HIV/AIDS: Understanding The EpidemicMore than 1.2 million people within the United States are living with HIV.
State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical PotState health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida's first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida's new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.
Judge To Decide Dispute About Special-Needs ChildrenAn 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.
Florida DOH: Tattoo Ink Used In Miami-Area Linked To InfectionHealth officials are warning tattoo-seekers after certain inks have been linked to infection.
Florida Health Officials Host Online Summer CampCan't afford to send your kids to summer camp? Too hot to play camp games outside all day? Florida health officials have a solution.
Rejected Medical Pot Applications Likely To Be ChallengedEven before selecting five nurseries to become Florida's first legal pot producers, Department of Health officials will face a challenge from at least one grower whose application was tossed out because it was late.
Florida DOH Confirms Year's First Case Of West Nile VirusThe 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.
Floridians Urged To Avoid Leprosy-Infected ArmadillosCases of leprosy, a long-lasting infection caused by bacteria, are up in Florida—and experts are saying armadillos are to blame.
Florida DOH Offers Free Back-To-School ImmunizationsWhat 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.
Nurseries Seek Piece Of New Pot IndustryFlorida health officials say they've received 28 applications for firms wanting to cultivate and distribute non-euphoric cannabis.
Families Challenge Children's Removal From Specialized Medical CareThe families of four Florida children with special health-care needs have filed a challenge to a new state process that removed them from a program providing services to medically fragile kids.
As Temperatures Rise, Health Officials Urge People To Stay CoolSummer in South Florida is in full swing and boy is it hot and humid. As temperatures climb here in the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Health is encouraging safe habits to prevent against heat-related illness.