Video Translators Make Patient Communication Eeasier at Florida Hospital

Jun 20, 2017 at 08:32 am by Staff

Ask almost anyone at Florida Hospital about the old "blue phones" and they'll immediately know what you mean. For years, if there was a language barrier between a patient an.... Read More

Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help At Their Peril

Jun 20, 2017 at 06:58 am by Staff

Judith Graham Kaiser Health News The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital:.... Read More

Despite A Growing Appetite, Buffet-Style Flat-Fee Clinics Shutter

Jun 20, 2017 at 06:48 am by Staff

  Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News   In recent years, a small but growing number of practices embraced a buffet approach to primary care, offering patients un.... Read More

AMA Adopts New Public Health Policies to Improve Health of Nation

Jun 18, 2017 at 12:12 am by Staff

The American Medical Association (AMA), the premier national physician organization in the country, voted this week to adopt new policies aimed at improving the health of the.... Read More

Ear To The Door: 5 Things Being Weighed In Secret Health Bill Also Weigh It Down

Jun 17, 2017 at 11:57 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News   Anyone following the debate over the "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act knows the 13 Republican senators writing the bil.... Read More

White House Task Force Echoes Pharma Proposals

Jun 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm by Staff

Emily Kopp Kaiser Health News   President Donald Trump repeatedly talks tough about reining in the pharmaceutical industry, but his administration's efforts to lower.... Read More

Dyspnea Self-Management Program Uses Confidence to Help Patients Breathe Easier

Jun 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm by Staff

By MICHAEL SHAPIRO, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care   A unique protocol implemented throughout Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Car.... Read More

Multiple Fronts on the Opioid Crisis

Jun 15, 2017 at 11:31 am by Staff

Fraser Cobbe Orange County Medical Society Seminole County Medical Society There is no denying that the battle to address the opioid crisis is going to take a significant.... Read More

Widow Unleashes Court Fight Against Scope Maker Olympus Over Superbug Outbreak

Jun 15, 2017 at 10:18 am by Staff

Chad Terhune and JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News   Three executives from Japan loom large in a cramped courtroom -- at least their photos do, mounted on a white post.... Read More

Medical Responses To Opioid Addiction Vary By State, Analysis Finds

Jun 14, 2017 at 03:03 am by Staff

Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News   Location, location, location. That mantra may apply even when it comes to how opioid addiction is treated. Specifically, patients w.... Read More

Treating Cancer: Hope Vs. Hype

Jun 14, 2017 at 02:53 am by Staff

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News In the past four years, Bruce Mead-e has undergone two major surgeries, multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy to treat his lung cancer..... Read More

David O. Barbe, M.D., Inaugurated as 172nd President of AMA

Jun 13, 2017 at 03:11 pm by Staff

David O. Barbe, M.D., a family physician from Mountain Grove, Mo., will be sworn in tonight as the 172nd president of the American Medical Association (AMA). In leading the.... Read More

Nurse Advocate Breathes New Life into Cystic Fibrosis Care

Jun 13, 2017 at 11:45 am by Staff

By PL JETER & ROSEMARY ANTONELLI Tamika Grubbs is passionate about solving the often daunting maze of coordinating medical care for people afflicted with cystic fibrosis.... Read More

New Mexico Physician Chosen as AMA President-elect

Jun 13, 2017 at 11:28 am by Staff

Physicians gathered at the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) today voted for Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., an oncologist from Albuquerque, N.M., as the ne.... Read More

Creating the Medical Plaza of the Future

Jun 13, 2017 at 11:07 am by Staff

By TABITHA PONTE Medical Plazas are the perfect scenario for driving (perhaps in autopilot) the evolution of Healthcare: small enough to be manageable for two levels of tech.... Read More

AMA Wants New Approaches to Combat Dangerous Synthetic and Injectable Drugs

Jun 12, 2017 at 09:18 pm by Staff

Responding to the health and safety threat posed by the abuse of new designer drugs that are synthesized and marketed to circumvent drug laws, the American Medical Association.... Read More

Governor Scott "Absolutely" Will Sign New Medical Marijuana Legislation

Jun 12, 2017 at 10:47 am by Staff

After the Florida Legislature overwhelmingly passed new Medical Marijuana legislation, Governor Rick Scott has indicated he will sign it before the July 3 deadline. The.... Read More

Orlando EM Nonprofit Awarded Grants for EMS Wellness, Florida Environmental Emergencies

Jun 10, 2017 at 06:33 pm by Staff

The Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) and Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation (FEMF) have been awarded two Florida Department of Health EMS Matching Grants as a.... Read More

If Insurance Market Crashes, Can Lawmakers Put The Pieces Back Together?

Jun 08, 2017 at 11:43 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News/NPR   In his high-stakes strategy to overhaul the federal health law, President Donald Trump is threatening to upend the individual he.... Read More

Florida Hospital Releases Annual Community Benefit Report

Jun 08, 2017 at 11:31 pm by Staff

Florida Hospital has released its annual Community Benefit Report, which details the contributions the organization made in Central Florida through charity care, health re.... Read More

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