Posted in Caring Health

Obamacare premiums in Florida jump 17 percent, but no increase with tax credit

Health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces were announced earlier this week. Nationally, the average rate increase is projected to 22 percent, before…

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Posted in Escambia County Health

Teen birth rates drop steeply nationally and locally

Teen births hit a new low in 2015 nationally, statewide and in Escambia County. The birth rates dropped by nearly half. New federal data shows…

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Posted in Education Health

Study: April 2014 floods led to increase in respiratory problems

University of West Florida researchers helped author a first-of-its-kind study that assessed the health effects of the devastating flood that struck the Pensacola area in…

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Posted in Health Politics State & National News

Scott ask Congress to act on Zika

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With 70 confirmed cases resulting from Florida mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, Gov. Rick Scott traveled to…

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Posted in Health News State & National News

Scott, CDC Chief detail ‘aggressive’ efforts to curb Zika

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott joined the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday…

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Posted in Health State & National News

Scott: State to offer free Zika virus tests for pregnant women

While in Gulf Breeze this morning, Gov. Rick Scott said the state’s health departments will offer pregnant women free tests for the Zika virus. “I’ve…

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Escambia County has second Zika virus case [podcast]

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…

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Posted in Business Health

Medical pot to hit market next week

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,…

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Posted in Escambia County Health Pensacola

Pensacola health system ranks 266 of 306 U.S. communities

This 2016 edition of The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Local Health System Performance assesses the state of health care in more than 300 U.S. communities…

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