February 13, 2018

Cervical Cancer Litigation

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 12,990 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 and 4,120 women will die from it. This is an alarming statistic for a type of cancer that can largely be avoided through…

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February 8, 2018

Human Rights Watch Finds Nursing Homes Misuse Antipsychotics with Dementia Patients

A new 157-page report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), “‘They Want Docile’: How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia,” details how nursing homes force hundreds of thousands of people to take antipsychotic drugs to control their…

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January 8, 2018

Do Misread Pap Smears Contribute to Cervical Cancer Death Rates?

A new study published in the journal Cancer reveals that the death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated.  Prior analysis didn't account for women who had their cervixes removed in hysterectomy procedures.  As a…

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January 3, 2018

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: 4000 Fatalities Annually

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and for women across the nation, it is an important reminder to schedule an annual Pap smear exam.  Thanks to the HPV vaccine and proper screenings, we are a nation on the verge of…

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December 28, 2017

The Lowest Ranked Nursing Homes in Florida

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the federal agency which oversees nursing homes. They mandate that the facilities are regularly inspected to make sure that they…

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December 2, 2017

Risks That Nursing Home Residents Face in a Hurricane

Risks from storms and other natural disasters can be especially dangerous to seniors as evidenced by Hurricane Irma in 2017. Florida has the most elder residents, aged 65 or older, in the U.S., a demographic that suffered a large number…

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November 28, 2017

“Patients Right to Know” Amendment Survives Another Attack by Healthcare Industry

Tired of hospital errors being hidden from them, Florida voters in 2004 passed what is known as Amendment 7, or the “Florida Patients Right to Know” Amendment. This amendment to the state constitution allows people to find out the truth…

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November 16, 2017

Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Protect Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

A constitutional amendment to codify a “bill of rights” for nursing home and assisted living facility residents in the state of Florida was recently proposed to the Florida legislature. The purpose of this amendment would be to keep residents safe…

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