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Florida DOH Offers Free Back-To-School Immunizations

What do some students dislike more than actually going back to school? Getting a shot at the doctor’s office. But for children entering kindergarten and the 7th grade, chances are they are due for a vaccine to meet requirements for school entry.

07/14/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Nurseries Seek Piece Of New Pot Industry

Florida health officials say they’ve received 28 applications for firms wanting to cultivate and distribute non-euphoric cannabis.

07/08/2015

The South Miami Police Department and the Police Officers Trust Association teamed up with The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to raise money and help find a cure through a patrol car.  (Source: CBS4)

South Miami Police Hope To “Arrest” Type 1 Diabetes

More than a million people in the U.S. are affected with diabetes and many of them are children.

07/03/2015

We all get annoyed by noises at times. Maybe it’s a song on the radio we can’t stand or a friend’s obnoxious laugh. But what happens when the noise becomes more than an annoyance?
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When Noise Is More Than An Annoyance

We all get annoyed by noises at times. Maybe it’s a song on the radio we can’t stand or a friend’s obnoxious laugh.

07/02/2015

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More Vaccines Available At Pharmacies Under New Law

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07/01/2015

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Hi-Tech Healing May Change The Way People Take Meds

Do you sometimes forget to take your daily dose of prescription medication?

06/26/2015

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Families Challenge Children’s Removal From Specialized Medical Care

The families of four Florida children with special health-care needs have filed a challenge to a new state process that removed them from a program providing services to medically fragile kids.

06/26/2015

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 Drops Medicaid, Hospital Funds Lawsuit

Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped his lawsuit against the Obama administration on Medicaid expansion and hospital funds.

06/25/2015

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Feds Say Hospital Funding Deal Reached ‘In Principle’

After months of wrangling about the issue, a top federal official Tuesday outlined a deal to continue Florida’s Low Income Pool health-funding program for two years.

06/23/2015

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Skinny Jeans Land Woman In Hospital For 4 Days

We’ve all heard the cliché ‘beauty is pain,’ but one woman’s skinny jeans brought-on more pain than she probably bargained for.

06/23/2015

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