Florida Public Health, Unions Under Threat

Anti-vaccine Florida surgeon-general politically defies science and the Center for Disease Control. Florida reels from a new outbreak of measles while the surgeon general, Joseph Ladapo, face calls to be fired. His anti vaccine stance...
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The Florida Senate approves ‘rural emergency hospitals’

The Florida Senate passed a bill that would create a new category of “rural emergency hospitals” in the state.

Behavioral health teaching hospitals are backed by the Florida Senate

The Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a plan that would designate at least four behavioral-health teaching hospitals.
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HHS budget issues remain unresolved in the Florida Legislature

A conference committee could not reach agreement Wednesday on a series of key health- and human-services issues.
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U.S. Representative calls for Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo’s resignation amidst measles outbreak

As a measles outbreak spreads, Florida's Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is giving advice counter to federal vaccination guidelines.

Two Important Books On American Women’s Lives

Felicia Kornbluh – A Woman’s Life Is a Human Life  A Woman’s Life Is A Human Life – My Mother, Our Neighbor and the Journey from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice is the story of...

PETA Challenges Florida Bills Proposing Preemptive Ban on Cell-Cultured Meat

Listen:   In response to proposed bills by Florida lawmakers, PETA strongly criticizes the preemptive ban on cell-cultured meat. PETA, calls for renaming the bills to “Special Interests’ Dirty Habits Retention Act of 2024,” Campaign...
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Florida House considers a way to convert public hospital districts

A House panel supported a proposal that would create a process for public hospital districts to convert to non-profit organizations.

Health & Fitness Resolutions for the New Year

We’re talking about our personal health and fitness goals for the New Year with Wendy Wesley, a St. Petersburg-based nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, and food educator, and Shanequa Clarke, a Tampa-based fitness trainer with a Master’s...

The Epidemic of Loneliness

There is an epidemic of loneliness in our society that is causing significant health problems for individuals. We explore what to do increase social connections with the USF College of Public Health Activist Lab.
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Florida anticipates a shortage of physicians

A research arm of the Florida Legislature is suggesting ways that lawmakers could increase retention of new doctors

Responding to Food Insecurity in Florida with Gulf Coast JFCS

It’s Thanksgiving time and our thoughts turn to food and those who may not have it. Our friends from Gulf Coast JFCS joined us to discuss the many ways their programs address food insecurity in...

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