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Advancing TeleHealth in Florida

Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center to host first annual Florida TeleHealth Summit Dec. 4-5 in Winter Park

WINTER PARK – As Floridians morph into holiday mode, a very important meeting will take place concerning a critical aspect of futuristic medicine Dec. ...

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Expanding

Historically, children diagnosed with the genetic multi-system disorder cystic fibrosis rarely lived beyond their teens. But with the development of increasingly effective treatments, patients today not only are living longer, some of them are being identified with the disease when they are well ...

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Knee Pain: Risks Factors, Causes and Solutions

In 2013, there were over 10 million patient visits to doctors’ offices due to knee injuries and knee pain. This number is expected to rise as the population ages and obesity increases. Carrying extra weight increases the pressure on your knees, it also increases the production of the hormone le ...

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Life, Death…Or Somewhere In Between

Aortic aneurysms. Carotid artery disease. Peripheral vascular disease. When asymptomatic all these conditions pose little danger and in most cases cause no serious harm to a patient. But somewhere along the patient’s journey they associate those words with: life, death, or somewhere in between. ...

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Medical Society Renews Mission

New leadership at Orange County Medical Society attracts members, redefines value of organization to community physicians

Earlier this year, to breathe life into the medical society, the Orange County Medical Society (OCMS) hired Fraser Cobbe, president of Cobbe Consulting & Management, a ...

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November 2014

IMPOWER Doctors Receive Waiver from Florida Board of Medicine to Prescribe Controlled Substances via Telepsychiatry

Three Florida licensed medical doctors on staff at IMPOWER, a leading non-profit mental health & child well-being organization in Central Florida, have been ...

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Osceola Regional Adds 72 GME Spots

UCF and Nova Southeastern host two diverse residency programs at HCA Kissimmee campus

KISSIMMEE—Osceola Regional Medical Center is ramping up its first-ever Graduate Medical Education (GME) program, substantiating a new chapter of becoming a prominent teaching ...

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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Richard Klein, MD, MPH

UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health

ORLANDO - Richard Klein was a bit of a globetrotter as a child, so perhaps it is not surprising that two of the most important events in his adult life, professionally and personally, required him to traverse two oceans.

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Testing the Waters

A lot of medical facilities and local practices have started getting busier, so they’re using temporary workers as a means to feel out staffing levels, and as they see it’s sustainable, they’re converting those people over to permanent hires.

“Test the Water First” is the old ad ...

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The Case for Covering Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Proponents cite ROI of early detection, reduced mortality

Perhaps it is only appropriate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is scheduled to announce its highly anticipated coverage decision for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening i ...

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The Transformation of Med Ed

AMA continues quest to accelerate change in physician training

A little more than a year ago, the American Medical Association announced $11 million in grants to 11 academic medical centers to fundamentally change the way physicians are educated and trained.

“Th ...

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