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  • Naples Daily News
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • USA TODAY
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Past articles by Maria:

Florida cracks down on plastic surgery centers, becoming among toughest states

Law signed Tuesday makes Florida one of the strictest places for clinics that offer cosmetic procedures → Read More

Florida lawmakers OK sweeping reforms to crack down on deadly cosmetic surgery facilities

After years of failures, Florida legislators for the first time pass what are some of the nation's strictest controls of the plastic surgery industry. → Read More

Florida lawmakers OK sweeping reforms to crack down on deadly cosmetic surgery facilities

After years of failures, Florida legislators for the first time pass what are some of the nation's strictest controls of the plastic surgery industry. → Read More

Women seeking discount plastic surgery paid with their lives at clinics opened by felons

Florida legislators failed to act as the high-volume businesses left 13 dead, a dozen injured, according to a USA TODAY investigation. → Read More

Proposal to reform Florida plastic surgery clinics advances

Proposal advances to tighten regulations, close Florida's deadly cosmetic surgery centers. → Read More

Florida lawmaker wants to give state power to punish deadly cosmetic surgery clinics

After USA TODAY's investigation, a top Florida lawmaker wants the state to punish cosmetic surgery clinics where patients die or suffer injuries. → Read More

This business helped transform Miami into a national plastic surgery destination. Eight women died.

Eight women died after operations at Miami-area plastic surgery clinics linked to Dr. Ismael Labrador, a USA TODAY Network investigation found. → Read More

This business helped transform Miami into a national plastic surgery destination. Eight women died.

Eight women died after operations at Miami-area plastic surgery clinics linked to Dr. Ismael Labrador, a USA TODAY Network investigation found. → Read More

Young mothers, blue-collar clerks, all promised life-changing plastic surgeries

A Miami doctor built a plastic surgery empire using aggressive marketing and discounts that targeted working-class, minority women. → Read More

This business helped transform Miami into a national plastic surgery destination. Eight women died.

Eight women died after operations at Miami-area plastic surgery clinics linked to Dr. Ismael Labrador, a USA TODAY Network investigation found. → Read More

Before scheduling a cosmetic surgery procedure, make sure you follow these 14 steps

Here are 14 things you should do before scheduling a cosmetic surgery procedure. → Read More

Teachers wanted Nikolas Cruz transferred to alternative school with mental health services

Teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hoped a transfer to an alternative school would provide mental health services for Nikolas Cruz. → Read More

Florida school shooting: Sheriff got 18 calls about Nikolas Cruz's violence, threats, guns

Police warned at least 18 times about Nikolas Cruz → Read More

Florida school shooting: Sheriff got 18 calls about Nikolas Cruz's violence, threats, guns

People close to Nikolas Cruz called local police with explicit details about his threats, violence, guns before shooting at high school. → Read More

School shooting: Police warned repeatedly about confessed shooter's violence, threats, guns

People close to Nikolas Cruz called local police with explicit details about his threats, violence, guns before shooting at high school → Read More

'It's devastating': Cop stayed outside during Florida massacre while students died

Deputy Scot Peterson sat outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for four minutes as gunfire continued inside the school. He's now resigned. → Read More

Bill that would help immigrants injured on the job passes Senate committee

Bill that would help immigrants injured on the work passes Senate committee hearing → Read More

Florida's disposable workers: Bill would help immigrants hurt on the job

A state Senate bill would eliminate felony charges against unauthorized immigrants who uses fake IDs to get jobs and help immigrants injured on jobs. → Read More

Florida legislators discuss change in law that punishes injured immigrant workers

Florida lawmakers say they will seek changes in law that punishes some injured immigrant workers. → Read More

Florida legislators discuss change in law that punishes injured immigrant workers

Florida lawmakers say they will seek changes in law that punishes some injured immigrant workers. → Read More