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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended Americans should get the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 cases ahead of Thanksgiving
The variant is slightly more dominant in the South, where it accounts for 31.5 percent of cases, according to the CDC, which includes Florida.
Food safety expert gives the scoop on holiday leftovers
According to Dr. Matthew Shannon, a UF Health emergency medicine physician, the holidays often bring an uptick in foodborne illness to the emergency department.
Portland, Maine, officials ordered that a park be cleared of people who were homeless on Sept. 28, 2022, and that any trash be removed before a visit by a candidate for governor.
Being homeless means not being free − as Americans are supposed to be
Those who are homeless need shelter to be safe; they don’t have it. They need a toilet for basic bodily functions; they don’t have one. They need a shower to keep clean; they don’t have it.
Only a small amount of fentanyl is enough to be lethal.
What is fentanyl, and why is it behind the deadly surge in US drug overdoses?
As fentanyl has become ubiquitous across the U.S., it has transformed the illicit drug market and raised the risk of overdose.
Florida Health Insurance: Five things to remember during Open Enrollment
If you’re ready to pick a plan, here are a few things you should remember while browsing the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Lt. Cmdr. Kaitlyn Schiavone, a Navy dermatologist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, conducts an exam with a 6-year-old.
Officials say Florida faces healthcare provider shortage
Over 20% of Florida physicians are over the retirement age of 65, and Florida ranks sixth in the U.S. for the highest percentage of physicians over 60.

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Tyson Foods recalls 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets due to metal pieces
The recalled product is the dinosaur-shaped “Fun Nuggets” with a “use by” date of September 4th, 2024. If you have purchased this product, Tyson urges you to discard it immediately.
Open Enrollment for 2024 Marketplace Healthcare plans begin today
Open Enrollment for a 2024 Marketplace health plan runs from November 1 to January 15. To try and simplify this year’s shopping process, the federal government is reducing the number of plans offered on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Recruitment begins for Florida’s first post-foster care longterm study 
The Florida Youth Experiences Study will follow 325 foster youth for five years as they transition into adulthood and full independence.
Seven questions to ask before getting Medicare
If you’re getting close to age 65 or if retirement is right around the corner, there’s a lot you need to know about Medicare before you choose a plan. 
Florida and nine other Medicaid holdout states scramble to improve health coverage
Supporters of Medicaid expansion have long argued that giving more people health insurance would improve health outcomes and help keep the doors open at financially strapped hospitals.
Gun deaths among children and teens have soared – but there are ways to reverse the trend
Whereas the proportion of youth firearm-involved deaths due to unintentional shootings is typically highest during childhood, the share of gun deaths due to suicide peaks in adolescence.
Pick your Medicare plan Orange County
The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period opens October 15th and runs through December 7th for coverage effective January 1st, 2024.
Floridians share stories of struggles in 'dental health crisis'
According to a workforce survey by the Florida Department of Health, nearly eight in 10 Florida dentists said they did not accept Medicaid patients.
AdventHealth Apopka unveils $26.3 million hospital expansion
This new investment will address the increasing demand for complex care within the community. Construction has started, which will offer 38 new inpatient beds and four dialysis bays.
Some states began disenrolling people from Medicaid earlier than others, with health policy researcher KFF finding more than eight million people have lost their health insurance as of October 2023.
New number: Some 92,000 Floridians lost Medicaid coverage in September
The new number adds to the more than half a million Floridians who have lost coverage since the end of the COVID-19 emergency.