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  1. Pinellas sees spike in infant deaths from unsafe sleeping, and advocates are concerned

    Health

    The reports from the Department of Children and Families are tragic: A Pinellas County mother falls asleep on a recliner during an early morning feeding and wakes to find one of her 3-month-old twins unresponsive. Another finds her 6-month-old daughter lying still, a blanket over her head. Another infant is found wedged …

    Advocates are looking to step up their public information efforts this year after reports show a spike in sleep-related infant deaths in Pinellas County. [iStockphoto.com]
  2. Looking for a cool — and good — workout? Suit up and head to the pool

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    Want to get your exercise fix and remain cool? A water workout could very well be your answer. The constant resistance of the water offers a good workout. In the past, water fitness was believed to be for the older generation or pregnant women. That's not so today. The benefits of water exercise are being enjoyed by …

    Earl Vaughn of St. Pete demonstrates the starting position of the chest fly exercise at the Vinoy pool in St Petersburg, FL,  May 9, 2017.
  3. Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

    Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation on Friday that legalizes medical marijuana in Florida.
  4. Rick Scott signs medical marijuana, 37 other bills into law

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    Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

    Gov. Rick Scott
  5. When it comes to posture, it's time to straighten up

    Health

    Forward head, slumping shoulders, tilted pelvis. Sound like the Hunchback of Notre Dame in 15th century Paris?

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  6. Diana Nyad's EverWalk initiative works to promote health: one step at a time

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    Diana Nyad, the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida, has another big dream. It doesn't involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile journey that took her 53 hours. Instead, it involves millions of feet, which Nyad wants to see stride across every state in America.

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  7. Mayo Clinic Q&A: orthostatic hypotension; lymphedema treatments

    Health

    DISTINGUISHING SIMPLE DIZZINESS FROM ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION

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  8. Creamy Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad satisfies

    Health

    Tis the season of backyard barbecues, picnics and outdoor potlucks. We gather with friends, or simply migrate to the backyard picnic table for family dinner, and that has me craving the classics: grilled meats, veggies and some creamy starchy sides like macaroni salad. Today, I have the perfect solution for scratching …

    Enjoy your fruit (grapes) and vegetables (broccoli, onion, carrots and red cabbage) with Creamy Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad.
  9. Get your vitamins in a delicious way with Garlic Green Beans

    Health

    Sometimes I just crave a big serving of green beans. You too, right?

    Get your fill of vitamins, particularly C, A and K, and deliciousness with Garlic Green Beans.
  10. Senate GOP leaders face tough job in selling health-care bill to their members

    Health

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders on Thursday moved swiftly to begin selling their health-care measure to substantially rewrite the Affordable Care Act to their wary members as they seek to garner enough support to pass the bill in an expected vote next week.

    U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill's chief author, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has said "Obamacare is collapsing around us, and the American people are desperately searching for relief." [AP]