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Watch Out Flakka, DEA Says Heroin Is Making Comeback

The synthetic drug flakka has dominated headlines in South Florida. From mother abandoning her baby to a man impaled on a fence, all you hear about is flakka, flakka, flakka. But a well-known drug is making a comeback and the Drug Enforcement Agency is worried.

05/22/2015

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC: E-Cig Use By Florida Teens Has Doubled

More and more high school students are getting their nicotine fix from e-cigs instead of traditional ‘cancer sticks’.

04/21/2015

Federal health officials say about 200 people have come down with vomiting and diarrhea aboard two San Diego-bound cruise ships owned by Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

More Than 200 Sickened On Cruise Ships That Originated In Fort Lauderdale

Federal health officials say about 200 people have come down with vomiting and diarrhea aboard two San Diego-bound cruise ships.

04/14/2015

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As Experts Agree On Measles Vaccine, Parents Debate

A debate over vaccinations is raging among South Florida parents after reports that measles outbreak at Disney land was spread by people who have not received the measles vaccine.

01/30/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Defends Order On Ebola Monitoring

Gov. Rick Scott has made a move to protect Floridians from Ebola and now he’s defending his decision. Monday, Gov. Scott said it’s “the right thing to do” to protect Floridians.

10/27/2014

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As Gov. Scott Slams CDC Over Ebola, Airports Prepare For Threat

While Florida Governor Rick Scott severely criticized the Centers for Disease Control for not being responsive to the state’s request Friday, South Florida airport officials had a frank talk about Ebola.

10/17/2014

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Health Official Answers Locals’ Questions On Ebola

There are many concerns and lots of questions regarding the deadly Ebola virus.

10/02/2014

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South Florida Preparing As Ebola Arrives In U.S.

Florida international University’s Dr. Aileen Marty had a teaching moment about contagions as she addressed a classroom full of future doctors Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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CDC: Miami Hospital Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

A patient at a Miami-area hospital has tested negative for the deadly Ebola virus, confirmed officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday evening.

CBS Miami–09/08/2014

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CDC Investigate Outbreak On Cruise Which Docked In S.Fla.

Health officials from the Centers For Disease Control are investigating an outbreak on a cruise ship which docked on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.

02/23/2014

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