Health

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For those with disabilities, travel can seem out of reach.

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Gov Ron DeSantis has appointed three physicians to the Florida Board of Medicine, including one from Jacksonville.

The Surterra Wellness medical marijuana dispensary on Park Street in Jacksonville is pictured.
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State health officials have agreed to allow a second Florida medical marijuana operator to exceed a statutory limit on storefronts.

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The Florida Board of Medicine has agreed to eliminate its rules governing telehealth after the Legislature approved a bill that authorized out-of-state physicians to use technology to treat Florida patients remotely.

Surgeon General Declares Health Emergency; First Coast Logs 21 Hepatitis A Cases

Aug 2, 2019
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After more than 2,000 cases of reported hepatitis A cases in Florida this year, state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees has declared a public health emergency.

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UF Health North will close its birth center on Wednesday, July 31.

Emergency Call Goes Out For Blood Donations

Jul 24, 2019
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Donations to blood banks slow down every summer.  But Karen Patterson with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Jacksonville said they’ve dropped off a lot more this year.

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The parent company of Jacksonville-based Florida Blue is asking for ideas on how to end hunger.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Nears 1,900 Cases In Florida; 13 First Coast Cases Reported

Jul 16, 2019
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With the largest numbers of cases concentrated in Pasco, Pinellas and Volusia counties, Florida has had about 1,900 reported cases of hepatitis A this year, according to new numbers from the Florida Department of Health.

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis was at First Coast High School Monday morning to talk about her initiative to help improve mental health in schools.

Florida Blue To Provide Claims Information For Statewide Database

Jul 9, 2019
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In a major turnaround, one of Florida’s largest health insurers is poised to provide 60 million insurance claims to a statewide database designed to help people shop for health care.

Orange Park Medical Center

Ground broke Thursday on a new $62 million patient tower at the Orange Park Medical Center.

Hepatitis A Cases Are Surging This Year In Florida

Jun 25, 2019
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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.

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

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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.

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