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Survey: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Result Of ACAA shortage of primary care doctors has emerged as thousands of people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.
Miami-Dade Only County In FL To See ACA Premium DecreaseWhile 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.
First-Time Parents Have Rare Naturally Conceived QuadrupletsA South Florida couple got the surprise of a lifetime when they learned their new bundle of joy would be times four.
Chikungunya Fever Rampant In Puerto RicoThe 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.
Cigna Changes Plan Amid HIV Drug ComplaintThe Health insurance company Cigna agreed to alter its prescription drug policy and ensure Floridians with HIV and AIDS have access to their medications.
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.
3D Printing Technology Being Used For Customized Knee TransplantsFor people with knee injuries or significant knee pain, finding relief is often difficult. New technology could soon get patients moving again.
'Moon Suits' & Giant Plastic Tarps Part Of Ft. Lauderdale Ebola ProtectionIf 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.
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.
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.
Politics And Public Fear Drive Ebola Scare In Miami-Dade The experts at the Centers For Disease Control told Florida Sunday not to expend resources testing a West Africa boy for Ebola.
Third Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Central FloridaThe West Nile virus has now been confirmed in a third person in Volusia County.
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