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Only one Florida hospital makes national rankings for Black maternal health

Listen: It’s Black Maternal Health Week, and a new list released Thursday from U.S. News & World Report ranks hospitals with high black maternal health outcomes. Only one Florida hospital is ranked among 26 across...

Florida Department of Education eyes a rule to expand the nursing workforce

The state Department of Education will develop a rule for legislative package known as “Live Healthy” to address Florida's nursing shortage.

Florida In Focus: New Laws, Development and Health Issues

Nicole Payne, Rep. Dianne Hart in the Sunday Forum After-show with Walter L. Smith II at WMNF Community Radio. FL State Reps, Dianne Hart, Fentrice Driskell and Susan Valdes join the Forum. Hillsborough Black Chamber...
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Governor signs seven bills including those related to skin cancer screening and parking

Ron DeSantis signed seven bills, including measures related to the regulation of private parking facilities and skin cancer screening.
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Global Kratom Coalition pushes for regulation of the mood-alerting herb

The use of Kratom, an herb grown in Southeast Asia for centuries for its mood-altering effects, has exploded in popularity in the United States in the past fews years, particularly in Florida. Kratom enthusiasts say it...

A new way to detect ALS in patients

ALS is a crippling disease that affects the nervous system. There is a new and easier way to detect ALS in patients.
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A malpractice case against Manatee Memorial Hospital gets a go-ahead

A court revived a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by a man who alleged he suffered hip fractures while unconscious after a drug overdose.
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Study could bring more affordable Alzheimer’s detection

Listen: It’s estimated over 580 thousand Floridians are living with Alzheimer’s disease. A study could lead to a simpler way to detect the disease. The study, called Bio-Hermes, showed how new Alzheimer’s detecting blood tests...
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A scaled-back vaping bill clears the Florida Legislature

Florida lawmakers approved a watered-down bill targeting vaping products geared toward children.
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This month in Tampa is Colorectal Cancer awareness month

This month is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Tampa. This cancer is considered the number 2 killer in men and women in the US.
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Study sheds light on disease-carrying mosquitoes and climate change

Listen: A study from the University of Florida shows that mosquitoes can adapt to climate change, and this adaptation may have changes on the spread of harmful diseases. Matthew Thomas is the director of the...

Tampa Bay Times reporters discuss the risks, rewards of Kratom

Two Tampa Bay Times reporters who spent months investigating the potential dangers of Kratom use discussed their findings during an appearance on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet and Tom on Tuesday, March 5. Five reporters worked...

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