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Women Walk To Promote Breastfeeding In Miami

Local women are taking to the streets of Miami to promote breastfeeding in South Florida.


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Judge To Decide Dispute About Special-Needs Children

An administrative law judge is considering a challenge to the Florida Department of Health involving the eligibility of children for a state program that provides specialized medical care.


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Florida DOH Confirms Year’s First Case Of West Nile Virus

The Florida Department of Health wants Floridians and visitors to protect themselves from mosquitoes as the first case of West Nile virus illness for the year has been confirmed.


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Florida DOH Offers Free Back-To-School Immunizations

What do some students dislike more than actually going back to school? Getting a shot at the doctor’s office. But for children entering kindergarten and the 7th grade, chances are they are due for a vaccine to meet requirements for school entry.


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Lawmakers Add Cash Infusion For Children’s Program

After worries about cuts earlier in the year, legislative leaders have agreed to pour $13 million into the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities or delays.


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Questions Raised After Kids Moved Out Of Health Program

The state last month removed about 2,000 children from a specialized program that provides services to medically fragile kids, finding that they were no longer “clinically eligible” under a new screening process.


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Judge Clears Legal Web For Patients To Get Marijuana

A judge’s decision may mean patients could have access to non-euphoric pot products by the end of the year.


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Gov. Scott Reappoints Unconfirmed Agency Heads

Gov. Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state’s elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session.


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Pot Rule Challenge Rolls Ahead

The fight over the state’s attempt to get a non-euphoric pot industry off the ground continued Thursday during a day-long hearing in a challenge filed by a Florida nurseryman who complains that health officials’ proposed regulations are unfair and vague.


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Slightly More Than 93 Percent Of Florida Kids Immunized

More than 93 percent of Florida’s kindergarten students are immunized, according to new data from Florida’s Department of Health.