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December 10, 2016

Healthcare

Florida DOH identifies local transmission of Zika in Pinellas County

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is investigating five new non-travel related cases of Zika. One of these cases is in Pinellas County and four cases are in the impacted area in Wynwood. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2016

Florida's DOH identifies additional area of local Zika transmission in Miami Beach

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has learned through one of their investigations that five individuals that have already been confirmed as cases of local transmissions of Zika are connected to the Miami Beach area. Read more »
Published on 8/19/2016

Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson's treatment

A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson's disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease's progression. Read more »
Published on 8/18/2016

U.S. HealthWorks acquires Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers in Florida

Acquisition doubles U.S. HealthWorks locations in Florida Read more »
Published on 8/10/2016

New non-travel related Zika case in Palm Beach County

Gov. Scott has directed DOH and education leaders to partner on Zika preparedness Read more »
Published on 8/8/2016

CDC issues travel guidance related to Miami neighborhood with active Zika spread

New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the Miami neighborhood where several Zika infections were recently confirmed, have found persistent mosquito populations and additional Zika infections in the same area. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2016

Gov. Scott: Florida calls on CDC to activate Emergency Response Team following confirmed mosquito-borne transmissions

Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has identified 10 additional people in Florida with the Zika virus who likely contracted it through a mosquito bite. This brings the total number of people with locally transmitted Zika to 14. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2016

UK urges pregnant women to reconsider travel to Zika-hit Florida

British health officials have urged pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to Florida after the southern U.S. state confirmed the first cases of the Zika virus that were not linked to travel. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2016

Gov. Scott: With likely mosquito-borne Zika cases, state will use full resources to protect Floridians

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has concluded that four cases of the Zika virus are likely mosquito-borne. DOH knows that the four cases are in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Read more »
Published on 7/29/2016

Statement about Zika and Florida's blood supply from the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the following statement from Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., Director, FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Read more »
Published on 7/29/2016

Comrades in Care

In a health care setting, it's imperative to have employees who are happy to come to work and function as a cohesive team. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2016

Course correction: USF's medical simulation center switches strategies

USF's medical simulation center switches strategies. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

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

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