Health

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
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

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.

Jacksonville-Based Healogics Agrees To $22.51 Million Settlement

Jul 16, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provider Healogics Inc. agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by knowingly causing wound care centers to bill Medicare for unnecessary and unreasonable treatments.

Study: 37% Of Floridians Are Obese

Jun 18, 2018
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According to a new study from the University of Florida Health, Florida Hospital in Orlando and the Tampa-based nonprofit Obesity Action Coalition, the state's obesity rate is 37.1 percent.

Memorial Hospital

An administrative law judge is backing a decision by the Florida Department of Health to allow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville to open a trauma center.

New Pediatric Initiative In Jacksonville Geared Toward LGBT Community

Jun 13, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

A new collaboration between pediatricians in Jacksonville is geared toward providing medical and mental health services to youth in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community as well as their families.

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.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

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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