Volusia-Brevard Local News

The Health Care Promises We Cannot Keep

Dec 12, 2019 at 02:17 pm by pj

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News It was a promise Matt Perrin wasn’t able to keep. “I’ll never take away your independence,” he’d told his mot.... Read More

AdventHealth Names Chief Financial Officer for Medical Group

Dec 11, 2019 at 09:23 pm by pj

AdventHealth has selected Sam Fulton as chief financial officer for AdventHealth Medical Group in the Central Florida Division – North Region.   Effective Jan. 6.... Read More

Parrish Healthcare and Mark Licht, MD, Establish Region’s First Men’s Reproductive Health Program

Dec 09, 2019 at 10:23 pm by pj

Dr. Mark Licht   TITUSVILLE – Filling a pressing need for specialized local care, Parrish Medical Group (PMG) has established the region’s only medical prac.... Read More

Benefits and Reasons for Molecular PCR Testing

Dec 09, 2019 at 09:31 pm by pj

  By DR. ESTÉE DAVIS AND RAMI PACKARD   The use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world. Antib.... Read More

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Patients Double in 2019

Dec 09, 2019 at 09:19 pm by pj

How is your healthcare practice affected?   By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   The Florida Medical Marijuana (MMJ) industry has doubled in less than one year.  As of.... Read More

Stimulate and Motivate Through Productive Feedback

Dec 09, 2019 at 08:35 pm by pj

By WENDY SELLERS   Are you sick and tired of talking to your employees until you’re blue in the face about their work performance? Try providing feedback. Critici.... Read More

Importance of Updating Your Website Now That Google Has Gone Mobile First

Dec 09, 2019 at 06:57 pm by pj

By QUINTIN L. GUNN, Sr.   In the last two years, there have been significant changes within and surrounding the internet as mobile phones have become a dominant factor.... Read More

The Aide Crisis in Healthcare

Dec 09, 2019 at 06:42 pm by pj

1.2 million additional aides needed in the next ten years   By TINA MARRELLI   The lack of qualified and compassionate aides is a crisis that impacts many facets.... Read More

How to Increase Patient Loyalty in 2020

Dec 09, 2019 at 06:20 pm by pj

By AMBER WOJCEK   The new year is when business owners often start thinking critically about changes they want to see in the new year. This is the time to put into plac.... Read More

SB 732: The New Office Surgery Statute

Dec 09, 2019 at 04:30 pm by pj

 Can You Afford Not to Comply?   By CHAIRES, BROODERSON & GUERRERO As discussed in last month’s issue, a doctor’s office can be many things these.... Read More

Tackling Physician Burnout Requires Unprecedented Leadership

Dec 08, 2019 at 01:12 am by pj

By ROBERT D. MORTON   The term “burnout” has been questioned as a labeling error – and rightfully so. Burnout implies victim shaming. What many health.... Read More

CBD and Baby Boomers

Dec 07, 2019 at 01:59 am by pj

By CONNIE ORTIZ Are you part of this amazing generation known as the Baby Boomers? Baby Boomers grew up during a period of prosperity. Present day baby boomers control 70 per.... Read More

CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2018 National Health Expenditures

Dec 05, 2019 at 04:57 pm by pj

Total national healthcare spending in 2018 grew 4.6 percent, which was slower than the 5.4 percent overall economic growth as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), accordi.... Read More

Electronic Health Records Continue to Lead to Medical Malpractice Suits

Dec 05, 2019 at 12:31 pm by pj

By DARRELL RANUM   A patient was treated with trigger point injections of opioids for pain management. The physician intended to order morphine sulphate 15 mg to be adm.... Read More

As His Wife’s Caregiver, A Doctor Discovers What’s Missing At Health Care’s Core

Dec 05, 2019 at 12:09 pm by pj

Dr. Arthur Kleinman and his wife, Joan. (Credit: Torben Eskerod) Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and.... Read More

‘I Feel Like I’m In Jail’: Hospital Alarms Torment Patients

Dec 03, 2019 at 11:00 am by pj

  Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News When Kea Turner’s 74-year-old grandmother checked into Virginia’s Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with advanced.... Read More

Medical Device Failures Brought To Light Now Bolster Lawsuits And Research

Dec 03, 2019 at 10:51 am by pj

Class Action Lawsuit in Florida  Christina Jewett  Photos by Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News Lorraine Bonner felt as though she was the only one. The surgical.... Read More

We’re Good at Standards of Care. What About Standards of Personalization?

Nov 30, 2019 at 02:53 am by pj

By GLENN LLOPIS   A 22-year-old and a 65-year-old are diagnosed with the same life-threatening disease. Their treatment protocols might be similar, but one has to endur.... Read More

Finding Freedom: The 411 on Gene Therapy for Hemophilia

Nov 27, 2019 at 09:11 pm by pj

Tommy Maguire loves to travel—for pleasure and for the good of the order. For the past two years, he has journeyed to South America to volunteer with the Columbian Hemop.... Read More

Voluntary Benefits Values & Savings

Nov 27, 2019 at 08:56 pm by pj

  By JOSEPH FILICE   Business owners today are faced with rising healthcare costs and slimmer bottom lines.  Many companies have looked to voluntary benefits.... Read More