May 23, 2022

Healthcare

Florida's population is growing faster than its physician workforce

Florida's population is growing faster than its physician workforce. Filling the gap will require a range of responses, from better use of technology to more residencies to expanding the care provided by non-physicians. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2022

Amid Florida's doctor shortage, the nursing shortage also grows

In 2019, the state was about 17,100 nurses short, according to a report commissioned by the Florida Hospital Association and Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida. By 2035, that shortfall is predicted to hit 59,100. Read more »
Published on 4/22/2022

Akron Bio expands gene therapy, vaccine production with new Sarasota facility

Akron Bio has opened a state-of-the-art plasmid DNA manufacturing facility. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

Filling the doctor gap will require a range of responses

While there's general acknowledgement that increasing the number of residencies in the state is key to addressing the shortage of physicians, the profession hasn't always been eager to expand the ranks of physicians. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2022

Infrastructure: Critical strategies Florida can implement as it grows

Florida is projected to gain 2.5 million new residents by 2030. Here's what that means for schools, roads, homes and other infrastructure needs Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

Two UF graduates launch tech solutions that improve lives of people with disabilities

People with disabilities depend on assistive technology to do their jobs, get an education and enjoy a better quality of life. Yet, Patil says, “there has been a lack of innovation while the rest of the technology is making leaps. It is a huge waste of human potential and human resources when a large part of the community cannot contribute to society through jobs or education because of a lack of assistive technology.” Read more »
Published on 3/7/2022

Baptist Heart Hospital plans to build a center for patients with abnormal heart rhythms

A Northeast Florida hospital plans a center for patients with abnormal heart rhythms. Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Minimally invasive valve replacement procedures are transforming heart repair

Alternative medicine practitioners have long argued that coronary artery disease can be treated safely and effectively with chelation therapy — a process in which chemical compounds are injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals from the body... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

$37-million NIH grant used to study chelation's effects on diabetics with heart disease

A South Florida cardiologist hopes his second major study ends the debate around chelation therapy... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Manatee Memorial using shock therapy and a new device to treat heart patients

Manatee Memorial Hospital has a new treatment for severely calcified coronary artery disease patients: Shock wave therapy... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Dr. Ahmed Osman leads the way with clinical trials for irregular heartbeat treatments

Broward Health Medical Center's leading light for treating heart rhythm disorders, Dr. Ahmed Osman, continues to guide the hospital's build-out in treating irregular heartbeats with new tech and as principal investigator in clinical trials... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Do's and don'ts for a healthy heart diet from a TGH nutrition specialist

“A great way to improve our heart health is to incorporate more fiber into our diet. Focusing on foods that are high in fiber can not only help to lower our cholesterol but also help us maintain a healthy weight since fiber keeps us full for longer and helps us feel more satisfied... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

3 USF biomedical engineering students develop ventilator to serve multiple patients

All University of South Florida biomedical engineering seniors take a yearlong capstone course that begins with health care-related ... Read more »
Published on 2/17/2022

A Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare doctor talks about AI, medicine and cardiology

Artificial intelligence is playing a bigger role in health care but still needs improvements... Read more »
Published on 2/15/2022

AdventHealth for Children in Orlando performs its first Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy

Between 80% and 90% of all patients treated with CAR T-cell therapy have a sustained response, and approximately half will achieve a sustained remission of at least five years. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2022

Florida cancer care expansions across the state

With growing numbers of aging, wealthy people, Southeast Florida is proving an attractive market for cancer care providers looking to expand. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2022

The Miami Cancer Institute targets improved care for HIV patients with cancer

Dr. Marco Ruiz, a hematologist who leads HIV oncology and HIV stem cell transplantation at the institute, spoke to FLORIDA TREND about the new initiative. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2022

A Tampa General Hospital oncologist takes holistic approach to treating breast cancer

Treating breast cancer goes beyond the physical battle, TGH oncologist Dr. Jamie McKenzie says. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2022

UF Health's plaque therapy spares healthy tissue in eye cancer patients

Plaque therapy spares healthy tissue in eye cancer patients. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2022

Orlando Health Cancer Institute uses cellular immunotherapy to destroy cancer cells

Cellular immunotherapy, which revs up a person's immune system to destroy cancer cells, is revolutionizing cancer care. Two health systems in Central Florida are using the techniques — also known as adoptive cell therapies — to treat cancers that don't respond to traditional therapies. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2022

Ascension Sacred Heart creates a family-friendly pediatric oncology unit

Dr. Jeffrey H. Schwartz is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. In a recent interview with FLORIDA TREND, he discussed how the new Pediatric Oncology Center for Hope at the Studer Family Children's Hospital has improved patient treatment and family experience. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2022

Hospitals Around the State

Miami Hospital City Beds Top Executive Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami 1,550 Carlos Migoya Baptist Hospital of Miami Miami 838 Brian E. Keeley Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 672 Gino... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2021

UNF creates department of physical therapy to help expand PT academic programs

Sherry Pinkstaff, who has been with the college since 2012, will lead the Brooks College of Health's Department of Physical Therapy. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

AdventHealth Tampa's Taneja Center for Surgery to lead efforts in robotic surgery

The 300,000-sq.ft. Taneja Center for Surgery includes room for robotic-surgery equipment. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Florida Icon: Robert Metzger

Transplant nephrologist; medical director, OurLegacy; Orlando, age 82 Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

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