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Survey: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Result Of ACA

A shortage of primary care doctors has emerged as thousands of people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.

12/07/2014

Health Care Obamacare Affordable Care Act Insurance

Miami-Dade Only County In FL To See ACA Premium Decrease

While many counties in Florida saw increases in the average monthly premiums for mid-range health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, Miami-Dade County saw a decrease in premiums.

11/17/2014

A baby's feet (Source: CBS4)

First-Time Parents Have Rare Naturally Conceived Quadruplets

A South Florida couple got the surprise of a lifetime when they learned their new bundle of joy would be times four.

11/10/2014

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Chikungunya Fever Rampant In Puerto Rico

The CDC says the Chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean and Latin America shows no sign of slowing down, and if you are not careful, you could come home with symptoms.

11/09/2014

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Cigna Changes Plan Amid HIV Drug Complaint

The Health insurance company Cigna agreed to alter its prescription drug policy and ensure Floridians with HIV and AIDS have access to their medications.

11/07/2014

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

Bill Gates Fights For End To Mosquito-Borne Illness

Philanthropist Bill Gates made a pledge to end malaria within his lifetime and planned to give more money toward that goal.

11/02/2014

A 3D printed knee.  (Source: CBS4)

3D Printing Technology Being Used For Customized Knee Transplants

For people with knee injuries or significant knee pain, finding relief is often difficult. New technology could soon get patients moving again.

10/23/2014

October 23, 2014: An ambulance outfitted for an Ebola patient.  (Source: Brian Andrews, CBS4)

‘Moon Suits’ & Giant Plastic Tarps Part Of Ft. Lauderdale Ebola Protection

If a person is experiencing Ebola-like symptoms and is picked up by paramedics, that person will be riding in what rescue personnel call a big plastic bag.

10/23/2014

October 20, 2014:  Martha Baker, the head of the Healthcare Workers Union. (Source: CBS4)

Head Of Healthcare Union In South Florida Urges More Ebola Preparedness

Federal officials held an informational conference call on Ebola Monday and among the thousands of people listening was the head of the local Healthcare Workers Union that represents 4,000 healthcare workers.

10/20/2014

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Brickell Clinic Patient Tests Negative For Deadly Ebola Virus

State health officials said a patient who was transferred from an urgent-care clinic in Miami to a local hospital with Ebola-like symptoms was not at risk for the virus.

10/11/2014

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