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A hospital in downtown Fort Lauderdale has been evacuated after it lost power.

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President Donald Trump is considering Rep. Brain Mast of Florida for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary, part of a lengthening search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March.

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Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

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Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday to stop two companies from providing stem cell treatments, alleging the clinics marketed their procedures as remedies for ailments including cancer and heart disease without proof of safety and efficacy.

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Authorities say a Florida jail was evacuated after an inmate and a guard became ill.

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The new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten a big salary reduction.

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The operator of a Florida gun show says he's willing to move to another location in the wake of the massacre that happened at a nearby high school, but he might go to court if he can't find anything.

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A Florida woman is suing an affordable housing complex she says refused to renew her lease because she didn't provide an ultrasound image while pregnant.

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The Trump administration is unveiling a multibillion-dollar roster of proposed spending cuts but is leaving this year's $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill alone.

Congressional investigators say wholesale pharmaceutical distributors shipped hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills to West Virginia, a state disproportionately ravaged by deaths caused by the addictive drugs. Now, lawmakers want executives of those companies to explain how that happened.

A court ruling that gave coffee drinkers a jolt earlier this year was finalized Monday when a Los Angeles judge said coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings.

A woman convicted of stealing a newborn from a Florida hospital decades ago described how she did it Friday during her sentencing hearing, testifying that she put the infant in a bag and worried with every step that she would be discovered.

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Those screams you hear?

They're the collective sounds of primal anguish after reading a Florida woman's account of waking up with a palmetto bug in her ear. (That's the polite name for a flying cockroach, for those of you not acquainted with the reviled Sunshine State insects.)

When Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the Obamacare health care law through the House a year ago Friday, Democrats waved sarcastically and giddily serenaded them with chants of, "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye."

Republican legislators sent Iowa's governor a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, propelling the state overnight to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact the nation's most restrictive regulations on the procedure.

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In a move prompted by the Parkland high school shooting, the waiting period to purchase a firearm in Hillsborough County is now five days.

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

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The federal government will provide $340 million to help Florida citrus farmers recover from Hurricane Irma.

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A Florida doctor has been convicted in a woman's fatal opioid overdose.

A doctor who performed a badly botched abortion that caused a patient to bleed to death was characterized by prosecutors on Tuesday as careless, greedy and someone who operated far outside the medical norm.

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Today, driving is arguably safer than ever been before.

Modern vehicles now boast a number of safety features, including blind spot monitoring, driver alertness detection systems and emergency braking. Additionally, highway engineering has improved over the last several decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called motor vehicle safety one of the top 10 U.S. public health achievements of the 20th century.

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Bargain booze has become a little more expensive in Scotland, which says it is the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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The father of a student killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school is suing the armed officer who stood outside the building as people were massacred within.

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Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it.

Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care.

The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity." Critics say it's another attempt to undercut acceptance for transgender people.

A Florida city has proposed a settlement that would pay $475,000 to a family who were told their baby didn't need medical treatment after swallowing a battery. 

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A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison for supplying synthetic opioids to a woman who died in Florida.

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An outbreak of red tide is killing fish along the southwest Florida coast.

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White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary on Thursday, saying "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

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Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food.

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