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Showing 15 articles from September 9, 2014.


Conducting Innovative Public Health Prevention Research

USF’s Florida Prevention Research Center garners $4.35 million in CDC funding for projects among population health disparities

TAMPA – Lexington Market-East End, a mini-market located in a historically black “food desert” neighborhood in Kentucky, was onc ...

Cuts in Compound Prescription Coverage Cause Headaches

In early June, pharmacy benefits manager giant Express Scripts announced that it was dropping coverage of more than 1,000 compound drug ingredients. Patients must now choose between switching medications or paying up to $1,000 for a single prescription.

The St. Louis-based company, which ...

Cyber Breach: The Dark Side of Technology

Over the past year, we have seen a number of high-profile cases involving privacy breaches that included personal health information (AvMed), credit-card data (Target), and Social Security numbers, as well as other important personal information.

Cyber, or privacy, breaches are becoming a ...

Exposing Vulnerability

CHS is latest in line of data breaches, this cyber theft affecting nearly 5 million patients spanning last five years

Nearly 5 million patients were affected by the Chinese-led data breach targeting Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), ...

Fifth Third Brings Back Successful Campaign

“Pay to the Order of” benefits customers and Stand Up to Cancer

Five years ago, Edith Pena was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After having the diseased thyroid gland and connected lobes removed, she has been cancer-free. Today, she’s a staunch supporter of ...

Florida Fighting Human Trafficking With Orlando’s Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center

In the United States, there are millions of victims of human trafficking; Florida ranks third in the nation in calls to the human trafficking hotline. Attorney General Pam Bondi is out to change that, making Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking by using the eyes and ears of local ...

Non-Surgical Options for Enhanced Mobility and Improved Range of Motion: Innovations within Chiropractic Health

Of the many attractions within Central Florida and throughout Orlando, the fun of the outdoors is a major draw for residents and vacationers alike. For golf and tennis players, the area's semi-tropical beauty is an ideal place to enjoy 18 holes on the links or three to five sets on the courts, re ...


Orlando Eye Specialists

ORLANDO - Impatience was a virtue for Javier Perez.

It was his first year at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan and Perez had learned over a beer with a buddy, who was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army, ...

September 2014

Dr. Deborah German Receives Alma Dea Morani Award

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Alma Dea Morani, M.D. Renaissance Woman Award, Deborah German, M.D., Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the C ...

Southern Exposure

The Medicaid expansion haves … and mostly have nots … in the South

Which region of the country has the fewest states that opted to expand Medicaid, the highest rate of uninsured nonelderly adults, leads the nation in chronic conditions such as obesity and dia ...

Stop Sending Patients Away: In-House Pathway to Healthy Balance Sheets

Healthcare providers are charged with healing the sick and sustaining wellness, while healthcare financial executives are charged with maintaining a healthy balance sheet. The impact of the Affordable Care Act on the revenue side of the balance sheet remains an unknown variable. The scramble to o ...

Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer

Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.

Garnering broad bi-partisan support, the statute honed in on cancers with ...

The Wrong Staff Can Hurt Your Practice

Recently, I attended a local presentation for professionals in the medical industry. A topic that was discussed included the concern over the upcoming changes, and how it will affect business. It was mentioned that it may be a growing trend to have products available for purchase directly at the ...

Three Ways to Lose a Patient

As the New Health Economy forces physicians to become patient-centric, customer service moves to the forefront

In a rural area with few specialists, patients waiting to see an orthopedist often spend unnecessary time in the waiting room. They know the drill: take ...

When to call your Realtor®

As a seasoned veteran in the Real Estate Industry, I am consulted frequently when life guides people through significant changes. Life changes include happy times such as marriage, births, and graduations, even relocation and promotions! We often work with first time home buyers; move up home buy ...

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