Florida Department of Health
A House Republican wants to bolster the authority of the Florida Department of Health in trying to prevent the spread of communicable diseases during public-health emergencies.
Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.
It’s safe to swim at Oleta River State Park again. A swimming ban issued last week for the surrounding waters has been lifted.
A 12 member panel, including five nurseries, will prepare to hash out rules on who can grow medical marijuana and how it will be distributed to patients.
A panel comprised of the director of the state Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of the Drug Policy Advisory Council would pick five nurseries to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana under a revamped rule released Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that this year’s flu season has hit early and hit hard. Their data also shows that Florida is one of 29 states with the highest level of flu activity.
Even though climate change has been a hot button issue for years now, one Florida county just recently received a $10,000 grant to prepare for the health effects of climate change.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County on Friday announced an end to the dengue fever alert.
When it comes to watching your weight, a little help never hurt anyone.
Florida is monitoring six people who recently traveled to Ebola-affected areas in West Africa, Gov. Rick Scott told state lawmakers during a conference call Tuesday.