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  1. A 10-year-old's overdose death reveals Miami neighborhood's intense struggle with opioids

    Crime

    MIAMI — When 10-year-old Alton Banks left the community swimming pool on the last day of his life, he walked past the elementary school where he had just finished fifth grade.

    People walk through Miami's Overtown neighborhood on Wednesday. [Photo by Scott McIntyre for the Washington Post]
  2. Relatively new treatment offers alternative for men with BPH

    Health

    David Aslan was looking forward to hitting the beaches at his new Longboat Key address when he moved from New York to Florida last December. But trips to the beach and beyond soon became a source of worry for the retired firefighter when he developed BPH, a benign form of prostate enlargement that leaves men always …

    Dr. Scott Klavans of Morton Plant Hospital plans to take special training.
  3. 'The Little Couple' star Jen Arnold talks about return to St. Petersburg's Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — Standing in front of an infant mannequin, Dr. Jen Arnold smiled as she spoke about her future here.

    Dr. Jen Arnold, right, and advanced education specialist Melissa Jo Powell run a simulation to demonstrate neonatal resuscitation at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.
  4. The next step in a sex abuse survivor's recovery: Erasing her tattoo

    Health

    Even after 20 years, Sufiyah can't escape the memories of being sexually exploited by gang members as a teenager. • The tattoo makes it impossible.

    Sufiyah prepares to have a tattoo removed at Tampa Tattoo Vanish, a business opened in March run by Brian Morrison, where human-trafficking survivors can get free tattoo removal.
  5. Sen. John McCain's type of cancer did not slow Tampa woman

    Health

    TAMPA — When 35-year-old Beth Caldwell heard about Sen. John McCain's brain tumor this week, she hoped he would stay positive.

    That's what helped her, she said.

    Throughout her battle with brain cancer, Beth Caldwell, 35, keeps her sons Gavin, 10, and Triston, 7, on her mind.
  6. Mayo Clinic Q&A; treating laryngopharyngeal reflux; fitness trackers and sleep data

    Health

    FITNESS TRACKERS, APPS HAVE LIMITATIONS WHEN IT COMES TO SLEEP

  7. Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

    Health

    WASHINGTON — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.

    In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases. [AP Photo/David Duprey, File]
  8. Explore the veggie noodle world with Sunshine Vegetable Ribbons

    Health

    Vegetable "noodles" are super trendy, and summer is the best time to make them since the king of veggie noodle — zucchini — is ubiquitous, and inexpensive.

    Sunshine Vegetable Ribbons can serve as a first course, a side dish or a vegetarian main course.
  9. Give Foolproof Cauliflower Pizza Crust a try

    Health

    Cauliflower is a wonder veggie. No longer relegated to boiling and covering with a bright orange cheese sauce (sorry, Mom), cauliflower is stepping out in the place of starch like rice in stir-fries or instead of wheat flour in pizza dough.

    Put a vitamin-packed vegetable to work for you in Foolproof Cauliflower Pizza Crust.
  10. Medical marijuana chain opens first dispensary in St. Petersburg

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — A medical marijuana chain opened the doors to its first dispensary in the city on Wednesday morning.

    Exterior of Trulieve, 8435 4th Street North, St. Petersburg.  Opened, 7/19/17. [SCOTT KEELER   |  TIMES]