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New Technology for Spinal Surgery Being Used Locally

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center has proudly announced that it is the first hospital in Florida to begin using a new procedure for spinal surgery that eliminates the need

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Oral Insulin Innovation

New Alternative to Insulin Shot Being Tested Some good news is on the horizon for those struggling with Type 2 diabetes. The FDA is moving closer towards the release of

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A Heart for Helping

Florida Polytechnic University Conducting Research on Fetal and Maternal ECG Signals by MARY TOOTHMAN Florida Polytechnic University’s Dr. Muhammad Ullah, professor of computer engineering, is hard at work on a

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Fighting Opioids

New Opioid Law Limits Prescriptions for Acute Pain A woman in her early 20s had abdominal surgery. Afterwards, she was prescribed opiates for pain, which led to addiction and a

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Trauma System Battles

New Regulations for Trauma Centers in Florida Earlier this year, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that could end the recent legal drama surrounding Florida’s trauma centers. The compromise

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AMA Takes On Medical Tourism

American Medical Association Outlines New Guidelines As Medical Tourism Grows When the American Medical Association whispers, doctors and patients listen. That’s why the 171-year-old organization dedicated to improving the practice

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Legislative Wrap-Up

  Medical Industry Experts Weigh-In on What Happened During this Year’s Florida Legislative Session   The Florida Medical Association (FMA) continued its fight during this year’s Legislative Session against efforts

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MACRA is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Steps to Get Started and Keep Up the Pace for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act In September 2016— just three months from the release of the final rule

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Legislative Spotlight: Doctor’s Civil Air Patrol Bill Signed into Law

Doctor’s Civil Air Patrol Bill Signed into Law Dr. Seoane, president of the Polk County Medical Association, wrote a bill that passed in the Florida Legislature this session— without opposition.

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Physician Income Rising, along with Debt, According to Medscape Data Physician incomes are rising, but so is debt, according to two of the latest Medscape surveys.  Some doctors carry debt