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Officials in Miami-Dade County trying to stop the outbreak of Zika are exploring the use of mosquitoes infected with bacteria that inhibit the insects' ability to transmit the virus.

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Authorities say more 29 children at a South Florida preschool have been hospitalized after suffering from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration. Authories believe food poisoning could be the reason.

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A proposed amendment to the state constitution to legalize medical marijuana has gained widespread support in Florida two years after falling just shy of passing.

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A fall 2017 trial date is set for a South Florida businessman accused of orchestrating a $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme.

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Police union officials want Florida lawmakers to extend workers' compensation to first responders with Zika.

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A South Florida mother says she's being charged thousands of dollars in delivery charges even though she gave birth in a car in the hospital parking lot.

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A fertilizer company says it hopes to have a massive sinkhole plugged by spring, months after contaminated water and waste began flowing into Florida's main drinking water aquifer.

A judge has ruled that Broward County's elections supervisor was doing enough to warn voters about a potential problem with the medical marijuana referendum on their ballots.

Department of Health

Mosquitoes bite everyone, not just Haitians. It's a point health educator Marie-Jose Ledan is sure to make when she approaches Little Haiti's churches, laundromats and mom-and-pop businesses about protecting people from the Zika virus.

That seems obvious, but many in Miami's newest Zika "hot zone" bitterly remember what happened the last time health officials linked a devastating virus to this community: Discrimination and recrimination against Haitians continued for years after the federal government wrongly listed being Haitian as a risk factor for HIV and AIDS.

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Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.

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Yessica Flores is getting ultrasounds more frequently than the average pregnant woman, but there's a cruel downside accompanying the joy of seeing how much her unborn daughter grows every few weeks: fear of possible defects caused by Zika.

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A prominent Florida eye doctor linked to corruption charges against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez wants his bail conditions eased in a separate health care fraud case.

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Vern Buchanan, both of whom are running for re-election, will gather at a roundtable discussion at Manatee Memorial Hospital to talk about the heroin and opioid epidemic.

The Bradenton Herald reports the meeting will be held at noon on Monday. Health care officials, local law enforcement and community leaders will also be at the discussion.

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A sheriff's agency in South Florida is planning to use drones in emergency-response efforts.

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U.S. health officials are now recommending Zika testing for all pregnant women who recently spent time in Florida's Miami-Dade County.

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A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters in nine states decide whether to expand legal access to pot.

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Officials say a new pool of mosquitoes taken from Miami Beach has tested positive for Zika.

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Officials say they've found no evidence of screwworm in hundreds of pets examined for signs of the parasite killing endangered deer in the Florida Keys.

Kaiser Health News

Changing the way it does business, Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.

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The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a death sentence requires a unanimous jury.

The court on Friday struck down a newly enacted law allowing a defendant to be sentenced to death as long as 10 out of 12 jurors recommend it. The decision immediately puts Florida's death penalty sentencing law in limbo.

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Authorities are investigating after a 17-year-old died at a South Florida drug treatment center for delinquent youths.

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A Colombian national accused of pretending to be a doctor in South Florida and injecting silicone into his patients too as part of cosmetic procedures has pleaded guilty to several charges.

Two weeks shy of his first birthday, doctors began feeding Jose Wesley Campos through a nose tube because swallowing problems had left him dangerously underweight.

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Red tide possibly pushed close to shore by Hurricane Matthew's winds is being blamed for killing thousands of fish that have washed up on beaches in southwest Florida.

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Hurricane Matthew's heavy rains are predicted to soak much of Florida, and that could complicate efforts to manage the pollution flowing into a sinkhole that opened up beneath a fertilizer plant's massive pile of toxic waste.

National Key Deer Refuge

An agricultural emergency has been declared in the Florida Keys over a fly larvae infestation threatening endangered deer found that are found exclusively in the island chain.

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Until recently, Miami Beach Botanical Garden was home to more than 2,000 colorful bromeliads.

Florida Court System

Florida health officials say they will not fight a judge's order that would change the gender on a transgender teen's birth certificate from female to male.

Department of Health

More Zika-car rying mosquitoes have been captured in Miami Beach, this time in a new neighborhood.

The Florida Department of Agriculture said Saturday that it's the sixth time Zika-bearing mosquitoes have been captured in Miami Beach. It was the first capture of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in two weeks.

Zika can cause severe brain-related birth defects, including disastrously small heads, in pregnant women who become infected. The same mosquito species that spreads Zika also transmits dengue fever.

Mosaic

The FBI wants to discover who sent an envelope containing an unknown white powder to the company on whose property a massive sinkhole opened, causing contaminated water and fertilizer to flow into Florida's main drinking water aquifer.

The FBI said Saturday it testing the powder delivered Friday to Mosaic Corp.'s Tampa area headquarters. The powder is being tested to see if it is dangerous.

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