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Florida Is Fighting Back Against Obesity Rates

Florida health officials are launching a new program aimed at curbing alarming obesity rates in the state.

CBS Tampa–01/20/2014

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Rare Case Of Mosquito Borne Illness Reported In Hillsborough

State health officials are warning people to be vigilant about mosquito bites after discovering an extremely rare human case of Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, a mosquito-borne illness that causes inflammation of the brain.

CBS Tampa–03/26/2013

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Decrease Seen In Child Neglect Fatalities In Florida After Term Redefined

The hope inspired by statistics that showed a dramatic decrease in the number of reported child deaths due to neglect or abuse was dashed when it was discovered that new policies were responsible for the change, rather than an overall upward trend in parenting techniques.

CBS Tampa–05/28/2012