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Roughly one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, which is why screening for the disease is so important.

But some women can't afford a yearly mammogram.

A statewide program that screens for breast and cervical cancer has helped thousands of low income women between the ages of 50 and 64 with early detection. Only there isn’t enough money to make it through the year.

Last year, the state provided $2.1 million to the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and the funding ran dry with about three months remaining.

Constitution Panel Backs Oil Drilling Ban

Dec 15, 2017

A proposal to ban oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters was approved Thursday by a Constitution Revision Commission panel.

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A new study is calling attention to Florida’s groundwater as the state braces for sea level rise.

Voters Could Decide Tobacco, ‘Certificate Of Need’ Issues

Dec 15, 2017

Floridians could wind up voting on two contentious health-care proposals that on Thursday drew closer to the 2018 ballot.

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Floridians have two extra weeks to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Florida voters could be asked to ban oil drilling off Florida’s coasts. The proposal got the green-light Thursday before a Constitution Revision Commission Panel and there was little opposition.

Seafood is a big part of South Florida’s culinary scene and its culture. Conch, snapper, mahi mahi, grouper, marlin and stone crab -- they have places in our hearts, as well as on our plates.

Broward Health operates five public hospitals that serve the majority of people living in central and northern Broward County. This week, five of the agency’s board members were indicted on charges of violating Florida’s open government law, also known as the Sunshine Law. 

The charges could affect the health system’s national search for a new CEO.

 

Waiting to address climate change could cost taxpayers in coastal cities — particularly in highly vulnerable Florida — in a way that not even the most progressive resiliency planners have considered.

The average American reads at an 8th-grade level, but the patient information that doctors and hospitals provide often presumes that people have much more advanced reading skills.

So some researchers decided to see what happens when 9-year-olds write the patient guides.

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