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November 14, 2018

Healthcare

FSC focuses on Central Florida's health care needs with new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

With its planned launch of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in fall 2019, Florida Southern College will help address the urgent healthcare needs of Polk County residents. The goal of the program is to strengthen the leadership skills of nursing professionals, preparing them to make critically important organizational changes to improve patient care. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Florida Hospital Tampa Launches Largest Surgical Expansion in Tampa Bay History and Largest Expansion in Hospital History

Florida Hospital Tampa, part of the West Florida Division of Adventist Health System, soon to be AdventHealth, officially broke ground on a six-story, 300,000 square foot patient and surgical tower at the corner of Fletcher Ave. and Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2018

Gov. Scott Appeals Major Medical Marijuana Ruling

Less than three hours before a 5 p.m. deadline, Gov. Rick Scott's administration Friday filed a notice to appeal a Tallahassee judge's order that struck down a 2017 medical marijuana law as unconstitutional. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2018

Poll: As Midterms Approach, Health Care Remains Voters' Top Issue, But President Trump and Other Factors Also Loom Large

Most Florida Voters Favor Expanding Medicaid in their State, As Do Voters across All Non-Expansion States Read more »
Published on 10/23/2018

UF Health TraumaOne receives top national recognition

UF Health TraumaOne, the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, has received official verification from the American College of Surgeons, a distinction given only to trauma centers that meet the most stringent criteria. Read more »
Published on 10/17/2018

2019 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2018

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum's platform on health care in Florida

Andrew believes that healthcare should be a fundamental right, not a privilege. Instead, extreme politicians refuse to acknowledge that Floridians struggle every day to keep themselves and their families from going bankrupt due to the lack or cost of healthcare. Andrew believes that Senator Sanders' Medicare for All plan will help lower costs and expand coverage to more Floridians. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2018

E-Cigarette Use Increased By 60 Percent Among Florida's Youth

E-cigarette use among young people in Florida spiked over the past year, according to data released by Tobacco Free Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

USDA Confirms Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that it is working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in a six-year-old, mixed-breed beef cow in Florida. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Adventist Health System Announces Plans to Become AdventHealth

All of the organization's wholly owned entities will begin carrying the AdventHealth name on Jan. 2, 2019. Read more »
Published on 8/14/2018

Babies with Zika-related Health Problems Continue to Need Attention

Data from US Zika Registry show importance of monitoring health and development Read more »
Published on 8/8/2018

Florida Health Announces Take Control Website to Inform Public on Controlled Substances Bill

The Florida Department of Health is announcing a new campaign aimed at informing the public about the Controlled Substances Bill (CS/CS/HB 21) that took effect in Florida on July 1, 2018. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2018

Florida Is 2018's 10th Worst State for Health Care

With the Affordable Care Act remaining in effect and the CDC reporting that over 88 percent of the population has a regular place to go for medical care, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Health Care as well as accompanying videos. Read more »
Published on 8/6/2018

NSU Hosts White Coat Ceremony for First M.D. Class and 38th Entering D.O. Class

Florida-based Nova Southeastern University Becomes First University in the Nation to Train D.O. and M.D. Students on the Same Campus Read more »
Published on 7/31/2018

Quiet giant: Pediatric Associates treats half a million patients

A Plantation pediatric company has quietly grown into Florida's and the nation's largest private pediatric practice. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

The bug buzz: Florida is fertile ground for viruses that may piggyback on tourists

“We're basically the equivalent of a tropical country sitting here in the United States.” Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

Babies in Florida: The healthiest and unhealthiest counties for infants

Birth Rates; Florida's Caesarean Line; mothers who smoke; obesity and pregnancy; breastfeeding Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

Trend: ‘Health in all policies' takes root

Individual and community health often are a function of larger social and economic factors such as income, education and social engagement... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

Florida has a pattern of cutting spending on public health

By one measure, Florida cut its total spending on public health by 35% between 2009 and 2015. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

A healthier approach: Hotelier Harris Rosen makes health care a priority

Hotelier Harris Rosen has a small empire, with nine hotels around Orlando. You might not expect to find out that Rosen is also an innovator in health care... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

How healthy is Florida?

Health snapshots from around the state Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

Funding For Obamacare Navigators In Florida Cut By 81 Percent

Programs that help people sign up for Affordable Care Act plans in Florida will have their funding cut by 81 percent this year. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2018

Florida's Medical Marijuana Implementation Continues To Vex Lawmakers

The Department's Office of Compassionate Use has been slammed with nearly two dozen lawsuits, half which continue to be litigated. But speaking to reporters after a Wednesday budget review committee, Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Orange Park, says the department is getting better. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2018

More Medical Marijuana Licenses Will Increase Access

The Florida Department of Health is committed to ensuring qualified patients have safe, reliable access to low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana. In an effort to continue to expand availability of this treatment, the department will accept applications for registration as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) through a new rule. This new rule addresses the Pigford Class License and the four additional licenses available upon reaching 100,000 patients, as outlined by the Florida Legislature in 2017. Read more »
Published on 7/17/2018

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