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Doctors and patients in Florida are embracing medical marijuana

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Doctors and patients in Florida are embracing medical marijuana

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Doctors and patients in Florida are embracing medical marijuana

Projections vary on the size of the Florida market for medical marijuana but the consensus estimate is that it will exceed $1 billion by 2020. Sales started this year and business has rapidly expanded across the state. More from Entrepreneur and the Palm Beach Post.

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Study: Florida has work to do on public health preparedness

A report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) finds Florida scored seven out of 10 on key indicators of public health preparedness. The report found that the nation is often caught off guard when a new threat arises, such a Zika or the Ebola outbreak or bioterrorist threat, which then requires diverting attention and resources away from other priorities. See the full report and read more from Health News Florida.

Nelson, Castor demand federal intervention into Florida health decision affecting children

Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Kathy Castor have called on the federal government to intervene into a state decision that led to 13,000 special needs children being removed from Children’s Medical Services and put into privately managed Medicaid programs. More from the Tampa Bay Times, WUSF, and WMNF.

Telehealth is already penetrating the South Florida healthcare market

Telehealth — healthcare provided remotely via phone or internet connections — has already begun to penetrate the South Florida market. Commercial real estate professionals are watching this sector, as it could transform, or make obsolete, functions of traditional medical offices and hospitals. [Source: Bisnow]

Panhandle divers face obstacles for medical care

While Pensacola has raked in millions of tourism dollars from the world’s largest artificial reef, experts say the area is failing to provide basic medical care for thousands of divers lured here by the USS Oriskany and other dive sites. [Source: Lakeland Ledger]

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› UF researcher’s validation of method for assessing health, nutrition may save lives in developing nations
A recent study led by a University of Florida Health researcher has validated the effectiveness of measuring the circumference of the bicep to assess health and nutrition in Africa, work that may help save lives in developing nations.

› Anchor Health to build Florida facility
Anchor Health Properties, a national, full-service healthcare real estate development, management and acquisitions company, is partnering with The Villages community in central Florida to develop The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood.

› OneBlood calls on Florida donors to help Texas
The state’s blood donation centers are sending resources to Texas hospitals affected by Harvey. OneBlood is asking Florida residents to give now.

› Miami pediatrician now taking care of four million kids
There are more than 4 million children in Florida and, as Florida’s new deputy secretary for Children’s Medical Services, Dr. Jeffrey Brosco just became responsible for them. Brosco is a pediatrician at the University of Miami and a bioethicist with Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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