Group gets grant to boost telemedicine

Amid a long-running legislative debate about boosting the use of telemedicine, a non-profit group said Thursday it has received a federal grant to help set up telemedicine programs in rural North Florida.

07/23/2015 | Intern | 0

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Court backs controversial medical malpractice change

A state appeals court Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change in Florida's medical-malpractice laws, ruling in part that some privacy rights are "waived" when people pursue malpractice lawsuits.

07/22/2015 | admin | 0

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Glaucoma: One reason eye exams are critical

Glaucoma is caused by high pressure within the eye. It’s the second leading cause of blindness in the United States, and the leading cause among African-Americans.

07/21/2015 | admin | 0

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Court upholds limit on legal fees in birth-injury case

An appeals court Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a 2012 move by state lawmakers to limit fees paid to attorneys who represented a child severely injured at birth in a Southwest Florida hospital.

07/15/2015 | admin | 0

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Preparing for your daughter's first visit to the gynecologist

In today's article for The Florida Times-Union, DCMS member Dr. Catherine McIntyre discusses how to prepare for your daughter's first visit to the gynecologist.

07/15/2015 | admin | 0

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Insurer challenges medical malpractice rate cuts

A major medical-malpractice insurer is challenging an order by Florida regulators to reduce rates by 15 percent, according to newly filed documents in the state Division of Administrative Hearings.

07/14/2015 | admin | 0

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Genetics will continue to be the main target against cancer

In recent decades, the desire for more precise, individualized medical treatment has grown. Personalized medicine uses genetics to determine which treatments will produce the best results for a specific patient.

07/08/2015 | admin | 0

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Medical malpractice caps take another legal hit

A case nearly eight years old could now be another blow to a controversial 2003 law that limited the amounts of money injured patients can receive in medical-malpractice cases.

07/06/2015 | admin | 0

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Special session over, spotlight on hospitals continues

A panel formed by Gov. Scott to examine the finances of hospitals held its first meeting Wed. since the end of two legislative sessions dominated by those issues, as Scott signaled he would continue pushing for changes.

07/02/2015 | admin | 0

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Ruling keeps coverage for Floridians, but doesn't end debate

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a crucial interpretation of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, preserving health insurance for more than 1 million Floridians but providing no larger solutions to the national or statewide divisions on the law.

06/26/2015 | admin | 0

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