Abe Aboraya

Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya works for WMFE in Orlando. He started writing for newspapers in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.

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A new report from Florida medical examiners finds fentanyl caused more deaths than any other drug in Florida last year.

A bill to increase mental health funding for law enforcement officers has passed the U.S. Senate.

People with asthma may want to limit time outdoors.

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Gerry Realin wishes he had never become a police officer.

Realin was part of the Hazmat team that responded to the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando. He spent four hours taking care of the dead inside the club. Now, triggers like a sharpie marker or a white sheet yank him out of the moment and back to Pulse.

The slightest thing enrages him or makes him sad.

Gerry Realin wishes he had never become a police officer.

Realin was part of the Hazmat team that responded to the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando. He spent four hours taking care of the dead inside the club. Now, triggers like a marker or a white sheet yank him out of the moment and back to Pulse.

Nearly 9,500 Florida Blue customers had excess health insurance payments automatically drafted from their bank accounts this week.

Deaths from heroin and fentanyl overdoses have more than doubled in unincorporated Orange County.


Funding for a clinic to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans and Pulse first responders has been cut from Florida’s budget.

U.S. Representative Val Demings is proposing a bill that would make grant money available to help police departments treat first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Firefighters are three times more likely to die from suicide than to die in the line of duty, according to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

With just 25 days left in the legislative session this year, a bill to give workers’ compensation coverage to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder has stalled.


The Orange County Board of Commissioners is looking to update sidewalks to make them comply with the Americans with Disabilities act.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners is looking to update sidewalks to make them comply with the Americans with Disabilities act.

Patients are coming out in opposition to plans in the Florida House to implement a medical marijuana amendment.


Orlando Rally Held Against Obamacare Replacement Bill

Mar 24, 2017

With the vote looming in the House on the American Health Care Act, about a dozen rallied against it outside of Senator Marco Rubio’s Orlando office Thursday.

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