HNF Stories
12:07 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Miami School Health Clinics Are Re-Imagining The Role Of The School Nurse

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 6:25 pm

It’s a Wednesday morning and the waiting room is already starting to fill up at the North Miami Beach Senior High School clinic.

“Go ahead and have a seat.”

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HNF Stories
9:45 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Free Health Fair Helps Students Prep for School

Catalina Hernandez, 7, gets weighed and measured at a free back-to-school health fair.
Credit Lottie Watts / WUSF

Most kids are heading back to school in Florida next week.  But before they can sit down in a classroom, many will have to sit down in the doctor's office for required vaccinations or a physical.  

That presents a dilemma for kids from families who are uninsured or underinsured. Lindsey Hernandez and her children have insurance through Medicaid. But that doesn't mean it's easy or convenient to get health care. At a back-to-school health fair last weekend at St. Petersburg College, four of her children got free physicals.  
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Health News Florida
11:56 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Parents Could Get More Control Over Classes for Disabled Students

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 11:55 am

Right now, schools determine whether to move a student into special education classes.

But a proposed bill in Tallahassee would give parents of children with special needs more power over their education.

Fort Lauderdale sixth-grader Mariah Harris has Down syndrome, and she wants to be a veterinary technician.

“My dream is to go to college with my friends one day,” she told a panel of lawmakers.

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