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FDA: Florida Stem Cell Clinic Violates Law

A South Florida clinic that promotes controversial stem-cell treatments for a wide range of ailments is among the centers receiving a written warning that it is violating federal public health laws. The U.S Food and Drug Administration’s letter was addressed to Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, owner and chief surgeon of the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center located in Boca Raton. Gionis also owns a stem cell treatment center in Irvine, Calif. The letter shows that a third Gionis clinic in New York City...
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FDA: Florida Stem Cell Clinic Violates Law

6 hours ago
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

A South Florida clinic that promotes controversial stem-cell treatments for a wide range of ailments is among the centers receiving a written warning that it is violating federal public health laws.

Lottie Watts / WUSF

Central Florida has gotten its first confirmed case of the travel-related Zika virus. Osceola County is one of seven Florida counties with CDC-confirmed cases. 

Florida Ends Enrollment With 1.7M Sign Ups

18 hours ago
HealthCare.gov

About 12.7 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance through the federal and state marketplaces for 2016, the Obama administration said Thursday.

Florida is leading the nation once again in enrollment, with 1,742,819 new and returning customers on HealthCare.gov.

Florida Supreme Court Could Consider Medical Malpractice Battle

18 hours ago
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The Florida Supreme Court could decide whether a physician is able to pursue a "bad faith" claim against an insurer in a medical-malpractice case that led to a $35 million arbitration award.

Hospital Obstetrical Departments Closure Bill Heads To Full Senate

18 hours ago

A Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would require hospitals to give advance notice to doctors before closing obstetrical departments, readying the bill to go to the full Senate.

UF Guns Case Appealed To Florida Supreme Court

18 hours ago

A Second Amendment group is asking the state Supreme Court to take up a legal dispute about whether guns should be allowed in residence halls and other housing at the University of Florida.

Florida Surgeon General Responds To HIV Criticism, Staff Cuts

19 hours ago

State Surgeon General John Armstrong, who heads the Florida Department of Health, has faced scrutiny from lawmakers recently on a number of high-profile issues. The issues include the state's rising HIV rate, cuts to county health departments and 9,000 kids who lost places in the Children's Medical Services program --- which serves youngsters with "serious and chronic" conditions --- under a new eligibility screening process last year.

At 46 years old, Oliver Bogler's reaction to a suspicious lump in his chest might seem typical for a man. He ignored it for three to four months, maybe longer. "I couldn't really imagine I would have this disease," Bogler says. But when he finally "grew up" and went to the doctor, he was pretty quickly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

One Florida lawmakers’ efforts to provide clear guidance for end-of-life care, turned into a conversation on death, and euthanasia. Republican Senator Jeff Brandes’ bill would lead to the creation of portable a portable form patients and their doctors fill out to make sure the patients'wishes are followed.

The state Legislature is on the verge of extending healthcare to thousands of Florida children.  Revisions to the KidCare program will cover children of legal immigrants.

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