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Health & Wellness

Tell the FDA What You Fear More: Zika, or GMO Mosquitoes?
Health & Wellness  (tags: Zika virus, GMO mosquitos, FDA, Florida, comments )

- 15 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 )

- 77 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 )

- 94 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 )

- 99 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St. Marys tragedy is just the latest example of how our dangerously outdated anti corruption laws have a devastating impact on peoples lives.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 )

- 161 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 )

- 309 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 )

- 312 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 )

- 1381 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
- 2298 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 )

- 2482 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 )

- 2746 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."
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 )

- 2790 days ago -
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....!!
Father Beats Newborn to Death Because He Wanted a Son and Not a Daughter
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, child abuse, murder, fathers, florida, sick, insane, mentally ill )

- 3059 days ago -
A Winter Haven man was charged with murder, accused of fatally beating his 4-month-old daughter because he wanted a son, authorities said. Marcos Gomez-Romero, 28, told investigators that he beat Ariana Rodriguez Romero to death.
Death Of Student Raises Meningitis Concerns
Health & Wellness  (tags: Florida, Univ. of FL, bacterial meningitis, contagious diseases, college campuses, Tampa )

- 3168 days ago -
Monday, University of South Florida student, 19, died bacterial meningitis, a contagious disease that struck the outgoing, vivacious Rachel Futterman. Students start getting vaccinations.....
Could Florida Beach Sand Make You Sick? Possibly
Health & Wellness  (tags: bacteria, sand, E. Coli, florida )

- 3185 days ago -
A new two-year study of beaches in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Miami found sand tainted with E. coli and other potentially harmful bacteria in levels 100 to 1,000 times greater than what's in the water lapping at the shore

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