Child in need of bone marrow transplant finds donor

A 4-year-old girl in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant has found a donor. Chloe Bella Carvalho’s parents Jairo and Nayara learned their young daughter has leukemia. The young girl has been in Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children receiving chemotherapy.

Free health clinic opens in Seminole County.

A free health clinic has opened up in Seminole County. United Medical and Social Services is now servicing customers in Sanford. Not only are all the visits and medical treatments free, but the clinic also finds free or low-cost medications for uninsured patients. Probably the most astounding aspect of this clinic is the medical staff are all volunteers from private practices and area hospitals.

Restaurant industry on alert amid Hepatitis A outbreak

Cases of Hepatitis A skyrocketed in Florida in 2019. According to the State Department of Health, nearly 3000 cases have been reported this year compared to only 548 in 2018 and 276 in 2017. In August, the State Surgeon General issued a Public Health Emergency due to the high case count.

Winn-Dixie stores now offering CDB products

Some CBD products are now available at Winn-Dixie. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based grocer said Monday that the stores now offer 65 CBD items, including topicals such as oils and ointments, supplement pills and pet products

Florida to hire contractor for drug importation program

Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew told members of a Senate panel Tuesday that her agency will release an “invitation to negotiate” in  the coming weeks and that she hopes  to have a contractor on board to help carry out the state’s new Canadian drug-importation program by spring 2020.