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Addressing the Need for Clear and Honest Communication with Seriously Ill Patients

Despite the fact that chemotherapy delivered to cancer patients with a poor prognosis is intended only to provide palliation, not a cure, a national survey has found that a majority of patients with metastatic lung or colorectal cancer have false expectations regarding the curative potential of t ...

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Affairs of the Heart

Americans & Cardiovascular Health

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that there is a major divide between what Americans should do and what is currently being done when it comes adopting healthy cardiovascular lifestyle habits.

Based on data from the F ...

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Avoid Unavoidable Tax Hikes with Roth Conversions

Convert highly taxed IRAs into tax-free Roth’s

High income and high net-worth taxpayers should know the benefits of converting highly taxed IRAs to Roth IRAs with tax-free income, but why have so few done so? Probably because investors and their advisors do not understa ...

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Boom Boom Baby

Did you know that more than 78 million people or one-third of the population is represented by the Baby Boomer generation? The over 65 population will be tripled between 1980 and 2030 and the first batch of Baby Boomers has already turned 65 in 2011. This will no doubt present a number of challen ...

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Diarrhea: Microscopic Colitis, Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis

What is microscopic colitis?

Microscopic colitis is inflammation of the bowel that is only visible using a microscope. Microscopic colitis is a common cause of chronic watery diarrhea and gastrointestinal symptoms. Diarrhea can range from mild and intermittent to severe a ...

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Experts Predict Another Year of Robust Healthcare M&A

After a record-setting year of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector for 2014, a recent survey by U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP indicates 2015 will offer more of the same.

A number of considerations ranging from cash-rich balance sheets to changing business models d ...

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February 2015

Seminole Health Officers Chosen As National 
Emerging Leaders To Reduce Health Disparities

Public Health Officers at the Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) have been selected to take part in a national project to reduce health disparities among child ...

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Leading Orlando Health

Incoming CEO David W. Strong shares priorities, challenges

After a 17-month absence of a permanent CEO, Orlando Health has a new leader, named Jan. 6 and starting April 1.

David W. Strong, a transplant from the expansive University of North Carolina (UNC) ...

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Patching the Safety Net

A community report on the changes, challenges of free clinics and covering the uninsured

A female patient recently visited the East Orlando clinic of Shepherd’s Hope to have her blood pressure medication refilled. During the nurse’s examination, the patient disclosed ...

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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Deborah F. Harding, MD

CEO & founder, Harding Medical Institute

ORLANDO - Deborah Harding has taken the advice of her mother, Elizabeth Fairchild, and made it a way of life: “Work hard, play hard, work harder to achieve your dreams.”

Harding did it when she was a young girl ...

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