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Florida one of the worst states for children's health care

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Parents and children wait for free dental services on Children's Dental Day held in Dade City, Florida, last year.

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Florida one of the worst states for children's health care

| 4/24/2018

Florida one of the worst states for children's health care

Florida ranks 38th among all states when it comes to children’s health according to WalletHub. The company wanted to find which states had the most cost-effective quality health care for children and their findings are unsettling. Only 12 states (plus the District of Columbia) are worse. Some other statistics for Florida: 49th for children with "excellent or very good teeth"; 49th for overweight children; 45th for children who have been to a preventative doctor or dentist visit in past year. See more Florida stats in the story from WalletHub, here. Also read more at Action News Jax and the Northwest Florida Daily News.

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» 2018’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care

Florida milestone: 100,000 people are registered to use medical marijuana

Florida has hit a milestone of sorts as it slowly moves toward wider availability of medical marijuana. The number of patients in the state who are registered to use the substance has surpassed 100,000 for the first time, according to Florida Department of Health. More from the Tampa Bay Times, the Palm Beach Post, and WLRN.

Gov. Rick Scott’s Medicaid numbers come under fire

As Scott's administration submits a request to the federal government to trim the amount of time people have to apply for Medicaid coverage, the state's estimate of $98 million in savings associated with the change has come under fire from health-care providers who contend the impact is much greater. [Source: Tampa Bay Times]

Florida chain of mental health clinics declares bankruptcy

A chain of mental health clinics in Central Florida has filed for bankruptcy amid financial troubles and after a lawsuit where employees of the chain accused management of engaging in Medicare fraud. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]

State bans new patients from ALF associated with nursing home where 12 died after Irma

The state healthcare agency banned new admissions on Friday to a troubled South Miami-Dade assisted living facility associated with the Broward nursing home where a dozen residents died after the home lost power during Hurricane Irma. [Source: Tampa Bay Times]

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» Residents went three days without running water at unlicensed ALFs
» Judge backs Hollywood Hills nursing home on death records


› Walgreens to add LabCorp patient centers in 10 Florida stores
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is making a push into Florida through consumer lab testing services in retail locations — including two in Central Florida.

› Winter Park touts paramedicine program that reduces 911 calls
Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department’s community paramedicine program has just finished its first year, and it’s delivering on its promise to reduce the number of unnecessary 911 calls.

› Florida Blue's new subsidiary bringing home health care and more to Tampa Bay region
The Tampa region is getting a new health care company as Florida Blue brings its PopHealthCare subsidiary to the area to offer post-acute and in-home care to people with complex and chronic illnesses.

› FIU Nursing awards first traineeships to promote rural primary care workforce
The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences at FIU in Miami has awarded $100,000 in traineeship grants to five FIU nurse practitioner graduate students to participate in the pilot of the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program.

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