Lawmakers Seek Changes In Children's Health Program EligibilityAfter months of controversy, the Florida Department of Health on Monday resumed eligibility screening for the Children's Medical Services program, which serves kids with serious and chronic health conditions.
State Softens Stance On Screening For Children's Medical ServicesUnder orders from an administrative law judge, the Department of Health on Friday held a hearing on a controversial new method of determining eligibility for Children's Medical Services --- and offered a compromise that could allow the department to resume enrolling special-needs kids.
Senate Panel Wants Answers From DOH On Children's Health ProgramsA Florida Senate panel on Wednesday demanded answers from a state Department of Health official about how many special-needs children have recently lost services as the state transitions to a new Medicaid system --- and why.
Florida DOH: Tattoo Ink Used In Miami-Area Linked To InfectionHealth officials are warning tattoo-seekers after certain inks have been linked to infection.
Floridians Urged To Avoid Leprosy-Infected ArmadillosCases of leprosy, a long-lasting infection caused by bacteria, are up in Florida—and experts are saying armadillos are to blame.
Florida DOH Offers Free Back-To-School ImmunizationsWhat 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.
Families Challenge Children's Removal From Specialized Medical CareThe 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.
Four Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed In Broward CountyBroward County, in the past two weeks, has had four recent cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The disease is serious, and can be fatal—especially in babies under one.
Governor Wants State Hospital Workers Prepared For EbolaGovernor Rick Scott, in South Florida for Wednesday night’s Gubernatorial Debate, wants Florida hospital workers to be prepared for the possibility of treating an Ebola patient.
Docs & Glock Legal Block AppealedFlorida Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health have appealed a Miami federal judge's ruling that barred the enforcement of a state law that forbid doctors and other medical providers from asking patients about guns in their homes.
Whooping Cough Confirmed In Miami-Dade, Monroe CountiesMore case of whooping cough have been confirmed across South Florida. The Florida Department of Health reported Wednesday that 15 cases had been reported in Miami-Dade and four cases had been reported in Monroe County.
Butt Rebuilding Fake Doc May Have More VictimsThe bizarre story surrounding a fake doctor who was using cement and fix-a-flat to shape people’s derrieres continued Tuesday as the Florida Department of Health confirmed that more possible victims have come forward.
Have A Duff By Heading SouthWell, Moe’s may not be out there, but if you travel to South America, you can turn up a glass of Duff, whose motto is, “Yes it does exist.”