Florida Department of Health


Journal urges pediatricians to advocate for strong early learning

Bringing pediatricians into the effort to create an Early Learning City is a key next step in that campaign's evolution. Read full story


The food you love may be killing you

A six-year study by the University of Alabama found that people who followed 'the Southern diet' were at a greater risk of heart disease, and many lived on $20,000 a year or less. Read full story


Heart disease, cancer top Pensacola area killers

State vital statistics data shows heart disease, cancer are top causes of death in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

Heart disease, cancer top causes of death in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in 2014 according to new state data. Read full story


State officials negotiating pot rules

Florida Department of Health officials plan two meetings in February to iron out rules about production of Charlotte's Web strain of medical marijuana. Read full story


Take the bite out of mosquitoes

Health department conducts statewide watch for mosquito-borne illnesses

The mosquito-borne illness alert for Escambia County has been lifted. Read full story


State plans to rewrite rules for medical marijuana

The Florida Department of Health is going to rewrite the rules when it comes to growing and distributing medical marijuana. Department spokesman, Nathan Dunn, said the agency will hold a workshop Dec. 30, in Orlando, to develop them. Read full story


Gulf Breeze mom weighs in on Charlotte’s Web ruling

Holley Moseley of Gulf Breeze hopes judge's ruling on medical marijuana means the Charlotte's Web strain will be safely, quickly produced to help her daughter, RayAnn. Read full story


Judge strikes down rules for pot nurseries

TALLAHASSEE — An administrative law judge Friday struck down a rule proposed by health regulators as a framework for Florida’s new medical-marijuana industry, finding multiple flaws in the controversial rule challenged by the state’s largest nursery and other growers. Read full story