Category Archives: History

Highlighting Health Literacy

October 5th, 2020
One of the biggest problems that health care providers have to deal with pertains to health literacy, which is a person’s ability to understand health care information and navigate the health care system. Currently, health literacy in the United States is woefully deficient. So what exactly is health literacy? There are many definitions out there, but the concept behind them is essentially the same. An example comes from the American Medical Association Foundation, which defines health literacy as: “the ability…

Welcome to Florida: The Lightning State

July 11th, 2019
Florida’s has long been referred to as “The Sunshine State,” but anyone who sees the proverbial glass as being half-empty instead of half-full would be justified in calling it “The Lightning State.” With an average of more than 3,000 lighting strikes per day and more than a million lightning strikes per year, Florida ranks fourth in the nation behind Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas in the number of recorded lightning flashes each year. However, because of its vast population and the…

The da Vinci Debate

June 6th, 2019
Medical theories abound over what caused the great master to leave so many works, including his most famous, undone? For all of its beauty, mystery and technical expertise, the Mona Lisa has long been considered an unfinished masterpiece. It remains a subject of debate even today, and not just among artists and art historians, but among medical professionals as well. In early May, as the art world began to recognize the 500th anniversary of the death of the Mona Lisa’s…