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Precautionary boil water notice lifted

Precautionary boil water notice lifted

Tampa, FL -- The City of Tampa has announced that following water quality testing by the Tampa Water Department, areas of New Tampa are no longer under a precautionary boil water recommendation.

City of Tampa Water Department customers east of I-275, west of Morris Bridge Road, north of Dona Michelle Drive and south of County Line Road were placed under the boil water recommendation yesterday after a temporary decrease in water pressure to the area.

The City of Tampa appreciates everyone's patience during this period.

Advisory for 3 Tampa area beaches lifted

Advisory for 3 Tampa area beaches lifted

Tampa, FL -- The health advisory that was issued on Sept. 9 for Picnic Island Beach, Bahia Beach and Davis Island Beach was lifted on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

According to the Hillsborough County Health Department, follow-up testing came back with satisfactory levels based on marine water bacterial indicator results as recommended by the EPA.

Initial sampling performed on Sept. 6 showed high levels of enterococci bacteria which caused a potential health risk to the public.

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Moffitt involved in FDA's drug approval for advanced lung cancer

Moffitt involved in FDA's drug approval for advanced lung cancer

Tampa, FL - Pfizer Inc. announced Monday that the FDA has approved XALKORI® (crizotinib) capsules, the first-ever therapy targeting anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is ALK-positive as detected by an FDA-approved test.

Dr. Eric Haura and Dr. Alberto Chiappori were involved with the clinical trial held at Moffitt Cancer Center to test XALKORI®.

Lung cancer survivor Doug Trucks, a Walt Disney World employee in Orlando, was on the trial at Moffitt and believes he is still alive today because of this therapy.

Amazing Mind, Body, Spirit Conference

Amazing Mind, Body, Spirit Conference

Tampa, FL – Spiritual life coach Elena C. Jones announces the first annual mind body spirit conference called Creating My Intentions on Oct. 15, 2011, taking place at the Intercontinental Hotel from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Creating My Intentions Conference, a day of exploration features eight inspirational authors and speakers from the Tampa Bay area with introduction by Rev. Elena Jones followed by key note presentations by Rev. Temple Hayes and Kathy Perry.

FDA might ban mesh product called "dangerous"

Tampa, Florida - Barbara Campbell says her life has changed completely.

She can no longer play with her kids.

She can't have sex with her husband.

She can barely work.

The blonde mother-of-two says she spends most of her off-time suffering with a heating pad on the couch.

She is in pain all the time.

It all started when she began having pelvic problems several years ago.

Barbara suffered from Pelvic Organ Prolapse, a common condition in women where the bladder drops.

It happens to women who have had children or as they grow older.

Hillsborough Co. to hold Alzheimer's workshop

Hillsborough Co. to hold Alzheimer's workshop

Riverview, FL -- Hillsborough County’s Family and Aging Services is hosting its 21st Community Workshop on Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. at the Bridges Retirement Community (Clubhouse), 11350 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview.

This year’s theme is Finding Our Way Through the Maze of Alzheimer’s Disease and Depression.

This workshop will provide information on the latest developments in Alzheimer’s Research, information about placement and managing challenging behaviors associated with dementia and depression. Participants will also learn about Hillsborough County’s newest resource for those who cannot find their way home.

USF unveil updated campus rec center and dining hall

Tampa, FL -- USF System President Judy Genshaft, members of the Board of Trustees, and the campus community will celebrate the official opening of the newly-renovated Campus Recreation Center and the brand new eco-friendly Champion's Choice dining hall with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Sept. 1, at 4 p.m.

The event will be held outdoors on the lawn adjoining the two facilities on USF Maple Drive, followed by building tours and food tastings. The general public is invited to attend.

These facilities, designed to enhance student wellness, give USF students the opportunity to work out on more than 100 pieces of new cardio equipment and choose from a wide variety of nutritious meal options.