Florida hospitals taking steps to battle record COVID surge

Florida’s largest hospital systems are expanding their coronavirus units, limiting visitors and fearing staffing shortages as they deal with the statewide surge that is breaking records set last year for both cases and hospitalizations. Hospitalizations have grown tenfold statewide in just over a month as the more contagious delta variant spreads, with more than 95% of COVID-19 patients unvaccinated, officials […]

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Florida Mom Calls for Safer Packaging of Marijuana Edibles After Daughter Ate a THC Gummy

The parent changed clothes and put the gummy package in a dresser. When McCoy's daughter went to change, she came across the bag "and, like any 6-year-old would… she ate the candy," says McCoy. McCoy later learned that the gummy had 50 mg of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. For comparison, 10 mg of THC is the industry norm, […]

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Endocrinologist Charged After Bomb-Making Supplies Found

An endocrinologist in Naples, Florida, faces multiple federal charges after police found homemade explosives and bomb-making supplies, as well as numerous illegal drugs, in his home. Police were executing a search warrant at the home of Christy Daniel Cugini, MD, 63, on March 30 when they found the items, according to Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). “An investigation continues and […]

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Cases in Florida, a national COVID bellwether, are rising – The Denver Post

By Apoorva Mandavilli, The New York Times Scientists view Florida — the state furthest along in lifting restrictions, reopening society and welcoming tourists — as a bellwether for the nation. If recent trends there are any indication, the rest of the country may be in trouble. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida has been steadily rising, though hospitalizations […]

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Miami Anesthesiologist Charged in Hate Crime

A Miami-based anesthesiologist has been arrested and charged with a hate crime. As a result, she has been removed from patient care duties. Jennifer Susan Wright, MD. Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Jennifer Susan Wright, MD, was arrested on February 19 and charged with criminal mischief, tampering with a victim, and battery with prejudice, a felony hate crime, according to the […]

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Eye exam could lead to early Parkinson’s disease diagnosis: Study

Scientists have determined a simple eye exam combined with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning technology that could provide early detection of Parkinson’s disease. The research is being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects millions of people worldwide. Diagnosis is typically […]

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Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases. California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, four days ago. New York had […]

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Florida toddler born with 'Batman' mask due to rare skin condition to seek treatment in Russia

Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 24 Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 24 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com A Florida toddler who was born with a marking on her face that resembles a “Batman” mask will soon travel to Russia in the hopes of receiving an innovative treatment for a rare skin condition. Luna Fenner was […]

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Florida woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria infection at beach, family says

Woman dies after allegedly contracting flesh-eating bacteria at a Florida beach Florida woman dies after falling into the ocean and suffering a cut which allegedly led to necrotizing fasciitis. A family’s trip to the beach ended in tragedy after their 77-year-old grandmother fell into a small hole in the water and cut her leg, providing an opening for a deadly flesh-eating […]

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