Florida Health Department

Five things to know: Youth tobacco myths

Five things to know: Youth tobacco myths

The results of this year’s Florida Youth Tobacco Survey came with good news and bad for health advocates calling for an end to underage tobacco use. Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Laura Corbin said her agency, an arm of the state’s Department of Health, was glad to see reductions in many categories of tobacco use […]

Westgate families get helping hand; some still stuck

Westgate families get helping hand; some still stuck

United Way of Santa Rosa County has thrown a life preserver to a dozen families stranded without water at a Milton mobile home park. But the rescue is slow going. Residents of Westgate Mobile Home Park, located just outside NAS Whiting Field, have been without water for more than a month. Read the full article […]

Mosquito-borne Zika poses travel fears for Miami

Mosquito-borne Zika poses travel fears for Miami

Following reports of 16 non-travel-related transmissions of the Zika virus in the last two weeks in Miami-Dade County Fla., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory for pregnant women and their partners not to travel to Miami. This is the first time in history the CDC has advised against […]