southwest florida Syphilis Cases Have Doubled In Six Years In The Area By Quincy Walters • Mar 1, 2017 Listen Listening... / You might think of syphilis as an archaic sexually transmitted disease. But the number of syphilis cases in Southwest Florida has nearly doubled since 2011. Back then, there were about 4,000 cases. Now, there are nearly 8,000. Pediatric Mental Health Care in Southwest Florida By John Davis • Sep 16, 2016 Listen Listening... / The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Inc. found Florida ranks 49th in the country on per-capita spending on access to mental healthcare services. A state Department of Children and Families report finds more than 330,000 children in Florida struggle with serious emotional disturbances. Florida Water Advocates Take Case To Washington D.C. By Jessica Meszaros • Jul 17, 2016 Listen Listening... / Hear the audio version of this story. Federal, state and local scientists brought Florida’s freshwater crisis to Washington D.C. on Thursday. They met with congressmen to talk about the damage.