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Health Coach Sues Florida Department Of Health

Oct 4, 2017
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A Florida health coach is suing the state Department of Health because she was forced to shut down her diet advice business.

Agency Pushed To Give Go-Ahead To Edible Marijuana

Oct 3, 2017
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A medical marijuana operator is demanding that the Florida Department of Health develop a regulation so vendors can begin processing and selling edible marijuana products to patients.

State To Miss Deadline For Marijuana Licenses

Oct 2, 2017

Health officials won't be able to meet a legislatively mandated Tuesday deadline to hand out five new medical-marijuana licenses, the head of the state's Office of Medical Marijuana Use said Friday.

State Reports 14 More Zika Cases

Aug 22, 2017
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The number of Zika cases reported in 2017 in Florida jumped about 10 percent during the past week, with the total reaching 151, according to information posted Monday on the state Department of Health website.

Travel-Related Zika Cases Top 100 For 2017

Aug 15, 2017
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While officials say mosquitoes are not believed to be transmitting the Zika virus in Florida, the state's number of “travel related” cases this year has topped 100, according to information posted Monday on the Florida Department of Health website.

Jacksonville Nursery To Join Growing Marijuana Industry

Aug 11, 2017

A longtime Jacksonville nursery has received approval for a coveted medical-marijuana license, as state health officials continue carrying out a new law that resolved key issues about the rapidly emerging cannabis industry.

Senate Bill Seeks $2.4M In Infant’s Death

Aug 6, 2017
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The parents of an infant who died of bacterial meningitis after a mistake at a Martin County Health Department clinic would receive $2.4 million under a bill filed this week in the Florida Senate.

State Issues More Medical Marijuana Licenses

Aug 2, 2017

Two more medical-marijuana businesses have joined seven already licensed by the state, and another three are in the works, as the potentially lucrative industry continues to develop.

State Adds 3 ‘Travel Related’ Zika Cases

Aug 1, 2017

Florida added three new “travel related” Zika cases during the past week, bringing to 116 the number of reported cases of the mosquito-borne virus this year, according to numbers posted Monday on the state Department of Health website.

Zika Cases Continue To Increase

Jul 25, 2017

Florida has reported six additional cases of the Zika virus during the past week, bringing the total to 113 in 2017, according to numbers posted Monday on the state Department of Health website.

Health Department Crafts Medical Marijuana Framework

Jun 20, 2017
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Florida health officials have laid out a new process to implement the voter-approved constitutional amendment broadly legalizing medical marijuana, as they attempt to meet deadlines included in the November ballot measure.

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Officials in Florida are investigating two LA Fitness health clubs after four customers contracted Legionnaires' disease.

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A Florida city called state health inspectors on itself to report rats in a downtown park so it could evict homeless people living there.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/2rGeJFI ) that Fort Lauderdale called the state health department last month to report rats in city-owned Stranahan Park.

A state health inspector cited the city and gave it 30 days to clean the park. Using that citation, Fort Lauderdale ordered 60 people from the park and threw away any belongings that went unclaimed.

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Seven babies have been born in Florida with birth defects linked to the Zika virus.

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Florida voters overwhelmingly passed medical marijuana last election. Now what?

Health Officials Move Ahead With Medical Marijuana Process

May 26, 2017
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After state lawmakers failed to act, health officials on Thursday laid out a framework for adopting regulations required by a voter-approved constitutional amendment that could make Florida one of the nation's largest medical-marijuana markets.

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The Florida Department of Health’s Board of Medicine has found no probable cause for some of the first complaints filed against Jacksonville plastic surgeon Loren Clayman, The Florida Times-Union reports.

Health Department Rejects Trauma Center Ruling

Apr 28, 2017
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Amid a legislative debate about the approval of trauma centers, the Florida Department of Health on Thursday rejected a judge's ruling that the department improperly allowed a trauma facility to open at Orange Park Medical Center in Clay County.

Proposed Pinellas Trauma Center Challenged

Apr 19, 2017
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Amid a legislative debate about the state's trauma-care system, a proposal by a St. Petersburg hospital to open a trauma center has drawn a legal challenge.

Magic Johnson Visits Florida Lawmakers

Mar 14, 2017
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson was on a different kind of scouting trip on Monday. The Basketball Hall of Famer, who is the President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, was visiting the Florida Capitol to meet with lawmakers about health care and further awareness of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Miami-Dade County officials are monitoring four zones in the Miami area where the Zika virus spread through local mosquitoes.

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A state investigation found a manager for the Florida Department of Health was selling jewelry out of her office and recruiting her employees to take part in the online pyramid scheme, according to a story in the Miami Herald.

30 Become Ill At Science Fair After Suspected Food Poisoning

Feb 5, 2017
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Authorities say more than two dozen kids attending a science competition in north Florida fell ill and were taken to the hospital after eating a catered lunch.

Nursery Loses Bid For Medical Marijuana License

Jan 8, 2017
WMFE

The state Department of Health on Thursday issued a final order rejecting a Northeast Florida nursery's attempt to get a license to grow, process and dispense non-euphoric medical marijuana.

State Awards Marijuana License To Central Florida Nursery

Dec 22, 2016

With the state's pot industry poised to explode, Florida health officials have agreed to issue another medical marijuana license — the state's seventh — to a Central Florida nursery that lost out to a competitor by a fraction of a percentage point last fall.

‘Travel-Related’ Zika Cases Creep Toward 1,000

Dec 15, 2016
WMFE

State health officials Wednesday reported six new "travel related" cases of the Zika virus, as the total number of such cases neared 1,000.

Miami-Dade Reports 4 More Local Zika Cases

Dec 1, 2016
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State health officials said Wednesday they have found four more locally transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Miami-Dade County, while two "travel-related" cases were reported in the Orlando area.

State Reports 7 New Zika Cases

Nov 30, 2016
WMFE

State health officials said Tuesday that seven more Zika cases have been reported in Florida, bringing the overall number of cases in the state to 1,213.

Zika Cases In Florida Close To 1,200

Nov 22, 2016
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Health officials reported three more cases of the Zika virus Monday, as Florida moved closer to 1,200 cases since the outbreak began.

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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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