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Medical Marijuana Amendment Approved In Florida
Health & Wellness  (tags: Florida, amendment, medical marijuana, approved )

Dandelion
- 28 days ago - miamiherald.com
Patients suffering from debilitating illnesses will soon have access to medical marijuana in Florida after voters approved Amendment 2 Tuesday.
Pregnant Sick With Zika and Prohibited From Getting An Abortion
Health & Wellness  (tags: zika, pregnancy, Latin America, South America, Florida, abortion, contraception, delay pregnancy )

Dandelion
- 104 days ago - motherjones.com
Latin American countries are telling women to avoid pregnancy for up to two years while at the same time providing them with no help to do so. Many of the Nations affected by Zika have banned abortion contraception is costly if it can be obtained at all.
Florida Police Shoot Black Therapist Lying Down With Arms In Air
Health & Wellness  (tags: Charles Kinsey, therapist, autistic man, Rinaldo, Florida )

Dandelion
- 140 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An autistic mans therapist was shot and wounded by police in Florida while lying on the street with his hands in the air. Charles Kinsey was trying to get his patient back to a facility from where he wandered from.
Tell the FDA What You Fear More: Zika, or GMO Mosquitoes?
Health & Wellness  (tags: Zika virus, GMO mosquitos, FDA, Florida, comments )

Judy
- 208 days ago - abcnews.go.com
You have until midnight Friday to make your opinion known, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers whether to approve an effort to kill the disease-carrying mosquitoes by releasing genetically engineered bugs in Florida.
The War On Women In Florida State Passes Massive Anti Choice Bill
Health & Wellness  (tags: Florida, War on Women, contraception, STI services, Anti Choice bill, Gov Rick Scott )

Dandelion
- 271 days ago - salon.com
On top of the medically unnecessary regulations there are also huge cuts to spending on contraception and STI services. The bill proves that conservatives will lie an stomp all over basic ethical standards in their eagerness to punish women for having sex
Stop The Next Zimmerman End Shoot First Law - Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Stand Your Ground, Shoot First Laws, change the law, ALEC, Florida )

Dandelion
- 288 days ago - colorofchange.org
It is time to end Stand Your Ground and other Shoot First laws that undermine public safety senselessly put people at risk and enable the kind of tragedy witnessed in the case of Trayvon Martin. Asking leadership and undo these dangerous laws now.
Florida Repeals Child Heart Surgery Standards Following Big Campaign Donations
Health & Wellness  (tags: Florida, Governor Rick Scott, Tenet Healthcare, St Mary's, heart surgeries, Campaign donations, children's deaths )

Dandelion
- 293 days ago - bulletin.represent.us
St. Marys tragedy is just the latest example of how our dangerously outdated anti corruption laws have a devastating impact on peoples lives. Special interests can effectively buy public policy. Flint water and killer surgeries in Florida on children.
Upended By America's 'Third Wave' of Asbestos Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Asbestos and the law, Asbestos-related diseases, Florida, America, Lori McNamara, Kris Penny )

Judy
- 354 days ago - publicintegrity.org
Even brief, light exposures to asbestos can breed mesothelioma. What's worse is when workers are covered in dust during asbestos-removal jobs -- because their bosses cut corners on protections to save money.
Health Experts: Steer Clear of Armadillos
Health & Wellness  (tags: armadillos, florida, leprosy, disease, environment, health, humans, illness, protection )

Lone
- 502 days ago - firstcoastnews.com
Florida health and wildlife experts are warning residents to steer clear of armadillos in light of a reported spike in cases of leprosy this year.
Spitting Armadillos Spread Leprosy in Florida
Health & Wellness  (tags: Florida, Hansen’s Disease/leprosy, mycobacterium laprae, armadillos, risks, safety, warning, illness, interesting, humans, disease, health, medicine, family, protection, prevention )

Carrie
- 505 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Nine people in Florida have been diagnosed with leprosy (yes, leprosy). The source? Armadillos.
Stop the Abuse of Brain Injured Patients--Investigate FINR ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: ethics, abuse, FINR, Florida, Neurology, healthcare, protection, family )

Nancy
- 1575 days ago - change.org
A recent Bloomberg report by investigative journalist David Armstrong reveals FINR's long history of abuse. Patients are promised country club-like accommodations and then restricted to small cabins. Some former residents say little therapy takes place.
Follow-Up: Cancer Cluster In Florida
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, cancer, death, cluster, florida, study, research )

Sally Ann
- 2491 days ago - newsblaze.com
This is a classic case of too little, too late. How can you possibly console a community that has been devastated by a cancer cluster.
Surfers For Autism Lets Autistic Children Ride the Waves
Health & Wellness  (tags: autism, Florida, Boca Raton, water, success, program )

Raffi
- 2675 days ago - sun-sentinel.com
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the nation and affects one in 150 children. These children face tremendous challenges in communicating and are socially withdrawn, but a local group has created a day that levels the playing
D'Zhana Simmons Lives for 118 Days Without a Heart Before Getting Transplant - USA
Health & Wellness  (tags: usa, florida, heart heart transplant, artificial, arificial heart, life saving, teenager, good news, medical breakthrough )

Chrissy
- 2939 days ago - news.com.au
D'ZHANA Simmons says she felt like a "fake person" for 118 days when she had no heart beating. "But I know I really was here," the 14-year-old said, "and I did live without a heart."
Does Your Medicare Plan Offer Your Neighbor a Better Deal?
Health & Wellness  (tags: USA, Medicare, health care plans, Florida, nonprescription drugs, universsal health care programs )

Kat
- 2983 days ago - bulletin.aarp.org
companies don't offer the same benefits in his hometown of Delray Beach, a Palm Beach County community, as they do in Miami, only about 50 miles away. He is furious. Read on....!!
 

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