Medical

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bill Allowing Medical Tourism Passes Senate

A bill that would market Florida as a destination for medical procedures has passed the Florida Senate.

04/25/2014

Secondopinion.com (Source: CBS4)

Getting A Second Medical Opinion Online

A 25-year Johns Hopkins study has concluded that diagnostic mistakes are most costly and do more harm to patients than surgical or medication errors. That stunning finding is one of the reasons a new telemedicine service was created right here in South Florida. CBS4’S Brian Andrews introduces you to secondopinions.com

CBS Miami–04/15/2014

Health Care

Jackson Employees Head To Tally To Fight For Medicaid Expansion

The Florida Legislature’s opposition to anything related to the Affordable Care Act is well documented, but a group of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers from South Florida will still try to change that attitude.

CBS Miami–03/26/2014

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Miami Area Hosts Free Health Fair For Women

A free health fair will be held in Miami-Dade County Saturday and it is dedicated to helping women.

03/22/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Latitude: The Career Test Assessment

Are you a lawyer who doesn’t like the law? Or a school teacher who doesn’t like children? How and why we choose careers is often accidental, dictated by our parents or circumstance. Now imagine taking a test that can see into your future and guide you towards your life’s career path before you’re even out of high school. CBS4’s Cynthia Demos explains.

CBS4–03/13/2014

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Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled Substances

The next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.

03/06/2014

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Website Helps Patients Solve Medical Mysteries

At one time or another most people have turned to Google to self-diagnose an illness or injury. A new website is taking that idea even further now where teams of strangers can work together to diagnose people they have never met before.

CBS Miami–02/18/2014

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House Looks To Give Nurse Practitioners More Power

In an issue that could spur a health-care industry fight, a House select committee Monday will take up a 155-page bill that would give nurse practitioners independence to provide medical services without physician supervision.

02/06/2014

Source: CBS

Cycling Event For Rare Cancer Research

Hundreds of cancer survivors and patients are cycling through Miami Saturday to raise money for rare cancer research.

02/01/2014

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Medical Marijuana Supporters In Florida Claim Victory

A constitutional amendment for medical marijuana in the Sunshine State will make the 2014 ballot.

01/15/2014

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