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| 10/10/2012

Trends in health care: Today's doctors want a real life

Don't call today's young doctors slackers. True, they may shun a 24/7 on-call solo practice and try to have a life outside of work. Yet they say they're just as committed to medicine as kindly Marcus Welby from 1970s TV, or even grumpy Dr. House. The practice of medicine is in the midst of an evolution, and millennial and Gen X doctors seem to be perfectly suited for it and in some ways may be driving it. More at the AP.

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South American offices pick Miami

Many major companies targeting Latin America are opening offices or relocating their headquarters to Miami. According to the Beacon Council's 2011-2012 Annual Report to The Community, the council assisted 27 companies in expanding or relocating to Miami-Dade County in the next 12 months. More at the Miami Today.


Restaurants find success in Suntree

Sports Biz

Dreams of green fields

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Orlando City Soccer Club sought to rouse support for a new public-private soccer stadium Tuesday with the release of a study showing that Major League Soccer would have a $1.2 billion economic impact on the region.

The Orlando City Lions are now part of the United Soccer League, but president Phil Rawlins said the team has been all but promised a MLS franchise in Orlando – if it gets a stadium of its own.

» More from the Orlando Sentinel including backstory and see our report on the Business of Sports: Play Money.

When Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes, another door opens,” he might have been speaking of restaurants in Suntree, had he that degree of prescience. It certainly is true here, where sites of former eateries seldom remain vacant, but are reoccupied quickly by others. More at Florida Today.


Medical spas growing in popularity

Along with buying a pair of shoes and a sandwich, mall shoppers can have their wrinkles smoothed with Botox injections or their lips plumped with a facial filler. It’s all part of the mainstreaming of cosmetic services, and the demand from an aging populace that wants to look its best. More at the Palm Beach Post.


Health -- and purpose -- keep angst in check

In our daily quest for work/life balance, we live in the present, trying to get dinner on the table, the sprinklers fixed or meet a work deadline. But then comes a health crisis and all our mundane “to dos” seem inconsequential. Read more at the Miami Herald.

Out of the Box
Zombicon returning to Florida

zombiconMore zombies than ever before are expected to flock to downtown Fort Myers this month, but without city help, Zombicon could come up thousands of dollars short. Since the event started in 2007, Zombicon has attracted more zombies every year. The weekend of Oct. 20, organizers are planning for 40,000 undead souls. All that has inflated expenses from about $40,000 last year to about $160,000 this year.

» More from Fort Myers News-Press

» Zombicon official site and Facebook page.


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