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Buccaneers partner with Florida Hospital in health drive

NFL American football team Tampa Bay Buccaneers has announced a new multi-year partnership with Florida Hospital aimed at improving community health in the Bay area.

Florida Hospital, which operates 23 facilities across the state, becomes the official hospital of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the two parties will launch a range of health initiatives targeting the workplace, home and recreational areas.

In the Tampa area, 12 per cent of the population suffer from diabetes, while 25 per cent of residents are obese according to body mass index (BMI) calculations.