Health & Science

The Calhoun Liberty Hospital has reached a settlement deal with Florida’s health care oversight agency. The hospital faced steep fines over its handling of a woman who was forcibly discharged from the facility and later died.

Big Bend Cares is expanding—in both size and healthcare offerings.  The organization broke ground Tuesday on a 27,000 square foot facility.

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The federal government is downplaying concerns about large potential rate hikes in health insurance plans next year. Many Florida providers are asking for double-digit increases.

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.

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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.

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