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    1. Judge blocks new trauma center at St. Petersburg's Northside Hospital

      Health

      ST. PETERSBURG — Northside Hospital can't immediately move forward with plans to open a trauma center, a circuit court judge ruled late Friday.

    2. Work requirements for Florida Medicaid recipients move forward in House

      State Roundup

      TALLAHASSEE — Some low-income people who rely on Medicaid may have to meet new work requirements to keep their health care under legislation passed by the Florida House on Wednesday.

    3. Could diet soda and artificial sweeteners cause dementia and strokes?

      Health

      A new study has scientists wondering if artificially sweetened beverages can cause strokes and dementia.

    4. Study finds 'pacemaker' for the brain can help memory

      Health

      Well-timed pulses from electrodes implanted in the brain can enhance memory in some people, scientists reported on Thursday, in the most rigorous demonstration to date of how a pacemaker-like approach might help reduce symptoms of dementia, head injuries and other conditions.

    5. A new worry for smokers' families: 'thirdhand smoke'

      Research

      Michael Miller does what many smokers do to protect his sons and daughter from cigarette smoke. He takes it outside.

    6. House Republicans push to give hospitals greater say in expansion

      State Roundup

      TALLAHASSEE — For four decades, hospitals wanting to expand or open new facilities have had to get the state to agree there's a need for more health care in their community.

    7. Here's why two doctors who treated Pulse victims oppose a plan for more trauma centers

      State Roundup

      TALLAHASSEE — After a gunman opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub last summer, the most seriously injured victims were rushed a half-mile to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

    8. Five months after medical pot's big ballot win, anti-drug group helps decide drug's fate

      State Roundup

      TALLAHASSEE — An anti-drug group opposed to medical marijuana is helping craft Florida laws on pot's expanded use — a cause its founders tried and failed to defeat during last year's elections.

    9. Chard-wrapped enchiladas bring the flavor, nutrients

      Health

      I grew up in Tucson, Ariz., where comfort food was always something Mexican or southwestern involving tortillas, rice, beans, cheese and a tasty sauce to drown it all in. Which is a long way of saying that enchiladas are pretty much my dream food. So it became my goal to create a version that mimicked the flavors and …

    10. Mixing fitness with a fun social outing, Rugged Maniac obstacle race returns

      Health

      Forget trudging through a half-marathon or sprinting in a standard 5K on a path through a park, the Rugged Maniac coming to Dade City on April 22 will draw some 5,000 people to crawl through the mud, jump over a burning wood pile and careen down an 80-foot slide.