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.…


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…


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…

Health Health Care Battle

LIP money back on the front burner

October 7, 2015

The state’s Medicaid director said today he hopes in the coming weeks to finalize an agreement with the federal government about details for the Low Income Pool, a major hospital-funding program that spurred contentious debate earlier…

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Teens dump smokes for e-cigarettes

September 24, 2015

By JIM SAUNDERS AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida high-school students have largely kicked the cigarette habit. But many have found another way to get nicotine fixes. A state report released Wednesday shows…


Bipartisan health care bill praised

March 31, 2015

A Healthy Florida Works, a bipartisan coalition of business leaders, chambers of commerce, statewide business organizations and concerned individuals, today released an ad thanking Senate President Andy Gardiner and the Florida Senate for their bold leadership…


Lawmakers eye major changes in mental health services

March 26, 2015

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA As Florida lawmakers study the impact of mental illness on the state’s troubled criminal-justice and child-protection systems, the House and Senate are proposing major overhauls of services and…