Go into almost any hospital these days and you'll hear a constant stream of beeps and boops. To most people it sounds like medical Muzak. But to doctors and nurses, it's not just sonic wallpaper. Those incessant beeps contain important coded messages. "The three-burst is a crisis...

Seven offices of Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida have earned national recognition for providing patient-centered health care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. The recognition was awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Physicians Practice Connections® - Patient-Centered Medical Home...

One 97-year-old man receiving care at Annie and Harry Thomassen's Nokomis home married his 86-year-old sweetheart at a ceremony by the lake in their backyard, Champagne included. And when their daughter Erin went to the high school prom, her date posed for photos with their two...

It's looking to be the year of the consumer in health care, say leaders and visionaries in the industry. New technology, changes in the market and the Affordable Care Act will allow more consumers to bid goodbye to some of the most frustrating parts of a...

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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...