Friday, August 7, 2020

Health disparities summit set for Feb. 5-6 in Tampa

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The Florida Health Equity Research Institute, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute and Student National Medical Association are hosting the Florida Health...

ALCEE UNPLUGGED

An unexpected emergency room ordeal reminds a thoughtful Congressman Alcee Hastings that pancreatic cancer won’t stop him from waging battles for...

Mistakes with medication are common for discharged patients

BY JORDAN RAU KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Within two weeks of Joyce Oyler’s discharge from the hospital, sores developed in her mouth and throat, and...

Hepatitis A outbreak in state continues to expand

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida reported 92 hepatitis A cases last week, bringing the total to 1,129 cases this...

Don’t get dragged into drama: How to avoid relationship stress

BY JUDI LIGHT HOPSON, EMMA H. HOPSON AND TED HAGENTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Most of...

Exploring the cause of asthma in kids

Poverty and race drive rates more than city living BY MEREDITH COHN THE BALTIMORE SUN (TNS) BALTIMORE - It was the day after Mother's Day in 2012...

VITAS Healthcare celebrates Tuskegee Airmen’s 75th anniversary

March 22 marked the 75th anniversary of the activation of the Tuskegee Airmen. To pay tribute, VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life...

State’s medical marijuana industry gets off the ground

Five organizations finally chosen to dispense products BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Nearly a year behind schedule, Florida health officials on Monday...

Nurse licensing laws block treatment for opioid addiction

Twenty-eight states prohibit nurse practitioners from prescribing buprenorphine unless they are working in collaboration with a doctor who also has a federal license to...

Medical weed petition moves forward

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions...