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  • Bill takes on unlicensed health clinics

    Bill takes on unlicensed health clinics

    Sunday, April 6 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-04-06 17:01:04 GMT
    The bill is currently up for debate in the state legislature. The bill is currently up for debate in the state legislature.
    There is one simple way for a Florida medical clinic to avoid being licensed and undergoing an annual inspection: Don't accept insurance.A bill moving through the Legislature would close that loophole for so-called cash-only clinics, which can escape government oversight because the statutory definition of a clinic is interpreted as an operation that takes third-party insurance.
    There is one simple way for a Florida medical clinic to avoid being licensed and undergoing an annual inspection: Don't accept insurance.A bill moving through the Legislature would close that loophole for so-called cash-only clinics, which can escape government oversight because the statutory definition of a clinic is interpreted as an operation that takes third-party insurance.
  • Windows XP users are at risk of new computer viruses, starting next week

    Windows XP users are at risk of new computer viruses, starting next week

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:36:18 GMT
    If you have an older computer with the Windows XP operating system, you may want to consider an upgrade.Microsoft is ending its support for the aging system on April 8. That means XP users will no longer receive security patches that protect against loopholes in the system that allow for viruses and let in hackers.
    If you have an older computer with the Windows XP operating system, you may want to consider an upgrade.Microsoft is ending its support for the aging system on April 8. That means XP users will no longer receive security patches that protect against loopholes in the system that allow for viruses and let in hackers.
  • Sebelius visits Florida as ACA deadline looms

    Sebelius visits Florida as ACA deadline looms

    Saturday, March 29 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-03-29 13:53:43 GMT
    Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Miami on Saturday.Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Miami on Saturday.
    The Obama Administration's top health official is back in South Florida with just days left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, along with state Rep. Cynthia Stafford, will head to Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday for a "Souls to Enroll" event where counselors will help sign people up for health insurance.
    The Obama Administration's top health official is back in South Florida with just days left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, along with state Rep. Cynthia Stafford, will head to Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday for a "Souls to Enroll" event where counselors will help sign people up for health insurance.
  • Florida's gambling growth spurs legislative push

    Florida's gambling growth spurs legislative push

    Sunday, March 23 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-03-23 15:30:30 GMT
    Will the Florida Legislature pass a gambling bill this session?Will the Florida Legislature pass a gambling bill this session?
    Florida's Seminole casinos perform above many of their peers around the nation in terms of revenue.This is what keeps casino giants Las Vegas Sands and the Genting Group coming back to the state's capitol every year since 2010, hoping to get into the game.While Gov. Rick Scott holds talks with the Seminole tribe to revisit the state's revenue-sharing agreement, legislators are considering a series of bills.
    ?Florida's Seminole casinos perform above many of their peers around the nation in terms of revenue.This is what keeps casino giants Las Vegas Sands and the Genting Group coming back to the state's capitol every year since 2010, hoping to get into the game.While Gov. Rick Scott holds talks with the Seminole tribe to revisit the state's revenue-sharing agreement, legislators are considering a series of bills.
  • St. Pete bike co-op rolls out

    St. Pete bike co-op rolls out

    Thursday, February 20 2014 4:27 PM EST2014-02-20 21:27:56 GMT
    If you're standing at the St. Petersburg Shuffle Board Courts you might not notice there's another sport waiting in the wings.
    If you're standing at the St. Petersburg Shuffle Board Courts you might not notice there's another sport waiting in the wings.
  • Dishing out the skinny on fad dieting

    Dishing out the skinny on fad dieting

    Friday, February 14 2014 6:01 PM EST2014-02-14 23:01:25 GMT
    Ever wonder whether those popular diet trends really work? Have you heard the buzz words Paleo and Juicing and wondered why all the hype?We turned to Dr. Janet Kong, a family medicine physician at Watson Clinic, and Nancy Ulm, a registered dietician there, to sort through the fact and fiction.The Paleo Diet suggests eating plenty of meat, fruits and vegetables while avoiding dairy and whole grains. It's basically a food plan modeled after what cavemen ate generations ago.Lakeland-based CrossF...
    Ever wonder whether those popular diet trends really work? Have you heard the buzz words Paleo and Juicing and wondered why all the hype?We turned to Dr. Janet Kong, a family medicine physician at Watson Clinic, and Nancy Ulm, a registered dietician there, to sort through the fact and fiction.The Paleo Diet suggests eating plenty of meat, fruits and vegetables while avoiding dairy and whole grains. It's basically a food plan modeled after what cavemen ate generations ago.Lakeland-based CrossF...
  • Hudson Craig's List seller discovered scam

    Hudson Craig's List seller discovered scam

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 8:32 AM EDT2013-10-09 12:32:22 GMT
    When Wally Pember needed to sell a generator, he turned to Craig's List, and a buyer quickly responded to accept his $450 offer.
    When Wally Pember needed to sell a generator, he turned to Craig's List, and a buyer quickly responded to accept his $450 offer.
  • New program in Pinellas helps poor pet owners keep animals

    New program in Pinellas helps poor pet owners keep animals

    Thursday, May 9 2013 5:03 PM EDT2013-05-09 21:03:31 GMT
    It's a sad statistic. The number one reason owners surrender their pets to the Humane Society of Pinellas, is because they've fallen on hard times.
    It's a sad statistic. The number one reason owners surrender their pets to the Humane Society of Pinellas, is because they've fallen on hard times.
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