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Ty Hernandez was mending a broken heart when he felt a cold coming on. His mom, Peggy, did the mom thing. “You’ve got to rest and drink fluids.” she said. “The next morning, I left a note on the counter with some chicken noodle soup and said, ‘I hope you feel better. Call me if you need anything.’ And I went to work.”

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A state plan to protect estuaries by moving water north of Lake Okeechobee underground is sparking opposition.

Centene announced it will offer health insurance plans on Florida's Affordable Care Act exchange for the first time, joining Florida Blue and Molina, who will also remain in the market. This week's news comes as several insurers have pulled out of the exchange amid uncertainties about subsidies and other changes under a Republican replacement.

Exclusive: White House Task Force Echoes Pharma Proposals

Jun 19, 2017

President Donald Trump repeatedly talks tough about reining in the pharmaceutical industry, but his administration’s efforts to lower drug prices are shrouded in secrecy.

Senior administrative officials met Friday to discuss an executive order on the cost of pharmaceuticals, a roundtable informed by Trump’s “Drug Pricing and Innovation Working Group.” Kaiser Health News examined documents that shed light on the workings of this working group.

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What began as a plan for a free hip hop festival in Liberty City Saturday quickly became a debate between a well-known radio personality and the president of a neighborhood association on how best to improve that community.

Keith Walcott is better known as Papa Keith, afternoon DJ on 103.5 the Beat.

The 46-year-old Brooklyn native has been a fixture in the South Florida hip-hop scene for more than  15 years. His show reaches thousands of listeners, many of them young.

Florida health officials have issued their proposed rules to implement the state's constitutional medical marijuana amendment.

Florida Blue will file its proposed rates for the Affordable Care Act marketplace this week and officials warn they could increase by 20 percent if the federal government stops funding the cost sharing measures that are included in Obamacare.

Gun rights supporters as well as gun control advocates are declaring victory over this year’s Florida legislative session. But, they’re marking some disappointments as well.

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A van drove into pedestrians early Monday morning in north London, police say, in what they are investigating as a terrorist attack.

"One man was pronounced dead at the scene," the Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement. "Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries."

The claims are flying fast and furious around the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. A version proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives would replace it with the American Health Care Act.

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At Your Service: Pet Care Summer 2017

(6-20-2017) If you don’t have enough to worry about, consider “Zoonotic” diseases, when illnesses are spread between animals and people. It’s more common than you think. Today's Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition about pet care, with Dr. Ian Kupkee of the Sabal Chase Animal Clinic, and Animal Behavior specialist, Edel Miedes. Also, why does a pet just KNOW a vet trip is imminent? If yours freaks out . . . we have advice about curbing that anxiety.

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