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  1. Obamacare enrollment ends today, but some can get an extension

    Health

    Today is the day that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act will close for most people. But those affected by the slew of hurricanes that pummelled Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and other states earlier this year can take advantage of a two-week extension.

  2. City Council sinks deal to alter ownership of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — After months of tense negotiations and weeks of political impasse, the City Council on Thursday derailed a proposal that would have changed the ownership structure of the city's largest hospital, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

  3. Florida hospitals call for more funding in effort to address looming doctor shortage

    Health

    The number of doctors practicing in Florida has not kept up with the state's surging population growth, and more money is needed to recruit and keep them here, hospital leaders said Wednesday.

  4. An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking too many unneeded drugs

    Health

    Consider it America's other prescription drug epidemic.

  5. How is Florida's health? Not so great, report says

    Health

    Florida slightly improved its national standing this year, rising from 36th to 32nd overall in the annual America's Health Rankings report. But the takeaway for the nation's third-largest state is that it has a long way to go in many important health categories.

    According to the report, Florida ranks:

  6. Video: Jimmy Kimmel holds his baby son, post-heart surgery, in emotional health-care monologue

    The Feed

    Jimmy Kimmel was absent from his ABC late-night show last week while his 8-month-old son, Billy, recovered from his second heart surgery. Ever since Billy was born with a heart defect and required immediate surgery, Kimmel has become an outspoken advocate for universal health care, occasionally using his monologue to …

  7. Record numbers are signing up for Obamacare in Florida as enrollment period draws to a close

    Health

    With just four days left to enroll for health insurance on the federal exchange, advocates for the Affordable Care Act say Florida is headed for a record-breaking year.

  8. Driven by demand, Planned Parenthood opens second clinic in Tampa

    Health

    The floor-to-ceiling glass windows are heavily tinted and the inside is hidden behind rows of curtains. Security cameras monitor every corner, and only patients with an appointment and valid identification can pass through the intentionally cramped entrance area. A receptionist sits behind a glass window. The more …

  9. A boy shares the pain of being bullied - inspiring thousands to show him love (w/video)

    Health

    While fighting back tears, young Keaton Jones couldn't stop asking one question: Why?

  10. Legalization of marijuana for adults poses problems for people dealing with teens

    Research

    WESTMINSTER, Calif. — After Yarly Raygoza attended the drug prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club here last year, she used what she learned to talk a few friends out of using marijuana.