HCA Florida Healthcare general surgeon and wound-care specialist Fritz Brink, left, and patient Donnie Adams. Brink operated on Adams' leg to remove flesh-eating bacteria that could have claimed his life.
Surgeon at HCA Florida Northside Hospital battled to save a Riverview man after he was bitten breaking up family altercation.
Health officials recommend vaccines for at-risk groups as analysis shows roughly 50% chance of uptick of cases of virus formerly known as monkeypox.
“Gender identity is real,” the judge said. The move lets three parents treat their children as the legal challenge continues.
Everyone should have a family disaster readiness plan for hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or any type of disaster.


  1. Florida Rep. Christine Hunschofsky watches during a hearing in a legislative session, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  2. Joshua Sutphin died in 2020 from a drug overdose. A jury convicted Joseph Stillitano of manslaughter for providing the drugs that caused his death.
  3. Protesters chant during an abortion protest on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Tampa.
  4. HCA Florida Healthcare general surgeon and wound-care specialist Fritz Brink, left, and patient Donnie Adams. Brink operated on Adams' leg to remove flesh-eating bacteria that could have claimed his life.
  5. A small stroke briefly robbed Roy Peter Clark of his words.
  6. In this Aug. 29, 2017 photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods from floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. Nasty hurricanes that cause billions of dollars in damage are hitting more often.
  7. A health care worker administers the mpox vaccine at the Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors in July 2022. A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis states that Hillsborough and Pinellas counties have close to a 50% chance of an mpox outbreak this summer, based on low immunity rates among the population.
  8. Three parents who sought an injunction against Florida's rules barring treatment for children with gender dysphoria were granted it by a judge on Tuesday.
  9. Eli cuddles his dog on the couch at his home in Casselberry, Fla., May 29, 2023. Eli and his fiancé Lucas, both transgender men, plan to move to Minnesota with their dog and two cats later this year. The Associated Press is not using Eli’s and Lucas’ last names because they fear reprisal. Minnesota is among the states this year that have codified protections for transgender people in response to sweeping anti-LGBTQ legislation in mostly Republican-led states. (AP Photo/Laura Bargfeld)
  10. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is campaigning for president, speaks outside Okatie Ale House in Bluffton, South Carolina, on Friday, June 2, 2023.
  11. Health advocacy groups say Florida is failing to protect children from losing Medicaid coverage as the state undertakes a review of the program's 5 million recipients following the end of the public health emergency.
  12. Could pot be available for recreational use in Florida? That's what one group is pushing for.
  13. Pro-Ron DeSantis merchandise is sold outside First Baptist North Spartanburg church in Spartanburg, S.C., during an appearance there by Florida's governor on April 19. The appearance was part of DeSantis' first public trip to the early voting state before he kicked off his 2024 Republican presidential bid.
  14. A protester waving a pride flag with the Florida State Seal joined hundreds of people from across the state in a rally and march, Monday, May 1, 2023, in Orlando.
  15. Members of 1199SEIU Florida, which represents more than 10,000 health care workers at 19 HCA hospitals across the state, voted overwhelmingly for the action.
  16. Always keep photocopies and records of all communication with Medicare, whether written or oral, concerning your denial.
  17. Check your fitness rings! It looks like you’ve been frozen in a state of overwhelm for the past 16 hours and are spiraling into an emotional pit of despair from which you will not emerge unless you make at least one meager attempt to move your body!
  18. A digital illustration in bright Copic marker and pencil shows a cluster of realistically drawn Amanita muscaria mushrooms in different phases of growth, from the button stage to fully mature. These mushrooms have a distinct red cap covered in small, white nubs, which give it a spotted appearance. The gills and stem are a cream white color.
  19. Ellen Clarke, assistant managing editor at the Tampa Bay Times, uses the exercise bike at St. Pete Strength Club on May 19 in St. Petersburg. The gym played a pivotal role during treatment for rectal cancer.
  20. Numerous Republican rivals for the GOP presidential nomination have criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' record as a U.S. representative and governor, and his feud with The Walt Disney Co.
  21. A good hurricane kit is essential for Floridians during hurricane season.
  22. Chlorinated water flows over a weir at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. Tampa City Council members indicated Thursday they will end a contract for the proposal known as PURE. The proposal called for using reclaimed water,  essentially, highly treated wastewater, to augment the city's existing water supply.
  23. Derek Sanz, liver transplant donor, on left, looks on as his mom Patricia Sanz, liver transplant recipient, smiles while answering questions during a press conference at Tampa General Hospital on Tuesday, The procedure was a first for Tampa General's Transplant Institute, which the hospital hopes will expand access to lifesaving liver transplantation for patients with end-stage liver disease and liver cancer.
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