Ten years since the passage of the law, Medicare Part D has surpassed expectations with a very high satisfaction rate among beneficiaries, and total Part D costs are on track to be 45 percent lower than initial estimates. Given the program's record of success, Florida's Medicare beneficiaries...

About 10 years ago, when Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice that she was having trouble doing the things she'd always loved to do — crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a while for...

CareSpot, the largest urgent care provider in Florida, and Baptist Health — the most comprehensive healthcare provider in the region — continue to strengthen their exclusive affiliation started in 2010 with two new centers. The expansion brings the total number of jointly owned centers in North...

Managing your health in today’s ever-changing health care landscape can be a challenge. Not only are you faced with trying to understand federal laws but you also need to navigate state laws that can have a dramatic impact on your care. During the 2013 legislative session...

The nation’s largest nursing union took aim last week at inflated medical bills, claiming that U.S. health centers are sometimes charging patients more than 1,000 percent of the actual treatment cost. The No. 2 overall offender, according to National Nurses United? Florida hospitals. Nurses United, in...

Traditional healthcare policy long has emphasized the role of physicians, hospitals and other clinical providers in ensuring good public health. Now a South Florida nonprofit is making a multimillion-dollar investment in Little Havana and Miami Gardens that may improve the health of residents through non-clinical factors,...

Florida Hospital Flagler has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, Disease-Specific Care Certification in total hip and total knee replacement surgery by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care, according to a hospital...

With flu season in progress, the UF Student Health Care Center is urging students to take precautions. The center sent an email Thursday encouraging students to take action against the flu, including getting vaccinated and taking daily preventative measures such as using hand sanitizer. Alachua County health...

Managing your health in today's ever-changing health care landscape can be a challenge. Not only are you faced with trying to understand federal laws but you also need to navigate state laws that can have a dramatic impact on your care. During the 2013 legislative session in...

Florida Hospital HospiceCare decorated and donated 74 mini Christmas trees for patients staying at the inpatient units at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in and the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast. The trees also went to Florida Hospital HospiceCare patients who were...