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Northwest Coast Red Tide Status Map (September 19, 2018)
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Fish kills and Red Tide blooms are being observed in more Florida counties, most recently in Northwest Florida.

The Center of Tallahassee is advertising leasing space on its website.
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The Centre of Tallahassee is transitioning from a mall to a business complex. The building is starting to empty out to make room for new state offices. Several small stores are closing, have closed or are in the process of relocating.

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Several legal actions happened this week involving medical marijuana in Florida.

One ruling found that the state can’t limit the number of medical marijuana treatment centers, known as MMTC’s. In other words, that means no caps on the number of dispensaries.

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Florida Department of Health's Take Control Website

With a new opioid law in effect, Florida health officials are educating the public on some of the new changes through a new campaign.

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As of July, mothers in all 50 states can freely breastfeed in public. This comes right in time for August, National Breastfeeding Month.

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World Hepatitis Day is July 28th. Health officials are working to raise public awareness and provide treatment.

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While a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Florida Department of Health shows a high vaccination rate in Florida. Leon County health officials want to see that number reach 100 percent in time for school starting this August.

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Mosquito populations on the East Coast are 2 to 3 times larger than normal, according to an estimate by The National Pest Management Association. 

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Florida lawmakers continue to be frustrated with the state Department of Health over its slow implementation of medical marijuana rules. 

Florida’s embattled medical marijuana office continues wading through rulemaking—two years after Florida voters approved the system. But the industry is moving faster than regulators ability to govern it, leading to problems.

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Mosquitoes can be carriers for diseases the Florida Department of Health would rather not see this summer. 

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The City of Tallahassee is encouraging residents to ditch their cars and take public transportation for a spin as part of Florida’s Active Transportation Week.

April is Autism Awareness month, and the Florida Department of Health is using the time to highlight a potential resource for disabled Floridians.

Florida’s Medicinal Marijuana industry has had a newsworthy week with lawsuits, court cases, and administrative complaints. To cap off this eventful week, the Department of Health held another Marijuana workshop on Friday, which focused on packaging, labeling, and waste management.

Marijuana Provider Worried About DOH Pesticide Rules

Apr 11, 2018
Lawmakers have tried and failed for years, but perhaps 2015 is the year medical marijuana comes to Florida.
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A marijuana provider has raised concerns with the Florida Department of Health’s proposed pesticide rules, and both sides have a deadline for a compromise.

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Florida health officials are warning about the dangers of sharing contact lenses.

In a YouTube video, the Florida Department of Health warns against sharing contact lenses, especially cosmetic ones. It starts off with one girl with brown eyes asking a friend to borrow her blue lenses, before they go out.

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month ends Saturday. And, Florida health officials want the public to be aware of the cancer that’s the second leading cause of death among men and women.

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The Florida Legislature has grown tired of the Department of Health’s lack of progress on medical marijuana rules. The frustration has led DOH to conduct a series of workshops to move forward on the issue. The most recent one focused on pesticide use. 

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is a private hospital, but serves as the region's safety net system.
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More than a decade of discord over how to apportion Florida’s trauma centers may have come to a close Tuesday, with the Senate’s passage of what amounts to a compromise.