A survey by a Boston University researcher of nearly 33,000 college students across the country reveals the prevalence of depression and anxiety in young people continues to increase, now reaching its highest levels, a sign of the mounting stress factors due to the coronavirus pandemic, political unrest, and systemic racismContinue Reading

Former Mayor of Brooksville, Florida, Kevin Hohn, has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with possession and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of children. According to the criminal complaint, in September and December 2020, investigators identified a certain internet protocol address as having distributed images andContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of 42-year-old Arne Jensen, Jr. of Avon Park. Jensen was charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex, 3-counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor, and attempted sexual battery. According to the affidavit, the reportee, an adult female, postedContinue Reading

Earlier this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed new measures to safeguard the sanctity of Florida elections– his commitment to the integrity of every vote and the importance of transparency. “Last November, Florida held the smoothest, most successful election of any state in the country,” said Governor DeSantis. “While we should celebrateContinue Reading

As the central and southern parts of the United States weather an unprecedented cold snap, American Humane is asking pet owners to take the necessary steps to keep their animals safe from inclement weather. “States and regions that are accustomed to mild winters are experiencing weather patterns that endanger theContinue Reading

A new study led by Flinders University has found that treating obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP therapy increased self-reported physical activity in adults with a history of heart disease. During a mean follow-up period of 3.7 years, the group treated with CPAP therapy reported approximately 20% higher levels of moderate physical activityContinue Reading

With the healthcare system focused on reducing viruses found on high-touch areas, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is partnering with Tampa-based Clean Remote LLC to offer a cleaner, easier-to-sanitize TV remote control for healthcare facilities. This program provides a free, Clean Remote to every healthcare facility in the United States, when they purchase aContinue Reading

CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) has $4.6 million available to assist Hillsborough County youth and adults with tuition assistance scholarships to begin post-secondary training at local schools. Scholarships awarded in totals of up to $10,000 based on the program choice. Tuition assistance is awarded in the following in-demand industries: Healthcare InformationContinue Reading

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that more than 100 local Chambers of Commerce have joined the Florida Chamber’s COVID Liability Protection coalition. Providing certainty for Florida job creators with COVID-19 liability protections is key to safely getting Florida’s economy back on track. These protections are aContinue Reading

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a new prescription only device intended to reduce snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea. Unlike devices used while patients sleep, this is the first device used while awake that is intended to improve tongue muscle function, which in time can helpContinue Reading

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and congressional leaders highlighted proposed legislation that would increase technology transparency in Florida, particularly as it relates to “Big Tech” firms like Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, and Google. The bill introduced in the House is called the “Transparency in Technology Act.” “In Florida, ourContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of  63-year-old David Norman Guess of St. Petersburg for the possession of child pornography. Detectives began their investigation a year ago, after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), that child exploitation material was being uploadedContinue Reading

Myanmar

Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar said in a statement yesterday concerning the coup in Burma (Myanmar), “My heart is with the Burmese people, especially the Rohingya population, who have already suffered so much. “Until 2011, the Burmese people suffered under a five-decade military dictatorship, only to have their hopes for a peacefulContinue Reading