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WEBHealth News Florida is a collaboration of public radio stations and NPR that delivers news about health care cost, quality and access. It is based at WUSF in Tampa.

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Hack on Florida's Vital Statistics is just the latest cyberattack on

WEBThe Florida Department of Health is working to recover systems that affect its efficiency in distributing birth and death certificates. The outages came after …

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A cyberattack at the Florida Department of Health is causing …

WEBA recent cyberattack at the Florida Department of Health is causing problems for funeral homes statewide.. The Florida Department of Health confirmed a group of …

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Enrollment is open for ACA health plans. Here's what's to know …

WEBIf you buy your own health insurance through state and federal marketplaces, 'tis the season to compare prices, change coverage, and take advantage …

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On health policy, Biden and Trump both have records to run on — …

WEBThe two major presidential candidates have very different approaches to health policy. What are they, and how might they shape health care access over the …

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Florida House gives final OK to health care bills that next heads to

WEBThe Florida House on Thursday gave final approval to a wide-ranging health care plan that supporters say will help prepare for future population growth and fuel …

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Steward Health calls off sale of physician network to Optum in

WEBSteward, which owns eight hospitals in Florida, said it continues to seek other buyers. The struggling health system considered the proposed sale key to its Chapter 11 …

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Hillsborough has a free health plan for residents who can't get

WEBThe county program uses a half-cent sales tax to pay for health care for thousands of residents earning up to 175% of the federal poverty level. But enrollment …

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GOP candidates for Sarasota hospital board talk

WEBCandidates for public hospital boards don't often draw a lot of interest, but a movement to infuse what some call "medical freedom" into the Sarasota Memorial …

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As Florida's 6-week abortion law begins, here are 7 things to know

WEBNavigating reproductive health care can be confusing, especially as abortion policies change in Florida. We break down what's available and what could be coming next.

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DeSantis signs 'Live Healthy' bills developed to

WEBThe initiative was a priority of Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, who touted plans to help grow Florida’s health care workforce, increase access and …

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NPR Health Health News Florida

WEBA first-of-its-kind study found lead, arsenic and other heavy metals in various tampon brands, but didn't link them to harmful health effects. Experts explain why it matters — …

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Mental health clinics are helping U.S. Latinos bridge language and

WEBMental health experts, community clinics and politicians are working to create new programs to break down barriers that Latinos might face to getting therapy or …

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Americans on Medicare now get better access to mental health …

WEBMedicare now covers therapy appointments with licensed marriage and family counselors, and licensed professional counselors. Starting Jan. 1, the more than 65 …

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Less alcohol ─ or none at all ─ is one path to better health

WEBThe reevaluation of alcohol’s perceived benefits comes as researchers identify shortcomings of prior studies. There's also a growing awareness of the link …

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Orlando Health announces plans to build a 300-bed hospital in …

WEBA site plan submitted to Pasco County calls for a 300-bed, multistory hospital and wellness campus, Orlando Health announced Monday. The hospital will include …

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Steward Health faces a federal fraud probe tied to operation of …

WEBThe financially struggling health system has been under contract with the Maltese government to run three public hospitals that have been under investigation by …

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Biden gets a clean bill of health: Doctor says president is 'vigorous

WEBPresident Biden's personal physician said he is in good health and capable of carrying out his presidential duties.

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Medical respite offers refuge for homeless people recovering from

WEBA growing number of private insurance companies are starting to invest in medical respite — a decades-old way of caring for homeless people. Here's what's …

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Judge Cannon dismisses Trump documents case Health News …

WEBShe cited the manner in which special counsel Jack Smith was appointed to investigate the former president's handling of classified documents.

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9 ways to get healthier in 2024 without trying very hard

WEB9 ways to get healthier in 2024 without trying very hard. Walking, biking or even riding a scooter to get from place to place ups your non-exercise activity …

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Costs and considerations for home health care of aging loved …

WEBThe demand for home health care has increased even while the supply of workers has been squeezed thanks to how most of the care is paid for.

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