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Florida doctors tapping counseling for burnout, stress management help

| 4/17/2018

Florida doctors tapping counseling for burnout, stress management help

Physician burnout and the stress of trying to strike a balance between career and family life may be a larger problem than industry officials realize. Confidential psychological counseling rolled out last year in Collier County has surpassed expectations; a national survey shows burnout is ever present. [Source: Naples Daily News]

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Tampa private partnership aimed at reducing nursing shortages hits important mark

A partnership aimed at tackling nursing shortages in the Tampa Bay area is gearing up for its next cohort of students with a major accolade: students who graduated in December had a 100 percent pass rate on the national board exam. [Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal]

Florida patient's right to grow, use marijuana challenged

A Leon County circuit judge has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to consider lifting a stay in a case in which Tampa businessman Joe Redner seeks to grow marijuana as part of his treatment for cancer. State rules prohibit Florida medical-marijuana businesses from selling whole plants or flowers, spurring Redner to seek to grow his own plants. [Source: Health News Florida ]

Paramedics and doctors work together through new app

As paramedics from the Apopka Fire Department rush patients to the emergency room at Florida Hospital Apopka, they are no sending information to nurses and doctors via an app called “Twiage.” Hospital staff says that means doctors already know what to expect when the ambulance arrives and patients get into treatment faster. More from FOX Orlando and the Spectrum News 13

Counties throughout Florida get grants to fight Zika before mosquito season

With mosquito season just around the corner, Orange County is getting money from the state to help combat the Zika virus. Orange is one of just 10 counties statewide to receive the $325,000 grant from the state Department of Health, Mosquito Control Division Manager Kelly Deutsch said. More from WLRN and the Orlando Sentinel.

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