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Programs that help people sign up for Affordable Care Act plans in Florida will have their funding cut by 81 percent this year.

Mayaro Virus: Florida’s Next Mosquito-Borne Illness?

Jul 19, 2018
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There have been no cases of Mayaro virus in Florida yet, but University of Florida’s Barry Alto there could be if it continues to spread from South America.

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For the first time in years, health insurance premiums sold on the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Florida are not expected to rise by double digits.

Florida Department of Corrections

As a candidate, Gov. Rick Scott pitched the idea of having private companies provide health care to the state's prisoners in a plan to save taxpayers $1 billion over seven years. But in the first five years of privatization, the cost has climbed from $278 million to $375 million.

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The Trump administration this week cut the budget for programs that help people sign up for Obamacare plans by more than 70 percent.

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Federal officials are reviewing allegations of mistreatment at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital.

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Feeding Tampa Bay is changing the way it distributes food in Manatee County and will end its contract with The Food Bank of Manatee next month.

Forty nine people died and dozens were injured in the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago. Not counted in the total are some of the first responders who are now struggling with PTSD after witnessing the scene.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sylvia Burwell, the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Obama Administration has joined the board of directors for GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, the parent company of Florida Blue.

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On the morning of June 12, 2016, police officer Omar Delgado pulled his cruiser up to his two-story townhome in Sanford and sat in silence for 15 minutes, trying to process what he had seen during 3 1/2 hours inside the Pulse nightclub.

Georgetown University Center For Children and Families

A federal law providing 10 more years of funding for the national Children’s Health Insurance Program should help Florida continue to reduce its rate of uninsured kids.

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A national group has asked the federal government to extend the deadline for public comment on Florida’s proposed Medicaid changes after a glitch on medicaid.gov prevented submissions.

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Donna Berghauser’s office at McLane Middle School is filled with inspirational pictures, quotes and fun posters designed to get students to open up.

Screenshot from Bill Nelson's Youtube Channel.

Sen. Bill Nelson is filing a bill to get more mental health professionals for students in elementary, middle and high schools across the country.

University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida and Oregon Health & Science University have launched the first clinical trial for a 3D-printed prosthetic arm for children.

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More Floridians get their health insurance through their jobs than from any other source—about 42 percent of us, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Tuesday that the state has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, blaming the companies for creating the crisis which kills about 15 Floridians a day.

On the afternoon of Feb. 14, Fawn Patterson got a call from her daughter telling her to come to the hospital.

Following a rabid raccoon attack, the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is advising residents to be careful around wild animals.

The raccoon in question scratched and bit a worker in the community of Breakers West last week. The attack was reported to the county. A local trapper caught the animal, which then tested positive for rabies.

The victim of the raccoon attack started a five-shot course of rabies vaccines.

This is the fourth confirmed rabid animal case in Palm Beach County this year.

Morphogenesis, Inc.

A Tampa Company has received approval to start clinical trials on a new form of gene therapy to treat cancerous tumors.

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has a reputation as being one of the best children’s hospitals in Florida.

Operation PAR

The state’s invalidated process for licensing new methadone clinics is delaying help for opioid addicts in rural communities.

Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science.

Pain management physicians had a role in creating the opioid crisis and some of those doctors are now working to solve the problem.

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At the border between Brevard and Orange counties, a line of fire trucks with their lights on greet Tom “Bull” Hill as a hero when he arrives to walk across the county.

Health News Florida debuted a new and improved newsletter today.

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Florida will get another $27 million dollars this year from the federal government to combat the opioid crisis.

The State of US Health, 1990-2016

A national study released Tuesday provides a state-by-state look at life expectancy and the factors that are killing Floridians, and as one might expect, opioid abuse is near the top of the list.

Medicaid Patients With HIV May Lose Coverage In Miami

Apr 10, 2018
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Medicaid patients living with HIV in South Florida might need to find new health insurance.

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It came down to the wire, but a federal agency that helps thousands of Florida seniors sign up for Medicare will be funded for another year.

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