State of Health The Florida Hospital Blog
POSTED BY: Florida Hospital June 27, 2018
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that gives hospital patients the information they need to make the most informed decisions, gives hospitals a simple, intuitive grade for overall safety performance.
POSTED BY: Florida Hospital June 19, 2018
Patients with hormone receptor-positive, axillary node-negative breast cancer — about half of all cases — have long used a genetic test of their tumor to predict the risk of it coming back or recurring.
POSTED BY: Florida Hospital June 4, 2018
In the U.S., colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among cancers that affect both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
POSTED BY: Florida Hospital June 3, 2018
The updated guidelines may be a response to the rising rate of colon cancer found in younger adults. In the U.S., colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among cancers that affect both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
POSTED BY: Florida Hospital April 19, 2018
Immunotherapy harnesses your body’s own immune system to fight diseases — in this case, cancer. And unlike chemotherapy, which kills cancerous cells, immunotherapy acts on the cells of your immune system to attack the cancer.
POSTED BY: Florida Hospital February 1, 2018
Adding insult to injury, a study released last week brought bad news about how flu is spread. Observing 142 flu-infected patients as they breathed, coughed and sneezed, scientists found that simply breathing contaminated the air around them with infectious flu virus.
POSTED BY: Florida Hospital January 24, 2018
"The impact on patients has been controversial, but new research suggests that breast cancer survival rates are similar between those carrying the mutation and those that don't," says Martin Dietrich, MD, hematologist and oncologist at Florida Hospital.
POSTED BY: Dr. Dinesh Arab September 25, 2015
Dr. Dinesh Arab, Interventional Cardiologist at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, shares his own perspective on blood pressure treatments and trials.
POSTED BY: Joe Townsend July 22, 2013
A recent study shows that taking a daily multivitamin may lower men's cancer risk.
POSTED BY: Joe Townsend July 1, 2013
The umbilical cord is an amazing feat of nature -- it provides oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from a mother to her baby during pregnancy. However, the umbilical cord use doesn’t have to stop after the baby’s born.
POSTED BY: Samantha Stinson June 28, 2013
It is important for nursing mothers to continue receiving screening mammograms, even while breastfeeding.
POSTED BY: Lars Houmann, Florida Hospital President & CEO; Sherrie Sitarik, Orlando Health President & CEO April 24, 2013
Florida Hospital President and CEO Lars Houmann discusses extending health care coverage to low-income, working Floridians while ensuring taxpayers are protected.
POSTED BY: Leslie Bradley April 9, 2013
In an effort to provide easier access to clinical trials for physicians and patients, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute has launched the first clinical trials smart phone app that selects trials directly from the National Cancer Institute database.