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A teenager speaks with Irika Sargent about being transgender.  (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Teenager Tackles Difficult Issue Of Transgender

A new book that tackles the topic of transgender children is co-authored by a teenager from South Florida who has first-hand experience with the often misunderstood issue.

09/21/2014

(Source: AP)

First Locally-Acquired Case Of Chikungunya Fever For Broward County

Health officials in Broward County have issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after the first locally acquired case of Chikungunya Fever was documented in the county.

09/19/2014

(Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted For Pembroke Pines

The city of Pembroke Pines has rescinded a precautionary boil water notice that has been in effect since Thursday of last week.

09/07/2014

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Doctors Reporting Medicaid HMO Problems

The Associated Press interviewed doctors, parents and health advocates around Florida who said privatization has exacerbated problems first noticed in a pilot program eight years ago.

09/04/2014

Closer view of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito (dengue fer vector) inside a house in Santa Barbara neighborhood north outskirst Guatemala city on July 11, 2013. Guatemalan government keep a strategic plan for the prevention and control of dengue. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

New Dengue Fever Cases Reported In Miami-Dade

The agency said Friday three additional cases of locally acquired dengue fever have been reported.

08/29/2014

CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum gets doused for a good cause in the Ice Bucket Challenge. (Source: CBS4)

Anchor Rick Folbaum’s Children Douse Him For Ice Bucket Challenge

Rick wasn’t that “into it” (so he said) and went right for the donation, but his children made sure he “paid up” by getting cold and wet. Then, he made sure his little ones got to feel the icy cold water too!

08/18/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Boxed Alternative To Bottled Water Hitting Store Shelves

Bottled water is receiving a bad rap due to environmental concerns. A company based in the Midwest is selling an alternative that claims to be more eco-friendly: water in a box.

08/07/2014

(AP)

Breastfeeding Moms Protest Aventura Mall

Breastfeeding moms could be seen in Aventura Mall showing support for nursing in public on Thursday.

08/07/2014

July 28, 2014: Nova Southeastern University (Source: CBS4)

2015 American Heart Walk Preps Underway

The 2015 American Heart Walk isn’t until next April, but organizers are already gearing up for a successful fundraiser.

07/28/2014

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio  (Source: CBS4)

Rubio Demands VA Changes, Reacts To Miami Whistleblower

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said recent allegations made by a whistle blower inside the Miami VA are both disturbing but sadly typical of the VA’s problems across the country.

CBS Miami–05/22/2014

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