Liz Crawford, 13WMAZ News

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13WMAZ News

Tampa, FL, United States

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Longtime breast cancer survivors at greater risk for heart complications

Dr. Tara Hrobowski, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist, says it's common to see heart dysfunction in breast cancer survivors. → Read More

Florida police officer's widow says she begged husband to get vaccinated

St. Petersburg Police Officer Michael Weiskopf died from COVID-19 on Aug. 27, 2021. → Read More

'The placentas are taking a hit and the babies are getting stressed': Doctors urge pregnant women to get vaccinated

Pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe illness caused by COVID-19, but less than 25 percent of pregnant women are vaccinated. → Read More

More data needed before determining Johnson & Johnson booster shots

When it comes to a booster for Johnson & Johnson, it's a little complicated because their vaccine uses different technology. → Read More

Vaccinated father's obit: 'He was infected by someone who chose to not get vaccinated...'

Clark Allen's daughters were shocked when their 84-year-old father caught COVID-19. He'd been fully vaccinated since January. They urge people now to get a shot. → Read More

'I was almost dead': Florida bodybuilder urges others to get vaccinated after battle with COVID-19

Mark Metzger says he's now an advocate for getting the COVID-19 vaccine after his doctors told him he almost died from the virus. → Read More

How do researchers know it's the delta variant?

The COVID-19 delta variant is by far the most dominant variant circulating right now in the United States, according to the CDC. → Read More

Mask-wearing, hand-washing, and distance linked to lower rates of Kawasaki disease in children

Kawasaki disease is the most common cause of heart disease that develops after birth in children, creating inflammation in blood vessels. → Read More

Veteran dealing with terminal lung condition caused by toxic exposures in Iraq now dealing with COVID effects

He was 21 years old at the time and in the best shape of his life. During his deployment, Brewer frequently inhaled toxic smoke from burn pits. → Read More

First Memorial Day without his wife, an American hero who died from toxic exposure in Iraq

Lauren Price died March 30, 2021 from complications developed from toxic exposure while serving in Iraq. She dedicated her life to helping other veterans like her. → Read More

Last year COVID canceled her IVF treatment. This year she's celebrating her first Mother's Day

Cyndel Surdovel had just suffered a miscarriage when the pandemic hit and forced her IVF clinic to close, deeming treatments, "elective". → Read More

Florida Legislature passes bill making it illegal to require proof of COVID vaccinations

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis took a strong stance on the issue when he signed an executive order to ban anything that forces people to prove they've been immunized. → Read More

Vaccines vs. Variants: 'We’re still neck and neck,' doctor says

A University of South Florida professor specializing in disease surveillance says we can determine how and when we cross the COVID-19 finish line. → Read More

In their own words: Pediatric frontline workers reflect on their toughest year

One year ago, most of us were enjoying our last week of "normal" and none of us even knew it. → Read More

Daughter desperate for answers as her dad battles COVID-19 at Florida hospital

Alexa Maxwell says her dad was near death when he was checked in to the hospital Monday; but since then, she's struggled to get any updates from doctors and nurses. → Read More

A controversial Florida law put him behind bars for 14 years. Now, he's a free man.

Erik Weyant spent 14 years in prison because of Florida's “10-20-Life” law requiring mandatory sentences. → Read More

Testing guests ahead of Thanksgiving still isn't enough

Doctors warn that even if you test negative for COVID-19, you could still unknowingly transmit the virus to others. → Read More

'Unschooling': Child-led learning model is popular during the pandemic

Some families are adopting the "unschool" education model during the pandemic, which allows students to learn on their own terms. → Read More

Public health and crisis experts discuss the state of COVID in America

The 'COVID Exit Strategy' team found that 25 states are seeing an increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases. → Read More

Tim Tebow works to fight human trafficking, speaks at Florida's annual summit

The virtual event focused on an array of topics including stories from survivors and how the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is preparing for Super Bowl LV. → Read More