Florida's Surgeon General Declares Hepatitis A Public Health EmergencyAfter more than 2,000 cases of reported hepatitis A cases in Florida this year, state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared a public health emergency Thursday.
Group Of South Florida Kids Ask Ellen DeGeneres To Take On 'The Pink Lemonade Challenge' To Help Put An End To Breast CancerA group of South Florida children belonging to a book club sold pink lemonade on Friday afternoon in South Miami to help put an end to breast cancer.
Florida Education Board Signs Off On Mental Health Instruction For StudentsPublic schools will be required to teach students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in 6th grade, under a mandate approved by the state Board of Education Wednesday and hailed by Florida's top educator as a “life saver.”
Court Rules Against Florida Officials On Medical MarijuanaA Florida appellate court ruled that the state's approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional.
Court Says Pot Law Clashes With Constitutional AmendmentFlorida’s law requiring pot operators to grow, process and distribute cannabis and related products created an “oligopoly” and runs afoul of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in the Sunshine State, an appellate court ruled Tuesday.
Hepatitis A Cases Continue To Climb In FloridaThe number of hepatitis A cases reported to the state Department of Health continues to rise, with the latest data showing that 82 cases were reported between June 30 and July 6.
Florida Department of Health Says It Is Working With CDC On Hepatitis AThe Florida Department of Health is working with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address a hepatitis A outbreak and hopes the “partnership” will help expand vaccinations, state officials said Wednesday.
Florida Adds 77 Hepatitis A CasesWith 77 cases added last week, Florida has reported nearly three times as many cases of hepatitis A in 2019 as it did in all of last year.
Medicare Report Points To Neglect, AbuseAn estimated 20 percent of Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes who were transported to hospital emergency rooms in 2016 and treated for a variety of high-risk conditions had been potentially abused or neglected, a report released Wednesday by the federal government shows.
Drug Importation Bill Goes To Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Gov. Ron DeSantis could be on the verge of signing a bill aimed at allowing cheaper imported prescription drugs from Canada.
Florida Adds 63 Hepatitis A Cases In OutbreakThe state had 63 cases of hepatitis A reported during the last week of May, bringing the total number of infections this year to 1,373.
Hepatitis A Cases Continue To Rise In Florida; 1,312 Cases Reported This YearWith cases popping up in various parts of the state, Florida had 92 cases of hepatitis A reported last week --- bringing the total this year to 1,312, according to information posted on the state Department of Health website.
West Palm Beach Restaurant Employee Tests Positive For Hepatitis AThe Florida Department of Health says a restaurant worker in West Palm Beach has tested positive for hepatitis A.
Rule Changes Aimed At Mental Health ServicesThe state is considering changes to rules surrounding who can provide Medicaid behavioral-health services, with the changes possibly increasing access to mental-health providers in places such as schools.
More Than 800 Cases Of Measles Reported In USThe number of measles cases in the US is now at 839 for the year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly measles update.