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Weekly Blogs

Tax Season is the Reason for Cyberattacks

March 23, 2017

It appears that the 2017 tax year is going to be exactly like 2016’s, if not worse, with cybercriminals targeting small to medium-size organizations. Here is how the extremely simple process works: An HR department or their Payroll staff receives…

Avoid the Rising Insurance Premiums

March 17, 2017

Medical malpractice insurance coverage rates are predicted to rise in the near future, except for the Emerald Coast Medical Association malpractice insurance program members. An article, Physicians Should Prepare for Increase in Malpractice Premiums Written by Vanessa Orr, posted in…

Credit Business Services, Inc. Enters Partnership with ECMA

January 3, 2017

Emerald Coast Medical Association is proud to announce that Credit Business Services, Inc. will be joining the short list of preferred partners that are recommended to their members. Credit Business Services, Inc. is the foremost debt collection agency and strategic…

Summer Allergies

December 30, 2016

→How Do They Affect Me? While summer is promising warm weather, lots of sunny days on the beach, and beautiful flowers, for people with allergies or asthma, it’s a season of sneezing, watery eyes, and difficulty breathing. Allergies in Florida…

Scope Of Practice

December 28, 2016

→Shortage Of Primary Care Physicians Dr. Alan Harmon, the president of the Florida Medical Association, shares his insight on the proposed legislation that would allow advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) to prescribe medication without any physician’s supervision. His expertise and…

A Vaccine

December 26, 2016

→To Reconsider Many parents chose not to vaccinate their kids because of various beliefs and cultural differences. However, doctors urge them to reconsider one particular vaccine. A vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). Every year thousands of people get affected by…

Ebola Virus

December 23, 2016

→Facts vs. Fears You’ve heard the expression, “We are fearful of the unknown” – right? So many times people are afraid of things they know nothing about, and when they take the time to research for more information, only then…

Stroke Prevention

December 19, 2016

→Proper Management & Surveillance of Carotid Disease Most know doctors prescribe a healthy diet, at least 30 minutes of exercise, limiting alcohol, no smoking, and regular checkup for a healthy heart and overall well-being. And yet a stroke is ranked…

Vaccinate Your Baby

December 14, 2016

→For Your Baby’s Health and Your Neighbor’s Health Too! You are going to have a baby. Congratulations! Expectant parents read books, talk to friends and family, and they do everything to prepare for delivery so their newborn can have a…

Brain Health

December 12, 2016

→The Most Important Organ Quite often an individual will look in the mirror and say, “I need to change my lifestyle, get back into a workout routine, eat better.” Not as often will the conservation consider the fitness of the…

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2016

→Pink is Everywhere October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The vision of looped pink ribbon on banners, clothing, email signatures, sporting events and all sorts of other offerings indicates October has arrived and the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign is in…


July 13, 2016

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