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Florida had the nation's second-highest rate of residents without health insurance with almost 1 out of 4 Floridians lacking it, according to new U.S. Census figures released Thursday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Plan Would Change Payments For Mental Health Care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature is considering a plan that would change the way the state pays to treat people who need emergency mental health care, a move critics say would gut the […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

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Medicaid Enrollment Rising In Fla., Esp Among Kids

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid. But as the Legislature remains deadlocked, Florida’s Medicaid rolls are expanding under the Affordable Care Act. An additional 245,000 Floridians signed up for […]

CBS Tampa–04/10/2014

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7 Simple Tricks To Beat Jet Lag

No matter how seasoned you are as a traveler, you will get jet lag. Though jet lag can’t be avoided, it can be minimized on your next vacation with these seven tips.

03/07/2014

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay area has many restaurants that specialize in the vegetarian. Here’s our list of our favorite veggie and vegan restaurants on both sides of the bay.

CBS Tampa–02/06/2014

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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.

12/20/2013

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Health Officials Encourage Alternate Insurance Sign-Up Methods

Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate sign-up methods amid the fumbled rollout of their online insurance website, began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people in health insurance because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time.

12/07/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Schools Allowing Kids With Head Lice To Return To Class, Not Sending ‘Lice Note’ To Parents

Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom.

CBS Tampa–11/08/2013

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What Is A Secret To Success? Start Your Day Early

If you hit the snooze button when your alarm goes off, you could be sleeping in on the secret to success.

10/21/2013

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Study: Irregular Bedtimes Could Lead To Behavioral Problems In Kids

The secret to improving your child’s behavior may be making sure they get to sleep at the same time every night.

10/21/2013

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