Wednesday, May 12, 2021
When a child becomes sick or injured, families look to Florida’s children’s hospitals for care — in South Florida, families turn to Nicklaus Children’s. We are one of four specialty-licensed, freestanding children’s hospitals operating in the state of Florida...
At the end of last week, as concerns about coronavirus continue to rise, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., urged the U.S. Defense Department to keep open the Sabal Park Clinic and halt the decision to restrict the MacDill Air Force Base clinic to Active Duty personnel only.
The tiff started when White House spokesperson Jen Psaki singled out Florida as a place that had plenty of vaccines. DeSantis defended the state by explaining that what Florida has in stock are second doses already promised to seniors and that his administration would not renege on that promise for the booster shot.
There are tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors residing in Florida and the Members are requesting information about the progress of the state program to vaccinate this population, including estimates of how many survivors have yet to be vaccinated.
Reports are emerging of Florida teens being rushed to the hospital with COVID-19 like symptoms after using e-cigarette products—some having to be placed on ventilators. The patients test negative for the novel coronavirus, however they vape. Health experts are concerned that the underaged use of e-cigarettes may be exacerbating the COVID-19 crisis—potentially putting minors who vape at an increased risk of complications from the virus.
The Neighborhood Health Clinic delivers medical and dental care to uninsured, low income and working Collier County adults. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization supported by individual donations, businesses, foundations, service clubs, civic and religious organizations, and grants.
Moody initially warned of scams associated with vaccine card posts in February, but since then, millions of Floridians have received a vaccine. With the ramp up in vaccinations occurring throughout the state, comes an increased risk of fraud related to the inoculations. Vaccination cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include the recipient’s full name, birthdate and vaccine location—information scammers can use to hack online accounts or commit identity fraud.
“This severely disadvantages Florida, making it harder for the state to vaccinate its senior population and, in turn, to quickly move on to vaccinate the broader population, as more contagious strains of the virus circulate within the state. Over one in five Florida residents—20.9 percent of Floridians—is age 65 or older, trailing only Maine and Puerto Rico, where the number is 21.3 percent,” the congresswoman’s office noted.
A proposal to help Americans behind on their student loan payments championed by members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill is coming to Tallahassee. 
The U.S. Department of Justice - Southern Florida District announced 30 individuals charged with offenses relating to their alleged participation in various schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. According to the Department of Justice, the defendants' conduct...