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BAY PINES - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will activate a new state-of-the-art inpatient unit at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center on May 18.

The newly renovated, 20-bed ward is the first of several existing wards at the facility that will transition to a new patient-centered environment with private and semi-private rooms and the latest medical equipment over the next few years.

Other features of the $5.3 million renovation include newly installed ceiling lift systems that allow for safe patient transport to and from the bed and to the shower; a state-of-the art nurse call and patient monitoring system; an interactive patient education and entertainment system; secure medication dispensing technologies; decentralized nursing stations; and mobile technology to allow medical professionals to more efficiently manage care of hospitalized Veterans.
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LARGO - Largo Medical Center recently announced that nursing school Jersey College will provide the community with opportunities to pursue nursing education from within the hospital.

This hospital-based, nurse residency program is one of the first of its kind in Pinellas County capitalizing on the expertise of each partner and expanding Largo Medical Center’s reputation as a premier teaching hospital. Largo Medical Center has one of the largest osteopathic graduate medical education programs in the southeastern United States.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Northside Hospital recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
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Monday, May 9
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The first case of travel-related Zika virus was reported in Pinellas County May 9, and another new case was reported in Orange County, bringing the total number in the state to 107.

Although none of these cases has been locally acquired, some, including Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, want the federal government to take steps now to prepare for the worse.

“The Zika virus is raging [in Puerto Rico],” Nelson said in remarks on the Senate floor May 9, pointing out that “the state with the most infected cases is my state of Florida.”
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Saturday, May 7
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CLEARWATER - Elected officials, community leaders and healthcare professionals celebrated the opening of the Bayside Health Clinic Monday, April 25.

The clinic is located at 14808 49th St. N., Clearwater and provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to Pinellas County’s homeless individuals. The 3,078 square foot, one-story, free-standing facility has exam rooms, a dental office and office space for confidential counseling.

Speakers at the event emphasized the importance of the services that are being made available at the Bayside Health Clinic.
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Thursday, May 5
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PINELLAS PARK - In honor of one of the children who attends after-school care at Broderick Recreation Center, the city of Pinellas Park will host its first annual Sickle Cell Disease Golf Tournament and Silent Auction.

The auction will take place Friday, June 10, 7 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Entry is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

The golf tournament takes place the next day, Saturday, June 11, at the Mainlands Golf Course, 9445 Mainlands Blvd. W. There will be a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $40 per player.
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Wednesday, May 4
In an effort to increase public awareness of the status of HIV in Florida, the Department of Health has launched a new HIV Data Center that clearly explains the Centers for Disease Control’s information gathering and CDC’s de-duplication processes.

The new HIV Data Center, compounded with CDC’s recent report praising Florida’s HIV data program, demonstrates the Department of Health’s commitment to treating and preventing HIV in Florida.
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CLEARWATER - The 16th annual Charity Works Monopoly Night will take place Saturday, May 14, 6 p.m., at Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane, Belleair.

Players will compete in the fast-paced championship match for high-priced properties like Park Place and Boardwalk.
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LARGO - The medical staff at Largo Medical Center presented its third annual Medical Staff Healthcare Educational Scholarship to Alexis Noelle Franco, an 18-year-old senior at Largo High School.

The $10,000 award is given to one high school senior, over the course of four years.
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Friday, April 29
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In today’s society, the demands can be great on women who are working full-time and have families. Some stress can be good, but chronic stress can lead to serious health problems.

According to the website for the National Institute for Mental Health, there are three different types of stress. The first is routine stress, which is related to pressures of work, family or other daily responsibilities. The next kind of stress is from a sudden negative change, such as losing a job, divorce or illness. And the third is traumatic stress, which is caused by a major accident, war, assault or natural disaster.
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