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Kaiser Family Foundation

Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who've studied the legislation.

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A beachside hospital on Florida's Atlantic Coast remains closed as officials evaluate the damage done to the building by Hurricane Irma.

Medical Records Fight Draws Attention At High Court

Sep 22, 2017
Barry Gutierrez/NPR

In a legal battle drawing attention from medical groups across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court could be close to deciding whether to hear a Florida case about the disclosure of medical records.

10th Broward Nursing Home Resident Dies

Sep 22, 2017
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A 10th senior citizen who had been a resident of a sweltering Broward County nursing home evacuated last week has died, according to a report issued Thursday by the Hollywood Police Department.

As a statewide panel of health care experts finalizes recommendations for a telemedicine regulatory framework in Florida, Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) is sponsoring a measure incorporating a number of their initial findings.


UF Health

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new therapy that they hope could lead to a cure for multiple sclerosis.

USF To Seek State Money As Medical School Moves Ahead

Sep 21, 2017
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The University of South Florida will ask lawmakers for an additional $21 million to complete funding for its downtown Tampa medical school and heart institute.

State Suspends License Of Broward Nursing Home

Sep 21, 2017
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Escalating a legal and regulatory fight, Gov. Rick Scott's administration Wednesday issued an emergency suspension of the license of a Broward County nursing home after the deaths of nine residents following Hurricane Irma.

State Moves Toward More Medical Marijuana Licenses

Sep 21, 2017
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Seemingly learning from past mistakes, state health officials have issued an emergency rule outlining the application process for new medical-marijuana vendors seeking to receive licenses in two weeks.

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Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital.

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