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Five Months After Medical Marijuana Ballot Win the Group Against It Decides Fate of State Dielivery
Health & Wellness  (tags: Florida, medical marijuana, Save Our Society from Drugs )

- 399 days ago -
An anti-drug group opposed to medical marijuana is helping craft Florida laws on pots expanded use a cause its founders tried and failed to defeat during last years elections. Making it harder for patients to receive needed medical help.
Medical Marijuana Amendment Approved In Florida
Health & Wellness  (tags: Florida, amendment, medical marijuana, approved )

- 559 days ago -
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 )

- 634 days ago -
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 )

- 671 days ago -
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 )

- 739 days ago -
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 )

- 801 days ago -
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 )

- 818 days ago -
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 )

- 823 days ago -
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 )

- 885 days ago -
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 )

- 1033 days ago -
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 )

- 1036 days ago -
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 )

- 2105 days ago -
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
- 3022 days ago -
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 )

- 3206 days ago -
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 )

- 3470 days ago -
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."

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