Feds: Medicaid Expansion Would Help Mentally Ill FloridiansSome 726,000 uninsured Floridians suffered from mental health and substance abuse issues in 2014 and nearly half of them could have gotten treatment if the state expanded Medicaid, federal health officials said Monday.
Blood Test for Concussions? Researchers Report Some ProgressNew research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions.
Medicaid Expansion Would Help Mentally Ill FloridiansFederal health officials says 726,000 uninsured Floridians suffered from mental health and substance abuse issues in 2014 and nearly half of them could have gotten treatment if the state expanded Medicaid.
CDC Guidelines Aim to Curb Painkiller PrescribingPrescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin.
FDA Expands Use of Pfizer Drug for Rare Form of Lung CancerThe Food and Drug Administration expanded approval of a Pfizer drug to treat a small subset of lung cancer patients with a rare mutation.
FDA: No Significant Impact from Test of Modified MosquitoesA field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys would not harm humans or the environment, according to documents released Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Can People With Heart Problems Still Practice Hot Yoga?Studies have long shown the health benefits of yoga, but a Miami cardiologist is conducting a study to determine whether hot yoga improves vascular function and blood flow, especially for patients with hypertension and other vascular issues.
Florida Governor, Surgeon General to Discuss Zika ReadinessGov. Rick Scott and State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong are planning to give an update on Florida's preparedness efforts relating to the Zika virus.
Health Czar To Visit Florida As Insurance Deadline NearsObama's chief health official is heading to South Florida as the deadline to sign up for health insurance nears.
Shaheen Asks For Aggressive Response To Zika VirusU.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has written to key federal agencies calling for an aggressive and coordinated response to protect Americans from the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems in South America.
First Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Los Angeles CountyHealth officials say an adolescent girl who traveled from Los Angeles County to El Salvador late last year was infected with the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus.
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