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December 15, 2017

Healthcare

Doctors' rights to ask about guns not affected by health law provisions

The practice is not addressed in the health law and federal courts have upheld doctors' rights thus far. Read more »
Published on 1/24/2017

Being rude to your child's doctor could lead to worse care

Emotions tend to run high in hospitals, and patients or patients' loved ones can be rude to medical professionals when they perceive inadequate care. But berating your child's doctor could have harmful — even deadly — consequences, according to new research. Read more »
Published on 1/17/2017

APHIS Confirms New World Screwworm in Miami-Dade County, Florida

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in a stray dog near Homestead, Florida. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2017

Florida might face physician shortfall as medical marijuana expands

While state officials debate the best regulatory framework for medical marijuana in Florida, a more practical challenge may be on the horizon. The current list of doctors may not be enough to meet the demand of an expanding pool of patients. Read more »
Published on 1/9/2017

Hope Healthcare board of directors announces new members

Five local community leaders have joined the board of directors for Hope Healthcare. Read more »
Published on 1/9/2017

Nutrition, fitness & executive health: Lifesaving checkup

When the Orlando Magic decided to send its executives for an annual physical in 2011, Pat Williams was the first on the list. “I didn't want to do it,” the NBA team's senior vice president recalls. “It required getting up before dawn and being out there at 7 a.m. with no breakfast.” Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

House Report: Overall Medicaid costs rising, but individual costs down

When Florida lawmakers new and old arrive for the annual lawmaking session they'll be faced with a $25 billion issue: Medicaid. The state's health insurance program for low-income Floridians just keeps getting bigger, despite continued efforts to control costs. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2016

All areas cleared of active Zika transmission in Florida

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the Miami Beach area of local Zika transmission. The newly cleared area is about 1.5 square miles between 8th and 28th streets. Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission. Read more »
Published on 12/9/2016

Medical tourism: Global med

Tourists have long flocked to Florida for recreation. More recently, medical facilities have become an attraction. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

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

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