ARCHIVE: January 2017

Woman survives six days without lungs while awaiting transplant

Doctors in Canada saved a dying woman’s life by putting her into a medically induced coma and removing her diseased lungs. She survived on life support for six days, until a pair of lungs became...

Before you drink at Gasparilla, five things to know

Ahoy, it’s Tampa’s annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival: So many colorful pirate outfits. So many necklaces of beads tossed from parade floats. So many adult beverages consumed. And so many hangovers...

For silent tumors, a delicate surgery

The scary thing about thyroid cancer is that it’s increasing – faster than any other cancer, with cases tripling over the past thirty years, according to the American Cancer Society. In most cases...

What's a parathyroid? This tiny gland can cause big...

Fatigue snuck up slowly and settled over Alexis Dominguez before she knew it was there. Alexis Dominguez and her husband, Michael, play with children Christian and Isabella in her parents...

Good news for allergy sufferers, bad news for sushi lovers

This was a good week for those with life-threatening allergies: CVS announced it will start selling a generic version of the EpiPen at a fraction of the price. EpiPen’s manufacturer, Mylan, had faced...

Clearing the smoke on medical marijuana

The voting is over, but myths and misconceptions still linger over the use of cannabis for treating certain medical conditions. In November, voters made Florida the 26th state to legalize its use...

Here baby, try the peanut butter goo

Parents should feed babies food containing peanuts before they’re six months old to prevent life-threatening peanut allergies, according to new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and...

Lower your blood pressure, boost your health

Danette Williams doesn’t view her near-death experience as a bad thing. Instead, the Inverness mother of five, who suffered from high blood pressure that went untreated, calls it a “stroke of luck...