Two dead, over 170 potentially exposed in ‘superbug’ outbreak – Contaminated medical instruments are thought to be the source of a “superbug” outbreak in Los Angeles. Two patients exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria have died, while 7 have been infected. […]
By Brooke Baitinger on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 10:30 am
Several programs in Florida are helping individuals sign up for health insurance. The services assist with creating email accounts, filling out paperwork and selecting the best coverage options.
By Shannon Kaestle on April 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 2, 2014 at 10:20 am
Vehicle fee cut bill waits for Gov. Scott signature – Gov. Scott will sign into law a bill that will lower vehicle registration fees today. The bill will potentially save motorists a total of $309 million during the 2014-2015 budget year. […]
By Cyanne Dunn on March 30th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm
With the March 31 deadline to enroll approaching, healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act has spiked, with Floridians making up around 7 percent of enrollees.
By Angela Skane on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 11:49 am
Electronic cigarettes may not help people stop smoking: study – A study by the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking after […]
By Kylie Lacusky on March 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm
The University of Florida Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday morning to approve a plan that requires incoming students to show proof of health insurance. Students who apply for the fall 2014 semester will be required to have health insurance for enrollment, though students who enter UF before fall 2014 will be grandfathered into current requirements, which do not include health insurance.
By Paige Parrinelli on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 25, 2012 at 11:52 am
Stories that WUFT noticed from around the state: Families grapple with shrinking state services offered to ‘medically fragile’ kids – Tampa Bay Times – The U.S. Department of Justice said the state of Florida has reduced home care for children […]
By Blake Alderman on April 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm
Hurricanes are a big point of emphasis in the state of Florida when it comes to its citizen’s preparedness. A new government study questions the procedures that nursing homes take to get ready for natural disasters. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman […]
By Jordan Matich on February 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm
President Obama Friday unveiled a new compromise for a contraception policy that would allow female employees of religiously affiliated institutions to seek contraception from their healthcare providers, regardless of a hospital’s policy. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on the […]