New Research Flagging Potentially Dangerous Link Between Marijuana Use & Heart IssuesAs more states legalize marijuana, new research is flagging a potentially dangerous link between marijuana use and heart issues.
Program Provides Medical Lockers For Homeless People To Store PrescriptionsFor people who don't have a home, there is a lot to worry about. But thanks to a program sponsored by the University of Miami, those who are homeless don't have to worry about their medication being lost or stolen.
Miami Transplant Institute Performed History-Making 747 Transplants In 2019The Miami Transplant Institute performed more organ transplants in 2019 than any other hospital, making it the number one transplant center in the United States.
Genetic Information Bill Gets Quick Backing In Florida HouseIncoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls had little trouble Thursday convincing members of a House health-care panel to approve legislation that would prohibit life-insurance, long-term care insurance, and disability insurance companies from using customers’ genetic information in changing, denying or canceling policies.
Court Wades Into Marijuana Licensing Dispute In FloridaA Tampa-based orchid grower seeking to enter Florida’s highly restricted medical-marijuana market tried to convince a state appeals court Tuesday that health officials erred in granting a handful of medical-marijuana licenses to competing firms last year.
Nation's Top Infectious Disease Doctor Says This Year's Flu Vaccine ‘Not A Very Good Match’The nation's top infectious disease doctor says the common strain of the flu going around is "not a very good match" for this year's flu vaccine.
Critical Shortage Of O Negative Blood Due To High-Activity Flu SeasonBlood centers around the country announced the high flu activity is impacting the blood supply.
Florida Could Take A Hit In Hospital FundingAs Florida lawmakers prepare to start the 2020 legislative session, the state is being confronted with a $70.4 million loss in the coming months in the amount of Medicaid money it gets to fund hospitals, train future physicians and treat people who are mentally ill.
CDC: At Least 2,900 People In US Have Died Of Flu This SeasonThe Centers for Disease Control reported at least 2,900 people in the United States have died of the flu, shaping this up to be one of the worst seasons in decades.
Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Calls Partial Ban On Flavored Vaping Products ‘Dangerous’The Trump administration announced a new policy that will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school students. However, the ban will not include the sale of menthol or tobacco flavors.
CDC: Flu Deaths Rise To 2,100 Nationwide In 2019Flu-like illnesses are on the rise and have been elevated for seven weeks across all regions of the country, according to CDC's latest FluView report.
Christmas Dinner Do's & Don'tsNow that the presents are opened, the next big thing on everyone's minds on Christmas Day will be the mouth-watering feast tonight.
Florida Hepatitis A Cases Top 3,300 This YearFlorida had another 49 reported cases of hepatitis A last week, bringing the total this year to 3,327.
2 New Cases Of Dengue Fever Reported In Miami-DadeMiami-Dade County is reporting two new cases of dengue fever.
Handwashing Is Key To Staying Healthy For The HolidaysWashing hands is a simple and easy way to avoid getting sick or passing viruses and bacteria to others. But many of us are not doing it right or as often as we should.