As members of the healthcare community, we cannot overemphasize the importance of safety in the daily execution of our duties.  Ensuring the safety of the patient especially in the home setting can be quite challenging at times. Regardless of what limitations we may face as...

For Beth Agami, selling bras, camisoles, swimwear and other items to women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer is both a business venture and a personal goal. Agami has at least five relatives — her mom, grandmother, two great-aunts and a cousin — who have all battled breast...

Remember when worried working people said, "I'm just a pink slip away from being uninsured"? Those days are gone. For all the back and forth about the Affordable Care Act, one clear good has emerged for those in middle life: You're no longer nailed to your job...

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz (yep, Chuck’s daughter) doesn’t want you to lie awake at night, worrying about whether you’ll be able to afford to retire. Instead, she wants you to consult her new compendium for advice, not unlike the way patients thumb through a medical reference guide to learn...

Florida is still grappling with a variety of mental health issues, and many of its residents need help. The 60-day legislative session started March 4 and is scheduled to end May 2. In that time, the state has some extra money to consider. Surplus estimates range...

Florida Hospital is taking the next step in making biomedical science part of its growing Health Village near downtown Orlando with construction of a $55 million research building. The five-story project will be the second of at least three planned research buildings in the village, a...

HENRY SITS HUNCHED OVER IN HIS WHEELchair, arms crossed in front of him. His head is down, almost as if he’s trying to disappear inside himself. He’s been in the nursing home for 10 years now, and life as he knew it has diminished greatly. He’s...

We all want our loved ones to get the very best care when they no longer can live on their own, and need the care that only a nursing home can provide. This year, the Legislature is considering a bill that would protect resources needed for...

A Florida hospital says electronic tracking of nursing personnel is helping it refine their workflow and work habits and lay the groundwork to replace the obsolete "midnight census" method of determining staffing requirements. Florida Hospital Celebration Health is using Real Time Locating System (RTLS) tags and...

Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness. About Rebecca Onie: In 1996, college sophomore Rebecca Onie had a realization: The U.S. health care system was not set up to diagnose or treat the socioeconomic...