Liz Crawford, 13WMAZ News

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13WMAZ News

Tampa, FL, United States

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Florida man lost his arm to a gator and lived to tell his story

Eric Merda was lost near Lake Manatee Fish Camp in Myakka City, Florida, when he decided to swim across the lake before getting bitten by an alligator. → Read More

Florida nonprofit aims to help locate missing kids via social media

Protect Your Children Inc. recently sponsored social media ads about a young Clearwater boy who went missing in 2000. → Read More

Launching 988, the country's new lifeline and preventing a mental crisis

In July, a new national suicide prevention lifeline goes live. It's 988. → Read More

Boy with Down syndrome kicked off little league baseball team

The Lakewood Ranch Little League president said Cameron was told he can no longer take at bats in that division because it poses a safety risk to 7 to 10-year-olds. → Read More

New study shows medical cannabis could reduce opioid use by pain patients

This could lead to more choices for physicians and patients for pain treatment. → Read More

Find the listening ear or one: Mental health for first responders especially important

Two Hillsborough County deputies were found dead after a possible murder-suicide at a vacation rental home in St. Augustine. → Read More

US reaches record overdose deaths as holiday season approaches

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy and togetherness but for those struggling with drug addiction, it can be one of the toughest times of the year. → Read More

Is orange juice in jeopardy? Florida's citrus crop forecast hits historic low

Without a cure for citrus greening, growers worry about the future. → Read More

New technology in infrastructure bill could prevent hot car deaths

New cars would be required to have technology to prevent children from being left in hot vehicles under a mandate included in the sweeping infrastructure bill. → Read More

Female veterans more at risk for heart disease

New research from the American Heart Association shows female veterans are more likely to have heart disease. → Read More

Children's mental health declared a national emergency

10 Tampa Bay explored the mental health challenges facing the next generation. We started with Claudia Alvarez, a senior at Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida. → Read More

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