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Teens With Cancer Find Camaraderie At Summer Camp

It's a balmy Saturday morning at the Rotary campground in Brandon. Dark clouds are threatening to unleash the fury of a Florida summer rainstorm, so the canoes and kayaks have been packed up for the day.Now, the teens are just hanging out. Some are getting their nails and hair done, others are doing arts and crafts.But this isn't your typical summer camp.
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Elizabeth Herdter / USF College of Marine Science

A team of marine scientists, led by representatives of the University of South Florida, are about midway through a six-week expedition looking for evidence left over from the two largest accidental oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico.

FDVA

As Florida’s health care industry is growing, so too is the need for registered nurses and other medical personnel. The competition for qualified health care professionals is high which has one state agency banking on a nurse’s patriotism to attract new hires.

Remains Of Dozier Victims Could Go To Tallahassee

Aug 22, 2016
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The remains of dozens of boys who were victims of beatings and abuse at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys should be reinterred in Tallahassee, the city where lawmakers and governors were responsible for the now-closed reform school, a state task force decided Friday.

A federal judge Friday sent back to state court a dispute about Florida's rules on whether third-grade students are allowed to move to fourth grade, setting the stage for a Monday morning hearing in a lawsuit filed by a group of parents.

NIH official: Gulf Coast states most vulnerable to Zika

Aug 22, 2016

A National Institutes of Health official says the Zika virus could "hang around" the United States for a year or two.

The Zika virus has changed how blood banks collect donations in Florida – and now it’s changing sperm and egg donations as well.

Sleepless In High School: Why Does The Bell Ring So Early?

Aug 22, 2016
Daylina Miller/WUSF

Have you ever walked down a street  in an eclectic neighborhood, a college campus or in the heart of a city's downtown and seen something that caught your eye? Perhaps it was a piece of public art.

In a few weeks, WUSF News is starting an occasional series called “Art Populi.” We’ll be reporting from counties around the Tampa Bay area on whimsical houses, public art galleries, abandoned art, city murals and more.

U.S. health officials are warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach, where Florida officials say mosquitoes have spread the Zika virus to five people.

Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Against Abortion Law

Aug 19, 2016

A federal judge Thursday issued a permanent injunction against a new Florida abortion law that would have led to increased inspections of clinic records and prevented abortion providers from receiving public money for other health services.

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