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Minors won't be able to buy some cough syrup brands over the counter as a new law to curb youth substance abuse took effect.

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Officials plan to release lab-reared, bacteria-infected mosquitoes in the Florida Keys in March.

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The University of Florida will lead a new research program focused on stopping diseases such as Zika from becoming widespread in the U.S.

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Researchers say a widespread disease outbreak continues to afflict corals off the Upper Florida Keys.

CHT Medical is the fifth distributing organization in Florida to receive authorization to process and dispense medical marijuana.

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Florida health officials say they have one new case of a locally-transmitted Zika infection in Miami-Dade County.

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Two students from the University of Florida's GRiP program — a club that creates and donates three-dimensional printed prostheses to people with upper limb differences — delivered and strapped prosthetic limbs onto a 13-year-old Palm Beach County boy.

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The number of children taken into protective custody for mental health examinations has surged across the state.

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A last-ditch effort by imprisoned "psychic" Rose Marks to get her convictions and punishment for fortunetelling fraud thrown out on appeal appears to be doomed.

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At the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, engineering and physical therapy students are converting drivable toy cars from store shelves into custom-made fun for disabled children.

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Nearly 880,000 Floridians have signed up for health coverage on President Obama's federal marketplace so far this year.

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A new report ranks Florida as the nation's 36th healthiest state.

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President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.

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Two staff members were fired for their role in leaving a veteran's body unattended more than nine hours in a shower room at the hospice unit of the Bay Pines VA Health Care System.

Florida's Legislature is beginning the process of figuring out how to implement Amendment 2, which allows for the legalization of medical marijuana.

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Martin County health officials are planning a follow-up to a 2010 study that found elevated levels of mercury in Florida women.

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Florida gained more wealthy residents but also more families living below the poverty line between 2010 and 2015 when the Sunshine State participated in an economic recovery from the worst recession in decades.

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Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.

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Knox Medical is the fourth organization to receive authorization to distribute low-THC medical marijuana in the state of Florida.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state's Department of Health has cleared Miami's Little River area of local Zika transmission.

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The Mosaic Co. has announced a new, limited water well testing program in an effort to reassure Polk and Hillsborough county residents about the safety of their drinking water following a major environmental accident in September.

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Federal health officials say more than a half million Floridians have picked a health care plan through Obamacare since open enrollment began at the start of November.

Florida health officials are celebrating the first baby born to a mother who enrolled in a state program that helps pregnant women stop smoking.

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Wildlife officials say a two-month-long screwworm outbreak among Key deer has helped biologists develop better counts of the elusive herd.

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Sherry Riggs didn't stay awake to find out who the next president would be. Her heart literally couldn't take it.

Riggs, a 55-year-old barber, has been ordered to avoid stress after a heart attack and bypass surgery last month. Last year, she had a stent put in, paid for by insurance she purchased under President Barack Obama's health overhaul.

The suicide of a firefighter who had a reputation for being a brave and positive force in his Florida community last month has shined a light on post-traumatic stress disorder in his profession.

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A criminal investigation is underway after a 65-year-old man died at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

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A recent study authored by scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service and the University of Miami says dredging at PortMiami is killing far more coral than the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers predicted.

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The Republican-led House of Representatives is asking the federal appeals court in Washington to delay consideration of a case involving the Obama health care law because Donald Trump has pledged to repeal and replace it when he becomes president.

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The entire St. Lucie River is open for swimming for the first time in a year after bacteria levels have dropped to an acceptable level.

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