The Pew Research Center estimates that 825,000 immigrants in Florida today live here illegally. And regardless of any government policy or ongoing political debate, they sometimes get sick.
Health care charities like the Mobile Medical Services ministry Sister Sara Proctor oversees are among the agencies that try to help this mostly poor population. Also, federal law requires hospitals to see anyone who comes in their doors, whether they are American citizens or not.
Saturday, Aug. 16, marks the grand opening for Florida's 12th university. Florida Polytechnic University, in Polk County, will offer a tuition-free STEM education to its inaugural class of about 550 students, who start class on Aug. 25. President Randy Avent sat down with WUSF's Robin Sussingham to talk about his vision for the university.
Early Autism Project, Inc. provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the highest-quality, evidence-based therapy, for children ages 20 months to 21 years with autism spectrum and related disorders. ABA is covered by many private and government insurance providers, including TRICARE.
The Stephen H. Noble Intern Scholarship is considered a "mentorship," working with the news staff of WUSF Public Media. The scholarship duration is one semester and will begin one week before the start of the semester.
Florida Matters: Doctors, Patients and Guns
A federal appeals court recently ruled that a Florida law that restricts what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership is constitutional.
This latest ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a previous decision that had blocked the state from enforcing the law. Physicians groups are planning to appeal the ruling on the Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act that was passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011.
We talk to a doctor and a firearms expert about whether doctors should talk to their patients about gun ownership.