About Us

Health News Florida is now part of WUSF Public Media in Tampa, Florida.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012. 

Read WUSF News Director Scott Finn's column about it.

Please send news tips or questions to Carol Gentry:

--Landline 813-974-8629
--Cell 727-410-3266
--email cgentry@wusf.org or e-mail carol.gentry@healthnewsflorida.org.



I haven't been getting my daily eAlert. What's the matter?
From time to time, our eAlerts get blocked by new security measures that you, your Internet service providers or your employer's in-house technical team put up. Without intending to, these measures can block not only unwanted spam but also e-mails that you have requested, including our daily eAlert.

Sometimes, as with AOL, an ISP is so large that it's tough to get them to take down a blocking screen. If that happens, try adding our eAlert's email address eAlerts@HealthNewsFlorida.org to your address book. This should deactivate the service provider's spam filter.

To ensure you receive our eAlerts:  
  • Add our domain (healthnewsflorida.org) and/or email (ealerts@healthnewsflorida.org) to your safe senders email list.
  • Make sure our eAlert is not in your email program's spam folder. If it is, you can set it to be not considered as spam (aka whitelisting),
  • If the above doesn’t work, please check with your IT department to see if there was any record of our email trying to come to your email server. If so, ask your IT folks to whitelist our domain.

Why don't the links work in my eAlert?
Clearing your browser's history can sometimes fix the problem.  Sometimes your email server blocks access to our site via the links. Please forward your IT folks our eAlert and ask them to correct. 

How long do stories remain up on Health News Florida's website?
Articles reported by our own staff and correspondents can be found either at the tab "HNF Stories" or at the search box.  Links to stories published by others should be live for seven days at "Week in Review," but after that, try our search box. Caution: HNF has no control over the length of time that other publications keep their articles available for free to the public. (Articles before March 31, 2009, were published under the name "Florida Health News".) 

What are RSS feeds and how can I access them?
RSS (which stands for Really Simple Syndication) feeds, deliver the latest headlines from Health News Florida directly to your desktop or web browser. You’ll need special software to access RSS feeds, but there are numerous readers available and most are free. Some popular readers for articles include: Google Reader, Feed Demon, FeedReader, My Yahoo!, My MSN, My AOL, NewsGator and NewzCrawler.  After setting up your news reader, you will be ready to access any of HNF’s RSS feeds. To subscribe to any of Health News Florida feeds, follow the instructions for your particular news reader, and then copy and paste whichever feed you want. See 
http://healthnewsflorida.org/index.php/feed/ for a list of our RSS feeds.

Can I reprint an original HNF story?
Health News Florida allows reprints and republication of our original articles at no charge, with proper credit. For more information, contact Carol Gentry.

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