Florida Department of Health

Oleta River State Park (Source: www.floridastateparks.org)

Swimming Advisory In Effect For Oleta State Park

Saturday’s downpour and floods may have subsided, but Oleta River State Park is feeling the after effects.

03/01/2015

Marijuana (Source: David McNew/Getty Images)

Another Pot Hearing Sought To Clear Up Proposed Rule

Florida’s Department of Health is set to hold another hearing to clarify a proposed medical marijuana rule that has caused some confusion.

02/19/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Bill Would Boost Health Dept. Powers To Prevent Outbreaks

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.

02/11/2015

Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes said he won't support highway speeding cameras. (Source: https://www.flsenate.gov/)

GOP Senator Offers Medical Marijuana Plan

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.

01/26/2015

Oleta River State Park  (Source: floridastateparks.org)

Swimming Ban Lifted At Oleta River State Park

It’s safe to swim at Oleta River State Park again. A swimming ban issued last week for the surrounding waters has been lifted.

01/18/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

State Names Medical Marijuana Rule-Makers

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.

01/16/2015

A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Draft Pot Rule Fleshes Out Requirements For Growers

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.

01/15/2015

(Photo courtesy of Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami-Dade Feeling Effects Of Severe Flu Season

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.

01/06/2015

Image Credit: NASA SVS/NASA Center for Climate Simulation

Grant Awarded To Plan For Health Effects Of Climate Change

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.

01/05/2015

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

Mosquito-Borne Disease Alert Lifted In Dade County

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County on Friday announced an end to the dengue fever alert.

12/19/2014

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