Zika briefing to be held for health care professionals

At the request of Governor Rick Scott, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be conducting a third informational briefing on Zika Virus for Florida health care professionals on Friday, July 1 at 2pm EST.

06/29/2016 | admin | 0

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Florida Dept. of Health in Duval Co. announces Florida Healthy Babies Community Meeting

Healthy Babies – A Community Conversation: Infant Mortality and Health Equity will be taking place in Duval County in support of Florida Healthy Babies, a statewide effort to influence and reduce racial differences in infant deaths.

06/29/2016 | admin | 0

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Florida confirms first Zika-tied birth

Florida has its first confirmed case of an infant born with Zika-related microcephaly, a birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and incomplete brain development.

06/28/2016 | admin | 0

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Dr. Alan Harmon elected to key leadership position

FMA Past President Alan Harmon, M.D., and FMA MSS Governing Council Chair Hunter Pattison were elected to key leadership positions during the recent AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

06/23/2016 | admin | 0

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St. Vincent’s Riverside and Southside Recognized by American Heart Association

St. Vincent’s Riverside and Southside, ministries of Ascension, have again earned the Get With The Guidelines® --Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, the highest such honor.

06/23/2016 | admin | 0

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Scott allocates state money for Zika fight

Gov. Scott issued an executive order Thursday that pumps $26.2 million into the fight against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, as it appears Congress will wait until after its Fourth of July holiday recess before completing any deal addressing the disease.

06/23/2016 | admin | 0

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More than 100 charged in Florida in health care fraud

In what the U.S. Department of Justice described as an "unprecedented nationwide sweep," more than 100 people in Florida have been charged with crimes related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud, the federal agency announced Wednesday.

06/22/2016 | admin | 0

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New northeast Florida trauma center refuels fight

In another chapter in a long-running battle, a major Jacksonville hospital is challenging a decision by the Florida Department of Health to allow a rival hospital in Orange Park to open a trauma center.

06/16/2016 | admin | 0

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Community Health Outreach needs volunteers

CHO currently sees 100-120 medical patients a month, 20-25 of those patients are new patients. They need healthcare professional volunteers, especially doctors.

06/14/2016 | admin | 0

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Update Zika Guidance Documents

The Florida Department of Health has released updated Zika guidance documents and a letter to health care providers about the availability of certain commerical lab testing for Zika virus infection.

06/13/2016 | admin | 0

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