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May
Bay News 9 - health Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit (AP) The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address ...

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May
Bay News 9 - health European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging (AP) The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ...

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May
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Orthopaedic Associates adds team members CLEARWATER – Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida recently welcomed Dr. Ali Zahrai to its surgical team, as well as two physician’s assistants, a physical therapist and an occupational therapist....

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May
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Report shows increase in nurse vacancies “Demand for Nurses in Florida: The 2015 Survey of Florida’s Nurse Employers,” the Florida Center for Nursing’s report, surveyed six nurse-intensive industries to evaluate the state’s demand for registered nurses, ...

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May
Bay News 9 - health Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise (AP) Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.Most injuries ...

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May
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Morton Plant Mease to offer free skin cancer screenings CLEARWATER – The 20th annual Morton Plant Mease Melanoma Monday event, where health experts offer free skin cancer screenings to the community, will be Monday, May 2, ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Nar-Anon Family Groups meet weekly The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a 12-step program, the groups offer help by sharing experience, strength and hope....

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Free dental services offered at Give Kids a Smile! Feb. 27 Dental exams, X-rays, cleanings and any needed services such as fillings will be offered to children and teens through the age of 18 during the ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Harvard students isolated amid mumps outbreak (AP) A mumps outbreak at Harvard University has affected 40 members of the school community in the last two months.Boston.com reports (http://bit.ly/1SNorPk) that nearly a dozen ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Advanced Medical earns accreditation Advanced Medical of Florida, with offices in Clearwater and Seminole, has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities....

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Senate hearing into Valeant includes top hedge fund investor (AP) Senate lawmakers investigating price hikes by the embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will also question one of the company's leading investors, hedge fund ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Senate GOP shoots for quick action on Zika funding bill (AP) Democrats say top GOP lawmakers are proposing to partially fund President Barack Obama's request for money to fight the Zika virus.The ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Polish baby born from mother on life support is doing fine (AP) Hospital authorities in southwestern Poland said Wednesday that a baby born two months after his mother was put on life ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Health educator’s legacy lives on through We Will for Jill SEMINOLE – Throughout her career, Jill Engleman focused on empowering others through health education. more info...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News HCA Hospitals award Sunstar paramedics LARGO – Pinellas County HCA Hospitals have recognized four Sunstar Paramedics employees with its annual EMS All-Star Team award, which is presented to emergency medical services professionals who have demonstrated a ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Teen forced to undergo cancer treatment says new mass found (AP) A teenager who was forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer says a new mass has been found ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Nelson-sponsored Zika virus law signed by President Obama A new law will give researchers an incentive to find a cure for Zika virus. President Obama signed the law Tuesday, adding Zika to the ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Delhi government bans all forms of chewing tobacco (AP) India's capital has banned chewing tobacco in an effort to lower the high incidence of mouth and throat cancers.The Delhi government ordered the ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Largo Medical introduces liver cancer treatment LARGO – The world of interventional oncology is now joining the Hepatobiliary Center of Largo Medical Center in its effort to beat liver cancer. more info...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Weather Blog: Red for Russell Last week, meteorologists all over the country were saddened to hear that a colleague had passed away. Although all death is devastating, this one hit a little too close to ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health US officials: Zika destructive, more money needed for research Top health officials say the more they learn about Zika, the scarier the virus appears and they still need more money to fight the mosquitoes that ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Morton Plant Hospital performs 500th TAVR surgery CLEARWATER – Morton Plant Hospital recently performed its 500th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement surgery. more info...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Cobb elected to national board position Sunstar Paramedics recently announced that Charlene Cobb, community outreach coordinator, was elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. more info...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News SPC to host Caregivers’ Conference April 1 SEMINOLE – The second annual Caregivers’ Conference will be presented Friday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the conference center at St. Petersburg College’s Seminole campus, 9200 ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Climate change lawsuit by 21 youths takes big step forward (AP) The federal government and big energy companies lost an important round Friday in their effort to block a climate change lawsuit ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News PARC dedicates Carmela Manfrey Center ST. PETERSBURG – On Dec. 4, PARC hosted a renaming ceremony and dedication for the new Carmela Manfrey Center for Early Intervention Services, which is PARC’s childcare program, to more than ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Largo Medical Center welcomes new assistant administrator LARGO – Glenn Saldanha recently was named the assistant administrator for Largo Medical Center. more info...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Give the gift of life this holiday season Christmas is right around the corner and the search for the perfect gift for loved ones has begun. But what if you could give the most perfect gift ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Court rules on California's worker seating requirement (AP) Employers cannot deny a worker a place to sit just because they prefer the person stand, and they must consider the employee's work station, ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Poll: Some key gaps in Americans' knowledge about Zika virus (AP) Americans don't know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Report says Bangladesh gov't wells not fixing arsenic crisis (AP) A new report estimates that some 20 million Bangladeshis are still being poisoned by arsenic-tainted groundwater drawn from government wells. That number ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Pinellas County health rank improving The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County recently released information about the 2016 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News NAMI presents 2015 Iris Awards The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pinellas County Chapter, recently hosted its 19th annual fall festival with barbeque, games and Iris Awards presentations. more info...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health Bypass boosts survival in heart failure, 10-year study says (AP) Heart failure patients with clogged arteries have a better chance of surviving 10 years if they get bypass surgery plus medicine rather ...

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Apr
Bay News 9 - health No change in how common autism is in US kids: about 1 in 68 (AP) A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children.About 1 ...

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Apr
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Morton Plant Mease to host health seminars CLEARWATER – Health experts from Morton Plant Mease will host several health seminars in November focusing on weight loss surgery, surgical neck and back pain options, advancements in joint ...

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Mar
Bay News 9 - health Medical community is fighting a new germ: celebrities (AP) When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur.The latest case happened last weekend when the Tribeca Film Festival pulled a documentary ...

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Mar
Bay News 9 - health Ebola crematorium painful reminder of crisis for Liberians (AP) At the height of the Ebola epidemic, smoke from the cremation of bodies would darken the sky here by early morning. The incinerator ...

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Mar
Bay News 9 - health WHO: Ebola no longer world health emergency (AP) The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer qualifies as an international health emergency, although it cautioned ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Disability awareness continues through March ST. PETERSBURG – Representatives from PARC received a proclamation declaring March as National Developmental Disability Awareness Month from the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News BayCare Urgent Care opens 4th location CLEARWATER – BayCare Urgent Care has opened its fourth location in Pinellas County with a new center in Clearwater near Mease Countryside Hospital. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Cardiologists voted among year’s top physicians Three physicians from The Heart Institute, part of a network of physician practices owned and operated by HCA West Florida, were recently voted among the top doctors in the Tampa ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News All Children’s Guild celebrates 40th anniversary SEMINOLE – The All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine Seminole/Largo Branch celebrated its 40th anniversary Saturday, Feb. 27. Branch members and their families, totaling over 120 people, had dinner at ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Conquering the challenge of a fitness band It’s a love-hate relationship. My new fitness band requires me to walk every hour on the hour. It doesn’t care if my legs feel like mush or my calf ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News New BayCare Urgent Care location opens in Clearwater CLEARWATER – BayCare opened its ninth location on Dec. 7 at 711 S. Belcher Road in Clearwater. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Belleair Health Care earns national stroke certification CLEARWATER – Belleair Health Care Center, a five-star ranked facility by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, recently earned national certification as two local therapists received additional titles....

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Navy vet sets milestone with donation of rare blood ST. PETERSBURG – When Peter Lynn was in high school his dad was a St. Petersburg police officer. One day a fellow officer needed blood transfusions, due ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Seasons Memory Care earns Caring Star of 2016 BELLEAIR – Seasons Memory Care recently was selected as a Caring Star of 2016 for service excellence in assisted living and Alzheimer’s care. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Tips to maintain a healthy brain for a lifetime The aging process is not exactly kind. Our bodies begin to suffer from years of wear and tear. All manner of body parts begin to break down. ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Breast Cancer Awareness Month events, fundraisers October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since its inception in 1985, it has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Oral cancer fundraiser set in Pass-A-Grille April 9 ST. PETE BEACH – The Oral Cancer Foundation’s third annual Walk/Run for Awareness will take place Saturday, April 9, at Hurley Park, 1501 Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille....

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Kurban joins BayCare Medical Group CLEARWATER – Dr. William Kurban, board certified in internal medicine, recently joined BayCare Medical Group and is accepting new patients at 620 10th St. N., Suite 3E, St. Petersburg....

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Free amplified telephones, equipment available LARGO – Florida residents with hearing loss can receive free amplified telephones and specialized equipment from the Family Center on Deafness, a nonprofit agency in Largo, with distribution locations throughout Pinellas ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Women with Purpose helping cancer patients LARGO – Getting the news that you have cancer is bad enough, but realizing the cost of fighting the disease can be devastating. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Derek Williams, M.D., joins BayCare Medical Group CLEARWATER – Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Dr. Derek Williams recently joined BayCare Medical Group and is accepting new patients at offices in both Clearwater and St. Petersburg....

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Bayfront Health earns new certification ST. PETERSBURG – Bayfront Health St. Petersburg recently earned a new certification from the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Heart Failure. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Understanding the ins and outs of breast reconstruction Did you know that only 20 percent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer ever know that reconstruction is an option and that it is covered by their insurance? ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Morton Plant Mease foundation honors donors CLEARWATER – The Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation recently honored Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton for a gift of $5 million to fund the intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging for ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Residents advised to ‘drain and cover’ The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County issued a health advisory after receiving confirmation of the first human case of West Nile virus in the county this year in ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Svetlana Enman joins BayCare Medical Group CLEARWATER – Dr. Svetlana Enman, D.O., recently joined BayCare Medical Group and is accepting new patients. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Morton Plant Mease experts to host seminars CLEARWATER – Health experts from Morton Plant Mease will host upcoming health seminars in January focusing on new knee replacement options and atrial fibrillation. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News School-based clinics make health care accessible February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, a time to recognize the many positive effects that clinics located in school settings have on students’ health. In addition to providing ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Dunedin Dental Care to participate in Free Dentistry Day DUNEDIN – People in the Dunedin community, ages 12 and older, will have the opportunity to receive free dental services on Friday, Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Morton Plant Mease schedules October programs The Morton Plant Mease BayCare Health System will offer a number of programs in October at various locations. Support groups and classes are free to the public unless fee is ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Florida activates Zika Virus Information Hotline Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health have opened a line of communication for residents and visitors in need of information about the Zika virus. more ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Virtual reality therapy helps patients with swallowing PALM HARBOR – Therapists at ManorCare Health Services-Palm Harbor are helping people suffering from swallowing disorders using a new, high-tech therapy that uses virtual reality-assisted games. more ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Orchestra concert provides ‘normalcy’ for hospital patients ST. PETERSBURG – Building on the success of its free hospital concerts, The Florida Orchestra, led by Michael Francis, musical director, will return to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Birds of prey therapy program helping vets heal LARGO – The birds of prey program at George C. McGough Nature Park specializes in caring for wounded raptors. Birds that had little hope of surviving their injuries ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Largo Medical Center earns achievement award LARGO – Largo Medical Center is the first hospital in the Tampa Bay area to receive the Get with the Guidelines – AFIB Bronze Quality Achievement Award during Atrial Fibrillation ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Morton Plant Mease schedules November programs The Morton Plant Mease BayCare Health System will offer a number of programs in November at various locations. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Five Pinellas cities recognized by Florida Department of Health The Florida Department of Health has recognized five cities in Pinellas County as 2016 Healthy Weight Community Champions. The recognition program highlights local government efforts to increase ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Neurosurgeon to lead Bay Pines spine care program ST. PETERSBURG – Dr. Anthony Jabre was recently selected to lead and grow the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System new spine surgery program at the C.W. Bill Young ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News OneBlood to safeguard blood supply from Zika Virus As an additional proactive and precautionary measure, OneBlood will begin implementing the Food and Drug Administration recommendations to further protect the blood supply from the Zika virus....

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Navigators to help with Affordable Care Act enrollment The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act runs through Sunday, Jan. 31. During this period, Navigators are in the community to answer residents’ health insurance questions ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Know what supplements you need As a pharmacognosy consultant at Botanical Resource in Clearwater, Pamela Seefeld said she sees many people who are taking supplements without knowing what they’re used for. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Florida Hospital breaks ground on new emergency room PALM HARBOR – Florida Hospital North Pinellas officials broke ground on a new emergency room facility in Palm Harbor Jan. 7. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Northside Hospital recognized for stroke, heart attack care ST. PETERSBURG – Northside Hospital has been recognized for implementing the latest research-based treatment guidelines for heart attack patients through the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline quality improvement ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Fundraiser to help boy with rare bone disease PALM HARBOR – The Ozona Pig is hosting a fundraiser for a new therapy pool for Oliver, a 6-year-old boy with a rare bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News ALS Association to host annual one-day endurance event INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – The ALS Association Florida Chapter will kick off its annual Ride. Run. Roll. to Defeat ALS, a one-day endurance event for cyclists and runners ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Flu vaccinations available now Anyone who has ever had it knows how miserable the flu can be. And for some, the flu virus can be life-threatening, especially those age 65 and older. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News BayCare and YMCA host diabetes screenings CLEARWATER – In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, BayCare Health System will team up with YMCA locations around the Tampa Bay area to offer free diabetes screenings in November....

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Brookdale Pinecrest names new memory care director LARGO – Brookdale Pinecrest, a rental retirement community in Largo, recently welcomed Stephanie Pierson to the position of Clare Bridge program manager. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Largo Medical Center honored for health care LARGO – Quality standards and exclusive rankings earn Largo Medical Center a spot in the 2015 Best Hospital edition of U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is recognized for ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Morton Plant offers family admission nurse to expectant families CLEARWATER – The joyful anticipation of a baby’s arrival can often be matched by an expectant mother’s questions about labor and delivery. From random thoughts shooting through ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Two more sentinel chickens test positive for West Nile ST. PETERSBURG - Pinellas County Mosquito Control confirmed positive tests for West Nile virus in two sentinel chickens on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Both chickens were located in ...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Alternative sources of produce Nancy Eiseman was standing in the aisles of a grocery store, dismayed at the options for organic produce, when she had an idea. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Local senior facility honored as one of nation’s best BELLEAIR – SeniorAdvisor.com recently released its Best of 2016 Awards and Seasons Belleair was one of the few to make the list. more info...

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Mar
TBNWeekly.com - Health News Bay Pines VA recognized for patient safety practices ST. PETERSBURG – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System was recognized nationally as a 2015 Cornerstone Recognition Award gold winner by the VA National Center for Patient Safety ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week 18 of the Best North American Spine Surgeons Who are among the best in the spine world? We asked…we talked to leading spine surgeons and they told us which of their ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Medicare Forces Hospitals to Violate Stark Law – Or Lose Funding Hospitals and surgeons want Congress to build a bigger safe ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Haidukewych v Su: ORIF for Displaced Femoral Neck Fx’s in the The incidence of femoral neck fractures continues to increase. What’s the best approach for the under 60 patient? ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Updated Hip Fracture Treatment Guidelines Issued by AAOS Following its 2014 release of clinical practice guidelines for the management of hip fractures in elderly, the American Academy of Orthopaedic ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week #1 Debated Issue in TKA Is…. // Freeze Nerves Before TKA, Improve Outcomes // and More! What is the #1 debated issue in TKA? USC’s Orthopedics Department Chair will tackle that and more at the upcoming Great ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Whitaker Named New AdvaMed Chief Washington insider Scott Whitaker has been named as the new president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association. more info...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Washington Update: February Scalia—what does his absence mean for healthcare? Is the President’s new budget—with funding proposals for FDA and CMS—dead ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Genes Increase Stress Fracture Susceptibility // Partial Meniscectomy Not So Great After All // and More! Work from the University of Liverpool: genes point toward stress fracture susceptibility. Should surgeons avoid arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for patients with ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Doug Padgett, M.D., Yvonne Bokelman Join AJRR Board The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has rounded out its 2016 Board of Directors. more info...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Adding Stem Cells to Cartilage Repair: Not Helpful, But… // Athletes: Posterior Instability & RC Tears Do Better Than SLAP Tears and RC Issues // and More! JBJS article discusses how while using BMDSMSCs did not aid ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week 5-Year Data Favors Coflex® Over Fusion for Back Pain Better than fusion. At the five year mark. Head to head, prospective, Level 1 clinical study. Coflex® beats fusion for patients with ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Ronald W. Lindsey, M.D. New Co-Editor of Case Connector Dr. Lindsey is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Medical Branch....

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week The Top 17 North American Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons Despite the critical nature of pediatric orthopedics, most don’t ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Wallace F. Andrew, Jr., M.D. Retires From Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Dr. Andrew, senior partner at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, has retired from the practice after nearly 34 years of dedicated service. more info...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Wrong Site Surgery Highest Among Spine Surgeons? // Bariatric Surgery Before TKR Is Cost-Effective // and More! A new study shows that wrong-site surgery is still with us. New research from HSS shows that bariatric surgery before ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week The Rise (and Issues) of Anterior Hip Arthroplasty The anterior hip arthroplasty approach is now performed by an estimated 26% of all orthopedic surgeons. The Wall Street Journal just ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Foot, Ankle Patients Avoiding Clots by “Sheer Luck” // JUST Fixing Rotator Cuff Not Enough // and More! Foot and ankle patients are avoiding blood clots by “sheer luck” says a new study. Repairing the rotator ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week 8 Myths About the Orthopedic Consumer Orthopedics is a consumer products industry. That’s a fact. ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Richard Moss, Silvio Tarantino Join SI-BONE SI-BONE, Inc., makers of the iFuse Implant System, has announced the formation of SI-BONE UK Ltd, along with the addition of two management team members. more info...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week 16 Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons in North America Whether treating a calcaneal fracture or exploring it in the lab, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons are at the forefront of ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Washington Update: January 2016 Medical Device cybersecurity concerns and continued payment reforms are dominating the agenda in Washington at the start of 2016. Both CMS and FDA ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week A Better Way to Measure and Communicate Shoulder Outcomes // How to Clear Backlog of OR Cases // and More! The Boston Shoulder Institute is using novel methods to cut confusion and improve outcome measurements. A Level ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Barrack v. Kwong: Mobile Pump DVT Prophylaxis: Just Say No to Drugs Forty years ago Charnley raised the issue of pulmonary embolism risk. This remains a significant concern for ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Unpacking Those Physician Rating Sites Do physician ratings websites actually measure anything useful? Or do they create more problems than solutions? Two recent studies provide clear insights into the flaws and ...

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Feb
Orthopedics This Week Jellison Retires, Boehnlein New Stryker CFO Bill Jellison is retiring as Stryker Corporation's chief financial officer. He will be replaced from within by Glenn Boehnlein. more info...

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Orthopedics This Week The 28 Top U.S. Shoulder Surgeons If a shoulder specialist has a torn rotator cuff, whom do they go to for advice? Shoulder surgeons at the top of their game let ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week NuVasive Buys Ellipse for $380 Million NuVasive buys Ellipse for $380 million. Ellipse’s MAGEC minimally invasive treatment for pediatric scoliosis was top ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Alcohol Abuse Kicks Infection Risk up 15X // Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Powerful Pain Treatment // and More! Alcohol abuse also raises infection risk dramatically says Cleveland Clinic president. New Harvard study reveals the power of Cognitive Behavioral ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Craig Della Valle, M.D. New Chief of Adult Reconstruction at RUSH Craig Della Valle, M.D., a joint reconstruction and replacement surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush,... more info...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Rojeh Melikian, M.D Joins DISC Sports & Spine Center Dr. Melikian has a special focus on cervical and lumbar degenerative spine surgery, lateral-access and anterior surgery (XLIF and ALIF), minimally invasive surgery, spine trauma and spinal tumor...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week National Spine Foundation Attacks Spine Disability With Major Initiative // JBJS Launches Elite Reviewer Program // and More! The National Spine Foundation is attacking spine-related disability! The JBJS is recognizing superior work with its new Elite Reviewer ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week The Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons When knee surgeons discuss their exemplary colleagues, these are the ones they are talking about. Behold, the super elite in the knee ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Washington Update: January 2016 Medical Device cybersecurity concerns and continued payment reforms are dominating the agenda in Washington at the start of 2016. Both CMS and FDA ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Anthony Romeo, M.D. to Head ASES Dr. Romeo has been selected to be President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). He also serves as co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls....

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Adding Stem Cells to Cartilage Repair: Not Helpful, But… // Athletes: Posterior Instability & RC Tears Do Better Than SLAP Tears and RC Issues // and More! JBJS article discusses how while using BMDSMSCs did not aid ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week William N. Levine, M.D. New Editor-in-Chief of JAAOS! Dr. Levine has been named the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the JAAOS, the orthopedic journal of the American Academy of Orthoaedic Surgeons. more info...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week The 26 Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in North America: 2013 If an orthopedic surgeon has suffered a calcaneous fracture or a needs an ankle replacement, to whom do they turn? ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week New Study: Yoga Builds Bone Mass Is yoga an effective way to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia? Standard of care for treating osteoporosis includes exercise—like yoga. A new study attempts ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week 8 Myths About the Orthopedic Consumer Orthopedics is a consumer products industry. That’s a fact. ...

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Orthopedics This Week Paul G. Echols, M.D. New CMO at UNM Sandoval Paul G. Echols, M.D., has been named chief medical officer for the University of New Mexico (UNM) Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC). more info...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Mobi-C’s 5-Year Data LDR Spine’s release of 5-year data for both the two-level and single-level Mobi disc arthroplasty implant reminded us that fully two decades of disc arthroplasty data is now ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Forbes Recognizes Rock Star Orthopedic Surgeon-To-Be Forbes magazine has come out with its fifth annual “30 Under 30” list, a montage of leaders in all fields who are—and will continue to—make a major impact on their respective ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Alcohol Abuse Kicks Infection Risk up 15X // Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Powerful Pain Treatment // and More! Alcohol abuse also raises infection risk dramatically says Cleveland Clinic president. New Harvard study reveals the power of Cognitive Behavioral ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Updated Hip Fracture Treatment Guidelines Issued by AAOS Following its 2014 release of clinical practice guidelines for the management of hip fractures in elderly, the American Academy of Orthopaedic ...

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Jan
Orthopedics This Week Drive Down Infection With Aminoglycosides // Oral Tranexamic Acid Is Cheaper, Equally Effective in TKA // and More! Pairing aminoglycosides with systemic antibiotics vastly reduces open fracture infection rates. Craig Della Valle, M.D. and colleagues determined how ...

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