Health

When you step inside the Creative Behavior Solutions clinic in Largo, the first thing you notice isn't what you can see, it's what you can hear – the sound of children laughing, clapping and singing.

Insurers Shun Providing Data To State Health-Care Website

Oct 2, 2018
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The pushback against Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to create a health-care transparency website appears to be more widespread than state officials previously acknowledged.

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The head of Baptist Health of Northeast Florida is retiring after nearly 20 years at its helm.

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Little kids could now be in rear-facing car seats well past their second birthday if parents follow the latest safety recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center will soon be taking in patients but first the outpatient facility will be hosting an open house in San Marco.

Apple

You might not think Jacksonville’s medical community could get excited about a smartwatch but you’d be wrong.

Medicaid Mental Health Deal With State May Result In More Options For Some First Coast Residents

Sep 5, 2018
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Patients with serious mental illness may have an increased choice of health-care providers under an agreement between the state and one of the largest Medicaid mental-health plans.

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A feral cat has tested positive to rabies in the Doctors Lake area of Orange Park, prompting the Florida Department of Health in Clay County to issue a rabies advisory.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is continuing its expansion in Jacksonville.

Florida Smokers Puff More Than Counterparts

Aug 22, 2018
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Slightly more than 13 percent of Florida adults smoked in 2017, but they go through more tobacco than average smokers nationally, a draft report given Tuesday to Florida health officials shows.

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The Navy wants residents using drinking wells in two areas near Naval Air Station Jacksonville to have their groundwater tested. That’s two years after a federal health advisory was issued for certain chemicals used during firefighting training on the base.   

The Mayo Clinic

The head of Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus has been elected as the health organization’s next CEO.

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Military veterans in Clay County are getting a new Veterans Administration outpatient health clinic.

2 New Buildings Enhance Mayo Clinic's Status As 'Destination Medical Center' in Jacksonville

Jul 26, 2018
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The Mayo Clinic has been expanding its Jacksonville campus since Gianrico Farrugia became CEO in 2015.

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Clay County Mosquito Control reports its most recent mosquito samplings have tested negative for the West Nile Virus.

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