cbs4 My 33 Header Logo

Department of Health

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Florida Senate Confirms Scott Agency Chiefs

Three state agency heads in danger of losing their jobs have been confirmed by the Florida Senate.

04/12/2014

(Photo Illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled Substances

The next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.

03/06/2014

(Source:AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

Florida Starting New Program To Fight Obesity

Florida is launching a new program looking to fight the fat in the state.

CBS Miami–01/20/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

State Employees Reach Out To Local Business Owners For Feedback

A bank of 20 phones have been set up in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Northwood Centre in Tallahassee in order for state employees to call local business owners and find out how legislators can improve Florida’s economy in 2014.

12/05/2013

Health authorities and the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department have issued a swim advisory for a section of the Inter-coastal waterway and Biscayne Bay. (Source: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department)

Swim Advisory Issued For Parts Of NE Miami-Dade

Health authorities and the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department have issued a swim advisory for a section of the Inter-coastal waterway and Biscayne Bay.

CBS Miami–09/30/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Shortage Of Primary Care Doctors In Florida

Darlene O’Neil just saw a doctor at a mobile health clinic for the first time in months after dropping her health coverage six months ago because she could no longer afford it. Soon, a team of local student doctors, nurses, lawyers and social workers led by a doctor will visit her home for monthly follow-up care to help the 46-year-old her manage her blood pressure because she’s at high-risk for diabetes.

CBS Miami–06/22/2013

Kendall Regional Medical Center (Source: kendallmed.com)

Kendall Regional’s Trauma Center Receives Long Term Approval

The trauma center at Kendall Regional Medical Center has received long term operation approval from the Florida Department of Health.

03/31/2013

Woman At Work

State Health Dept. Asks Women About Their Sex Lives

Florida’s Department of Health wants to know what’s happening in the bedrooms of more than 4,000 women in the state.

11/25/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Florida Confirms Another Case Of Fungal Meningitis

Another case of fungal meningitis stemming from a contaminated drug has been confirmed in Florida.

CBS4–10/29/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

19th Confirmed Case Of Fungal Meningitis In Florida

Another case of fungal meningitis stemming from a tainted steroid shot has been confirmed in Florida.

CBS4–10/23/2012

more