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  1. Construction starts on USF medical school, the first piece of Tampa's Water Street project

    Health

    TAMPA — Dozens of workers in hard hats and boots were busy at work at the corner of South Meridian Avenue and Channelside Drive Wednesday morning, signaling the start of construction on the University of South Florida's new Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute.

    A rendering shows what the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute will look like when completed in 2019. Local officials gathered Wednesday to celebrate as construction begins on the facility, the first piece of the Water Street redevelopment area in downtown Tampa. [Rendering courtesy of the USF Health]
  2. Trigaux: How Moffitt Cancer's M2Gen startup won $75 million from Hearst

    Business

    TAMPA — A Moffitt Cancer Center spin-off that's building a massive genetic data base of individual patient cancer information just caught the attention of a deep-pocketed health care investor.

    Richard P. Malloch is the president of Hearst Business Media, which is announcing a $75 million investment in M2Gen, the for-profit cancer informatics unit spun off by Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center. Malloch's job is to find innovative investments for the Hearst family fortune. A substantial amount has been invested in health care, financial and the transportation and logistics industries.
  3. New Graham-Cassidy health care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act was dealt a blow on Tuesday when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. To win, 50 of the 52 GOP senators must back it -- a margin they failed to reach when the chamber rejected the effort in July. [/J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press]
  4. Navy removes Jacksonville hospital workers who called babies 'mini satans' (w/video)

    Health

    JACKSONVILLE — A Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle finger to a newborn with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

    A Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle finger to a newborn with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans." [Photo from video]
  5. Running, yoga, guided meditation: Get ready for Wanderlust 108, the 'mindful triathlon'

    Health

    TAMPA

    It wasn't the easiest thing to chant.

    "We are the Squid Rockets, the mighty, mighty Squid Rockets."

    The 2016 Wanderlust 108 Festival in Curtis Hixon Park drew 1,900 attendees.
  6. Looking for a good workout — for free? Hit the internet

    Health

    It's easy to get discouraged by the boutique fitness craze with $25-a-class fees and the weekly chore of sitting by your computer to reserve a spot in that popular spin class that always sells out. It's often tempting to just skip it, so we rounded up our favorite free online workouts that you can do in your living …

    Livestrong.com’s versatile workouts include Stronger, an eight-week, 30-minutes-a-day series of videos developed with celebrity trainer and former professional soccer player Nicky Holender, pictured.
  7. Turn corn bread into a sweet treat with sauteed apple slices

    Health

    Corn bread has always had a bit of an identity crisis in our house: Is it savory or is it sweet? Does it replace dinner rolls or dessert?

    Apple Upside-Down Corn Bread is simple to make. Unsweetened applesauce adds tenderness to the corn bread without a ton of fat.
  8. Take the plunge and try kelp noodles in simple cabbage and noodle saute

    Health

    The healthy noodle market is booming, thanks to low-carb fans, and so it's no surprise that kelp noodles, which used to be a specialty-store item only, are now readily available at the neighborhood supermarket.

    Kelp noodles, which are a neutral-flavored sea vegetable, work well in Kelp Noodles and Cabbage.
  9. Mayo Clinic Q&A: Getting rid of sunspots; preventing celiac disease?

    Health

    THERE ARE WAYS TO STOP SEEING (SUN)SPOTS

  10. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg offers free virtual appointments until Friday

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is offering free virtual appointments until Friday through its non-emergency service, Virtual Health Connect, to help those who can't get to their regular doctor in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

    Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is offering free virtual appointments until Friday through its Virtual Health Connect service. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]