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Amazon Pharmacy launches; SWFL pharmacist says don’t count them out

Many people would likely agree the prices for prescription medications are too high. A potentially affordable option is making itself available to people near...
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Two SWFL families with kids of their own felt called to adopt

Two Southwest Florida couples felt that their families wouldn't be complete without adopting, so they opened their homes. "We did it because I felt that...
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When David meets Goliath: Why a local clinic wants to take on Florida’s largest...

Jennifer Voltz describes herself as someone who always fights for the underdog. In 2011, she opened FOCUS to provide speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral...
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Getting your healthcare questions answered

Navigating health insurance can make anyone's head spin. That's why, during open enrollment, we are asking you to send us your insurance questions, so...
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Cost of Care: Americans see health insurance premiums rise in 2020, survey finds

In the middle of a pandemic, when health care is more important than ever, Americans and their employers will likely pay more for insurance...
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Cancer survivor forced to skip $2,500 shots due to cost

Colleen Ryan beat breast cancer in 2011, but found herself in the middle of a different kind of fight when she moved to Southwest...
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How to budget for health care costs between jobs or before Medicare

Skyrocketing health care costs can blow almost anyone’s budget, so how do you protect yourself and make sure you're covered? Sharon Kudingo of Lehigh Acres...
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Cost of Care: COVID-19 bills for uninsured patients could be catastrophic

Doctors in an Orlando area hospital saved Kevin Rathel's life in April. After three weeks in the hospital and some time on the ventilator, he...
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Hospitals in Charlotte County announce their plan for surge in ICU patients

Doctors have been recommending that people wear masks, practice social distancing and wash their hands to make sure they keep themselves safe. But it...
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Gilead’s $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment...

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