Health and Science

Alachua County Fire Rescue unveils pediatric tool kits

As the nation celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Alachua County Fire Rescue celebrated its commitment to accessibility for special needs and pediatric patients. The rescue trucks now include tool kits to facilitate more effective communication and provide a healthy distraction for patients who receive treatment. The kits come with communication …

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University of Florida doctor suspended following sexual misconduct complaint

An osteopathic physician with the University of Florida College of Medicine’s anesthesiology department has been placed on paid leave after UF Police filed a criminal complaint after an administrative assistant accused him of sexual misconduct in March. Ahmad Abdul-Rahim, 31, of Gainesville pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations of false …

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Florida’s largest Medicaid payment vendor must pay nearly $9.1 million after missing deadline to challenge government fine

The deadline set by Florida lapsed for its largest Medicaid payment vendor to challenge a nearly $9.1 million fine over the company’s failure for nearly three months to pay tens of thousands of health-care claims for the state’s sickest and neediest children. Sunshine State Health Plan Inc. of Tampa had …

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