US surgeon general speaks about mental health challenges for LGBTQ+ youth during visit to South Florida
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is in South Florida Friday, where he will have a listening session with LGBTQ+ youth, meet with healthcare workers at Jackson Memorial Hospital and deliver a commencement address at Miami Dade College.
Teenage boy remains hospitalized after sergeant shot him in Miami-Dade
Feet away from a tribute mural to Martin Luther King, Jr., crime scene tape surrounded an area behind a bus stop. A Miami-Dade sergeant shot a troubled Black teenage boy who was armed on Sunday, police said. And on Martin Luther King Day, the wounded teen remained at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Air Force says nearly 8,500 miss deadline for COVID-19 shots
The Air Force says nearly 8,500 active duty members of the Air Force and Space Force have missed the deadline for getting COVID-19 vaccinations, including 800 who flatly refused and nearly 5,000 with pending requests for a religious exemption.
'Don't let us be your nurse': Health care worker describes Florida surge
Florida has shattered its records for COVID-19 hospitalizations, with admissions increasing tenfold in just over a month and hospitals' COVID-19 wards filling after nearly emptying in June. The state now also leads the nation in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19.news.yahoo.com
2 charged in Miami Beach; no arrests in other shootings
Police have charged two suspects with attempted murder in a shooting that wounded two people on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, but suspects remained elusive Wednesday in two other attacks that left more people dead and wounded in Miami over the Memorial Day weekend. According to arrest reports, Wisdom Awute, 21, and Christopher Urena, 29, both face charges of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. Both were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where one remains in critical condition and the other was treated and released.news.yahoo.com
State accuses a Miami doctor of malpractice in a Jackson heart surgery patient’s death
A longtime Miami anesthesiologist didn’t make sure a patient was properly ventilated after heart surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital, leading to the patient’s brain death, the Florida Department of Health said in an administrative complaint.news.yahoo.com
Miami-area woman held by feds after making videos threatening to kill VP Kamala Harris
A longtime nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital has been charged in Miami federal court with making threats to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, which she recorded in a series of videos she sent to her husband in prison.sun-sentinel.com
Miami's Jackson Hospital Now Offering Vaccines to Medically Vulnerable Adults and Teens
^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Support UsFor many Florida residents, trying to navigate the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout has basically been another full-time job. This afternoon, Jackson Memorial Hospital announced it would open its vaccine appointments to anyone 16 years and older with a high-risk medical condition. Until now, most sites have agreed to vaccinate medically vulnerable Floridians over the age of 50. According to a press release from the hospital system, patients will be asked to attest that they have a high-risk condition, but they will not be asked to provide documentation.miaminewtimes.com
$5,000 Reward 6-year-old girl fatally shot at a toddler’s birthday party
By Staff WriterOver the weekend three people shot at a toddler’s birthday party and 6-year-old girl has died. According to WPLG, Chassidy Saunders died at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center after she was hit by a bullet in Miami on Saturday night. Two adults were also shot: a 20-year-old woman who was taken to the same hospital, and a man in his 20s who had been shot in the leg. Miami police seemingly combed the scene for evidence, and took a vehicle with bullet holes in it for evidence. A reward of up to $25,000 has been offered for tips leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspect.thewestsidegazette.com
Congresswoman Wilson Hosts Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall
SOUTH FLORIDA Congresswoman Wilson hosted a telephone town hall for District 24 constituents on April 9 to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and resources available for individuals and small businesses. This is an unprecedented crisis and I know that my constituents are concerned for the health, economic security and well-being of both themselves and their families, said Congresswoman Wilson. Thats why Ive brought together a panel of experts to answer questions about the response efforts of federal, state, and local authorities. Nationally, there is a lot of discussion about the lack of supplies and personal protective equipment at hospitals. Our supply chain team continues to work aggressively on reordering even more supplies for future demand, he said.sflcn.com
Lawsuit: Woman's Legs Amputated After She Vaped CBD Product From South Florida
Doctors placed her on a ventilator before airlifting her to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where both of her legs had to be amputated. They blame Just CBD, a Hollywood company that sells a range of cannabis products, from patchouli hemp soap to CBD gummies. Just CBD, which bills itself as "the future of CBD," also sells CBD vape juice in eight flavors. Gilbert vaped the company's mango flavor August 15 after purchasing it from a shop in St. Croix, according to the lawsuit. She remains in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.miaminewtimes.com