In an effort to promote and expand awareness about HIV, Memorial Healthcare System recently joined Florida Career College-Pembroke Pines at its local campus to host a free community-wide HIV awareness event. During the event, which was open to the public, Memorial Healthcare System licensed physicians, nursing...

True enough, but pediatrician Jeff Goldhagen says that funding is not the most important mental health priority. ”Ultimately you can have all the funding you need, but if the system isn’t working then the funding can’t be used efficiently and effectively either.” For three years, Goldhagen and...

Orlando Health and University of FloridaHealth are joining forces to establish a comprehensive cancer program that will serve the Orlando/Gainesville region and be a draw statewide for top-notch oncological care. The newly renamed UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health will launch Jan. 31. With main campuses in...

Family members are making decisions for nearly half of elderly patients who end up in the hospital, and in most cases daughters are the ones who must make the tough choices, a new study finds. Because elderly hospital patients are frequently too impaired to make their...

Finding someone to care for an ill or aged relative at home can be challenging. Sorting through the options can be time-consuming, and the need to find help may arise during a crisis, when decisions must be made quickly. Hoping to help consumers make those choices...

“Our main goal is to increase cancer awareness in the community,” said Dr. Ravi Shankar, Medical Director of Cancer Care Centers. “Our Health Fair included screenings of the breast, the prostate, skin and vision. We were happy that many healthcare colleagues that share the same ideas and goals came and...

The recent story about the challenges facing nursing education in Florida missed the real issue: How can the state find enough qualified health care professionals? The state's top economist reported last fall that Florida would need more than 220,000 new health care workers by 2030. The...

After indulging in all those holiday dinners and gatherings, now is a good time to get the new year off to a healthy start by taking advantage of free health screenings, health and fitness activities and health information at the Community & Family Health Fair. The...

Florida is expected to have a budget surplus of $1 billion or more this year, and Gov. Rick Scott wants to return half of that to the public through tax and fee cuts. Giving citizens such relief will help the economy and household finances. But as the...