Volusia-Brevard Local News

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

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

As alarms proliferate, hospitals are working to sort through the cacophony that can overwhelm staff and cause them to overlook real signs of harm. Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Heal.... 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

Learning about Advanced Practice Provider Closed Claims

Nov 27, 2019 at 08:21 pm by pj

By HOWARD MARCUS, MD, FACP, and SUSAN SHEPARD, MSN, RN   The Doctors Company analyzed claims against two types of advanced practice providers (APPs): physician assistan.... Read More