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Showing 12 articles from March 13, 2015.


Addressing the Need for Clear and Honest Communication with Seriously Ill Patients

Despite the fact that chemotherapy delivered to cancer patients with a poor prognosis is intended only to provide palliation, not a cure, a national survey has found that a majority of patients with metastatic lung or colorectal cancer have false expectations regarding the curative potential of t ...

Blessing this House

Grace Medical Home achieves national significance as PCMH with spiritual care

Susie Richetti, a mother of four who’s also a full-time student, was dismayed when her husband’s business took a financial hit. Faced with an already shoestring budget, she didn’t ...

Breast Reconstruction Options

Winter Park plastic surgeon facilitates oncologic management of breast cancer

Winter Park plastic surgeon Jeffrey Hartog, MD, has become a “go-to” specialist for breast reconstruction, using novel tissue engineering procedures incorporating fat that can even ...

By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer

Death rates down, more work awaits

As the ‘official sponsor of birthdays,’ the American Cancer Society (ACS) found a reason to rejoice in their latest report – Cancer Facts & Figures 2015. Since hitting a peak in 1991, cancer deaths have fallen 22 percent o ...

Facilitating the Practice of Telemedicine

Legislature, FMA support legislative action to reimburse telemedicine for same rate as in-clinic visit and other benefits

By the time state lawmakers meet March 3 for the 2015 opening legislative session, legislation bringing Florida to the forefront of telemedicine may very well need o ...

March 2015

ORL GR March We Care of Lake County Celebrates 20 Years

We Care of Lake County, a physician access network supported and led by the Lake-Sumter Medical Society, celebrated their 20th anniversary with a Moonlight Gala on the Lake. The festivities were held on January 30 at ...

More Than a Legal Look: The Business Implications of Recruitment Agreements

Many lawyers have written extensively on the legal issues surrounding recruitment agreements, but there is an information gap out there between the discourse over the legal issues and how those issues make an impact on the actual business, the practice. When a practice decides to employ a new phy ...

Personalized Messaging

A marketing manifesto

With better understanding of the human genome, physicians and researchers have opened up exciting new lines of personalized medicine where providers deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy and tailor treatments to fit a patient’s unique n ...


Chair, Thoracic/Head and Neck Cancers Section, UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health

ORLANDO - When Kavita Pattani gave birth to her first child, she was a chief surgical resident whose focus on her career was laser-sharp. “I had him at 7:30 in the morning a ...

Providing a Helping Hand

Florida’s free and charitable clinics receive $4.5 million in state funding

For the first time in Florida’s history, state lawmakers have allocated $4.5 million to free and charitable clinics across the state that provide primary and specialty care services t ...

Team Web Design: More Bang for Your Buck

Think hard about your practice’s web site. Is it performing well, or have you experienced a slump in your business, and your bottom line? Consider the following questions:

Is your website not HIPAA compliant?

Was it designed before 2013?

Does it not respo ...

The Untold Story of Sleep Apnea Part 2

Part one of this three-part article published previously in Medical News described the double jeopardy of glucocorticoid-induced sleep debt. Here, Part 2 describes the action of adenosine on the homeostatic regulation of slow-wave, non-REM activity, and the perturbations of the highly structured ...

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