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December 2007 - Volume 4 - Issue 6

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As a physician specializing in obstetrics/gynecology, Nigel A. Spier, M.D., FACOG, has delivered well over 2,500 babies into the world.
The baby died. She’d been born with a genetic abnormality and had lived only a few months. The family had hopes of celebrating Christmas with her, but she didn’t live long enough. When the chaplain from VITAS was asked to conduct the funeral service, he...
I could lie and say I spent all of Thanksgiving Day watching football, resting in preparation for a spectacular feast prepared by our future in-law Bob. But, with apologies to the chef, I was really preparing for my annual assault on the stores. To me,...
Just want to take this opportunity to let you know that the South Florida Hospital News has worked well for us – in many ways (including providing valuable information about potential healthcare clients, healthcare organizations, events, and general contr
After being hit by hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, commercial landlords and tenants in South Florida had to deal with the casualty and insurance clauses in their leases, which are oftentimes the more neglected lease provisions. When negotiating a medical...
According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, "Leadership for whole system improvement requires specific leadership tasks and the knowledge of how to do them if leaders are to drive measured improvement across all conditions, all departments and...
Your office is busy. Patients are waiting, people are on the phone making appointments or asking for documents. You are in the middle of preparing a document or e-mail and suddenly the power "blinks" just long enough that your computer goes down. Your...
Health care providers, including physicians, are essential participants in the government’s effort to accelerate the adoption of electronic prescribing (eRX) and electronic health records (EHR) technology needed to modernize and streamline the health care...
Few words send as much fear and panic into a patient than a hepatitis C, or HCV, diagnosis. For those needing treatment, the cure can seem worse than the disease. "Current hepatitis C treatment often causes significant side effects," said Eugene Schiff,...
Until recently, a spinal cord injury meant life confined to a wheelchair. Marc Buoniconti, the son of Miami Dolphins player Nick Bouniconti, injured his spinal cord while playing college football. This traumatic situation gave rise to the Miami Project to...
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