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Supreme Court Questions Medical Malpractice Law

Florida Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Thursday about the constitutionality of a 2013 medical-malpractice law that critics argue could lead to violations of patient privacy rights.

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Campus Carry Bill Filed In Florida House

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A controversial measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to pack heat while on college and university campuses was filed Wednesday by state Rep. Scott Plakon , R-Longwood. The proposal ( HB 6005 ) is filed for the 2017 legislative session, which starts in March. Second Amendment groups backed such legislation during the 2016 session, while it was opposed by many faculty members, university and college presidents, and campus law enforcement. The 2016 measure was approved...

Supreme Court Questions Medical Malpractice Law

Dec 9, 2016
JMV0586 / FLICKR

Florida Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Thursday about the constitutionality of a 2013 medical-malpractice law that critics argue could lead to violations of patient privacy rights.

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Knox Medical begins delivering medical marijuana Friday in Florida. Knox is licensed by the Florida Department of Health to grow, process and distribute medical marijuana in Central Florida. The patient receiving the marijuana lives in Osceola County.

Central Florida Doc Helps Deliver Baby In Mid-Flight

Dec 8, 2016
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A Central Florida doctor helped deliver a baby … on a plane. The doctor called it an “exciting and emotional” experience.

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Teams from Delray Beach and the University of Idaho are the first finalists in a $10 million competition aimed at identifying ways of removing excess nutrients from waterways.

Lawmakers Seek Answers On Workers’ Comp

Dec 8, 2016
Florida House of Representatives

With businesses bracing for rate increases, Florida House members this week began grappling with the tricky political and legal challenge of revamping the workers' compensation insurance system.

"When I was taking classes, autism was this little paragraph in a book. not a chapter, not a whole book, it was a little paragraph." Debbie Keremes is sitting in her crowded office at the Autism Center at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital off Bayou Boulevard in Pensacola. She is the manager of the facility as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. "Applied behavior analysis is the scientific study of behavior. And it's not a new field, but because insurance covers it now and people are...

Hear the audio version of this story. State wildlife biologists rescued a manatee in Southwest Florida waters Wednesday for symptoms resulting from a toxic red tide algal bloom . This seems to be a trend.

In the next 50 years, climate change researchers say sea levels could rise by five to six inches. Those inches pose a threat not only to homes and buildings, but to the natural barriers that have protected Florida's coasts throughout human history. A combination of a warming planet and rising seas could drive more severe storm surges that wipe out barriers islands and flood coastal areas.

That's why researchers and planners in the Estero Bay region are taking steps now to build climate change resilience and adaptations into their plans, which are being shared at the Cela Tega conference series on the FGCU campus on Monday, Dec. 12.

Florida businesses are up in arms about a hefty workers compensation rate hike, and now lawmakers are worried about the fallout for school districts.

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