Senior Home Care’s Sebring area office, a Medicare-certified home health care agency at 219 U.S. 27 North, reports a patient satisfaction rate that significantly beats the national average. The office received a 100 percent patient satisfaction rate, compared to the national average of 84 percent in...

After an intense winter season..especially for the residents of the Northeast, Midwest and some parts of the South. The approach of summer ushers in fun for all---young, old, and families etc. This time of the year is not without its health risk and concerns.  The...

Quitting smoking is tough no matter what, but studies show that tobacco users who get help from their doctors have more success. To promote that teamwork,  the state surgeon general and Tobacco Free Florida are calling on health-care providers to do more to help tobacco users quit through...

Florida has witnessed great success in helping people stop smoking, and the next great wave of tobacco cessation will come through renewed engagement by health care professionals. Thanks to collaborative efforts by Tobacco Free Florida, the smoking rate of Florida adults is 17.7 percent, well below...

Former helicopter flight physician Dr. Mike Shapiro has helped Health First transform emergency care through the creation of Health First Now. Urgent care facilities have popped up in every community as an alternative to emergency rooms, enabling patients to get timely basic medical care on a...

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, of nonprofit healthcare leader Florida Hospital, has contracted with Authentidate to employ InscrybeMD telehealth solution to remotely monitor patients. The implementation is expected to improve patient status, reduce ER visits and readmissions, and increase patient satisfaction. Florida Hospital sought a method...

Diabetics beware. Your insurance company is looking for you. As hundreds of thousands of diabetics get health coverage under the federal law, insurance companies are aggressively targeting this glut of new patients, who are expensive to treat and often lax in taking medications and following their...

If you are in the mood for a great love story — and who isn't — we've got a terrific one for you.Look no further than the Lifestyle section of today's Sun Sentinel. There, you will find poignant words by reporter Diane Lade and images by...

Florida Medicaid received word Friday evening that federal officials have authorized a $2 billion hospital fund for indigent care starting July 1 and an extra $200 million for the state’s medical schools. Justin Senior, Florida’s Medicaid director, said the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services okayed...

At least eight Ebola patients in Guinea have beaten the odds. They have recovered and been sent home. In past outbreaks, the death rate has been as high as 90 percent. In Guinea so far, about 60 percent of the 157 suspected cases have ended...