The Miami-Dade County Health Department has officially released its findings on the cancer scare in northwest Dade: There's no cluster in Broadmoor, they say."We have not found or identified a cluster," says Lillian Rivera, the Health Department's administrator. "Based on the incidence and methodolo ... More >>
Read "Hialeah Residents Claim Local Recycling Plant Is Causing Increased Rates Of Cancer"Today, the Miami-Dade County Commission will vote on a resolution on whether to investigate a potential cancer cluster in Hialeah along NW 36th Avenue. Residents have pointed fingers at nearby King Metal Recycli ... More >>
The latest shot has been fired in what may be Gov. Rick Scott's dumbest legal battle yet.Earlier this month a federal judge struck down the so-called "Docs vs. Glocks" law that Scott had signed into law last year. Now Scott has ordered the Florida Department of Health to appeal the decision. Keep in ... More >>
Oneal Morris, the back-alley "doctor" who has been arrested several times on charges related to illegally injecting silicone concoctions cut with substances including cement and Fix-A-Flat, was arrested and charged with the manslaughter of Shatarka Nuby today. Nuby died in March due to complications ... More >>
Oneal Ron Morris, the unlicensed "doctor" arrested last year after allegedly injecting substances like caulk and fix-a-flat tire sealant into the rear end of a patient, has been arrested again. Morris turned herself into to Broward Sheriff's Deputies yesterday on new charges of practicing medicin ... More >>
Dr. Paul Perito has responded to our story which detailed another lawsuit stemming from allegedly destroying a patient's penis, the second time he's been hit with such a suit. We also chronicled past criminal charges against the urologist in which he was accused of selling counterfeit pills out o ... More >>
Since the arrest of Oneal Ron Morris on Friday made headlines across the country, several other victims of the fake doctor have now come forward. Morris, who identifies as a transgendered woman, was accused of injecting a patient looking for butt implants with a mixture of super glue, cement and ... More >>
We all love a bargain, but when it comes to things that we inject in our face maybe its best to pay for quality service. An unnamed Kendall woman wanted to save a few bucks on Botox injections, so she traveled up to Boca Raton twice a year for eight years to get pumped up by Nora Patricia Hidalgo ... More >>
Miami-Dade already has cases of hookworm and dengue fever, and now health officials are investigating the possibility that a man with cholera might have entered the county. According to the Miami Herald, a doctor traveling from Haiti arrived at Miami International Airport around 6 p.m. ... More >>
Dr. Gary Kompothecras, an influential political donor to Gov. Charlie Crist, is at the center of a controversial study.The U.S. Supreme Court today is scheduled to hear a case that could have a wide-ranging impact on hundreds of lawsuits that claim there is a direct link between autism and vaccin ... More >>
So it turns out hosting a wet jockeys contest doesn't make you bad at your job. Ray Fetcho, the South Florida nurse and erstwhile drag queen who was fired from his job earlier this month, has been given his scrubs back.via SFGNFetcho, who we blogged about before, used to moonlight as a crimson-co ... More >>
The Herald has done a pretty good job of outlining the results of Man Up: The Crisis of HIV/AIDS Among Florida's Men, by the Florida Department of Health, but the numbers are pretty shocking and worth repeating. And yeah, if you haven't been tested lately, maybe you make an appointment.1 out of ... More >>
via Flagler County Sheriff's OfficeThe male-to-female transsexual sent to jail after a client's botched cosmetic procedure ended in death was arrested again this morning. Flagler County Sheriff's Office deputies and Florida Department of Health agents raided the quiet two-story home of Donnie Hendri ... More >>
Miami Art Museum Julius Shulman shoots his most famous subject: Case Study House No. 22. This Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Miami Art Museum has a special treat in store for architecture enthusiasts and the green movement contingent. MAM -- located at 101 W. Flagler St. in downtown ... More >>
via Ben Chau's flickrAfter a few false alarms, Miami-Dade can now be added to the list of counties with confirmed swine flu cases. Two cases were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health, one involving a 13 year-old girl and another a 47 year-old man. Id ... More >>
When the economy tanked, student haircuts and generic-brand sodas stopped sounding so bad. Sometimes you have to get crafty to keep yourself from going broke. But leave it to South Florida to take it one step further. Miami-Dade cops recently arrested Juan David Acosta - a Colombian-born 37-year-ol ... More >>
They'll slaughter your dinner as you watch — but don't tell the cops.
Nothing is immune to the economic crisis, not even the palm tree'd oasis in Coral Gables known as the University of Miami. After many alumnus expressed their concern, president Donna Shalala sent out a letter to all alum today addressing the impact on UM. Here's the highlights: UM has made a lot of ... More >>
Riptide was going to write you up a nice "The Florida Supreme Court for Dummies" post, but in its research found itself caught up in tangents. Our interest was spurred in part by yesterday's overturning of the gay adoption ban by a Miami judge (as well as by future Crist appointments). The issue wil ... More >>
De Hull battled hurricanes, code enforcers, and banks. Then he ran into a steamroller of a neighbor.
Artist brings her silicone twin to town for one last romp.
An abortion gone bad opens up an unseemly world of low-end medicine
At Miami-Dade County's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the answer would be No
Water pollution is more serious than the WASD plan would have you believe
Exelon plans to build a new nuclear power plant. Ho-hum.
The politics of AIDS funding in black Miami
A teenager born with HIV was never told of her status until it was too late. How this happened, and why, is now a matter of national debate.
Beset by internecine battles, troubled leadership, and funding cuts, the local office of the Florida Department of Health is in need of intensive care.
Civics and spirituality. Politics and prayer. In the ongoing battle against inertia, Goulds bares the conflicts at its core.
He allegedly fondled and caressed patients against their will. AIDS patients. No wonder he is known as Doctor Scumbag.
Potential suicide. Sexual anxiety. Adolescent angst. No matter how hung-up you are, the counselors at Switchboard of Miami won't hang up -- or give up -- on you.
David Ruffner got the tatoo, but his old man is the one who's really needled
When you enter the region where parental rights end and the law steps in, beware. The line is jagged, and it nearly always cuts both ways.
Dade's environmental watchdogs have been fighting big problems -- rodents, lead in the water, raw sewage leaks -- and that's not even counting what they've discovered outside their building
New allegations and secretly recorded tapes -- the Nogues family's child-abuse debacle might never end
Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys