A state appeals court on Friday said the Florida Department of Health used an invalid rule to approve new trauma centers in Pasco, Manatee and Clay counties, handing a victory to nearby hospitals that have waged a long-running battle against the facilities.
12/03/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with whistle-blower surgeon and Johns Hopkins Professor Dr. Marty Makary. He’s an international expert on patient safety, who laments the corporatized hospital culture. 25% of all hospital patients are harmed by medical mistakes. He says these blunders are due to blind focus on the proverbial “bottom line.” He’s written UNACCOUNTABLE: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You.
Art Basel begins this week, and WLRN will be your guide. In a special hour hosted by WLRN's arts editor, Alicia Zuckerman, we give you tips on what to see, and how. Plus we look at the fair's history and how it's shaped Miami.
By Laura A. Ogden and Florida International University
South Floridians already know what recent census data tells us: increasingly, urban living is actually suburban living. Today’s American cities continue to spread well beyond their traditional urban cores, transforming former farm fields, forests, and wetlands in the process. In South Florida, the suburbs connect and subvert the boundaries of once distinct cities. They are patchy landscapes where residential developments, strip malls, and auto-repair shops intermingle. The suburbs are also the place most of us call home.
Motorcycle deaths are on the rise in Florida. And within that finding is another story: older bikers dying in increasing numbers.
University researchers say riding motorcycles is a popular hobby for retired Baby Boomers, many of whom rode when they were younger. But now, according to the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida in Tampa, their reflexes, eyesight and overall bike skills have eroded, and some of them are no longer safe on the road.