Historic vote by U.S. House repeals S.G.R.

A message from A. Allen Seals, MD: For the second straight year, the U.S. House has passed a bill, H.R. 2, which would eliminate the S.G.R. The measure passed the House in 2014 but failed to pass the Senate.

03/26/2015 | admin | 0

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Bill would boost power of nurse practitioners

Wading into a fierce debate in the health-care industry, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would increase the authority of advanced registered nurse practitioners to care for patients.

03/25/2015 | admin | 0

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Cases of thyroid cancer on the rise in the United States

The risk of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer has more than doubled since 1990 and thyroid cancer now represents 3.8 percent of all new cancer cases in the U.S.

03/25/2015 | admin | 0

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Senate Committee to Consider Pot Regulations

Senate Regulated Industries Chairman Rob Bradley told The News Service of Florida on Thursday he expects to consider a measure next week that would set up a structure for nurseries to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric cannabis.

03/20/2015 | admin | 0

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Health Expansion, LIP Program Divide Budget Proposals

In a move that creates a $5 billion divide with the House, the Senate released a budget proposal Thursday that banks on expanding health-care coverage for low-income Floridians and extending a critical funding program for hospitals.

03/19/2015 | admin | 0

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Senators Back Using Federal Money For Health Expansion

A Senate panel Tuesday unanimously approved a plan that would extend health-care coverage to about 800,000 low-income Floridians.

03/18/2015 | admin | 0

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Senate committee narrowly approves SB 614

A Senate committee on Tuesday narrowly approved a proposal that would allow advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances.

03/17/2015 | admin | 0

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Telehealth bill moves forward in House

The telehealth bill began moving forward in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The Health Quality Subcommittee unanimously approved the measure. (Photo courtesy: Florida Legislature)

03/12/2015 | admin | 0

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Senate Moves Forward on Health Expansion

A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a plan that would expand health coverage to an estimated 800,000 low-income Floridians.

03/11/2015 | admin | 0

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Avoid injury at the Gate River Run and beyond

This week thousands of runners will be lacing up their shoes for the Gate River Run. Don't let your training routine cause an injury! Check out prevention tips in this week's Doctors On Call column.

03/10/2015 | admin | 0

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