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A new report to the Florida Legislature details the investigation that led to the forced resignations of six Moffitt Cancer Center employees in December, including president and CEO Dr. Alan List. [Moffitt Cancer Center]
The money came from the “Thousand Talents Program” and went to personal accounts set up in China.
2 hours ago• Health
The chief justice dropped an ‘Okay, Boomer’ reference during oral arguments in the case of a pharmacist who accused the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System of age discrimination.
Jan. 15• Pinellas
The state’s decision not to expand Medicaid is one reason for the big number. Still, about 2.7 million people are uninsured.
Jan. 14• Health
In a scenario similar to last month’s revelations about Moffitt Cancer Center, four UF faculty members were found to have ties with foreign recruitment programs.
Jan. 14• Health

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  1. A new report to the Florida Legislature details the investigation that led to the forced resignations of six Moffitt Cancer Center employees in December, including president and CEO Dr. Alan List. [Moffitt Cancer Center]
    The money came from the “Thousand Talents Program” and went to personal accounts set up in China.
  2. The C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. (Times | 2014)
    The chief justice dropped an ‘Okay, Boomer’ reference during oral arguments in the case of a pharmacist who accused the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System of age discrimination.
  3. Six of the 11 Pinellas County Head Start preschool centers found to have mold problems earlier this month are still closed. A few more could reopen next week, but some could be closed longer. [Google Maps]
    Five of the 11 affected locations have reopened, but hundreds of children can’t go back to their preschool yet.
  4. University of South Florida student Daniella Morales, center, gets information from health insurance navigators Lauren Lambert, left, and Dorothea Polk, right, during an event in November at USF in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
    The state’s decision not to expand Medicaid is one reason for the big number. Still, about 2.7 million people are uninsured.
  5. Century Tower rises at the center of the University of Florida campus, where four medical school researchers recently were found to have had foreign interactions that violated university rules. [University of Florida]
    In a scenario similar to last month’s revelations about Moffitt Cancer Center, four UF faculty members were found to have ties with foreign recruitment programs.
  6. Jami Claire, 62, one of two plaintiffs accusing the state of Florida of sex discrimination because state health plans exclude coverage for gender affirming treatment. [Courtesy of Nancy Kinnally]
    Supported by the ACLU of Florida and Southern Legal Counsel, two women are suing the state.
  7. John Nobel, a clinical perfusionist at Tampa General Hospital, winds up a power cord to one of the hospital's new Organ Care System machines. The devices work to keep donated organs functioning for longer periods of time. [Tampa General Hospital]
    The ice-and-cooler method is giving way to a device that pumps blood, oxygen and nutrients into donor organs during transport.
  8. County commissioners agreed Wednesday to pursue a local ordinance establishing a needle exchange program in Hillsborough County. [C.M. GUERRERO  |  Miami Herald]
    If approved, used syringes could be swapped for free, sterile ones
  9. More than 800 people gathered in 2018 in St. Petersburg to remember the thousands in Tampa Bay who have died from opioid abuse. As bad as the numbers are, the problem is being underreported by the federal government, according to a new study from the University of South Florida. [Times (2018)]
    Routine delays in toxicology results are one reason for the lapse.
  10. Florida health officials say there were nearly 3,400 hepatitis A cases in 2019. (Joshua A. Bickel/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)
    As of Saturday, Pasco County had the most cases in the state in 2019, with 414.
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