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Miami Cancer Institute is near completion

With rapid construction, the state-of-the-art Miami Cancer Institute is near completion. In mid-October the first round of employees will be moving in, said a spokesperson for Baptist Health South Florida. Doors are expected to open for patients…

Wynwood businesses hammered in Zika war

Wynwood businesses hammered in Zika war

Leaders of the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) say the neighborhood has been unfairly singled out in the battle against the Zika virus and that has created a false sense…

Medical marijuana could mean big money for Miami-Dade

Medical marijuana could mean big money for Miami-Dade

Developing an economic impact study for an activity that will become legal is challenging without actual data, but a report by the county administration analyzed anticipated jobs and sales for…

Factors keeping healthcare costs steady

Factors keeping healthcare costs steady

A variety of factors has helped keep healthcare costs steady, observers say. “Growth in healthcare spending has remained relatively stable in the United States, Florida and South Florida,” said Karoline…

America’s opioid abuse problem hits home in Miami

America’s opioid abuse problem hits home in Miami

America’s opioid abuse problem, once thought to be a killer vice only for inner-city junkies, is now a country-wide epidemic affecting even Miami. The good news is that solutions are…

MIAMI cell demand is on the rise

MIAMI cell demand is on the rise

MIAMI cell demand is on the rise after a successful national release early last year and continuous better-than-expected positive results in patients with bone defects. According to Dr. H. Thomas…

Legislature’s bills could alter hospital surgery

Legislature’s bills could alter hospital surgery

Two bills currently before the Florida Legislature would have far-reaching consequences for traditional hospitals if they become law, observers say. One would increase the length of time patients could stay…

More MDs depart for hospital jobs

More MDs depart for hospital jobs

Healthcare’s administrative and regulatory headaches are working against the private doctor’s office. More physicians are choosing to ditch their independent practices for hospital employment as managing a private office becomes…

Expected health cost rises pinpointed

Expected health cost rises pinpointed

Health care costs for Florida employers in 2016 will rise an estimated 4.7% per person and premiums for individuals buying their own medical plans in compliance with the Federal Patient…

Unraveling 68,000 new medical codes

Unraveling 68,000 new medical codes

After several delays, a federally mandated coding system that changes requirements for documenting patient diagnoses is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1. With no further delay in sight, all clinics…

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