They prefer alternative to single-source, PCP favored by older generations

 

ORLANDO--The most powerful demographic group – millennials, ages 21-32, empowered by advances in technology – are turning America’s healthcare landscape upside down.

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Advancing Treatments in PAD

Largo Medical Center is the first Pinellas County hospital to use Medtronic’s newly FDA-approved, drug-coated balloon

 

LARGO—On March 2 at Largo Medical Center, Chris Wagner checked in at 6 am for a new minimally invasive procedure to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in his right leg. For nine years, he’d suffered from PAD, a debilitating condition that occurs when arteries in the leg become narrowed or blocked by plaque.

By JULIE PARKER

The Challenge of Getting Paid

This partner in patient receivables doesn’t get paid until hospitals save money

 

As the American culture shifts to grind more financial responsibility onto patients, hospitals are facing more costly hurtles.

By JULIE PARKER

Five Ways Millennials Have Shaken Up Healthcare

They prefer alternative to single-source, PCP favored by older generations

 

ORLANDO--The most powerful demographic group – millennials, ages 21-32, empowered by advances in technology – are turning America’s healthcare landscape upside down.

By JULIE PARKER

Changing Trends in Medicine

Dr. Tom Dooley Foundation highlighted at AAPS annual awards dinner

 

During the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.’s (AAPS) 2015 House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting June 26-July 1 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach in Clearwater Beach, a very special guest will keynote the June 27 President’s Awards Dinner: Richard Lavely, MD, JD, MS, MPH...

By JULIE PARKER

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Karen Hamad, MD

First Physicians Group, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

 

SARASOTA - “If you had told me 5 years ago that one day I would be chief of staff of an 800-bed hospital I would have said you were crazy,” said Karen Hamad.

By JEFF WEBB

The Rise and Fall of Nuclear Cardiology

Nuclear cardiology became a cornerstone of the cardiology specialty in early 1980s.

 

It was an innovative technology that provided better, more accurate non-invasive testing. It helped screen, assess and quantitate cardiac ischemia.

By J.B. BITAR, MD, FACC

MAY 2015 GRAND ROUNDS

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

 

Chron.comDentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quitChron.comST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry. Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville faces ...and more »

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 16:07

Washington TimesDentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quitWashington TimesThis photo taken Oct. 12, 2011, shows Howard Schneider, a pediatric dentist who has been accused of abusing his patients and performing unnecessary procedures on them. He has closed his Jacksonville, Fla., practice after parent protests outside his office.and more »

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 16:35

UPI.com'Thunder god vine' may hold key to effective obesity drugUPI.comAn extract from the Chinese plant may help with weight loss after it was found to enhance an appetite-suppressing hormone. By Stephen Feller | May 22, 2015 at 5:23 PM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter · share with google.Harvard study: Could Chinese 'thunder god vine' plant be cure-all for obesity?Washington Post'Thunder God' Plant Could Help with Weight LossDiscovery News'Thunder God' Plant Reduces Body Weight In Mice By 45 Percent In Only 3 WeeksHeadlines & Global NewsYahoo Healthall 26 news articles »

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 16:26

Seizure Sniffing Dog Changes Child's LifeNH VoiceYet again it has been proved that dog is the best friend of human. Seizure sniffing dog has helped making life of Alyssa Howes much better. She was just four years old when she lost her eyesight and started having seizures. Her health issues troubled her a ...and more »

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:38

The RepublicActavis Must Keep Selling Old Version of Alzheimer's Drug Namenda, Court RulesWall Street JournalA federal appeals court affirmed an order preventing Actavis PLC from pulling an older Alzheimer's drug from the market to switch patients to a newer, more expensive version before generic competition emerged. The decision upheld an injunction issued late ...UPDATE 2-Actavis cannot drop old version of Alzheimer's drug -appeals courtReutersUS appeals court upholds delay in Alzheimer's drug swapMiami HeraldActavis Confirms Appeals Court Ruling Requiring Continued Distribution of ...MarketWatchall 42 news articles »

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 15:34

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