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August 18, 2017

Healthcare

SMH moves forward with plans for a new 'destination' cancer center

Sarasota Memorial is moving ahead with plans to develop a comprehensive cancer center, a premier facility that will offer services across the entire continuum of cancer care, from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to follow-up care, survivorship and support. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2016

Florida adult and teen smoking rates hit record low

Ten years ago this month, Floridians voted overwhelmingly in support of a state constitutional amendment to fund a tobacco education and use prevention program, now known as Tobacco Free Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2016

Report: More children insured, but Florida still lags nationally

Florida is home to about 445,000 uninsured children. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2016

A look at the state of medical tourism

An interview with Dr. Rafael A. Rosado-Ortiz, Chair/Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Management at Saint Leo University Read more »
Published on 10/28/2016

Florida TaxWatch supports more telehealth in Florida

“We are pleased that the Telehealth Advisory Council is moving forward in its goals to find policy solutions to telehealth expansion in Florida. Telehealth expansion would result in billions of dollars of savings for Florida taxpayers and is a recommendation of the Government Efficiency Task Force,” said Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2016

Florida Trend Health Care

Florida health groups, businesses fight against high prescription pricing Nearly two dozen Florida businesses and healthcare groups have signed on to a national campaign to control prescription drug costs. The... Read more »
Published on 10/27/2016

Federal funding released to help families in Florida with heating and cooling costs

The Administration for Children and Families has released $63,096,986 to help low-income families in Florida stay warm during winter months, cool during summer months and make cost-effective home energy repairs. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Researchers and Athletes Team Up to Study Concussions

In many contact sports, a hit to the head is part of the game. But when it happens to a growing brain, what are the long-term effects? Read more »
Published on 10/17/2016

153,000 Florida residents may be eligible for Affordable Care Act premium tax credits

New analysis shows 153,000 Florida residents currently buying individual health coverage off-Marketplace may be eligible for Affordable Care Act premium tax credits. HHS encourages Florida consumers to evaluate Marketplace options during upcoming Open Enrollment Read more »
Published on 10/4/2016

Sharecare acquires Sarasoat virtual reality company to transform patient engagement and medical education

Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced at Advertising Week 2016 that it is acquiring BioLucid, the leading developer of virtual reality and immersive healthcare technology, including the YOU® VR experience available for HTC VIVE. Read more »
Published on 10/4/2016

Moffitt Cancer Center announces National Cancer Institute Designation

Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Moffitt Cancer Center has been awarded the National Cancer Institute's highest designation – Comprehensive Cancer Center. Only four percent of cancer research institutions in the United States have received this prestigious designation. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

UCF technology for killing metastatic breast cancer cells discovered, licensed

A UCF College of Medicine cancer researcher has discovered a way to kill spreading breast cancer cells and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that will accelerate the therapy's path to clinical trials. Read more »
Published on 9/2/2016

HHS analysis shows Floridians will still have affordable health coverage options next year

An estimated 82% percent of Florida HealthCare.gov consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all final rates were to increase by double digits. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2016

A 30-minute ‘me' break can make you a better worker, study shows

New research suggests that detaching from work during a lunch break can boost energy and help you to better respond to the demands of the day. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2016

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital create affiliation to deliver high quality pediatric care

Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital are creating an exclusive affiliation to deliver high quality pediatric care, closer to home for patients in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2016

Florida DOH identifies local transmission of Zika in Pinellas County

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is investigating five new non-travel related cases of Zika. One of these cases is in Pinellas County and four cases are in the impacted area in Wynwood. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2016

Florida's DOH identifies additional area of local Zika transmission in Miami Beach

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has learned through one of their investigations that five individuals that have already been confirmed as cases of local transmissions of Zika are connected to the Miami Beach area. Read more »
Published on 8/19/2016

Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson's treatment

A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson's disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease's progression. Read more »
Published on 8/18/2016

U.S. HealthWorks acquires Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers in Florida

Acquisition doubles U.S. HealthWorks locations in Florida Read more »
Published on 8/10/2016

New non-travel related Zika case in Palm Beach County

Gov. Scott has directed DOH and education leaders to partner on Zika preparedness Read more »
Published on 8/8/2016

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