Posted in Health

Senate president opens door to expand health coverage

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion…

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Posted in Caring Health

Churches challenged to trim the fat

Healthy Lives of Baptist Health Care has created a Get Healthy Pensacola Church Challenge for local area churches. The church-based weight loss competition is to…

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Posted in Caring Health News

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF), a state licensed and federally certified provider of in-person Navigation assistance for Floridians wanting to shop and enroll in…

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Posted in Caring Health Politics

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Florida’s non-profit and charity medical facilities that serve low income uninsured face a loss of almost $2 billion in annual revenue when the state’s Low-Income…

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Posted in Business Health

Baptist CEO Faulkner named Vice Chair/Chairman-Elect of the Florida Hospital Association

Baptist Health Care President and CEO Mark Faulkner has been selected the Vice Chair/Chairman-Elect of the Florida Hospital Association 2014-15 Board of Trustees. “It is…

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State redirects funds to prepare for possible Ebola threat

Letter from State Surgeon General to CDC: Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2920 Brandywine Road Atlanta, GA 30341 Re:…

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Posted in Health Politics

Pot rule placed on hold

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Health regulators will almost certainly delay a rule that will eventually create the framework for the state’s…

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Posted in Health State & National News

Legislative panel questions proposed pot rule

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A legislative panel that plays a key role in overseeing state agencies has joined the chorus of…

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Posted in Education Health

STD rates soar in Escambia County

Escambia County has a sexually transmitted disease problem. Infectious syphilis cases have more than doubled in Florida over the past decade — and in Escambia…

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