Health News Florida http://blog.wlrn.org en Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: How One Florida Woman Barely Survived And What Happens Next http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fungal-meningitis-outbreak-how-one-florida-woman-barely-survived-and-what-happens-next <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/healthnewsfl/audio/2013/02/2-13_Compounding_folo.mp3" class="asset-audio">Hear theories as to why pain clinics and hospitals chose to purchase drugs from NECC.</a><p><strong><em>&#160;&#160;</em></strong><p><strong><em>WARNING: Pictures and video may contain disturbing images.</em></strong><p>Roseann Fusco says the last thing on her mind when she agreed to get a steroid injection for back pain was where it came from, let alone whether it was made correctly.<p>After all, she says, her doctors had highly recommended she get it as a possible alternative to surgery.< Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:38:05 +0000 Sarah Pusateri 9605 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: How One Florida Woman Barely Survived And What Happens Next How To Find Out If Your Nursing Home Is On A State Watch List http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-find-out-if-your-nursing-home-state-watch-list-0 <p></p><p>Deciding to put a loved on in a nursing home is hard enough, but as our partners at <a href="http://wusf.usf.edu/" target="_blank">WUSF</a> and <a href="http://health.wusf.usf.edu/" target="_blank">Health News Florida</a> in Tampa report, researching nursing home quality isn't easy in Florida.</p><p>And in a state where a fifth of all nursing homes are on a state watch list, some advocates are asking the Agency for Health Care Administration to take a more active role in distributing lists of facility violations.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Sarah Pusateri 7822 at http://blog.wlrn.org How To Find Out If Your Nursing Home Is On A State Watch List