The Florida Medical Association is supporting proposed state legislation requiring private insurers to pay for telemedicine like regular doctor visits, joining 20 other states with similar laws, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) sponsored the legislation, which also calls for a state study of how to...

One of the latest national surveys ranks Louisiana as having the second worst nursing homes in the country. Texas had the worst. The news is depressing. However, the state Nursing Home Association takes issue with Families for Better Care, which did the nursing home survey. The...

Anne Burdick, a dermatologist at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, had a busy morning Tuesday. She saw eight children scattered throughout South Florida in just a few hours — and never left her office. Doctor and patient did all they had to do by...

Gov. Rick Scott was in town Thursday to honor veterans at the Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home on Florida 16. Scott arrived along with Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, retired Col. Mike Prendergast, executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and Maj....

South Florida hospitals are benefiting from a group approach to the ancient Hippocratic oath to "do no harm." Through a process of sharing best practices with peers, dozens of hospitals in Broward and Palm Beach counties have collaborated with health care providers across the state to...

The Florida Health Care Association has awarded the 2013 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year Award to Henry Gerrity, the administrator of the Tuskawilla Nursing & Rehab Center in Winter Springs. Gerrity has more than 14 years of experience in long-term care and has been the...

Some 10 million Hispanics stand to gain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and Spanish-language media network Univisión is positioning itself as a direct path to this potentially lucrative market. WellPoint and other Blues insurers in six states, including Florida, have signed deals with Univisión...

If you break your leg in Pensacola, Fla., chances are you'll have it X-rayed and in a cast within hours, courtesy of the nearest medical clinic or hospital. You'd get crutches and a prescription for painkillers and be home in time to Watch the next...

Women have been a focus of Obamacare since its inception. Free contraception, guaranteed maternity care and the promise that insurers can’t charge them more than men in similar health were parts of the law that resonated with women. But now the law’s supporters are even more...