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TALLAHASSEE — Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees has declared a public health emergency to address the increasing number of hepatitis A cases in the state due to the current national outbreak. Rivkees’ declaration builds on the public health advisory the state issued last November and ree…

LARGO — Largo Medical Center is the only hospital in Pinellas County approved by Det Norske Veritas Healthcare Inc. and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implant a device restoring blood flow throughout the body for those with advanced heart failure and for those who have exh…

LARGO — HCA Healthcare’s Largo Medical Center recently announced that Adam Rudd will be returning to the area as the hospital’s new chief executive officer.

ST. PETERSBURG — The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center will host the annual Veterans Creative Arts Competition on Thursday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the JC Cobb room on the first floor of the main medical center building.

CLEARWATER – Patients and visitors to BayCare hospitals can now use their smartphones to find the destination within the hospital. BayCare has completed the launch of BayCare Compass, an indoor mobile wayfinding app that provides “turn by turn” directions to publicly available locations.

The board of directors for OneBlood Inc., the not-for-profit blood center serving Florida as well as areas of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama; and the board of directors for Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Inc., the not-for-profit blood center that operates in the Carolinas, rece…

CLEARWATER – During the recent RCS Pinellas annual board retreat, six area leaders from the business community were voted in as members of the organization’s board of directors.

TAMPA – The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Tampa Bay area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive in Tampa.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County announced Oct. 3 that it is investigating two cases of legionellosis within the same apartment community. Per Florida Statute, the department does not disclose the locations of active investigations.

When Jane Morse Swett worked at an oncology clinic years ago, she saw firsthand the trials and tribulations experienced by those battling cancer. Beyond the effects of the disease on the body, many of these individuals faced severe financial concerns, she said. Bills piled up. Some lost thei…

PINELLAS PARK – Last year’s flu season was a scary one, but don’t let that frighten you. Get protection early on at the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County’s annual Flu Boo clinic, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5 to 8:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park health department, 6350 76th Ave. N., Pine…

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