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There's a Link Between the Size of Your Belly and the Size of Your Brain Print E-mail
Written by Rachael Rettner | Live Science   
Friday, 11 January 2019 12:27
Belly fat has long been thought to be particularly bad for your heart, but now, a new study adds more evidence to the idea that it may also be bad for your brain. The study, from the United Kingdom, found that people who were obese and had a high waist-to-hip ratio (a measure of belly fat) had slightly lower brain volumes, on average, compared with people who were a healthy weight. Specifically, belly fat was linked with lower volumes of gray matter, the brain tissue that contains nerve cells. The new findings were published Jan. 9 in the journal Neurology.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 12:29
Greystone Names Dr. Ivan Espaillat Medical Director of new Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Friday, 11 January 2019 10:40
Greystone Healthcare Management, an industry-leading healthcare management company, has named Ivan R. Espaillat, MD, PA as Medical Director of its new Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center.  The new facility, located at 5280 S.W. 157th Avenue in Miami, is Greystone’s fourth health and rehabilitation center in South Florida and features an array of medical services as well as specialized orthopedic, cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs. 

Dr. Espaillat comes to Greystone with extensive experience as a hospitalist, working and treating patients from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has worked in the Emergency Department, Regional Trauma Center in the very busy St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York.

As Medical Director, Dr. Espaillat will oversee all the medical and health-related aspects of the patients and residents, interfacing with the team of professionals about the quality of care, as well as the patients and families. 

“Dr. Espaillat will provide tremendous comfort to our patients and residents with his excellent experience and caring manner,” said Kimberly Pero, regional vice president, South Florida Region, Greystone Healthcare Management. “We look forward to his leadership, knowledge and compassion at the Kendall Lakes facility, which will be at the cutting edge of patient-centric care.”

Dr. Espaillat earned his degree at Universidad Tecnologica del Cibao in the Dominican Republic. He is a member of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine and received a Diploma from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).   

About Greystone Healthcare Management Corp.
Greystone Healthcare Management Corp., headquartered in Tampa, Fla., manages a healthcare network comprised of skilled nursing and assisted living communities, outpatient rehabilitation and home health services, private duty services and hospice care. With locations across Florida, Greystone is committed to providing only the highest quality customer service and patient care.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 10:46
Johns Hopkins removes three more All Children's Hospital leaders Print E-mail
Written by Modern Healthcare   
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:10
John Hopkins Medicine has removed three more senior administrators at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, after reported dramatic increases in the hospital's death rates for pediatric heart surgeries. The system also announced Wednesday that it had hired three external medical experts to develop a plan to restart the halted heart surgery program at the Florida hospital, which Johns Hopkins took over in 2011. In addition, Johns Hopkins Health System president Kevin Sowers, who has temporarily taken over leadership of All Children's, pointed to the system's hotline...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:13
Big Win for Hospitals: Court Rejects 340B Payment Cuts Print E-mail
Written by Healthcare Dive   
Saturday, 05 January 2019 10:49
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras has decided against the Trump administration in its plan to cut 340B payments for outpatient drugs that took effect in January 2018. Contreras said HHS didn't have legal authority to reduce payments and sidestepped Congressional authority. The American Hospital Association (AHA), America's Essential Hospitals (AEH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) sued after HHS made the cuts. The groups said the government "exceeded its statutory authority when it cut Medicare reimbursement rates for certain outpatient pharmaceutical drugs by nearly 30%."

Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2019 14:54
Opioid-Makers Face Multiple Lawsuits in the New Year Print E-mail
Written by Brian Mann | Health News Florida   
Tuesday, 01 January 2019 00:00
The next 12 months might just redefine the way America thinks about and responds to the opioid epidemic that now claims more than 40,000 lives each year. The nation's  biggest drugmakers and distributors face a wave of civil lawsuits that could total tens of billions of dollars in damages. Thousands of state and local governments, including cities and tribal governments, are demanding that companies like Purdue Pharma, Walmart and Rite-Aid compensate them for the costs of responding to the crisis. They're also pushing companies to reveal far more internal documents, detailing what they knew about the risks of prescription pain medications.

"Our next battle is to get the documents that are being produced made available to the public instead of everything being filed under confidentiality agreements so we can get the facts out," said Joe Rice, an attorney representing local governments suing the drug industry.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 13:30
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