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New CDC Guidance Means Less Zika Testing For Asymptomatic Pregnant Women

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are updating their guidance for pregnant women regarding the Zika virus. The new information means asymptomatic pregnant women don't have to get the commonly usedIgM test. The announcement comes as public health officials are increasingly worried about the risk of false positives.

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When he had a landscaping business, Bob Hartmann grew 200,000 orchids and thousands of other plants on his three acres in Southwest Ranches, about 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale.


HCA Adding Hospital In Sebring

Jul 25, 2017
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HCA Healthcare, a major player in Florida's hospital industry, is expected later this year to add Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring.

Court Backs New Trial On Damages In Tobacco Case

Jul 25, 2017
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An appeals court Monday said the family of a dead smoker should receive a new trial on pain-and-suffering damages in a case against cigarette maker Philip Morris USA.

Zika Cases Continue To Increase

Jul 25, 2017

Florida has reported six additional cases of the Zika virus during the past week, bringing the total to 113 in 2017, according to numbers posted Monday on the state Department of Health website.

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A state investigation into St. Petersburg's sewage spills places much of the blame on the decision to close the Albert Whitted wastewater treatment facility.

The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

Jul 24, 2017

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to advance health care legislation to the Senate floor. That would open up debate on an Obamacare repeal and/or replacement plan.

The importance of the vote was highlighted by Sen. John McCain's decision to return to Washington to take part. He announced last week that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Florida To Pay $1M In Docs Vs. Glocks Legal Fees

Jul 24, 2017
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Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to attorneys who challenged a controversial state law that sought to prevent doctors from asking patients about guns, a group representing opponents said Monday.

5 Ways White House Can Use Its Muscle To Undercut Obamacare

Jul 24, 2017
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President Donald Trump has vowed to “let Obamacare fail,” after legislative efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act have stalled.

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A 31-year-old kayaker has been struck by lightning and was rushed to the hospital.

Flagler County Fire Chief Don Petito said the victim was standing in a shallow area of the Intracoastal Saturday night when a bolt of lightning struck nearby. She was injured by the electric shock. He said paramedics found her alert and conscious. Her name was not released.   

According to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund deaths of law enforcement officers are up 24 percent in the first six months of 2017 when compared with 2016 data.  Improving relations between law enforcement officers and the community will be part of the mission of the National Law Enforcement Museum scheduled to open next fall.  Find out more by clicking HERE.