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June 23, 2017

Healthcare

153,000 Florida residents may be eligible for Affordable Care Act premium tax credits

New analysis shows 153,000 Florida residents currently buying individual health coverage off-Marketplace may be eligible for Affordable Care Act premium tax credits. HHS encourages Florida consumers to evaluate Marketplace options during upcoming Open Enrollment Read more »
Published on 10/4/2016

Sharecare acquires Sarasoat virtual reality company to transform patient engagement and medical education

Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced at Advertising Week 2016 that it is acquiring BioLucid, the leading developer of virtual reality and immersive healthcare technology, including the YOU® VR experience available for HTC VIVE. Read more »
Published on 10/4/2016

Moffitt Cancer Center announces National Cancer Institute Designation

Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Moffitt Cancer Center has been awarded the National Cancer Institute's highest designation – Comprehensive Cancer Center. Only four percent of cancer research institutions in the United States have received this prestigious designation. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

UCF technology for killing metastatic breast cancer cells discovered, licensed

A UCF College of Medicine cancer researcher has discovered a way to kill spreading breast cancer cells and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that will accelerate the therapy's path to clinical trials. Read more »
Published on 9/2/2016

HHS analysis shows Floridians will still have affordable health coverage options next year

An estimated 82% percent of Florida HealthCare.gov consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all final rates were to increase by double digits. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2016

A 30-minute ‘me' break can make you a better worker, study shows

New research suggests that detaching from work during a lunch break can boost energy and help you to better respond to the demands of the day. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2016

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital create affiliation to deliver high quality pediatric care

Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital are creating an exclusive affiliation to deliver high quality pediatric care, closer to home for patients in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2016

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

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

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