March 18, 2018


Direct Primary Care Bill Awaiting Governor Scott's Aprroval

A bill that expands direct primary care services is on its way to the Governor's desk for final approval. Supporters of the measure believe that in the end, separating primary care doctors from insurance standards will ultimately trickle down benefits to the healthcare industry. Read more »
Published on 3/13/2018

Rural hospitals wary of Florida's budget proposal

Rural Hospitals are having trouble providing health care to their patients, and officials say the Florida Legislature's budget plan isn't likely to help. Read more »
Published on 3/6/2018

Cancer Care: A Cure at a Cost

Re-engineering T-cells to fight tumors proves successful at fighting cancer. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Rocket-Powered Research

An Embry-Riddle research project tests how T-cells change in space. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Supporting Cancer Treatment in Creative Ways

Cancer treatment now comes with music, pet therapy, yoga and more. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

M2Gen's CEO Wants to Take Personalized Cancer Treatment to the Masses

Typically, such molecular and clinical patient information isn't shared among cancer centers... Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Closing the Cancer Gap Abroad

A new initiative targets treatment and prevention abroad. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Making Headway: Researchers Tout Advances in Cancer Care

In 2009, Dr. Beth-Ann Lesnikoski became the first medical director of the breast institute at JFK Medical Center in Palm Beach County... Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Wider Approval

The FDA takes a broader approach to approving drug therapy. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Florida cities rank mid-to-low in 'Healthiest Cities in America'

With health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining for the second year in a row, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2018's "Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America." Read more »
Published on 2/13/2018

Climate and health: Climate hazards in Florida

The complexity of climate hazards in Florida is a result of the state's unique geography. Among the most common climate hazards in the state are severe thunderstorms, wind, lightning, floods, tornadoes, tropical storms, and hurricanes. In many cases, the frequency, magnitude, and impacts of these hazards in Florida are greater compared to the rest of the country. Read more »
Published on 2/13/2018

Problem with Quality of Mammograms at Palm Beach Broward Medical Imaging Center in Deerfield Beach, Florida

The FDA is alerting patients who had mammograms at Palm Beach Broward Medical Imaging Center located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on or after April 2, 2016, about possible problems with the quality of their mammograms. Read more »
Published on 2/6/2018

Regional Health Care Trends

South Florida | Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beaches Broward Health to consider CEO candidates A new leader for Broward Health may be chosen Wednesday, as the public hospital system’s board... Read more »
Published on 2/6/2018

Florida Is 2018's State with the 8th Worst Dental Health

With February being National Children's Dental Health Month and dental health having an effect on appearance, general well-being and even earnings, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018's States with the Best & Worst Dental Health. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2018

NSU Surpasses $250 Million Fundraising Goal with Two Significant Philanthropic Gifts

New Donations Support Colleges of Allopathic Medicine and Nursing; Help Position NSU as THE South Florida Destination for Health Care Education Read more »
Published on 1/27/2018

More birth defects seen in parts of U.S. with local Zika spread

Birth defects most strongly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy have increased in parts of the United States that have had local Zika virus transmission, according to a report in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Areas with local transmission of Zika – southern Florida, a portion of south Texas, and Puerto Rico – saw a 21 percent increase in births with outcomes most strongly linked to Zika virus in the last half of 2016 compared with births in the first half of that year. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2018

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

The opioid epidemic has become so severe it's considered a national public health emergency. Addiction to prescription painkillers, such as oxycodone and morphine, has contributed to a dramatic rise in overdose deaths and health care costs. What many don't realize, it's also associated with an alarming number of children placed into foster care. Read more »
Published on 1/9/2018

Florida's Health Department to offer free HIV prevention drug in 2018

Orange County will offer Prep at free or reduced costs starting in the second quarter of 2018. Kent Donahue with the Orange County Health Department said the goal is to offer free or low-cost PrEP at all county health departments by the end of 2018. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2018

Anthem, Inc. Completes Acquisition of HealthSun

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) announced the completion of its acquisition of HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and health care delivery networks in Florida. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

Orthopedics – A trend toward less surgery

University of Central Florida sports medicine doctor Michael Seifert is among a growing cadre of physicians who now specialize in non-operative treatments of many sports and orthopedic conditions. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

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