Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong releases daily Zika update

Yesterday, the Governor announced that the CDC sent 950 Zika antibody tests to Florida. Florida has 1,425 antibody tests to determine whether a person has ever been infected with the Zika virus.

02/10/2016 | admin | 0

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Big issues remain at mod-point of 2016 session

Most of the major issues remain unresolved after weeks of lawmakers debating bills in committees. But that's not unusual --- lawmakers typically put off the big stuff until the end.

02/10/2016 | admin | 0

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Telehealth moves forward in House, House members back pot for terminal patients

A House panel Monday approved a pair of bills aimed at increasing the use of "telehealth" and at offering greater transparency in health-care costs. Meanwhile, a panel also approved a bill that would allow certain patients to legally use medical marijuana

02/09/2016 | admin | 0

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Updated Zika virus information for clinicians

The Florida Department of Health has released updated information for clinicians regarding Zika fever.

02/08/2016 | admin | 0

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Surgeon General keeps 'living and working' amid cancer fight

Hundreds of activities are planned around the globe Thursday in recognition of World Cancer Day, but for Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong, the international "holiday" is personal.

02/04/2016 | admin | 0

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How much sleep does your child need?

If your children are like the majority of kids these days, they are not getting enough sleep. So, how much should they be getting? DCMS member Dr. Mariam Louis discusses in this article for The Florida Times-Union.

02/03/2016 | admin | 0

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Senators seeks to carve exemption in health regulation

Grappling with an issue that is a priority of House leaders, a Senate committee Monday stopped short of supporting the full repeal of a controversial regulatory process that helps determine whether new hospitals can be built.

02/01/2016 | admin | 0

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Medical marijuana set for November ballot

Voters will get another chance to decide whether to allow medical marijuana in Florida after backers of a proposed constitutional amendment finished submitting enough valid petition signature to get on the November ballot.

01/28/2016 | admin | 0

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Exercise and vein health: What you should know

Suffering from varicose veins or CVI? Check out these helpful tips from DCMS member Dr. Deacon-Casey regarding exercise and vein health!

01/27/2016 | admin | 0

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Senate panel backs expanded prescribing powers

A Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that would allow advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances, though they would face some restrictions.

01/26/2016 | admin | 0

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