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Florida Ranked 9th Worst State For Health Care

Health care. It has been the headline for many news sites and stations for several weeks and Republicans find themselves back at the drawing board to figure out a health care reform.

Florida Cities May Sue Drug Makers For Opioid Deaths

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city is considering suing companies that make and distribute prescription painkillers, alleging they are partly to blame for a rise in overdose deaths.

Judge: Pulse Gunman’s Wife Will Get Mental Health Evaluation

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge is permitting the wife of the Florida nightclub shooter to get a mental evaluation from an expert chosen by prosecutors.

Trump Threat: End Health Payments Unless There’s An Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law.

The Latest: Rand Paul To Vote Yes On Health Care Vote

Sen. Rand Paul says he will vote “yes” on a pivotal health care vote Tuesday afternoon after receiving assurances from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump: Health Vote Is Last Chance For GOP To Do Right...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured Republicans Monday to approve the Senate's wheezing health care bill, saying a showdown vote planned for this week is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase the Obama health law.

Science Says: Not All Cancers Need Treatment Right Away

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it's a prostate tumor.

Science Says: Too early for forecast on Lyme disease ticks

NEW YORK (AP) — Tick populations are exploding? Tick-borne diseases are on the rise? Some recent headlines suggest Americans are facing a particularly bad year for tick bites and illnesses, but the evidence is patchy and the science complicated.

No More Limits On Florida Malpractice Awards

The Florida Supreme Court has declared that a law capping medical malpractice payouts that’s been in effect for more than a decade is illegal and must be dumped.

Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time

Even doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It’s hard to stop prescribing them. Melissa Jones is on a mission to break doctors of their habit, and in the process try to turn the tide of the painkiller epidemic that has engulfed 2 million Americans.