Health

Hepatitis A Cases Are Surging This Year In Florida

7 hours ago
Nephron / Wikimedia Commons

With 77 cases added last week, Florida has reported nearly three times as many cases of hepatitis A in 2019 as it did in all of last year.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic has announced it will build a $233 million oncology facility on its Jacksonville campus that will include proton beam therapy.

Baptist Health via Jacksonville Daily Record

Parents on Jacksonville’s Southside and in Northern St. Johns County soon won’t have to drive as far to find an emergency room for their kids.

Health Care 'Shared Savings' Off To Slow Start

Jun 18, 2019
Suzanne M. Day / U.S. Air Force via Wikimedia Commons

If people are willing to shop for cars and homes to save money, they’d be willing to shop around for their health care, right?

Health needs illustration
Alex Proimos / Flickr Creative Commons

A new study released Friday found access to health care services is the top health need in Northeast Florida.

Florida's First Lady Looks To Bolster Mental Health Services

May 16, 2019
News Service of Florida

Seven weeks ago, First Lady Casey DeSantis met with a number of elected officials at the governor’s mansion to discuss ways in which the state could help Floridians get better access to mental-health and substance-abuse services.

CBD products
SAMANTHA KINDLER / WJCT

A new state law that will take effect on July 1 will make it legal for Florida farmers to grow marijuana for hemp fiber, which will bring the state in line with a recent federal law permitting the crop.

Flikr / Creative Commons

Recent data shows a dramatic rise of confirmed cases of Lyme disease across the United States, including Florida.

Major Health Bills Headed To Gov. DeSantis

Apr 30, 2019
Photo from the DeSantis transition team

After more than two decades of debate about the issue, the Florida Legislature on Monday approved eliminating the “certificate of need” regulatory program for hospitals and passed a high-profile measure aimed at importing prescription drugs from Canada.

Hepatitis A Cases Top 950 In Florida This Year

Apr 30, 2019
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Wikemedia Commons

A hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow, with 70 cases reported last week in Florida, according to the state Department of Health website. 

Vecteezy, Ryan Ketterman/Visit Jacksonville

When it comes to snoring, no other U.S. city tops Jacksonville.

UF Health

UF Health Jacksonville hospital recently underwent a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) study from the Urban Land Institute.

DeSantis Pick For Surgeon General Faced Harassment Allegations

Apr 3, 2019
UF Health - University of Florida

A doctor tapped by Gov. Ron DeSantis to become the state’s surgeon general has been embroiled in legal squabbles and investigations while working at the University of Florida.

CDC

Over the last couple of decades, the opioid epidemic has hit the U.S. hard in a series of waves.

Kjokkenutstyr / Wikemedia Commons

If you’re a fan of avocados, you may need to hold off on that homemade guacamole for a bit.

Pages