Health

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Carbon monoxide poisoning from generators has reportedly killed five Floridians in the wake of Irma. Here are some ways to prevent exposure to the potentially deadly gas.

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The solo practice family doctor is becoming less and less common. But a local primary care group is surviving the test of time, and celebrating twenty years of service. WFSU sat down with some of the doctors there to find out how healthcare has changed in the past two decades.

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The Florida Panhandle, like many rural areas across the country, is experiencing a shortage of healthcare providers. Competitive residencies and high-paying specialties draw graduates toward big cities. WFSU went on the road to find out what it’s like to stay in those rural areas.

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Many Tallahassee residents don’t live in walking distance of a grocery store or garden, especially in the city’s Southside. But the closing of the Winn Dixie on Paul Russell Road could be an opportunity for urban farmers.

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The struggling Calhoun – Liberty Hospital is slated to receive a million dollars to expand its emergency room, after dodging the Governor's veto pen. The funding could help the small facility recover from financial troubles and public scrutiny.

New Device Helps Clear Up Low Vision

Jul 20, 2016
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The Lighthouse of the Big Bend is demonstrating a device to help people with limited or low vision navigate the world around them. 

Perspectives: Heartwalk

Sep 25, 2014

The American Heart Association’s Tallahassee Heartwalk fundraiser takes place October 11 at Tom Brown Park.  Talking about the event and ways to stay heart healthy are: Jeannine Nuzzo with the local Heart Association office; Leon County EMS’s Sally Davis; and heart disease survivor Clark Brookstone.

411 Teen: MAACA

Sep 12, 2014

Dr. Liz Holifield talks with representatives from the Minority Alliance for Advocating Community Awareness and Action on their mission to educate the public about serious illnesses and how to address situations of people who must deal with them.

Original airdate: June 15, 2014

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The United Way of The Big Bend is refocusing its mission, scaling down its operations to focus on the areas of health, education and income.  The group’s president says the move is a direct response to a survey the organization put out to the community.

411 Teen: MAACA

Jun 13, 2014

Dr. Liz Holifield talks with representatives of the Minority Alliance for Advocating Community Awareness and Action, regarding their work to educate the public about diseases and treatment for such ailments as tuberculosis, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

Original airdate: June 15, 2014

Capital Report: 05-01-2014

May 1, 2014

The sponsor of a measure aimed at overhauling the state’s pension system says that effort’s dead, but bill supporters and opponents alike say they won’t declare the win or loss until the 2014 Legislative Session comes to an end. Sascha Cordner reports

A non-citizen Florida State University law school graduate is just steps away from earning the right to practice law in the state. Regan McCarthy has more….

Capital Report: 04-10-2014

Apr 10, 2014

The Florida House is cobbling together several different health-related bills in the hope the combined proposal will sway the Senate to vote for them. But as Lynn Hatter reports, the new, combined proposal still doesn’t sway some in the originating chamber.

A pension reform proposal is now heading to the House floor, while its Senate companion just cleared its first committee. As Sascha Cordner reports, while both now scaled-back bills have their differences, they have an equal amount of opposition from public employees and most Democrats stacked against them.

Perspectives: Working Well Initiative

Jan 27, 2014

According to the bureau of labor statistics, the two things most Americans spend the most time doing are work, and sleep-- leaving only a few hours to handle everything else in between. For many workers, finding the time to balance work, social demands, and a hectic home life can be overwhelming and stressful.  Coming up on Perspectives, we’ll talk about ways employers and employees can create healthier work environments to make the most of each day and promote healthier lifestyles.

411 Teen: Interview with Rachel Brown

Jan 23, 2014

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience. Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents.  This week, Dr. Liz speaks with Rachel Brown, who was afflicted with retinopathy at an early age, about coping with blindness.

411 Teen: Rickards on Health

Jan 15, 2014

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience. Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents.  This week, Dr. Liz sits down with students from Rickards High School to discuss their Academy of Health Sciences.

411 Teen: Stuttering

Mar 16, 2013

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience.  Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents specifically.   This week Dr Liz discusses stuttering with Jane Fraser, author and president of The Stuttering Foundation.

411 Teen: Sore Throats

Mar 16, 2013

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience.  This episode discusses the symptoms and treatments of sore throats and related infections in kids and teens with Dr. Harold Katz.

411 Teen: Healthy Lifestyles

Mar 16, 2013

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience. This episode Dr. Liz talks with the panel on healthy lifestyle issues including eating well, exercise and societal pressure to be fit.

411 Teen: Infectious Disease

Jan 30, 2013

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience.  Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents specifically.  This week, Dr. Liz discusses the nature and spread of infectious diseases with Dr. Philbert Ford of the Southeastern Center For Infectious Diseases.

Fla. Pain Patients: Drug Enforcment Has Gone Too Far

Jul 19, 2012

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the State of Florida continue their crackdown on illegal prescription drug trafficking. But, chronic pain patients say, they’re suffering from unintended consequences of the crackdown.

In late June, a DEA bust nicknamed Operation Pill Street Blues closed seven illegal operations across the state. One of them was the Jacksonville clinic where chronic pain patient Stephen Silva was being treated for his four spine injuries.   

Capital Report: 06-15-2012

Jun 18, 2012

Florida’s fight with the federal government over plans to purge the voter rolls hit a new high this week as both entities announced dueling lawsuits over the issue. The state is accusing the federal government of stonewalling its efforts, and the feds say the purge is unconstitutional. Lynn Hatter reports as the fight drags on, more people are weighing in on what is becoming an increasingly contentious issue in a battleground state.

 

Capital Report: 03-23-2012

Mar 26, 2012

The shooting death of a seventeen-year old teen has drawn national attention to the Central Florida community of Sanford.  Trayvon Martin was killed in February by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman.  Now, Lynn Hatter reports state and federal officials are looking for answers and the nation is having a conversation about race, profiling and a Florida law that critics say is at the center of the case… 

Capital Report: 02-22-2012

Feb 22, 2012

Florida’s charter schools are looking for some extra money this year, and they’ve set their sights on traditional public schools to get it. Lynn Hatter reports the charter groups held a rally in Tallahassee Wednesday to urge the legislature to pass bills that would give them both enrollment and financial boosts.