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February 20, 2018

Healthcare

Tobacco Free Florida Focuses On The "True Cost" Of Smoking

As part of Tobacco Free Florida Week, the Florida Department of Health is encouraging residents to ‘kick the habit' by focusing on the ‘cost of smoking,' both physically and financially, to help make their point, the Health Department's Tobacco Free Florida education and prevention program is out with a public service announcement that invites viewers to “step into The Smoker's Store,” where one can see the true cost of smoking. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Scott's Emergency Order Speeds Federal Help to Addicts

Governor Rick Scott's recent emergency declaration means some 3,000 addicts in Florida will soon be getting access to opioid blockers like methadone, suboxone and naltrexone, health officials say. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Florida hospitals eye health care negotiations for federal funding

Florida hospitals are intently watching the negotiations between the state and federal government over health care funding. The state has been talking to the federal government about renewing a wavier for health care services for low-income Floridians. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Moffitt Cancer Center ranks No. 4 in nation for diversity and inclusion in health care facilities

DiversityInc's Top Hospitals and Health Systems List is a data-driven survey that looks at national employers and their demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2017

University demand for counselors continues to rise in Florida

Florida's universities call it a troubling trend. The need for mental health counseling services among students has gone up nearly 50 percent over the past five years. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2017

Florida Pays More For Less Federal Health Care Funding

Poor Floridians may see less access to medical care. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, said the state is turning down billions of dollars in federal funding for health care this year because it is not expanding Medicaid. Florida lawmakers are also planning to cut Medicaid and hospital funding. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2017

Gov. Scott directs statewide public health emergency for opioid epidemic

Today, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring a national opioid epidemic, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 directing a Public Health Emergency across the state. Read more »
Published on 5/3/2017

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issues statement about Zika workshops

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hosted a series of Zika workshops for mosquito control programs throughout Florida, which concluded last week. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2017

Visiting Angels of the Palm Beaches Receives 2017 Small Business of the Year Award

Visiting Angels of the Palm Beaches is proud to announce that it has received the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award for 2017. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2017

Northeast Florida nursing homes rally against state elder care changes

With two weeks left in the legislative session, some Jacksonville elder care providers are rallying supporters against a Senate-proposed change to how nursing homes are funded. Read more »
Published on 4/25/2017

Florida does not score high in study of children's health care

A new report from WalletHub, "2017's Best & Worst State's for Children's Health Care," finds that Florida rans low in many metrics. Read more »
Published on 4/24/2017

UCF Hospital Partnership Earns Key State Approval

A new hospital focused on building a healthier community, training more physicians and powering economic growth through research earned a key approval Thursday from the State University System's Board of Governors in Tallahassee. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2017

People in Texas and Florida report they had the most trouble affording health care

New report looks at the nation's four largest states since the advent of the ACA and finds that people in Texas and Florida reported the most trouble affording health care. This highlights the need for policies that expand insurance coverage and make health care affordable. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Gov. Rick Scott Hosts Zika Preparedness Roundtable

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott hosted a roundtable with community leaders in Miami on Zika preparedness ahead of the rainy season when mosquitoes are most prevalent in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Majority of Floridians want to keep or expand Obamacare and oppose new healthcare proposals

Floridians are split about the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare and are split about what to do about it according to a new poll released by the Business and Economic Polling Initiative at Florida Atlantic University. Read more »
Published on 3/21/2017

Publix and BayCare Health System Announce Exclusive Four-County Collaboration

Publix Pharmacy and BayCare Health System are pleased to announce an exclusive collaboration to improve the delivery of health care to the residents of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/20/2017

CDC identifies new potential risk of Zika virus transmission in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties

This increased risk is particularly relevant for semen because of evidence regarding the persistence of Zika virus in this reproductive tissue. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2017

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Can Invade Taxpayers' Wallets Too

Antibiotics have changed the face of healthcare – reducing mortality and improving the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. However, the overuse of these powerful tools of intervention has led to antibiotic resistance that now threatens the future of our health and costs taxpayers, businesses, and the healthcare system millions each year in treatment expenses and lost productivity. Read more »
Published on 3/2/2017

Allergies? Probiotic combination may curb your symptoms, new study finds

s we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new University of Florida research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it's taken during allergy season. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2017

Health Group CHAIN Issues Legal Warning To New Rival

For 18 years, Florida's voice for expanding health-care coverage has been a group known as Florida CHAIN. But now two of CHAIN's former employees are launching their own non-profit, called Florida Consumer Health Alliance. That has set up a power struggle among former colleagues. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2017

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