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July 24, 2016

Healthcare

Florida Department of Health investigating possible non-travel related case of Zika

The Florida Department of Health announced that it is conducting an investigation into a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Miami-Dade County. Read more »
Published on 7/20/2016

Health issues due to sea level rise impact communities in South Florida

“Sea level rise represents an unexpected public health concern,” said Roderick King, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of the Florida Institute for Health Innovation. “We normally think of populations with the lowest socio-economic status as being the most vulnerable, due to lack of financial resources to pay for health care. In the case of sea level rise, the most vulnerable turn out to be the wealthier populations who can afford to live close to the ocean. They may also be older, with health issues that require regular treatment, and if they can't access health care because the streets are flooded, it poses a significant problem.” Read more »
Published on 7/12/2016

Florida Department of Health confirms first Zika-related case of microcephaly in state

Today, the Florida Department of Health announced the first confirmed case of microcephaly in an infant born in Florida whose mother had a travel-related case of Zika. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Miami Dade school system adds CPR training as part personal fitness graduation requirement

Miami Dade County becomes first school district in Florida to pass CPR in schools as a policy. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Gov. Scott to allocate $26.2 million for Zika preparedness

On Thursday, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will use his emergency executive authority to allocate $26.2 million in state funds for Zika preparedness, prevention and response in Florida. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2016

Kids Count: Florida Child Poverty Numbers Haven't Budged

According to a new report, children's health in Florida has improved overall, but is still lagging behind when compared to other states. Read more »
Published on 6/21/2016

Florida health insurance rate changes

Jonathan Gold, Press Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the following statement on Florida health insurance rate changes. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Gov. Rick Scott makes Zika request to HHS

This week, Governor Rick Scott has been meeting with federal leaders on the importance of putting partisanship aside and treating the Zika Virus threat like a hurricane. Read more »
Published on 5/12/2016

Gov. Rick Scott: Washington must handle Zika like a hurricane

Governor will meet with Congressional leaders on Zika next week Read more »
Published on 5/5/2016

Florida SBDC Network client named National Exporter of the Year

Newberry-based Endoscopy Replacement Parts receives top SBA honors for exporting Read more »
Published on 5/3/2016

Florida Department of Health launches new HIV Data Center

In an effort to increase public awareness of the status of HIV in Florida, the Department of Health has launched a new HIV Data Center that clearly explains the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) information gathering and CDC's deduplication processes. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2016

Zika present in Americas longer than previously thought

The Zika virus was present in Haiti several months before the first Zika cases were identified in Brazil, according to new research by infectious-disease specialists at the University of Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Video diagnostics via telemedicine

Predictions call for the U.S. telemedicine market to grown more than 50% annually to $1.9 billion by 2018. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Cease Fire: HCA and Florida Department of Revenue reach tax-battle truce

Hospital chain HCA Inc. and the Florida Department of Revenue have settled a years-long corporate-income tax battle worth more than $60 million. Under the terms of the settlement, obtained by... Read more »
Published on 4/12/2016

All Children's Hospital celebrates 90 years and changes name to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

All Children's Hospital will now be called Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The hospital officially announced its new name today while celebrating 90 years of acclaimed pediatric health care and service to patient families. Read more »
Published on 4/5/2016

Clinical trial at UF Health uses cold virus to attack bladder cancer

When people with stage 1 bladder cancer relapse after standard treatment, often the next step is to remove their bladders. Now a University of Florida Health researcher is testing whether a modified version of the common cold virus could prevent this step, or even cure the disease. Read more »
Published on 4/5/2016

BCBS finds new enrollees via the Affordable Care Act need more medical care

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association examined the health conditions and costs of caring for newly enrolled individual members in 2014 and 2015. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2016

New report shows Medicaid expansion in Florida can improve behavioral health care access

In Florida 309,000 uninsured people with a mental illness or substance use disorder had incomes that could qualify them for expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014 Read more »
Published on 3/29/2016

Health Insurance Marketplace gained 731,000 new Floridians

Newly released data also shows active shoppers saved $260 in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2016

Health care and social assistance

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

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