THE STRANGE FILES — By Alexander Strange

Healthy Florida

  • Florida lawmakers grapple with Hepatitis A epidemic by: Mike Vasilinda , Capitol News Desk Posted: Sep 17, 2019 / 06:21 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 17, 2019 / 06:21 PM EDT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida declared a public health emergency on Aug. 1 over a skyrocketing number of Hepatitis A cases. …
  • Physician shortage intensifying across country (CNBC) – As America’s population ages and demand outpaces supply, a physician shortage is intensifying. Projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges say the U.S. will see a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 physicians by 2032 in primary and …
  • Hurricane Dorian Death Toll in Bahamas Now 51 NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The death toll in The Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian now stands at 51. According to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson “as of Monday 16th September, 2019, officers have located and recovered 43 deceased persons from the island of …
  • 1st case of Eastern equine encephalitis confirmed in Connecticut: Health officials The first case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in Connecticut as the virus continues to spread across North America. The mosquito-borne virus was detected in an adult from the town of East Lyme, who fell ill in August, Connecticut …
  • Hepatitis A hitting state, Volusia hard In Volusia, 5 to 7 cases is a 'high year.' In 2019, Volusia has had 232 cases. And given the average cost of hospitalization in Florida is $77,000, officials say the virus has resulted in an estimated $180 million in hospital charges. TALLAHASSEE — …

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  • OHL Season Preview: Storm will have new faces as they look to repeat There’s plenty to look forward to with the Ontario Hockey League regular season set to begin Thursday night. Some of the OHL’s youngest teams last season appear as though they could be in for an improved year, while other markets that previously loaded up …
  • Trask prepared for his opportunity with Florida Had he followed the new normal in college football, Kyle Trask would not be here now, in Gainesville, getting ready to make his first start at quarterback for the Florida Gators. No, he would be somewhere else, maybe at a smaller school, maybe somewhere …
  • UF Notebook: Davis coming up with big plays in secondary Florida Atlantic announced Tuesday that the Owls and Gators will tangle in The Swamp on Sept. 4, 2021. After showing some flashes in the second half of last season, junior safety Shawn Davis is now in full-blown breakout mode this season. His most recent …
  • College Football: Illini’s Betiku Jr. loves QB sacks CHAMPAIGN — Oluwole Betiku Jr. took a bumpy 16-hour bus ride from his home in Lagos, Nigeria, through roadblocks and down rutted streets, to a sports camp he had heard about in passing. Hundreds of boys from every corner of the country had made their way …
  • FAU to play Gators in Gainesville in 2021 BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Owls will be flying into Gainesville in 2021. Florida Atlantic announced Tuesday it will travel to Florida for the fourth time in school history and first time since 2015. The game will be played Sept. 4, 2021. With the addition of …

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