Health

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The ACLU of Florida has wrapped up a months-long investigation into how the state handled last year’s toxic algal blooms; the result of discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The nonprofit civil liberties organization alleges the state failed its residents in how it responded to those discharges.

Florida is the second worst state in the nation at providing home- and community-based health care options for seniors and the disabled, a new report says.

The health department is investigating another Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Central Florida – including a fatal case.


On a hot, sunny Saturday morning at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, Kathy and Dani Dahlberg walk up to a white truck holding portable fish tanks that emit a loud hum.

The new homeowners are trying to describe the size of their pond to Hillsborough County Mosquito Control officials.

Florida’s teen birth rates are on a steady decline, according to a national report.

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