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Florida nurse reflects on impact of Hurricane Ian, hospital recovery

Registered nurse Cynthia Butler of Port Charlotte shares the impact of Hurricane Ian on her hospital and hopes for its recovery.

Project PUP has been sending therapy dogs on visits across Tampa Bay for 38 years

John Turner, the president of Project PUP, discusses the organization that, since 1984, has offered visits by therapy dogs to hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities.
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Here are the Florida counties with the most abortion procedures this year

A new state report shows that there have been 51,318 abortion procedures in Florida this year through September 6.

“Suicide Awareness and Prevention” on Morning Energy

September is National Suicide Prevention Month in United States.  September was first declared as National Suicide Prevention Month in 2008.  Throughout the month many mental health organizations along with mental health professionals focus on raising awareness about the stigma surrounding suicide.  Additionally,...

MidPoint: Psychedelics for mental health

Depression and anxiety seem to be a prevailing mood among the masses, and the clinical diagnosis and treatment of such mental illnesses still leave much to be desired. Adverse side effects from prescription medication and...
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Over 20 anti-abortion pregnancy centers operate in Tampa Bay, partially funded by Florida taxpayers

Listen to this story At least 21 anti-abortion clinics, with names like “Foundations of Life” and “A Woman’s Place,” operate in the Tampa Bay, region marketing themselves as pregnancy care centers or “pregnancy resource centers.”...

‘Not a short-term fight’: the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund is in it for the long haul

The U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision last week, ending the federal constitutional right to abortion, unleashed a flurry of emotions. Shock. Fear. Desperation. And for anti-abortion advocates, a sense...
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With Florida’s new abortion law set to go into effect, a local state attorney has vowed not to prosecute abortion

With the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade and Florida’s 15-week abortion ban set to take effect this week,  Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren has joined dozens of prosecutors nationwide who say they...

Free HIV testing for Pinellas residents

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will offer no-cost walk-in HIV testing to the public at five clinical locations from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 27. Those locations are: St....
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MidPoint: abortion access in Tampa Bay

Volunteers with the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund discuss their work in the state, and what the future could be if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
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ACA’s Special Enrollment Period lets some people sign up now for Obamacare

Some people can sign up now for Obamacare under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) Special Enrollment Period.
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Florida’s politics have impacted COVID cases

Florida's politics have impacted COVID cases. COVID is killing more people in states run by Republicans than those led by Democrats.

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