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Californians will soon have nonbinary as a gender option on birth certificates

Californians will soon have nonbinary as a gender option on birth certificates

Californians who donít identify themselves as male or female will soon be able to get a gender-neutral birth certificate.Until now, people who wanted to obtain a nonbinary gender designation had to get a physicianís affidavit stating that they had un...
Published: 10/19/17
For many, rising premiums for Part B Medicare will erase Social Security gains

For many, rising premiums for Part B Medicare will erase Social Security gains

More than 2.4 million seniors in Florida rely on Medicare, and a good chunk of them could face rising health care premiums next year. With Medicare's annual open enrollment period beginning Sunday, most of the changes to plans and services seem sligh...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/14/17
These Tampa Bay 'swolemates' work hard at fitness and love

These Tampa Bay 'swolemates' work hard at fitness and love

...You know the couple. The one posting those sweaty gym pics with the #fitcouple and #mealprep and #coupleswholift tags, with expressions of absolute bliss. They're swolemates, soul mates who like to get "swole" together, and they're making it look ...
Published: 10/13/17
U.S. obesity problem is not budging, new data shows (w/video)

U.S. obesity problem is not budging, new data shows (w/video)

NEW YORK — America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. Those numbers are a slight in...
Published: 10/13/17
Candlelight vigil honors the victims of drug overdoses

Candlelight vigil honors the victims of drug overdoses

Hillsborough NOPE chapter program to feature a strong message aimed at preventing future tragedies.
Published: 10/12/17
Updated: 10/13/17

Are you experiencing recurring tiredness? Join the growing crowd

Stress and social media are wearing some people out. For others, it's sleep apnea, lack of sleep or poor diet.
Published: 10/12/17
Social media is harming our youth, right? Maybe not

Social media is harming our youth, right? Maybe not

The negative effects of social media on young people's mental health are well-documented, but some experts say it also can boost self esteem and provide emotional support.
Published: 10/12/17

Mayo Clinic Q&A: the pros and cons of a hair transplant; the safety of artificial colors in food

HAIR TRANSPLANT HAS PROS AND CONSWhat is involved in a hair transplant, and how long does it last? How does this differ from hair plugs? I'm only 34 but have lost a lot of hair already and have tried hair-growth shampoo without much luck.A hair trans...
Published: 10/12/17
Satisfy Chinese takeout craving with Kung Pao Cod

Satisfy Chinese takeout craving with Kung Pao Cod

Eating healthy doesn't mean there isn't room for occasional treats like Chinese takeout or a drive-through for our favorite one-of-a-kind cheeseburger. As long as we keep these kinds of meals reserved for true cravings, not convenience, then I can pr...
Published: 10/12/17
Tampa Bay Rays bring relief to Puerto Rico, salvage cancer study

Tampa Bay Rays bring relief to Puerto Rico, salvage cancer study

State Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, returns from a trip to the devastated island and asks the Rays if they can help. The team, which has players and staffers with deep community connections to the island, charters a plane for what would become a humanitarian relief mission.
Published: 10/12/17