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December 14, 2017

Healthcare

Floridians worry about elder care and end-of-life arrangements

Hurricane Irma greatly heightened concerns about the care of Florida's senior population. But even before the storm, Floridians were worried that not enough is being done to care for and protect the state's burgeoning senior population. (Florida has the nation's highest proportion of residents 65 and older—20%.) Read more »
Published on 9/27/2017

FLOIR announces proposed rates for 2018 Federal PPACA Health Insurance Plans

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has posted proposed rates for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - aka the ACA or Obamacare Read more »
Published on 9/27/2017

UF Health Jacksonville names new Chief Executive Officer

Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, C.P.E., FACEP, has been named chief executive officer of UF Health Jacksonville following a vote of the organization's board of directors today (Monday, Sept. 25). The appointment comes less than a year after Haley was named dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, a position he will continue to hold. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2017

Nova Southeastern University Receives $200 Million Commitment from Patel Family Foundation

$50 Million Gift plus $150 Million Investment Will Significantly Expand NSU's Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Care Sciences; Advance Health Care in Florida and Beyond Read more »
Published on 9/25/2017

Rep. Emily Slosberg hosts Emergency Preparedness Roundtable for Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Representative Emily Slosberg will join Representative Lori Berman, the Office of Congresswoman Lois Frankel and other elected officials, representatives from the Agency of Healthcare Administration, representatives from AMR, representatives of the Florida Health Care Association, all of whom support protecting our most vulnerable. Read more »
Published on 9/19/2017

Twelve percent of Floridians don't have health insurance

That puts Florida at #46 among all states. Read more »
Published on 9/15/2017

Study: Proposal To Replace Obamacare Particularly Bad For Florida

A proposal by two senators to replace Obamacare would be particularly bad for Florida, costing the state billions of dollars over the next 10 years, a new study says. Read more »
Published on 8/29/2017

3 More Florida Growers Given Green Light to Cultivate Medicinal Cannabis

It's been nearly two years since five Florida farming operations were announced as the lucky recipients of exclusive state licenses to grow, process, and dispense medicinal cannabis, each meeting strict criteria just to qualify for the opportunity. Read more »
Published on 8/29/2017

Immunotherapy treatment shows effectiveness against deadly brain tumor during early tests

Glioblastoma is an aggressive, stubborn brain tumor with low odds of survival for patients. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a way to target a molecule that lets the tumor grow, migrate and evade the body's immune system. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2017

Hospitals Unlikely To Get All Of $1.5B in LIP Funding For Charity Care

Florida hospitals recently learned that an agreement between the state and federal governments will provide them with up to $1.5 billion to cover care for people who can't pay. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

Mental Health Care Slips through the Cracks in Florida's Budget

When Florida lawmakers approved a last-minute budget in special session earlier this year, $20.4 million in federal funding for mental health services expired with no plans to make up for it. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

Florida ranks 7th as 'Worst State to Have a Baby' says WalletHub

With August being one of the most popular months for newborn arrival and Americans paying the highest birthing costs in the world, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017's Best & Worst States to Have a Baby. Read more »
Published on 8/14/2017

3-D Mapping

Three-dimensional mapping technology enables cardiologists to more safely treat abnormal heartbeats, one of the most common forms of cardiac problems. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

Risk factors for heart disease

Non-controllable vs. controllable risks and stats Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

Cancer and cardiac care

The number of cancer survivors in the United States has grown as treatments have become more effective at battling the disease. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

The disappearing stent

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last summer approved the first fully absorbable stent to treat artery disease... Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

Target: Heart Disease

In November 2016, the Florida Department of Health launched a pilot program aimed at implementing new prevention strategies in places deemed most at risk of heart disease. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

Tiny pacemakers

Three years ago, an 81-year-old man became the first patient in Florida to receive the world's smallest pacemaker... Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

Florida Hospitals in Rankings

Tampa General Hospital, UF Health Shands Hospital, JFK Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center & Kendall Regional Medical Center Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

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