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CBS4 Investigates: Should Doctors Ask Patients About Guns?

Courts, lawmakers, and Governor Rick Scott are all arguing about the right of Florida physicians to ask patients about access to guns. CBS4 Investigates a tragic case where one widow believes a simple question could have saved her husband’s life.

CBS4–11/09/2011

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Hip Replacement Recall Targets Poisonous Metal

Thousands of people who’d hoped an artificial hip would relieve their pain… are now fearful the new joints are slowly poisoning them. CBS4′s Cynthia Demos examines the complications with metal on metal hip implants.

CBS4–10/26/2011

Seniors Medicine

Troubled Munne Center Finally Closed

One of the most notorious assisted living facilities in Miami-Dade County finally shuts its doors this week.

CBS4–09/23/2011

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Fla. Docs Ask Judge To Block Gag Law On Guns

Organizations representing thousands of Florida doctors are asking a Miami federal judge to block enforcement of a first-in-the-nation law restricting what physicians can discuss about firearms with patients.

CBS4–07/13/2011

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Florida Panel Rejects Federal Funds For Elderly

A Florida legislative panel Friday rejected millions in federal money designed to help remove patients from nursing homes and provide them with similar care in their own homes.

CBS4–06/25/2011

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S. Fla Company Offers Medical Concierge Service For Patients

When customer service is lacking in all industries, a local company has created a medical concierge service that puts patients first.

CBS4–06/15/2011

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I-Team: Ignoring Patients’ Right To Know

Nearly eight years after Florida voters demanded change in the way bad medical incidents are tracked and reported at hospitals,little has changed. The CBS4 I-Team has discovered that most hospitals don’t comply with the part of Florida’s Constitution known as “Patients’ Right to Know About Adverse Medical.”

CBS4–05/23/2011

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JMH Officials: Long-Staying Patients Hurt Jackson’s Finances

Patients who had been in Jackson Memorial Hospital for an extended period of time, most who are no longer covered by insurance, and have complex medical problems are a crushing burden for Miami-Dade’s cash-poor public hospital, officials at the hospital said.

CBS4–04/23/2011

President Barack Obama

Scott Halts Implementation Of Health Care Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott wasted no time halting Florida’s preparations for the new federal health care overhaul after a federal judge ruled the new health care law unconstitutional.

CBS4–02/01/2011

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