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Medicaid Battle Raging

Updated: 04/18/2013 - A high stakes battle over health care is raging at the state Capitol over accepting billions in federal money for health care. Governor Rick Scott and the state Senate are on one side, the House Speaker on the other.

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Florida Center for Nursing Receives Funding to Support State Efforts to Transform Health Care

Posted: 04/11/2013 - The Florida Center for Nursing announces that the Florida Action Coalition, co-led by the Florida Center for Nursing and the Florida Blue Foundation (previously known as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation), has been selected to serve as a grantee for a new The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) initiative to help states prepare the nurse leaders to address our nation’s most pressing health care challenges—access, quality, and cost.

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Child Healthcare Rally

Updated: 04/10/2013 - Florida ranks 3rd in the nation in the number of uninsured children. The Florida Legislature has the opportunity to extend coverage to many of these children.

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Pink Pianos for Breast Cancer Awareness

Updated: 04/09/2013 - The goal of the Pink Piano fundraiser is to collect up to 25 donated pianos which will be painted pink by local children for Breast Cancer awareness. The 25 pianos placed around the community will also be available for sponsorship and all the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Judge Strikes 'Morning After' Pill Age Restrictions

Posted: 04/05/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration must make emergency contraceptives available to girls of all ages within 30 days, a federal judge has ruled, saying the agency's decisions regarding the so-called morning-after pill were "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable."

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Southeast Worst Place for Allergy Sufferers

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its annual report listing the worst allergy cities and zeroed in on the Southeast once again.

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Protecting Against Rabies

Updated: 04/03/2013 - The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death.

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Universal Health Plans In FL To Be Liquidated

Updated: 03/25/2013 - State health officials say nearly 60,000 Medicaid members will be transferred to new health plans as two Universal Health companies are about to be liquidated.

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Government Survey: 1 in 50 US School Kids Has Autism

Posted: 03/20/2013 - The number is important: Government officials look at how common each illness or disorder is when weighing how to spend limited public health funds. It's also controversial.

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'Loaves and Fishes Day' For Medicaid Expansion

Updated: 03/20/2013 - Clergy will call on the Florida Legislature to expand Medicaid. Faith Community to Florida leaders: "Defend the Rights of the Poor and the Needy" (Proverbs 31:8) .

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Living with 'Alien Hands'

Posted: 03/14/2013 - Living with a body part that has a mind of its own sounds impossible to believe, but it is a very real medical condition

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Local Fraternity Shaves Heads to Support Members Fighting Cancer

Updated: 03/06/2013 - An FSU fraternity is standing behind two of their members who are undergoing cancer treatment. Oliver Bucknell was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma and Adam Jankowski was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Their Theta Chi fraternity brothers started a fundraiser where they are shaving their heads for donations.

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