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FANA 2014 Annual Meeting — new streamlined format!
FANA
Mark your calendar for the 2014 FANA Annual Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs Hotel in Altamonte Springs. To economize on your time and pocketbook, the program is being designed to fit the maximum number of CEs into the minimum amount of time, starting early Saturday morning so that everyone will be able to travel home that evening after the meeting is over. Prepare for a full day of intense learning, punctuated by a delicious luncheon where you will have plenty of networking time. Watch your email for more information on topics and speakers. A limited block of rooms has been reserved for those who wish to come in Friday evening. For reservations, call 407-830-1985 and ask for a room in the FANA block.
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Health enrollments 'exceeded expectations' but premiums may rise in 2015
Kaiser Health News and Miami Herald
Most of the consumers who bought a private health plan from Florida Blue through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges between October and April were previously uninsured — one of many factors potentially leading to higher premium rates in 2015, according to a senior executive.
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More contacts, more relief, says new spinal cord stimulation research
Pain Medicine News
A new device for spinal cord stimulation offers patients increased pain relief by adding more electrical contacts in the epidural space. In addition to reduced pain, patients also showed improved walking tolerance and decreased disability.
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Research: Expert nurses as good as doctors
Health Canal
Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses — even very complex ones — and planning the correct care, says a doctor from Massey University. Alison Pirret, from the School of Nursing on Massey's Albany Campus, compared the diagnostic reasoning of nurse practitioners to that of trainee medical specialists for her Ph.D. research and found no differences.
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Medicare spends nearly $2 billion in South Florida
Miami Herald
In South Florida, routine office visits cost Medicare more than any other medical service in 2012, paying physicians and other healthcare providers about $331.7 million, according to data from the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled.
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Ketamine offers opioid-sparing in pediatric patients
Anesthesiology News
Anesthesiologists looking to reduce the consumption of morphine after scoliosis surgery in pediatric patients may want to consider ketamine, Japanese researchers have found. In a retrospective study, a group from Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo concluded that although ketamine had a morphine-sparing effect after low-dose remifentanil-based anesthesia, this was not the case after high-dose remifentanil-based anesthesia.
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