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October 4, 2015


FIU to examine substance use in youths as part of national landmark study on brain development

The National Institutes of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development. The award, for the first five-year cycle of the research study, is the single largest NIH award ever received by FIU faculty. Read more »
Published on 9/29/2015

Pain patients say they can't get medicine after crackdown on illegal Rx drug trade

Until a few years ago, Florida was considered the epicenter for the trafficking of illegal prescription narcotics. The DEA and local law enforcement shut down more than 250 so-called “pill mills” — clinics where doctors could sell narcotics directly to people for cash. Now Florida doctors can no longer dispense narcotics directly to patients. Wholesalers, who paid to settle claims for failing to report suspicious orders of drugs, now limit the amount they sell to pharmacies. Read more »
Published on 8/6/2015

Medicare turns 50 but big challenges await

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, has come a long way since its creation in 1965 when nearly half of all seniors were uninsured. Now the program covers 55 million people, providing insurance to one in six Americans. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2015

New Life: Heart transplants in Florida

At any given moment, about 250 Floridians are waiting for a new heart. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Cancer Care: X-ray visionaries

Fort Myers-based 21st Century Oncology has grown from one location in 1981 to become the nation's largest provider of radiation therapy. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Cancer Care: Statewide efforts

Florida treatment centers are stepping up efforts to help patients recover quickly. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Brain trust: Florida research groups target Alzheimer's

This article looks at the ground-breaking work being done at Roskamp by Fiona Crawford, President and CEO, along with Daniel Paris, head of research and development, and 50 other scientists in an old contact lens manufacturing building. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Why Florida Is No. 1 In Obamacare Enrollment Despite GOP Opposition

Florida is leading the nation in signing people up for private Obamacare health plans. With two weeks to go until the deadline for 2015 enrollment, Florida's tally exceeds that of even Democrat-led California, which has embraced the law building its own online marketplace and has twice the population and uses three times as much federal funding for outreach. Read more »
Published on 2/2/2015

Moments of Truth: A look at the Human Performance Institute

The Human Performance Institute in Orlando has built on expertise training top athletes to become a leading health and wellness provider to executives at Fortune 500 companies. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Tavistock Development Company breaks ground on GuideWell Innovation Center

State-of-the-art facility brings first incubation wet lab space to Lake Nona. Read more »
Published on 10/30/2014

Why Florida should embrace medical tourism

Already a capital of global tourism, Florida has an opportunity to bring even more tourists and more revenue to the state by investing in medical tourism, according to an independent analysis by Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 10/30/2014

Floridians' health

How do we stack up against U.S. averages? Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Health care transparency in Florida

Many insurers and hospitals say they like the idea of transparency, but not many are going out of their way to make it happen. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Women's heart health

The state's medical community is stepping up efforts to educate women about heart disease, which has become the No. 1 cause of death for women. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Maintaining peak performance at Florida health centers

Florida's executive health centers make sure business leaders have the tools to maintain peak physical performance. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Medical marijuana: Smoke, no mirrors

As medical marijuana heads to the ballot in Florida, Ben Pollara isn't taking anything for granted as he spearheads an effort to get the measure passed. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Progress in the crusade against cancer

The number of deaths from all cancers is generally down across the state. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Florida cancer center profiles

What's in the works at Orlando Health, Mayo Clinic, Baptist Health Sout Florida, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Florida's growing Alzheimer's population requires more research

Special report, "Florida's Looming Alzheimer's Crisis," calls for additional research into Alzheimer's to prepare for the state's aging population and to seek a viable preventative treatment. Read more »
Published on 4/4/2014

Nurse practitioners caught between a doc and a hard place

A doctor in the Florida Legislature hopes to relax Florida's strict limits on what nurse practitioners can and can't do. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

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