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Recent articles by Wendy:

Florida's new mental health bill would give kids excused absences to see a professional in the field

Research proves that kids are struggling with their mental well-being after two years of this pandemic, so a new mental health bill would give them an excused absence to see a professional in the mental health field. → Read More

Clinical psychologist gives advice on what to remember before your first in-person meeting

Going from the virtual world to in-person meetings may create some anxiety, so a psychologist offers tips to help → Read More

Local veteran's program at Straz Center uses art to help heal wounded warriors

The Straz Center offers a new wellness program for veterans by using art to heal their injuries from the inside out. → Read More

New numbers show children's mental health issues are on the rise amidst COVID-19

New local numbers show a rise in children needing mental health assistance because of this pandemic so a doctor gives advice on what to look for and how to help your kids from toddlers to teenagers. → Read More

Marriage therapist gives advice on how to save relationship amid pandemic

This pandemic has added unprecedented stress on our mental health and for many, on the health of their marriage. → Read More

How to help seniors facing loneliness during pandemic stay connected

COVID-19 is taking a toll on seniors, especially since the governor is still asking those 65 or older to stay home and stay safe. → Read More

Congressman: State keeping hepatitis A cases secret to protect tourism

Congressman Charlie Crist is accusing Florida health officials of keeping hepatitis A cases secret to protect the state’s tourism industry at the expense of public health. → Read More

Florida’s top doctor: Majority of hepatitis A-infected restaurant workers kept secret from public

Florida health bosses have only told the public about 20% of hepatitis A cases in food services statewide → Read More

Another foodborne illness outbreak sickens dozens in the Tampa Bay area

A new foodborne illness outbreak hit Florida and the Tampa Bay area this summer, but the health department never warned the public, a Dirty Dining investigation found. → Read More

Red Lobster employee in Pinellas County tests positive for Hepatitis A

On Tuesday, July 30, the Pinellas County Health Department and the Division of Hotels and Restaurants conducted a joint inspection after they received confirmation of that Hepatitis A case. The state found almost 40 violations which included employees not properly washing their hands. → Read More

State of Florida slow to release info on hepatitis A

As Florida’s hepatitis A death toll continues to rise, the Department of Health is refusing to tell the public any information about where these deaths are happening. → Read More

Waffle House in Tampa briefly shut down after inspector finds dozens of roaches

Over 30 live and dead roaches were seen on the cook's line, underneath the steam table, bread rack and coffee maker, according to the inspection report. → Read More

Dali Museum's 'Cafe Gala' worker tests positive for Hepatitis A

Cafe Gala, located inside the Dali Museum, had a worker test positive for Hepatitis A less than two weeks ago. → Read More

Food handler at a Wawa in St. Pete tested positive for Hepatitis A in February

If you enjoy going in for a snack or a quick meal at Wawa in Pinellas County, you should know that a case of Hepatitis A was confirmed there recently. → Read More

Summer a risky time to eat oysters: What you need to know

As temperatures heat up for the summer a dangerous bacteria infection is putting fishermen and raw bar lovers at risk. → Read More

McDonald's employee tested positive for Hepatitis A in Polk County last week

According to an inspection on May 23, the state found handwashing issues with the employee's sink blocked and the paper towel dispenser not working. → Read More

Denny's Restaurant shuts down for hours after raw sewage came through floor drains

Denny's Restaurant in Pinellas County had to temporarily close their doors after inspectors found raw sewage coming through the floor drains with an "objectionable odor" in the back kitchen area. → Read More

Worker from Sarasota restaurant reported as confirmed Hepatitis A case in January

For the first time, we are learning about a Hepatitis A case in Sarasota County. → Read More

Taco Bell worker tests positive for Hepatitis A, employees had to be vaccinated

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – Those who ate at a local Taco Bell in mid-April may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. Our ABC Action News I-Team just uncovered an employee at Taco Bell on 40976 North US Highway 19 in Tarpon Springs tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to an email sent by the Pinellas County Health Department to the state. RELATED: The county also reported the employee worked at… → Read More

Dirty Dining: Hepatitis A cases found in 5 restaurants, but health dept. kept it a secret in 2018

Health officials offered free vaccinations after a Hepatitis A scare at Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor City last October, but a Dirty Dining special investigation revealed that restaurant wasn’t the only one with infected workers. → Read More