December 7, 2022

Healthcare

An Epidemic of Fat

The counties in Florida with the highest percentages of obese people tend to be rural and poor -- but more than half of all Floridians are either overweight or obese. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

Growing New Cells

Two clinical trials at the University of Florida's Shands Jacksonville Medical Center offer new hope for heart patients who've tried every option short of a transplant. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

Cost Shifting

An overhaul of Florida's $15-billion Medicaid program is set to begin this year. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Doing Well

As a longtime family doctor-turned-healthcare executive, Edward E. Goldman did not like the direction he felt managed care was taking his practice and patients. His prescription: Concierge medicine. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Weighing In

'The Gold Coast Cure' steers dieters to nutrient-rich foods. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Cost Control

Health Savings Accounts are a health insurance option small businesses can consider. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Labor of Love

Stephen Dresnick started Sterling Healthcare, sold it -- and now he's got it back again. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

A Florida First

At a Washington, D.C., seminar in 1996, Joseph Caruncho became intrigued with a novel concept emerging from Medicare: A provider-sponsored organization. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

Taking Stock

Auto mechanics have long recommended taking your car in for a 60,000-mile checkup to avoid untimely surprises. Now, more executives are heeding the same advice when it comes to their bodies. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

New Options

Breast cancer cases nationwide have tripled in the past 30 years, and the disease is now striking patients in their 20s and 30s instead of late 50s or older. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Fitting In

Nemours Foundation plans to open a free-standing non-profit children's hospital in Orlando by 2010, but first it must find a place in the community. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Betting on the Future

A decade ago, most people who bought long-term care insurance -- or had even heard of it -- were already retired and looking ahead to what life might be like when they were no longer able to handle their own basic chores. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Critical Condition

Jean Wortock, the nursing dean at St. Petersburg College, is worried. With just weeks to go before classes begin, she's short about five instructors and is wondering whether she'll be able to fill the slots in time. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Tomorrow's Medicine

One in every six men eventually develops prostate cancer, but the slow-moving illness is increasingly detected and treated before it becomes deadly. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

And The Fight Goes On

Trial lawyers quickly found a way around a constitutional limit on their fees in malpractice cases. Doctors are now trying to put the fence up a different way. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Healthy Endeavor

Kim Barnhill is on a mission to make residents of Jefferson and Madison counties healthier. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

De-Stressing

It's rare to be at a business or social gathering these days without someone mentioning yoga, the ancient Eastern art once thought of in the U.S. as a pastime for only young people and hippies. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Railroad Ties

In south Jacksonville,, the recent opening of the state-of-the-art Baptist Medical Center South represents a window into the changing face of northeast Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Nothing to Sneeze At

If you're holding a tissue in your hand right now, chances are you're one of every five or six Americans with allergies or asthma. And chances are you're suffering from Florida's annual burst of oak tree pollen. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2005

The Cancer Equation

As is so often the case in so many areas of science, high-tech and business in the state, Florida has been slow to invest in the people and institutions that would make the state first-rate rather than cut-rate. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2005

Lifesaving Career

While working with the World Health Organization in Geneva in the early 1990s, Jacqueline Cattani supervised a large-scale trial on the effectiveness of insecticide-treated sleeping nets in preventing malaria deaths in children under 5. The lifesaving tri Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

To Your Health

As many of you know from your personal experiences with health insurance, hospitals or prescriptions, expenditures for healthcare just keep going up. Industry analysts report that healthcare spending in the United States is growing faster than the gross d Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Healthcare

The economic outlook in Florida for health insurers, hospitals and pharmaceutical sales. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Testing 1, 2, 3

Even as student drug use overall has declined statewide, the number of students in Florida public schools subject to random testing has more than doubled since 2003. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2004

Doctors vs. Doctors

The Florida Medical Association is trying to crack down on doctors who testify in behalf of injured patients against fellow physicians.

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Published on 9/1/2004

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In the parking lot of an abandoned grocery store, a food drive meets needs
In the parking lot of an abandoned grocery store, a food drive meets needs

Over the course of the morning, volunteers will hand out boxes full of produce and pantry items. More than 300 people will walk — or drive — away with cartons of eggs and gallons of milk, bread and pastries and cereal. They’ll leave with bags of bananas, and apples and meats that they’ll feed to their families.

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