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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Group Launches Another Challenge To Pot Rule

A group challenged the Florida Department of Health’s plan to carry out a new medical marijuana law.

09/17/2014

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Potentially Deadly Virus Found In Florida Chickens

Three Florida chickens tested positive for the possibly fatal West Nile Virus.

08/23/2014

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Health Dept. Offering Free Back-To-School Immunizations In Miami-Dade

Some kids dread the thought of going back-to-school after summer vacation—and the idea of having to get vaccines is even worse.

07/29/2014

Jacques Calixte (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Officials: Miami Man Stole Money Intended For Cancer Screenings

State officials announced they have arrested the owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer in Miami.

07/24/2014

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Residents Concerned About Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

The Florida Department of Health confirmed the first case of locally acquired Chikungunya, one in Miami-Dade and the other in Palm Beach County.

07/18/2014

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Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Spreading After South Florida Bite

Health officials confirmed the first two locally acquired cases of the chikungunya virus in South Florida.

07/17/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Florida Health Workers Cleared After MERS Exposure

Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed case of MERS in the U.S. are ready to go back to work.

05/25/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital

Officials in Orlando released an update on the first patient in Florida to contract Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

05/19/2014

(Source: AP)

Health Dept.: Beware Of Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Fever

The season for mosquitoes will be in full force within a matter of weeks. Ahead of that, the Florida Department of Health is advising residents and visitors to be aware of chikungunya fever.

05/16/2014

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FL High School Students Drinking Less Soda

According to new statistics, students in Florida high schools are healthier than they were six years ago.

03/01/2014

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