Health

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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A medical marijuana operator is demanding that the Florida Department of Health develop a regulation so vendors can begin processing and selling edible marijuana products to patients.

Florida Hospitals Challenge 'Transparency' Rules

Sep 29, 2017
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Florida hospitals are battling back against a pair of proposed “transparency” rules requiring hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to provide information to patients and prospective patients about potential costs of treatment. 

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Residents of Jacksonville’s New Town neighborhood and Urban Core were invited to Edward Waters College Wednesday to learn about eating healthy on a budget.

The event was part of the 4-H “Food Smart Families” program that teaches low-income families about budgeting for their health.


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The federal government will be studying Jacksonville residents’ health habits.

The National Institutes of Health has chosen Duval as one of the 15 counties nationwide that will participate in its annual survey.


It's a busy Monday morning at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, and Philip Ertel is here for a check-up. The 60-year-old needs refills for his diabetes and cholesterol medications.

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