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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.
Measles virus vaccine vaccination

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...
breast cancer screening

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...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Pink gives away banned books Pop singer Pink will give away 2,000 banned books at her upcoming Florida concerts. This comes as Florida recorded the highest number of book bans in the country last school...
University of South Florida, Tampa

USDA awards $3 million to USF for research of disease transmission

Listen:   The US Department of Agriculture is funding research at the University of South Florida to investigate viruses, like the one that causes COVID-19. This comes in the form of a three-million-dollar grant. The...

Free health screenings for National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Next Thursday, individuals 50 years and older are going to be provided free health screenings at a Senior Brain Health Expo.

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