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  1. Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

    Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation on Friday that legalizes medical marijuana in Florida.
  2. Rick Scott signs medical marijuana, 37 other bills into law

    Blogs

    Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

    Gov. Rick Scott
  3. When it comes to posture, it's time to straighten up

    Health

    Forward head, slumping shoulders, tilted pelvis. Sound like the Hunchback of Notre Dame in 15th century Paris?

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  4. Diana Nyad's EverWalk initiative works to promote health: one step at a time

    Health

    Diana Nyad, the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida, has another big dream. It doesn't involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile journey that took her 53 hours. Instead, it involves millions of feet, which Nyad wants to see stride across every state in America.

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  5. Mayo Clinic Q&A: orthostatic hypotension; lymphedema treatments

    Health

    DISTINGUISHING SIMPLE DIZZINESS FROM ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION

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  6. Creamy Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad satisfies

    Health

    Tis the season of backyard barbecues, picnics and outdoor potlucks. We gather with friends, or simply migrate to the backyard picnic table for family dinner, and that has me craving the classics: grilled meats, veggies and some creamy starchy sides like macaroni salad. Today, I have the perfect solution for scratching …

    Enjoy your fruit (grapes) and vegetables (broccoli, onion, carrots and red cabbage) with Creamy Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad.
  7. Get your vitamins in a delicious way with Garlic Green Beans

    Health

    Sometimes I just crave a big serving of green beans. You too, right?

    Get your fill of vitamins, particularly C, A and K, and deliciousness with Garlic Green Beans.
  8. Senate GOP leaders face tough job in selling health-care bill to their members

    Health

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders on Thursday moved swiftly to begin selling their health-care measure to substantially rewrite the Affordable Care Act to their wary members as they seek to garner enough support to pass the bill in an expected vote next week.

    U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill's chief author, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has said "Obamacare is collapsing around us, and the American people are desperately searching for relief." [AP]
  9. Old-looking hands and what you can do about them

    Health

    If you really want to hide your age, hide your hands. • Hands are often forgotten when it comes to anti-aging prevention measures and cosmetic treatments. You dye your hair, spend big bucks on Fountain of Youth skin creams for your face, and dip into savings to have Botox injections and lifts for the eyelids and …

    Paula Knaus, associate dean of faculty affairs at the USF College of Public Health, underwent hand filler treatment about a year and a half ago.
  10. Researchers: Coconut oil may not be as healthy as you think

    Research

    Sorry world, but coconut oil may not be so healthy after all.

    Coconut oil, often lauded to ease digestion, boost  metabolism and promote weight loss overall, has been unveiled by a June 15 American Heart Association report to be anything but heart-conscious. [Times files]