My husband and I paid off our mortgage years ago. We planned to burn it while toasting our achievement with champagne. But we couldn't get our bank to produce a burnable piece of paper. It filed a document with the county, releasing its claim on...

State lawmakers want to keep Florida pot home-grown. But the low-THC medical marijuana recently authorized by the Legislature has sparked an out-of-state "green" rush before the bill has even been signed into law. Pot-related business owners from outside the state are less interested in the low-THC...

South Florida Seniors: You can be on the front lines helping protect Uncle Sam from Medicare fraud.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is asking you to guard against fraud. South Florida has recently been a hotbed for Medicare corruption, including a recent $25 million...

Once President Clinton's secretary for Health and Human Services, current University of Miami president Donna Shalala neatly summarized the reasons healthcare providers hesitate to share data with insurers. In an appearance at the eMerge Americas digital business conference in Miami Beach this week, sitting on a...

North Central Florida, especially Marion County, needs a Veterans Administration nursing home. With an aging population of more than 40,000 veterans in the community, and an estimated 600,000 more living in surrounding counties, the numbers add up to a quantifiable need for such a facility. So...

Celebrate Nurses How better to celebrate Nurses during the month of May-- than to congratulate the fantastic nurses of Vintex! You have proven to be a rarity in the business. Where some may complain and grumble, you choose to serve with care and pride. This...

Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, has earned a prestigious national award at the Dorland Health's Fifth Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards in Washington, D.C. Sunshine Health won first place for its successful Long-Term Care (LTC) plan and received an honorable mention for...

What do Americans do with elderly family members who can no longer care for themselves? A surprising high number discard them just like they do rubbish. An ugly and often unrecorded fact is that some people ditch their elderly relatives in order to quickly and...

Joan Eisenstodt didn’t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear-nose-and-throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. “He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told...