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Feds Say Florida Could Get $1B For Low Income Pool

A top federal official told Florida it can likely expect $1 billion in the budget year, that begins July 1, for a key health-care program known as the Low Income Pool, according to a letter dated Thursday.

05/21/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Names Hospital Panel Without Hospital Executives

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday appointed nine people — none of them hospital executives, and only one of whom appears to have significant medical experience — to a commission meant to examine the economics of health care and hospitals in Florida.

05/12/2015

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Florida Health Centers Get $5M From Federal Government

The Obama administration is spending $5 million to fund 10 new community health centers in the Sunshine State.

05/11/2015

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Water Advisory Issued For Middle River In Ft. Lauderdale

City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward health officials issued a precautionary advisory for South Fork of the Middle River on Saturday.

05/09/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse

Gov. Rick Scott, after his mother’s death in 2013, went on TV to explain his decision to drop his strongly-held opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

05/08/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Reappoints Unconfirmed Agency Heads

Gov. Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state’s elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/04/2015

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Health Dep’t Confirms Outbreak Of Respiratory Illness

The state’s health department has confirmed an outbreak of adenovirus, a highly contagious respiratory illness that commonly causes cold-like symptoms, pneumonia, sore throat and diarrhea in Lee County.

05/04/2015

Padma Lakshmi celebrates European travel with Airbnb on April 7, 2015 in New York City.

Padma Lakshmi Wants You To Go Veg For A Few Meals

It’s easy to want to hate Padma Lakshmi. The “Top Chef” host and former model is so effortlessly beautiful it hurts. On top of that, she’s not afraid of going up a few dress sizes while filming her Bravo television show. And she counts some of Hollywood’s top celebrities as regular dinner party guests.

04/29/2015

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09:  Diet Pepsi stis on a store self on December 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. According to reports, sales of diet sodas dropped 6.8 percent through November 23, 2013, making the contraction in sales of diet soda more than regular soda for three straight years.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Diet Pepsi Swaps Aspartame For Sucralose

PepsiCo says it’s responding to customer feedback by dropping aspartame and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

04/24/2015

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Top Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In South Florida

Being fit is important for parents of young children. Little ones are full of energy and demand a lot of supervision. To keep up with the young ones, a parent needs to stay in good shape. Finding a fitness center that provides day care is difficult. Check out these five fitness centers and you’re sure to find one that will fit your needs.

04/24/2015

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