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February 21, 2017

Healthcare

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

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

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

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