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Florida has reported its second case of the Zika virus via local mosquitos.

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This month, the Florida Department of Health is placing emphasis on the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.

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October is the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month, the Florida Department of Children and Families also received a grant to help support domestic violence victims.

Flu Season Expected To Be One Of The Worst This Year

Oct 9, 2017
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This year, the flu season is expected to be among one of the worst to hit the United States.   

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North Florida’s Franklin County has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the state. Between 2013 and 2015, there were 28 births per thousand girls between 15 to 17 years old. Jocelyn Beever reports the figures remain high even as overall teen births have dropped in recent years.

The Florida Department of Health is seeking public input this week on a rule for medical cannabis. It’s holding workshops around the state.

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A major supporter of medical marijuana in Florida’s Capitol has filed legislation implementing Amendment Two.    

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Despite a predicted slow down during the cooler winter season, the Zika virus continues plaguing Florida.

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There are now more than 1,200 cases of the Zika virus in Florida, and about a fifth are locally contracted cases via Florida mosquitoes. So, health officials are reminding Floridians to continue taking preventive measures to combat the disease.

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The Zika virus outbreak is no longer an international emergency, according to the World Health Organization. But a Florida epidemiologist is stressing the disease is still a threat. 

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Tobacco Free Florida is partnering with a state workforce board to help unemployed Floridians who smoke have a better chance at employment.

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A measure signed into law by President Obama includes money to help combat the Zika virus. Florida is expected to be one of the areas to get a large amount of the funds. That’s in addition to the millions of dollars in state money Governor Rick Scott has already set aside in the Zika fight. But, questions now remain about when and how the funds will be distributed to help affected Floridians.

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Will Florida Moms adopt the “Baby Box?” The committee that reviews child abuse death cases is hoping that could be a successful effort to help Florida in the future, and got an update on that Wednesday.

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Most Florida schools have already started, and state officials are continuing to prepare school superintendents as well as school personnel on what they can do to inform parents and protect the students from the Zika virus.

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Leon County schools will soon start, and officials are preparing to make sure parents and kids are Zika prepared.

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Panama City Beach area chickens have tested positive for West Nile Virus and two horses in Jefferson have contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The Florida Department of Health is warning the viruses are transmitted through mosquito bites.

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Florida health officials have unveiled a new campaign aimed at teaching kids about mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry, like the Zika virus.

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Florida’s Department of Health says nurseries could begin processing marijuana next month.  The department has been wrangling with the issue for more than two years.

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There are now more than 180 cases of the Zika virus in Florida. State health officials reported the highest number of new cases in a single day Tuesday.

Tallahassee Team Wins Neighborhood Health Grant

May 23, 2016
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The Invest Health Initiative is awarding community development grants to teams in 50 cities across the country. A group of Tallahassee leaders has won $60,000.

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It didn't take long for Dr. Celeste Philip to transition from acting to official Surgeon General and Florida Department of Health Secretary.

In March, she replaced her predecessor Dr. John Armstrong after the Florida Senate failed to confirm him.

State health officials reported three new cases of the Zika virus in Florida, one of them a pregnant woman.

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Tuesday is Diabetes Alert Day, and Florida health officials are encouraging the public to learn about their risk for the disease.

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The Statewide Human trafficking council welcomed its newest member Monday. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi—who leads the group—introduced the person chosen to replace the former head of the state Department of Health Dr. John Armstrong.

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A genetically engineered mosquito could stop the Zika virus from spreading. 

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