Health & Science

Health & Science
3:24 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Beta-testing Google Glass

A Tallahassee marketer is among those chosen to beta-test Google’s “in-your-face” web device.

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WFSU Local
4:00 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Capital Health Plan Sitting Out Of Federal Insurance Exchange, But For How Long?

Capital Health Plan

There’s more than one insurance company in North Florida, but you wouldn’t know it just by looking at the federal government’s health insurance exchange website.

Many Floridians are now finally able to log on to healthcare.gov after weeks of delays due to problems with the site. They’re finding that in North Florida there are nearly 30 plans available, however, “they’re all, unfortunately, all versions of Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and that’s fairly alarming that there is no competition," says Donna Gillette.

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Health & Science
5:33 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

State Disability Agency To Move Another 600 People Off Waiting List

Agency For Persons With Disabilities Secretary Barbara Palmer
LHatter WFSU News

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities plans to move even more people off a waiting list after receiving additional funding from the Legislature earlier in the year.

APD administers state and federal funding to help people with developmental disabilities receive care in their homes. Families can use those dollars for in-home care and other services, such as job skill development. The state gave APD an additional $36 million, which Agency head Barbara Palmer initially believed could help up to a 1,000 people. Now the agency is closer to 1,400.

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Health & Science
6:20 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Florida's Premature Birth Rate Rises; Health Advocates Say That's Troubling

MGN Online

Florida’s premature birth rate is on the increase, and health advocates are hoping to bring awareness to the issue to help lower the leading cause of newborn death.

Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions Project Director Carol Brady says in some cases, the increase of preterm births can be attributed to inducing births in case of a medical emergency. But, she says in recent years the decision when to birth a baby has increasingly been about convenience.

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WFSU Local
10:27 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Groups Unaffiliated With 'ObamaCare' Try To Cash In

Logo of the Obamacare Enrollment Team
LHatter WFSU News

It was a small affair at Tallahassee’s St. Mary’s Primitive Baptist Church Tuesday night as about 40 people came out to hear a presentation on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Federal insurance exchanges are still a mess and many uninsured Floridians are turning to local groups to figure out how and where to purchase insurance—and whether they qualify. That’s created many opportunities for groups to step in and try to help people with their insurance questions – even if they’re not affiliated with the federal exchanges.

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