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School Mental Health Disclosure Requirement Concerns Parents

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health.

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Panel Grapples With Limits On Marijuana Doses

Sep 18, 2018
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Against the backdrop of an opioid crisis that many believe caught health-care providers by surprise, a panel representing physicians, marijuana operators and lawyers spent hours Monday arguing about the maximum amount of medical marijuana doctors should be able to order for sick Floridians.

When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences were across all socioeconomic groups.

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Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year.

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Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog's investigation that finds a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.

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Bat droppings are being blamed for causing breathing problems that made 13 workers ill at a Florida courthouse.

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It was a rough week for Florida's beaches, with a resurgence of red tide on the Gulf Coast and returning feces-related problems in South Florida.

The Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce reports businesses on the two islands lost $19 million in just July and August. Thursday, US Senator Bill Nelson met with business owners to talk about solutions. 

The legality of medical marijuana is still largely a gray area in the eyes of the federal government. The confusion impacting banks, dispensaries and policy is leading some, like democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agricuture Nikki Fried, to call for reform.

Citrus Aid Money Moves A Step Closer

Sep 17, 2018

As a new citrus growing season gets underway, federal assistance tied to the hurricane-ravaged 2017-2018 harvest is finally moving into the application phase.

A national conservation fund that has been around for more than 50 years may not be around much longer. Environmental advocates from around the country - includling Florida - are pressuring Congress to renew the program.

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