February 8, 2023

Articles by Amy Martinez:

St. Petersburg improves its housing stock by transforming vacant lots into affordable housing
By dealing aggressively with the owners of dilapidated homes and vacant lots, St. Petersburg has improved its housing stock — and is transforming some vacant lots into affordable housing in the process.
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Minimally invasive valve replacement procedures are transforming heart repair
Alternative medicine practitioners have long argued that coronary artery disease can be treated safely and effectively with chelation therapy — a process in which chemical compounds are injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals from the body...
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$37-million NIH grant used to study chelation's effects on diabetics with heart disease
A South Florida cardiologist hopes his second major study ends the debate around chelation therapy...
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The Miami Cancer Institute targets improved care for HIV patients with cancer
Dr. Marco Ruiz, a hematologist who leads HIV oncology and HIV stem cell transplantation at the institute, spoke to FLORIDA TREND about the new initiative.
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Miami's economic forecast for 2022
“We've never been busier, and it's because so many are looking for so much at the same time — everybody from luxury and aspirational luxury to street-level retail and restaurants, both high-end and casual, all the way through to Walmart, Target and Dollar General stores. There's so much population explosion, and that population requires retail. The biggest issue in the restaurant world in Miami today is getting a seat. So many restaurants have cut down on their hours of operation because there simply aren't enough employees to go around..."
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Miami-based company targets productivity with AI
In the past two decades, the construction industry has seen an average annual increase in worker productivity of only 1%...
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One-time ballerina takes unlikely path to lead the Florida Trucking Association
Four years ago, when Alix Miller interviewed for a job as vice president of the Florida Trucking Association...
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Adventist Health will open a Blue Zones center at Legacy Hotel & Residences
The mixed-use tower is under construction in downtown Miami.
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FIU's nursing dean sends out a plea for help to train faculty
"There was a nursing shortage even before COVID hit...a lot of nurses were aging out and retiring, and we weren't [replacing them] fast enough..."
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Women in leadership - Taking the reins
Profiles of nine women leaders who are taking leadership roles in their fields.
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Big John, world’s largest triceratops, finds home at Glazer Children’s Museum
Big John, world’s largest triceratops, finds home at Glazer Children’s Museum

The 26-foot-long dinosaur made history when it was first discovered in South Dakota in 2014. And it made history again in 2021 when it fetched a record $7.7 million at an auction in Paris, the most ever paid for ancient bones that weren’t a T. rex. The winning bid came from Tampa entrepreneur Sidd Pagidipati, chairperson of Ayon Capitol and Better Health Group. He is lending Big John to the museum for the next three years.

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