As part of the United Healthcare and Florida 4-H “Eat4-Health” partnership, more than 70 4-H youth leaders from across the state gathered at Camp Cherry Lake on Sept. 14 to to become “Teen Health Ambassadors” and to bring their knowledge and skills back to their...

As the state of Florida officially observes Healthcare Quality Week this week, I recognize our dedicated VA health care professionals for the work they do to provide the very best health care to our nation’s heroes. At Bay Pines, our dedicated employees – many of whom...

Jackson Health System and Florida International University’s Wertheim College of Medicine on Wednesday announced plans for FIU physicians to begin providing care to hospitalized patients at Jackson Memorial in Miami, marking the first time that physicians affiliated with any academic institution other than the University...

As Americans seek improved healthcare quality and patient safety, one path patients, healthcare professionals and government officials agree upon is making healthcare more patient centered.  Healthcare Quality Professionals are the frontline people in the healthcare industry who work to keep the quality focus on patients...

The stereotype of caring for a family member is that it's so stressful it harms the caregiver's health. But that's not necessarily so. Studies are conflicted, finding that caregiving can harm or help the caregiver. Here's one on the plus side. A study finds that people...

Opening day of enrollment in Medicare Advantage and stand-alone prescription plans started on schedule Tuesday, despite the federal shutdown. But there was one fact missing for elder early birds who were starting their 2014 healthcare coverage planning: what next year's traditional Medicare premiums and co-payments will be. That number...

EncounterCare Solutions (PINKSHEETS: ECSL) announced today that its subsidiary, CyberCare Health Network, Inc. ("CyberCare"), has released a mobile application allowing both patients and care providers to take pictures of wounds using a cell phone. The wound image is securely uploaded directly into the patient's electronic medical...

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of QuinniPR, the public relations organization, sold pink hair extensions in the Piazza on Thursday, Oct. 10, to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and to spread breast cancer awareness on campus. In total, QuinniPR’s Passionately Pink...

Breast cancer will take the lives of an estimated 6,080 black women in the U.S. in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society. One in three will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. An estimated 27,060 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur...

In the midst of the busiest time of his year, Lance Jarvis pauses to talk about the subject at hand: Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 7. No, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and its newhealth insurance marketplaces should not be confused with...