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Orange County Teenagers Taking Part in Illegal Tattoo Parties

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is cautioning parents to be on the alert to underground tattoo parties. The parties are attracting young teens and pose significant health risks.

District 5's Commissioner Race Extended to May 6th

Tuesday's race for a new Orlando City Commissioner in District 5 will go to a runoff between candidates Juan Lynum and Regina Hill.

Disaster Preparedness One Focus of Public Health Week

The Orange County Health Department is using national Public Health Week to tell people that they are the starting point for community health.

Maitland Walks Kick-Off Greeted By Big Crowd

Nearly 17-thousand commuters heading into the Maitland Center Office Complex this morning have a new path to personal health. An initiative known as Maitland Walks unveiled Central Florida's first marked, urban walking route.

Florida Hospital Hosts SunRail Sneak Peak

Florida Hospital began readying its employees for SunRail by offering a sneak peak of one the cars Thursday morning. The hospital is invested in seeing its workers make use of it.

Winter Park Housing Authority Announces Its First Smoke-Free Complex

A Winter Park Public housing complex is going smoke-free. The move does more than ban smoking- it includes help with quitting.

Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment Ends But Options Remain

The deadline is passed, but those who couldn't sign up for health care coverage Monday because of website glitches may not be out of luck. Local navigators are still one the job.

Healthcare Navigators Focusing on Special Enrollment

Healthcare navigators say they're having an easier day now that the deadline for signing up for health care coverage is behind them. Their job now is to help with the special enrollment option.

Edgewater High Student Health Center A New Approach to Healthcare

A new partnership between Florida Hospital and the Florida Department of Health in Orange county makes it possible for some Orange county students to have access to a free student health center. The Edgewater High School based clinic is a new approach to health that's helping kids stay in school.

Community Service Groups Working Hard To Encourage Healthcare Coverage Sign Up

Healthcare.gov and its government funded navigators have been the stuff of headlines for months, small community service organizations are really the ones on the front lines for health care coverage sign ups.

Health Fair Brings Needed Services to the Community

03-13-14 WMFE|Orlando. A full spectrum of free health screenings is expected to draw hundreds to Harvest Time International in Sanford this Saturday. It's Hispanic Health Initiatives' annual health fair. The fair is designed to bring much needed services out into the community.

Rollins Student Hula Hoops Her Way to New Fitness Career

You may think of hula hoops as child's play, but a growing number of people are turning to hula hoops as a form of exercise. And some people are seeing great results.

Pediatric Medical Mystery at Orlando Health's Arnold Palmer Hospital Gets Published

Imagine being a doctor with a patient at risk of dying, but the one treatment available to help that patient makes him critically ill. Now imagine that patient is a 6-year old boy. That scenario played out at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children at Orlando Health, and an incredibly dogged doctor found a way to save the child and challenge some established ideas in orthopedics.

Nemours Acquires Orlando Area After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care

March 3, 2014 | WMFE Orlando. Nemours Children's Hospital is expanding its reach in Central Florida with the acquisition of five After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care facilities. Nemours says the new pediatric urgent care facilities will help ensure continuity of care.

GMO Labeling Potentially Headed to Florida Legislature

February 26, 2014 | WMFE Orlando- GMO's, Genetically Modified Organisms, are coming before the Florida House and Senate for a second time when the legislative session opens this spring. At issue is whether Florida should require GMO's to be labeled. It's an argument over whether consumers deserve to know vs. whether they need to know that GMO's are in their food.




Special Series: Health Care Reform in Central Florida

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  • Health Care Reform Survey Results
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  • Public Weighs in on Health Care Reform in Central Florida
  • State Senate President Gaetz: Florida Will Work with Feds to Work Out Health Care Details
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  • State Democratic Leader Blames Republicans for Delay in Health Care Plans
  • Local Patients Share Affordable Care Act Experiences and Expectations
  • Capitol Health Care Hearing Turns Raucous
  • Fishkind Commentary: Health Care Act Will Boost State Economy
  • Intersection | What health care reform means to Central Florida
  • WMFE Launches HealthCare Reform in Central Florida Series
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