Health & Science

The Zika virus is likely being transmitted by mosquitoes in a one-square-mile area just north of downtown Miami, the Florida Department of Health said Friday.

https://data.medicare.gov/Hospital-Compare/Hospital-General-Information/xubh-q36u / Hospital Ratings, CMS

A majority of Florida’s hospitals received low marks under the federal government’s new ratings system. The data was released earlier this week. But  some hospitals are starting to make peace with the new system.

FDA May Lift Restrictions On Gay Blood Donations

Jul 27, 2016
OneBlood.org

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be lifting regulations on blood donations from gay men. The move comes after pressure from activists in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club and blood shortages that followed.

Turkle Tom via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/turkletom/

Florida officials are investigating what could be the first homegrown, mosquito-borne Zika case in the continental United States. But an Orlando physician believes a local outbreak won’t hit the state as hard as other countries.

Naoki Takano via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/echizen78/

Big Bend Cares is preparing to break ground on a new neighborhood clinic.

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