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It's Time Florida Starts Saving Lives

Gary Stein | Posted 07.09.2016 | Miami
Gary Stein

Florida, due to its lack of action on the matter, has 30 years of data and success rates around the country and around the world to verify that Needle-exchange programs work as they take yet another year to make a decision to start one.

Tax Cuts and Budget Vetoes Highlight Governor Scott's Shrinkage Victory Tour

Gary Stein | Posted 06.25.2016 | Miami
Gary Stein

They handed it to the governor so he could have his way with it and put his pen to paper, signing it into law with one hand and slashing it with his veto pen line item by line item with the other.

Mystery Illness Prompts School Closure, Sanitization, Investigation

Sun Sentinel | ADAM SACASA | Posted 11.22.2013 | Miami

Keep your children home if they are too sick for school. That's what the Broward School District is reminding parents to do after more than 300 Manat...

Miami Is FREAKING About Florida's Flu Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.12.2013 | Miami

Miami is freaking out about the flu -- and who can blame us? Google's Flu Trends tracker shows both Miami and Hialeah are two areas in which activ...

Florida Mails 'Offensive' Sex Survey To Young Women

Sun Sentinel | Brittany Wallman | Posted 01.24.2013 | Miami

If you thought your friends were nosy about your sex life, wait until you see what the state wants to know. Florida's Department of Health is asking ...

Is It A Cluster? DOH Weighs In

Posted 10.22.2012 | Miami

The Florida Department of Heath says an alleged cancer cluster near a Hialeah recycling plant is consistent with the state's cancer rates. "We have...

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Call For Tighter Drug Rules

Reuters | Tim Ghianni | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9 (Reuters) - A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida ...

Is There A Cancer Cluster In Miami-Dade?

Posted 08.30.2012 | Miami

Two county commissioners are pushing for the county health department to investigate what they believe could be a cancer cluster in Miami. Commissi...

Christiana Lilly

High School Kids: Less Puffing, More Dipping | Christiana Lilly | Posted 03.02.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- High school students in Miami-Dade County may not be puffing as much, but they’ve turned to chewing and dipping instead. From 2005 to 20...

Foul-Smelling Chinese Drywall Causes Health Concerns in Florida | By JESSICA KLIPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MANATEE -- A growing number of homeowners worry that they, too, could have foul-smelling Chinese drywall in their homes. The building material has be...