“Our main goal is to increase cancer awareness in the community,” said Dr. Ravi Shankar, Medical Director of Cancer Care Centers. “Our Health Fair included screenings of the breast, the prostate, skin and vision. We were happy that many healthcare colleagues that share the same ideas and goals came and...

The recent story about the challenges facing nursing education in Florida missed the real issue: How can the state find enough qualified health care professionals? The state's top economist reported last fall that Florida would need more than 220,000 new health care workers by 2030. The...

After indulging in all those holiday dinners and gatherings, now is a good time to get the new year off to a healthy start by taking advantage of free health screenings, health and fitness activities and health information at the Community & Family Health Fair. The...

Florida is expected to have a budget surplus of $1 billion or more this year, and Gov. Rick Scott wants to return half of that to the public through tax and fee cuts. Giving citizens such relief will help the economy and household finances. But as the...

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...