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Shocking Findings About Circumcision In Florida

Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

This has to hurt: more and more older boys are getting circumcised in Florida. After Florida terminated Medicaid funding for infant circumcision, c...

Report: Child Who Played At Contaminated Park Tests High For Toxins

Posted 10.07.2013 | Miami

As Miami-Dade County conducts toxicity tests of its more than a hundred public parks and playgrounds, concerned parents have pursued testing of their ...

Here's What Obamacare Will Cost In Florida

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER AND KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 11.26.2013 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Premiums in Florida for a mid-range health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act will be $328 a month on average and will vary b...

Report: City To Check All Parks For Toxins

Posted 09.25.2013 | Miami

City of Miami officials have closed Merrie Christmas Park indefinitely after the popular field and playground tested positive for contaminated soil an...

SHAME: City Of Miami Ignores Toxic Parks FOR YEARS

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By David Villano After locals were stung by the revelation that Miami leaders have known for two years...

County To Cut Healthcare Help On The Day Obamacare Opens

Posted 09.18.2013 | Miami

The federal government is spending $67 million to eliminate confusion as consumers shop for coverage on the new health insurance exchanges mandated by...

What Miami Can Teach The Rest Of America About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 09.13.2013 | Miami

Miami's unfortunate reputation for botched plastic surgery, drug violence, and late night debauchery obscures the fact that the city and its residents...

Does Jackson Need $830 Million In Bonds To Stay Competitive?

Miami Herald | Daniel Chang | Posted 10.29.2013 | Miami

The future of Miami-Dade's public hospital system depends on voter approval of an $830 million general obligation bond for upgrades and expansion, acc...

Ready To Pony Up $830 Million?

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2013 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson July 2 (Reuters) - Miami-Dade County legislators on Tuesday passed a November referendum that will ask voters to a...

Florida's Worst Counties For Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Posted 04.29.2013 | Miami

Wrap it up, Sunshine Staters! Statistics from the Florida Department of Health show which of the state's 67 counties have had the most and least n...

What A Milky White Sky Means

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 06.02.2013 | Miami

In April the tourists depart, and the air pollution arrives. Although South Florida's air quality is generally good, the window between winter's cool...

CEO Charged With Stealing Millions From Community Health Center

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 04.15.2013 | Miami

The former CEO of the Miami Beach Community Health Center was charged on Wednesday with embezzling millions of dollars from federal, state, and commun...

STUDY: What Drugs Are Killing Floridians

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.26.2012 | Miami

Fewer Floridians are dying from prescription drug abuse for the first time in years and Miami is still a capital of cocaine abuse, according to a newl...

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...

Inside Miami's Cancer Cluster

Miami New Times | Jon Tayler | Posted 10.16.2012 | Miami

Cancer was killing Ethel Frazier. For a year, the disease wracked her body. Round after round of chemotherapy had left the 64-year-old frail and exhau...

Ruling In $30M Suit Against Miami VA For Unclean Colonoscopy

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A Miami federal judge ruled in favor of a veteran who says shoddy hygiene practices at a Veterans Administration hospital caused his hepatiti...