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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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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Transparency, 'Telehealth' bills moving in House

Continuing to look for different approaches to health care, a House committee Wednesday approved bills that would require more transparency about medical costs and seek to expand the use of "telehealth."

01/22/2016 | admin | 0

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Keep up with the latest from Tallahassee!

The Legislative Session kicked off last week in Tallahassee. To help you stay informed, we have put together the 2016 Legislative Bill Tracker.

01/19/2016 | admin | 0

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Gaetz: Health coverage issue dead, focus on 'second tier' issues

After a bruising political fight, a key senator said Tuesday that proposals about expanding health-care coverage for uninsured Floridians could be dead for years --- and that lawmakers are now focused on "second tier" health issues.

01/19/2016 | admin | 0

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