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Parramore Activists Worry About Contaminated Sites

Activists gathered outside Parramore's community garden Tuesday morning to draw attention to contaminated sites in the area.

Oviedo To Be Named One of Central Florida's Healthy Weight Champs

The City of Oviedo is being recognized by the Florida Department of Health this week as a Healthy Weight Community Champion- one of six Central Florida cities to receive that recognition. The cities are coming up with their own innovative ways to support healthy living.

Orange County to Review New Plans for West Orange Relief School

Orange county commissioners and school board members are holding separate meetings Tuesday to review a tentative agreement regarding construction of a new relief high school in West Orange.

UCF Urban and Regional Planning Students Look At Parramore Air Quality

Findings from a Health Impact Assessment of the Parramore neighborhood suggest even simple solutions could improve conditions for residents there. A group of University of Central Florida graduate students looked at air quality in Parramore as part of a larger comprehensive neighborhood plan.

Last Healthcare Enrollment Deadline About To Pass, But Navigators Stay On The Job

April 15th is the last Healthcare.gov deadline we'll see for a while- midnight Tuesday is the deadline for those who started the process before March 31st but couldn't complete it. But navigators will still be on the job for special enrollment.

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.




Special Series: Health Care Reform in Central Florida

  • Intersection | The year in politics, health care reform from an international perspective
  • Legislative Leaders Laying Down Rules for Upcoming Session
  • Health Care Reform Survey Results
  • Health Reporter in Berlin Compares German and American Health Systems
  • 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
  • New Docs Consider Shape of Medicine Going Forward
  • 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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