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Obamacare enrollment remained strong in Florida, despite obstacles

Obamacare enrollment remained strong in Florida, despite obstacles

While health insurance sign-ups through the Affordable Care Act dipped slightly across the nation for 2018, Floridians bought plans at nearly the same levels as last year despite a much shorter enrollment period, a smaller budget for promotion and re...
Published: 01/10/18
Defending against this seasonís deadly flu: 5 things to know

Defending against this seasonís deadly flu: 5 things to know

The nation is having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad flu season.Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had died fro...
Published: 01/09/18
Opioid epidemic is driving thousands of Florida children into foster care, study finds

Opioid epidemic is driving thousands of Florida children into foster care, study finds

Add another negative consequence to the opioid epidemicís far-reaching impact: Prescription drug abuse is driving more children into Floridaís foster care system, according to a new study from the University of South Florida. The study, published in ...
Published: 01/08/18
No, it isnít too late to get a flu shot

No, it isnít too late to get a flu shot

We know youíve been busy with the holidays, spending time in airports and on road trips to see family and friends.But the holiday season is over and itís time to get back to reality. The flu season is most certainly upon us. And you need to deal with...
Published: 01/07/18
Experts: Florida likely not a target in Jeff Sessionsí move to restrict marijuana

Experts: Florida likely not a target in Jeff Sessionsí move to restrict marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday that the U.S. government could no longer be counted on to look the other way in states that have legalized marijuana to various degrees even as the substance remains illegal under federal law. But the ...
Updated one month ago
Sunday Conversation: Dr. Sam Martinoís career spans country doctor to suburban care

Sunday Conversation: Dr. Sam Martinoís career spans country doctor to suburban care

After 42 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Sam Martino celebrated his last day in the office on Dec. 21. The good doctor and his staff members welcomed former patients and well-wishers who came by the Florida Medical Clinic in Riverview to say goodby...
Published: 01/04/18
Updated: 01/07/18
Sessions will end policy that aided the spread of legalized marijuana

Sessions will end policy that aided the spread of legalized marijuana

WASHINGTON ó Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday made it easier for U.S. prosecutors to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that had legalized the substance ó drawing swift criticism from jurisdictions that have approved pot use and stirr...
Updated one month ago
Polling shows Americans favor legalized pot as Sessions moves to rein it in

Polling shows Americans favor legalized pot as Sessions moves to rein it in

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces a new policy today that could slow or halt the spread of legalized marijuana across the nation, recent polling shows that a significant majority of Americans favor a different tack when it comes to the subs...
Updated one month ago
Trump administration eases penalties for nursing home violations

Trump administration eases penalties for nursing home violations

The Trump administration ó reversing guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama ó is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury.The shift in the Medicare programís penalty p...
Updated one month ago
Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

WASHINGTON ó A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected, but itís still among the most expensive genetic therapies in the world. Spark Therapeutics says it decided...
Updated one month ago