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Telehealth Finds Niche in Improving Long-Term Care

In long-term-care settings — where help with the everyday is needed by the disabled and chronically ill but especially older adults — health care costs tend to boom. On top of the $248 daily price tag as of 2012 for [...]

January 16, 2017 Health, Journalism/Communications, Tech

In Photos: Fire Damage, Bears and Dollywood in the Smokies

I spent a few adventurous yet relaxing days in the Smoky Mountains for a Christmas vacation with family. The scenes were quite memorable: the damage from the intense fires that killed 14 and damaged or destroyed 2,400-plus buildings, but also [...]

December 31, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture

Communication, Defensive Medicine Persist as Malpractice Armor

While the total number of malpractice claims has fallen over the past decade, the risk still lingers for physicians, with 154,621 paid claims between 2004 and 2014 (or about 38 a day) listed by the National Practitioner Data Bank. And [...]

December 27, 2016 Business, Health, Journalism/Communications

Tennessee’s Medical Society Helps Members Take the Leadership Reins

When physicians’ decade-plus of post-secondary education and training leaves gaps in non-clinical topics, Dave Chaney sees an opportunity for state medical societies —often the largest professional organizations for physicians at the state level — to step up and fill them [...]

December 17, 2016 Health, Journalism/Communications

Longtime Backbone of UF Chemistry Department Had Role in Defeat of Japan

When Morris Mixson started working as a stockroom clerk in the University of Florida’s chemistry department in 1948, he did so under chemistry curator Burton Otte. Glad to have work after his time in the war and a few odds [...]

October 20, 2016 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo

Marty Jourard, One of Gainesville’s Made-It Rockers, Chronicles the Petty Days

Anyone who has called Gainesville home for even the briefest glimpse has likely heard the scattered icons that the city contributed to rock ‘n’ roll. Among the most recognizable: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Eagles guitarists Don Felder and Bernie [...]

October 13, 2016 Journalism/Communications, Music & Arts, Photo