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Hospital systems in urgent need to blood donations and convalescent plasma

As coronavirus cases surge the need for convalescent plasma is reaching extraordinary levels. The surge in the number of people being diagnosed with coronavirus, coupled...
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Cost of Care: Would you divorce your spouse in exchange for medical care?

A Cape Coral couple almost had to make the difficult decision of staying in their marriage or getting a divorce all over the cost...
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Medicare vs Medicare Advantage: Here are some of the differences

The 2021 Medicare annual Open Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7, and some have asked what’s the difference between Medicare and Medicare Advantage? What they cover Traditional...
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The sickening reality of Florida’s medical malpractice laws

It was his fifth marriage and her second, but they were together for more than 20 years. Karen Ballard gets emotional just saying her...
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Amazon Pharmacy launches; SWFL pharmacist says don’t count them out

Many people would likely agree the prices for prescription medications are too high. A potentially affordable option is making itself available to people near...
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Two SWFL families with kids of their own felt called to adopt

Two Southwest Florida couples felt that their families wouldn't be complete without adopting, so they opened their homes. "We did it because I felt that...
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When David meets Goliath: Why a local clinic wants to take on Florida’s largest...

Jennifer Voltz describes herself as someone who always fights for the underdog. In 2011, she opened FOCUS to provide speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral...
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Getting your healthcare questions answered

Navigating health insurance can make anyone's head spin. That's why, during open enrollment, we are asking you to send us your insurance questions, so...
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Cost of Care: Americans see health insurance premiums rise in 2020, survey finds

In the middle of a pandemic, when health care is more important than ever, Americans and their employers will likely pay more for insurance...
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Cancer survivor forced to skip $2,500 shots due to cost

Colleen Ryan beat breast cancer in 2011, but found herself in the middle of a different kind of fight when she moved to Southwest...

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