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Escambia County has second Zika virus case [podcast]

July 27, 2016

The Florida Department of Health announced today that Escambia County has its second confirmed Zika virus case. Yesterday, I interviewed Dr. Antonio Crespo of Orlando Health about the virus. Dr. Crespo was one of the first…

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Medical pot to hit market next week

July 21, 2016

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Medical marijuana could be available to a select group of Florida patients as early as next week, after health officials gave the go-ahead for the state’s first pot…

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Breaking news: Judge sides with Planned Parenthood

July 1, 2016

A federal judge late Thursday issued a preliminary injunction against two parts of a controversial new Florida abortion law that was to go in effect today. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle, in a 25-page ruling, blocked…

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UWF warns of Zika fever, Santa Rosa case confirmed

February 5, 2016

Mission sent out by UWF to facility and students: Due to a case of Zika fever recently confirmed in Santa Rosa County, the University of West Florida has been closely monitoring potential effects of the illness.…

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Florida leads nation in HIV cases

January 25, 2016

In 2014, 6,132 people newly reported with HIV infection in Florida, 15 were among children younger than 13 years of age. Of the adult cases (those older than 13 years of age): * 80% were males…

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Health advisory for Bayou Texar

December 15, 2015

Press release: Health Advisory for Bayou Texar at Bayview Park Tuesday, December 15, 2015 – 3:30pm Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, or FDOH-Escambia, is issuing a…