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May 22, 2018


UF study raises questions about overmedicating young children diagnosed with ADHD

A University of Florida study is among the first to evaluate whether a child's age at the time of an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis influences treatment and raises numerous questions about why young children with ADHD are being heavily medicated. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2017

Three U.S. airports to unveil American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosks

Interactive machine teaches lifesaving skill to travelers in five minutes Read more »
Published on 8/1/2017

University of Miami Health System & Dolphins Announce Cornerstone Partnership at Hard Rock Stadium

The Miami Dolphins and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System announced a partnership that will see the local health system serve as the official health care provider of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Through the partnership, UHealth will have the entitlement to the southeast corner of Hard Rock Stadium. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2017

DOH-Okaloosa Honored for Excellence in Public Health

Local Health Department Program is One of 41 Nationwide to Receive a “Model Practice Award” in 2017 Read more »
Published on 8/1/2017

Doctors With Multiple Malpractice Settlements Face Little Discipline In Florida

Health News Florida looked at records of doctors with at least six malpractice complaints in Floria, from year 2000 to present. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2017

Modernizing Medicine expands in Palm Beach County, plans to add 800 jobs

On Thursday, Governor Rick Scott announced that Modernizing Medicine plans to expand operations in the historic Boca Raton Innovation Center (BRIC) in Palm Beach County and will add a total of 838 jobs by 2022. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2017

Gov. Scott Recognizes Statewide Zika Preparedness Efforts

Today, Governor Rick Scott gave opening remarks at the Florida Department of Health's (DOH) Zika Preparedness Planning Meeting in Miami. DOH hosted the meeting with county health departments and mosquito control districts from across the state, as well as CDC officials, to discuss ongoing efforts to prepare for and combat the Zika Virus. Read more »
Published on 7/17/2017

National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud Losses

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Read more »
Published on 7/14/2017

Expert Comes Home to Lead Simulation Center

Jen Arnold, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP, is coming home. The nationally known pediatric expert in educational medical simulation joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in July as medical director of the hospital's expanding Simulation Center. She also will serve as a part-time assistant professor with Johns Hopkins University. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2017

Florida Phasing Out Project AIDS Care, Other Medicaid Waivers

Thousands of Floridians living with AIDS could be losing financial assistance they say is essential to living a normal life, and some AIDS groups are worried the state won't carry through on its promises. Read more »
Published on 7/7/2017

Hospitals Ramp Up Hyperbaric Therapy For Diabetics, Despite Concerns

Hyperbaric treatment, increasingly given to diabetics — many of them elderly with persistent wounds — involves breathing pure oxygen inside a pressurized air chamber typically for two hours each weekday, often for more than a month. Twenty outpatient sessions can bring a hospital $9,000 in revenue. Read more »
Published on 7/3/2017

Zika outbreak in Wynwood stifled local economy

FIU researchers present first report documenting Zika's negative impact on popular Miami district Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

NYU Langone Extends Its Ambulatory Network to Southeast Florida

NYU Langone Introduces Two Outpatient Practices in Palm Beach County, Where Many of Its Patients Live Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

$100 Million Expansion: Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Set to Add Patient Tower, Expand ER

Florida Hospital Fish Memorial announced a $100 million expansion project that will add more than 180,000 square feet to the hospital's footprint. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

Provider's preference for pain therapy can influence patient's results, UF researchers find

A health care provider's beliefs about a particular treatment may have a strong influence on the patient's outcome, according to a new University of Florida study that evaluated people undergoing treatment for short-term low back pain. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

Florida Blue: Rates Will Increase 20 Percent Without Cost Sharing Reductions

Florida Blue will file its proposed rates for the Affordable Care Act marketplace this week and officials warn they could increase by 20 percent if the federal government stops funding the cost sharing measures that are included in Obamacare. Read more »
Published on 6/20/2017

Report: Florida To Lose Jobs Under Congressional Health Proposal

A George Washington University and Commonwealth Fund report suggests Florida’s economy stands to lose big if Congress passes the current version of a measure repealing the Affordable Care Act. Researchers... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2017

Florida Blue statement on plans for the individual Marketplace in 2018

For the individual market, Florida Blue plans to once again provide plans through the Marketplace in all 67 counties of the state, as we have every year since the Marketplace opened in 2014. Read more »
Published on 6/13/2017

Aspirin use has modest or no benefit for patients with hardened arteries, UF Health researchers find

For decades, aspirin has been widely used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. Now, a team led by a University of Florida Health researcher has found that aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients who have plaque buildup in their arteries. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2017

Tampa General Hospital names new CEO

John Couris will become president and chief executive officer of Tampa General Sept. 1, 2017. Couris currently is president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, a 327-bed not-for-profit hospital in Jupiter, FL, a position he has held since June 2010. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2017

FGCU virologists publish study that finds Zika invaded Florida multiple times in 2016

A new study led by an international group of scientists, including five from Florida Gulf Coast University, sheds light on how the Zika virus entered and circulated in Florida in 2016 and might do so again this year. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2017

Cancer care: The limits of immunotherapy

Few people know cancer's devastating effects more intimately than Dr. Asher Chanan-Khan... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Express Scripts and myMatrixx Combine To Offer Best-in-Class Pharmacy Services for Workers' Compensation Programs

Express Scripts Holding Co. said it has acquired a Florida firm focused on providing pharmacy benefits to those in workers' compensation programs. Read more »
Published on 5/19/2017

Tobacco Free Florida Focuses On The "True Cost" Of Smoking

As part of Tobacco Free Florida Week, the Florida Department of Health is encouraging residents to ‘kick the habit' by focusing on the ‘cost of smoking,' both physically and financially, to help make their point, the Health Department's Tobacco Free Florida education and prevention program is out with a public service announcement that invites viewers to “step into The Smoker's Store,” where one can see the true cost of smoking. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Scott's Emergency Order Speeds Federal Help to Addicts

Governor Rick Scott's recent emergency declaration means some 3,000 addicts in Florida will soon be getting access to opioid blockers like methadone, suboxone and naltrexone, health officials say. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

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