on grounds that it would...
Updated one month ago
He fought for transgender rights in Colombia. Now he worries as a U.S. citizen

He fought for transgender rights in Colombia. Now he worries as a U.S. citizen

For 19-year-old Manuel Jose Plazas Martinez, the process of changing his official records went beyond the usual hurdles that can keep a transgender person from moving ahead in life.A native of Colombia, he sued his former government over his birth ce...
Updated one month ago
In days of data galore, patients have trouble getting own medical records

In days of data galore, patients have trouble getting own medical records

Medical records can be hard for patients to get, even in this digital information age. But they shouldn’t be: Federal law guarantees that people have a right to see and obtain a copy of their medical records.New evidence of barriers to exercising thi...
Updated one month ago
Heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to U.S., feds say

Heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to U.S., feds say

Opioid overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Updated one month ago
Obamacare open enrollment begins amid confusion over new short-term plans

Obamacare open enrollment begins amid confusion over new short-term plans

Open enrollment begins today for the Affordable Care Act, and local advocates worry that health insurance changes this year might confuse consumers and keep them from selecting the best plans for their health. A recent change by the Trump administrat...
Updated one month ago
Tampa woman came back from vacation with a maggot in her groin

Tampa woman came back from vacation with a maggot in her groin

Imagine coming back from your tropical vacation with a maggot embedded in your groin. That’s what happened to a 36-year-old Tampa woman who ended up at Tampa General Hospital two months after a trip to Belize, according to a study published this mont...
Updated one month ago
Joe Henderson: NRA working to hold its grip on state agriculture commissioner

Joe Henderson: NRA working to hold its grip on state agriculture commissioner

In a weird way, I guess it makes sense that the Florida Department of Agriculture oversees the granting of concealed weapons permits. There always seems to be a bumper crop of guns in these parts.There are currently about 1.9 million people licensed ...
Updated one month ago