Health

Ryan Ketterman / Visit Jacksonville

CityHealth, an initiative founded by the de Beaumont Foundation and health insurer Kaiser Permanente, rates Jacksonville near the bottom for policies that encourage good health and a positive quality of life.

UF Opens New Aging Studies Center

May 14, 2018
Via The Florida Times-Union

The center will conduct studies on the impact of aging, particularly on poor and minority seniors who are often underrepresented in clinical research, said Tina Bottini, an assistant dean at the UF College of Medicine — Jacksonville.

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Kelli Wells, director of the Duval County Health Department since 2013 and a deputy director of the state Department of Health since 2017, was demoted this week after a state Inspector General’s Office investigation concluded she violated ethics laws in advocating for the hiring of her cousin.

FirstCoastYMCA.org

For the last two years, the YMCA chapters in Jacksonville and Tampa have competed to see who could rack up the most miles on treadmills. 

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A trio of health clinics for cash-strapped seniors is opening in Jacksonville this summer.

The primary-care clinics are set to serve as many as 9,000 people.

Ryan Ketterman / Visit Jacksonville

Florida cities have some perks when it comes to healthy living, but overall they don’t make the cut when it comes to a newly published list of healthiest cities in the United States.

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Following the holidays and a snap of unusually cold weather, some Northeast Florida hospitals are dealing with dangerously-low blood supplies.

At least four major hospitals in Jacksonville are making urgent pleas for donations.


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If you need health insurance through the Affordable Care Act you still have a few days to enroll.

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The percentage of Florida’s population properly inoculated against the flu is far lower than federal health officials recommend, according to a new report.

The Sunshine State has the 12th lowest vaccination rate in the country.


Medical Malpractice Records Battle Brews In Florida

Nov 28, 2017
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Florida voters next year could be asked to once again dive into a never-ending tug-of-war over medical malpractice lawsuits.

Wolfson Children's Hospital

An administrative law judge said that the Florida Department of Health should approve a proposal to open a pediatric trauma center at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville.

St. Vincent's Healthcare

St. Vincent’s HealthCare is planning to build a $55 million heart and vascular pavilion at its Riverside Avenue campus.

Toby Talbot/Associated Press / Via NPR

Florida’s biggest health insurer announced Tuesday it is dropping coverage for OxyContin on Jan. 1, 2018 in an effort to help fight opioid abuse.

John Burr

You may notice a change the next time you visit a St. Vincent’s Healthcare facility in Jacksonville.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up an appeal by a Jacksonville-based hospital system about the disclosure of records in medical-malpractice cases.

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