Last year about 1 in 5 Floridians were uninsured. This year quite a few more have health insurance thanks to the Afordable Care Act. The Department of Health and Human Services announced today that 983,775 Floridians signed up for Obamacare plans. That's the second highest number of any state behind ... More >>
The University of Miami Health System, one of South Florida's largest health providers, has lost an indeterminate number of patient records including Social Security numbers and some health information. The school has been quietly informing patients of the Department of Otolaryngology of the loss, ... More >>
A pharmacist who ran a pill mill from the lobby of the Miami-Dade County Government Center is pleading guilty for his role in a $55 million medicare scam involving prescription pain killers. Aiman Aryan will give up his pharmacist license and will be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison. ... More >>
President Barack Obama was just at the University of Miami, so you'd think that his staff could get the name of the school correct. Apparently not. The White House sent out a press release today describing University of Miami president Donna Shalala as "President of Miami University." Miami Uni ... More >>
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi may be fighting to repeal President Obama's healthcare reform laws in court, but the new laws have already saved Floridians close to $142 million, and most of the laws haven't even gone into effect yet. The savings come from Medicare recipients who now pay l ... More >>
Surprise! Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum still opposes gay adoption -- notwithstanding the spectacular downfall of his hand-picked anti-gay expert, George Alan Rekers. "I don't believe the gay family model is good for kids," McCollum said this week to the ... More >>
A quick followup of sorts to our post Monday highlighting the Obama administration's inaction on HIV/AIDS during his first 100 days in office. Yesterday it was announced the president has chosen Dr. Eric Goosby to head PEPFAR. Goosby served in the Clinton administration as deputy director of the Nat ... More >>
When the Herald reported yesterday that Donna Shalala might be returning to D.C. to take the reigns once again at the Department of Health and Human Services after Tom Daschle scampered off with his Sally Jesse Raphael glasses and tax mess, we kind of thought it smelled funny. First, nobody else was ... More >>
As the number of cesarean section deliveries in South Florida soars, some women use midwives to learn to trust their bodies and give birth naturally
The politics of AIDS funding in black Miami
For Patrick Cruise it was a life of hounding, harassment, and humiliation
Aileen Ugalde and Joe Garcia
Granted sweeping new powers by Congress, the INS is quickly earning a global reputation for cruel and capricious conduct at Miami International Airport
Uncle Sam is looking for a few good potheads to cure, and treatment is yours for the toking
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Haunted by apathy and bad planning, Little Haiti's Caribbean Marketplace is a shadow of its former self
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In recovery, out in the field, members of the Partnership to Empower Parents reach out to Miami's drug-dependent mothers
One of Dade's most controversial advocates for the homeless finds herself jobless
When you grow up in the migrant labor camps of South Dade, sometimes it's gang life -- and sometimes it's no life
When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.
It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.