Blasting the Florida Department of Corrections’ “long and sordid history of neglecting” inmates who have hepatitis C infections, a federal judge ordered that the state must treat all inmates with the disease.
The Florida House voted on party lines to approve requiring parental consent for minors to obtain abortions, after a debate that ran more than three hours Wednesday. The bill has not cleared the state Senate.
Florida House Speaker José Oliva relented to public pressure and is letting firefighter cancer- coverage legislation be heard. But the Miami Lakes Republican tried to get away with political payback. Legislature should pass bill.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar brought her presidential campaign Tuesday to Miami for a healthcare roundtable. Klobuchar, the only 2020 Democrat in the Senate who isn’t a co-sponsor for Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-For-All legislation, would rather improve Obamacare.
A team of researchers from Florida International University and Institute for Agro-Environmental Science in Japan discovered a new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic that can counter antibiotic resistance.
The FL House passed several healthcare bills, including measures that would allow importing prescription drugs from Canada and encouraging patients to shop for cheaper care to reduce insurance premiums.
A bill to give Florida firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer some additional benefits has broad popular support in the Legislature but virtually no chance of passage because of an obstacle in the House.
Florida’s medical board wants a permanent ban on cosmetic surgery for Arnaldo Valls, a Miami doctor who performed Brazilian butt lifts at Jolie Plastic Surgery. Valls faces discipline after one patient died and another was injured.
The abortion bills moving through Florida Legislature aren’t pro-life but harmful to health and families. One requires parental consent for minors, another bans abortion once fetal heartbeat is detected at six weeks.
Dr. Allan Stewart was hired as chief cardiac surgeon for Baptist Health South Florida’s Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. But he parted ways quietly with the hospital, which had heavily promoted his recruitment.
Since measles is still common in many countries, unvaccinated travelers bring measles to the U.S. and it can spread. But you can protect yourself, your family, and your community with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.