Volusia-Brevard Local News

Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D: Hopes for Better Coverage, More Access, Improved Transparency

Feb 05, 2020 at 09:36 pm by pj

  Proposed rule and Advance Notice continue to strengthen the popular private Medicare health and drug plans Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (C.... Read More

Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures Of Health Care

Feb 04, 2020 at 12:06 pm by pj

  Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Image by Maria Fabrizio   Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest.... Read More

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Feb 04, 2020 at 11:33 am by pj

    February 7, 2020 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. To raise awareness and prevent the transmission of the HIV virus, the Area 7 program of the Florida.... Read More

Physician Burnout: What Will Happen If This Trend Doesn’t Change?

Feb 03, 2020 at 12:18 am by nbram14

Physicians are 15 times more likely to experience symptoms of burnout than professionalism any other field.   This comes directly from a report by Allscripts, one.... Read More

Cannabis and CBD: a Practical Guide on the History and Uses

Feb 02, 2020 at 03:00 pm by pj

    CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the major components of the cannabis plant. Typically used in the production of oils and tinctures, the substance is ga.... Read More

How to Deal with the Flu

Feb 02, 2020 at 01:37 am by pj

    Adel Eldin, MD FACC FACP, MBA, GGAFollow   Antibiotics will not help in case of cold or flu as they are caused by viruses. There are.... Read More

Florida: State of Tobacco Control 2020 Report

Jan 30, 2020 at 01:43 am by pj

The American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control” 2020 shows the progress and failures of the states and the federal government to prevent and reduc.... Read More

Your Local American Lung Association: When You Can’t Breathe, Nothing Else Matters

Jan 30, 2020 at 12:15 am by LungsOrlando

By JANELLE HOM  The American Lung Association…it’s an organization you’ve heard of and know it is a trusted name. This organization has been around fo.... Read More

Demystifying Infertility: New Book Offers Guidance for a Challenging Medical Journey

Jan 29, 2020 at 10:31 pm by pj

  A new book from infertility expert Dr. Mark P. Trolice of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center tells patients what they need to know—and avoid—in their quest for.... Read More

Florida Company, IRIS, Selected as a Microsoft AI for Health Grantee

Jan 29, 2020 at 03:36 pm by pj

  PENSACOLA - Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS), the industry leader in telemedicine solutions for diabetic retinal evaluation, was announced as a gra.... Read More

Complexities in Medicare Advantage Options may Discourage Seniors from Comparing Plans

Jan 28, 2020 at 10:56 pm by pj

CLEARWATER - Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MAOEP) is from January 1 – March 31. It’s a time when seniors can potentially save money and gain benefits..... Read More

AMA Foundation Launches New Initiative to Address LGBTQ Health Disparities

Jan 28, 2020 at 08:00 pm by pj

  The American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF) has announced that John D. Evans, telecommunications pioneer, internationally-recognized business executiv.... Read More

Wet-to-Dry Dressings: The “Best” Wound Dressing?

Jan 27, 2020 at 02:45 am by pj

Let’s begin with the following questions: Is wet-to-dry the best choice of dressing to facilitate moist wound healing? Should wet-to-dry be used to treat chronic wo.... Read More

Real Estate: The Second-Highest Expense in Your Practice

Jan 25, 2020 at 08:03 pm by pj

By DOUG PRICE When it comes to managing expenses in your practice, there are dozens of categories to evaluate: equipment, technology, loan costs and interest rates, sundries,.... Read More

Deteriorating Medical Malpractice Trends

Jan 25, 2020 at 07:33 pm by pj

  By ROBERT HALL   Earlier this year, I wrote an article for The Orlando Medical News entitled Pain & Suffering. Within the piece, I alluded to my own experie.... Read More

Your Waiting Room: An Often-Missed Asset and Marketing Tool

Jan 25, 2020 at 03:10 am by pj

  By DOUG MINTZ   Waiting rooms are consistently the most overlooked asset in a clinic.  When you consider that 97 percent of patients get frustrated by long.... Read More

Why Remote Patient Monitoring is Failing

Jan 25, 2020 at 03:02 am by pj

  By JAY BEST   An American Hospital Association Annual Survey conducted in 2018 revealed that over 60 percent of hospitals have implemented some level of remot.... Read More

Questions to Ask When Upgrading/Building MRI or Radiology Facilities: Part Three

Jan 25, 2020 at 02:55 am by pj

  By MARK BAY   Today, we bring you Part 3 in our series of articles about things to consider when retro-fitting an existing space for radiology equipment or when.... Read More

 Challenges of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare: Protect Your Patients and Yourself

Jan 24, 2020 at 08:05 pm by pj

  By SUSAN SHEPARD   Physicians are increasingly faced with providing care to a multicultural society complicated by literacy issues. Ensuring safe and quality he.... Read More

Cultural Diversity Creates Language Barriers: Reducing Claims with Multilingual Patients

Jan 24, 2020 at 07:54 pm by pj

  By RICH CAHILL and SUSAN SHEPARD   Ms. D., a naturalized U.S. citizen from Southeast Asia, presented to Dr. P. for a consultation regarding extensive acne scarr.... Read More