Re: “Florida needs more primary care physicians“ (My View, Nov. 4). In his My View, Dr. Neal Dunn focused on primary care physician shortages. Dunn makes valid points that Florida is facing a real shortage of primary care providers. The proposals he advocates for — loan forgiveness,...

Central Florida Health Care, which has clinics throughout Polk County, is being awarded $775,000 in Affordable Care Act funds for new health clinics. The money will allow Central Florida, already planning a clinic for children's health care in Mulberry, to expand that clinic's reach to serve...

Florida Atlantic University instructors will be testing out the effectiveness of a chair yogaprogram designed for older adults who can no longer exercise while standing. The National Institutes of Health awarded two FAU professors a $389,000 grant to study the "Sit N Fit" program on seniors with osteoarthritis and other...

More than a dozen Florida community health centers — including seven in Miami-Dade County — were awarded $8.3 million in grants Thursday to expand their practices and hire more physicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists and other providers in an effort to increase Americans’ access to healthcare...

Thirty-six percent of the nursing homes run by Florida's fastest growing industry leader are on a watch list for not meeting state standards. That's according to a new study from Consulate Health Care. Legislators and advocates want to hold the state's nursing home industry more accountable. Jasmin...

Upon reporting third quarter operating results Tuesday, Emeritus Corp. (NYSE: ESC) said it is looking at expansion opportunities in the home healthcare business and has already begun efforts to expand into two new states. The company posted a net loss attributable to shareholders of $27.8 million,...

Acquired Company Operates 47 Locations in Florida and Louisiana with Annualized Revenues of $143 Million Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (the "Company" or "Kindred") KND -2.00% today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Senior Home Care, Inc. ("Senior Home Care") for a purchase price of $95 million....

Don't give up on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, say certified application counselors and navigators who are working to help people enroll for health insurance. Although the federal website has ongoing major issues, people involved in enrollment locally and nationwide say they are...

In celebration of its 10th anniversary and National Family Caregiver’s Month in November, Mountain Home Care announces the creation of its “Caregiver Leadership Award.” The award recognizes exemplary professional caregivers with dual roles of service in the workplace and in their families. Founded in 2003, Mountain...

Changes in the world of healthcare are having a big effect on people who don't pay for their insurance through their employer, but people who pay independently. A Broward man, who is a business owner, said the change in his policy will have a big, negative...