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'He is out of his mind today': Documents lay out botched procedures Jacksonville surgeon allegedly performed


Created: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 23:25:42 GMT

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Recently released documents indicate that multiple medical professionals were concerned with Dr. David Heekin's abilities while he was still assigned to surgery.

Read more: 'He is out of his mind today': Documents lay out botched procedures Jacksonville surgeon allegedly performed


If you're exposed to COVID, FDA now recommends 3 at-home tests


Created: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 21:17:38 GMT

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The agency said a government study showed adding a third at-home COVID test improved accuracy from 62% to 79%.

Read more: If you're exposed to COVID, FDA now recommends 3 at-home tests


Veteran-owned boxing gym opens in Downtown Jacksonville, hopes to revitalize area


Created: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 20:31:26 GMT

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The owner, an Army veteran, and one of the instructors, a Purple Heart recipient, say boxing can heal.

Read more: Veteran-owned boxing gym opens in Downtown Jacksonville, hopes to revitalize area


CDC relaxes COVID-19 guidelines, drops quarantine requirement


Created: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 20:18:35 GMT

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The CDC recommendations apply to everyone, but the changes could be particularly important for schools, which resume classes this month in many part of the country.

Read more: CDC relaxes COVID-19 guidelines, drops quarantine requirement


Veterans health bill marks a personal victory for President Biden


Created: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 18:22:39 GMT

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The president made addressing the problem one of his priorities during his State of the Union address in March.

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Parents push back on Florida Board of Medicine vote to begin rule-making process on gender-affirming care for children


Created: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 03:30:49 GMT

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The state's Department of Health says there is not enough research that shows therapy or surgeries are safe.

Read more: Parents push back on Florida Board of Medicine vote to begin rule-making process on gender-affirming care for children


Senate Democrats pass budget package; House to vote next


Created: Sun, 07 Aug 2022 19:28:35 GMT

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The House seems likely to provide final congressional approval when it returns briefly from summer recess on Friday.

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Biden tests negative for COVID after rare rebound case, will isolate until 2nd test confirms


Created: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 19:52:33 GMT

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When he was first infected with COVID-19, the president took Paxlovid, an antiviral that in some cases causes a person to test positive again later.

Read more: Biden tests negative for COVID after rare rebound case, will isolate until 2nd test confirms


If you previously got a smallpox vaccine does it provide protection against monkeypox?


Created: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:26:51 GMT

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The CDC said Monkeypox is closely related to the virus that causes smallpox, and smallpox vaccines can provide some protection against Monkeypox.

Read more: If you previously got a smallpox vaccine does it provide protection against monkeypox?


First Coast health departments roll out monkeypox vaccine as US declares public health emergency


Created: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 03:16:44 GMT

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Six cases have been reported in Duval County, with one confirmed and five listed as probable.

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US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak


Created: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 00:34:14 GMT

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The announcement frees up federal funding and resources to fight the virus that has already infected more than 6,600 Americans.

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Estados Unidos declara emergencia sanitaria por el brote de viruela símica


Created: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 21:45:43 GMT

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Con más de 6,600 casos confirmados en el país, el anuncio tiene como fin destinar fondos federales y recursos para combatir el virus.

Read more: Estados Unidos declara emergencia sanitaria por el brote de viruela símica


Gov. DeSantis announces 'massive expansion' of addiction care network to battle rising opioid deaths


Created: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 03:22:39 GMT

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The network originally started in Palm Beach County and is now being stretched to 12 different counties after seeing success over the past two years.

Read more: Gov. DeSantis announces 'massive expansion' of addiction care network to battle rising opioid deaths


Biden signs executive order to protect travel for abortion


Created: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 00:00:52 GMT

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It is the latest in a series of executive actions from the Biden administration since Roe v. Wade was overturned.

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Charlie's Mission: How a Marine veteran in Jacksonville is taking care of his community


Created: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 16:47:38 GMT

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He's a Marine veteran who spends his retirement checks on feeding the homeless in downtown Jacksonville. Now, Charlie Griffin is opening up a medical clinic.

Read more: Charlie's Mission: How a Marine veteran in Jacksonville is taking care of his community


Yes, there is a recall for one type of Oatly brand oat milk


Created: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 14:56:33 GMT

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Lyons-Magnus recalled products including one type of oat milk, along with protein shakes, creamers and coffee drinks.

Read more: Yes, there is a recall for one type of Oatly brand oat milk


Former camp counselor describes 'disgusting' living conditions at Jacksonville child care facility


Created: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 00:02:42 GMT

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A former international counselor hired to work at Happy Acres Ranch for the summer says the facility 'felt like a prison' for international staff

Read more: Former camp counselor describes 'disgusting' living conditions at Jacksonville child care facility


More than 100,000 pounds of frozen P.F. Chang's products recalled


Created: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 01:47:24 GMT

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"The frozen beef products are labeled as beef and broccoli but contain orange chicken," the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.

Read more: More than 100,000 pounds of frozen P.F. Chang's products recalled


Some Banana Boat spray sunscreen recalled due to 'unexpected levels of benzene'


Created: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 11:07:01 GMT

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An internal review found trace levels of benzene in the brand's Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30.

Read more: Some Banana Boat spray sunscreen recalled due to 'unexpected levels of benzene'


New Florida Blue Medicare program could help bring down opioid deaths


Created: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 23:20:32 GMT

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Leaders behind this program say new opioid users consumed less and stopped earlier.

Read more: New Florida Blue Medicare program could help bring down opioid deaths


Women’s Center near Kernan offering walk-in mammograms twice a month


Created: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 01:05:49 GMT

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Screening mammograms are considered preventative and typically are covered by most insurance.

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When should you get tested for monkeypox?


Created: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:43:41 GMT

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As monkeypox case numbers rise in the U.S. and as health officials increase testing resources, here are key indicators of symptoms and when to get tested.

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Study finds 'conclusive evidence' repetitive head impacts cause CTE


Created: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 13:03:50 GMT

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The degenerative brain disease CTE has been found in more than 300 former NFL players as well as semi-pro and high school soccer players.

Read more: Study finds 'conclusive evidence' repetitive head impacts cause CTE


Forget traditional contacts: Jacksonville doctor talks newly approved permanent contact lenses


Created: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 12:07:27 GMT

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The FDA has approved EVO Visian ICL in March of 2022, but millions of people have received the implant around the world.

Read more: Forget traditional contacts: Jacksonville doctor talks newly approved permanent contact lenses


Under fire, US officials say monkeypox can still be stopped


Created: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 04:33:07 GMT

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Health departments in some major cities don’t have enough shots to meet demand and have stopped scheduling appointments for second vaccine doses to stretch supplies.

Read more: Under fire, US officials say monkeypox can still be stopped


FDOH in Duval County releases monkeypox vaccine rollout plan


Created: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 21:32:45 GMT

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During Phase 1, laboratory personnel and select health care personnel at high risk for monkeypox will be prioritized.

Read more: FDOH in Duval County releases monkeypox vaccine rollout plan


'Felt like razor blades all over my body' | Georgia man with monkeypox describes painful experience


Created: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 19:14:16 GMT

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Casey Hampton first thought they were heat rashes, but a trip to his doctor and dermatologist told him otherwise: he had monkeypox.

Read more: 'Felt like razor blades all over my body' | Georgia man with monkeypox describes painful experience


México reporta 60 casos confirmados de la viruela símica en 11 estados


Created: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 19:05:59 GMT

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Más de la mitad de los casos confirmados se encuentran en la Ciudad de México y la Secretaría de Salud activó un portal para informar a la población.

Read more: México reporta 60 casos confirmados de la viruela símica en 11 estados


Bacteria that causes rare tropical disease found in US soil for 1st time


Created: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 15:25:45 GMT

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The bacteria was found on a Mississippi man's property after he come down with the disease, but officials say it's likely in other spots along the Gulf Coast.

Read more: Bacteria that causes rare tropical disease found in US soil for 1st time


President Biden tests negative for COVID-19, ends 'strict isolation'


Created: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 00:20:52 GMT

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While President Biden said that "COVID isn't gone," he stressed that Americans can avoid serious illness with vaccines and available treatments.

Read more: President Biden tests negative for COVID-19, ends 'strict isolation'


Male birth control pill nears human trial


Created: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 20:17:09 GMT

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The new pill has been 99% effective in mice - and 100% reversible - without targeting hormones.

Read more: Male birth control pill nears human trial


UPDATE: Florida teen fighting for life after beach trip


Created: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 18:33:51 GMT

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Caleb Ziegelbauer started experiencing headaches and hallucinations about a week after swimming at a Port Charlotte beach, his family says.

Read more: UPDATE: Florida teen fighting for life after beach trip


Two Jacksonville COVID-19 testing sites to close, City says


Created: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 18:15:17 GMT

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The City-sponsored sites will no longer be offering COVID-19 testing or vaccines.

Read more: Two Jacksonville COVID-19 testing sites to close, City says


Study finds treatment for long COVID, only offered in limited locations including Florida


Created: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 11:38:10 GMT

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Researches out of Israel say they found a treatment to heal the brain from long COVID damage in the frontal lobe.

Read more: Study finds treatment for long COVID, only offered in limited locations including Florida


Florida Mining Gallery opens new exhibition


Created: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 19:04:37 GMT

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THUNDER FLOWER/Emotional Labor was created to help spark the conversation around birth trauma and postpartum.

Read more: Florida Mining Gallery opens new exhibition


Man with monkeypox says just being awake is excruciating


Created: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 17:15:21 GMT

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“You look at it, and it’s such an ugly virus. ... And you think I don’t want to be anywhere near that," Wesley Wallace told our Houston, Texas station KHOU-TV.

Read more: Man with monkeypox says just being awake is excruciating


Emergency declaration means more resources to stop spread of monkeypox in Florida


Created: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 03:31:28 GMT

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There are two confirmed cases of monkeypox in Duval County.

Read more: Emergency declaration means more resources to stop spread of monkeypox in Florida


What is pink sauce?: The mysterious condiment taking over TikTok


Created: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 21:38:15 GMT

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The pink concoction created by a Florida chef is stirring up controversy online.

Read more: What is pink sauce?: The mysterious condiment taking over TikTok


'You're magic!': Santa delivers Christmas in July to Wolfson Children's Hospital


Created: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 18:34:30 GMT

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Santa came by Monday to deliver presents and joy to the hospital's littlest patients.

Read more: 'You're magic!': Santa delivers Christmas in July to Wolfson Children's Hospital


WHO declares monkeypox outbreak a global emergency; here's what that means


Created: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 16:05:20 GMT

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The emergency declaration mostly serves as a plea to draw more global resources and attention to an outbreak.

Read more: WHO declares monkeypox outbreak a global emergency; here's what that means

 
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