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Florida Ranked 9th Worst State For Health Care

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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.
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Florida Cities May Sue Drug Makers For Opioid Deaths

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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

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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.