Zika Concerns Has Broward Mosquito Control ScramblingMosquito Control has been bombarded with calls since the governor declared a health emergency in Broward because of the Zika Virus.
History Says Florida Is More Prepared For Zika Virus Than MostConcerning the Zika virus and the insect blamed for its spread, Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in possibly a better position than most.
Zika Virus Hits Broward, Governor Vows To Prevent SpreadGovernor Rick Scott announced three new incidents of the Zika virus showing up in Florida, including one case in Broward County.
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.
Lawmakers Add Cash Infusion For Children's ProgramAfter worries about cuts earlier in the year, legislative leaders have agreed to pour $13 million into the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities or delays.
Florida Surgeon General Presents Cancer Center of Excellence Award to Sylvester
Scott's Job Chief Lands Senate BackingFlorida Goveror Rick Scott's new jobs chief was confirmed in the Senate Wednesday, just a day after a committee tabled the confirmation of a top state health official.
Florida Gov. Scott Health Official Appointment In LimboThe appointment of a Florida health official in Governor Rick Scott's administration is in limbo.
State Health Dept. Urges Measles VaccinationsThe Florida Department of Health is urging residents to get vaccinated for the measles if they haven't done so already.
Florida Health Officials Launch Holiday WeightWhen it comes to watching your weight, a little help never hurt anyone.
Gov. Scott Briefed On Florida's Ebola PreparednessGov. Rick Scott says Florida officials continue to work with health care providers and the Center for Disease Control in an effort to prepare Florida for any possible Ebola cases.
Reconstituted Child Abuse Death Panel Eyes New LawThe panel charged with reviewing reports of child deaths as part of Florida’s new child welfare law is undergoing changes of it’s own.
Scott Administration Wants More Restrictions On Marijuana Proposal Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn't get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.
Flu Season In Full Swing Across FloridaFlu season is in full swing across the state, and Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong urges everyone to get a flu shot.
State Health Dept. Asks Women About Their Sex LivesFlorida’s Department of Health wants to know what’s happening in the bedrooms of more than 4,000 women in the state.