‘Almost Like Malpractice’: To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity

May 25, 2022 at 02:47 pm by pj

By Lauren Sausser, Kaiser Health News When Melissa Boughton complained to her OB-GYN about dull pelvic pain, the doctor responded by asking about her diet and exercise h.... Read More

The New MADD Movement: Parents Rise Up Against Drug Deaths

May 25, 2022 at 02:43 pm by pj

By Rachel Scheier, Kaiser Health News Life as he knew it ended for Matt Capelouto two days before Christmas in 2019, when he found his 20-year-old daughter, Alexan.... Read More

Misconceptions About Hospice Care: It’s About Quality Of Life, Not Imminent Death

May 24, 2022 at 04:28 pm by pj

  Between 1.3 million and 1.7 million patients in the U.S. were cared for annually through hospice services from 2009-2020. But many people continue to have&nb.... Read More

UF Researchers Test Novel Combination of Stimulation, Rehab for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

May 22, 2022 at 04:59 pm by pj

By Michelle Jaffee University of Florida and Brooks Rehabilitation researchers have found that applying a non-invasive form of electrical stimulation to the lower spine durin.... Read More

FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID Booster for Children 5 through 11 Years

May 17, 2022 at 11:17 am by pj

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster do.... Read More

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It? The Government Won’t Say

May 15, 2022 at 02:01 pm by pj

By Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and he.... Read More

Why Won’t More Older Americans Get Their Covid Booster?

May 15, 2022 at 01:49 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say f.... Read More

Destigmatizing and Demystifying Testing Tools to Fight the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

May 14, 2022 at 01:00 am by pj

Our country and community are in crisis. As of January 2020, 49 U.S. states have reported fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills, with deaths attributed to such pills in 38 states..... Read More

UF Study: Post-COVID Mortality Risk may be Caused by Effects of High Inflammation During Illness

May 13, 2022 at 06:55 pm by pj

By Jill Pease A University of Florida study sheds new light on the reason people who recover from a bout of severe COVID-19 are still at increased risk for death in the year.... Read More

Ripple Effects of Abortion Restrictions Confuse Care for Miscarriages

May 11, 2022 at 07:15 pm by pj

By Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News  As the Supreme Court appears poised to return abortion regulation to the states, recent experience in Texas illustrates that.... Read More

UF Researchers Evaluate How to Improve Dignity for Seriously Ill Patients

May 11, 2022 at 02:57 pm by pj

By Diana Tonnessen GAINESVILLE — Hearing that you have a life-threatening illness can be physically and emotionally challenging. And while great strides have been made.... Read More

A Guide to Help Keep Up with the Omicron Subvariants

May 08, 2022 at 07:34 pm by pj

By Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News Two years into the coronavirus pandemic, Americans can be forgiven if they’ve lost track of the latest varia.... Read More

Can a Monthly Injection Be the Key to Curbing Addiction? These Experts Say Yes

May 08, 2022 at 05:53 pm by pj

By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News  OAKLAND, Calif. — Dr. Andrew Herring has a clear goal walking into every appointment with patients seeking medication to tr.... Read More

The Sound of Healing: How Assembling an Orchestra Can Improve Physician Well-Being

May 04, 2022 at 08:13 pm by pj

In Two Parts   Part one: The Silent Epidemic Among Physicians By VINCENT HSU, MD, Epidemiologist and AdventHealth executive director of infection prevention Just over.... Read More

UF Health Study Shows Years of Life Gained by Ideal Type 2 Diabetes Control

May 03, 2022 at 11:11 am by pj

By Bill Levesque GAINESVILLE —  A person struggling to control their Type 2 diabetes might understand in the abstract the impact of the disease on their health. A.... Read More

The Psychology Behind Medical Care Avoidance

Apr 29, 2022 at 04:38 pm by pj

By APRIL BOYKIN, LCSW Health care avoidance is a type of patient disengagement that impedes an individual's health behaviors or causes them to delay obtaining health car.... Read More

When a Nurse Becomes an ER Patient

Apr 25, 2022 at 08:25 pm by pj

By Marissa Gover Tammy Nelson has been an oncology nurse for more than 40 years including 12 combined at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs and AdventHealth Orlando. Several mont.... Read More

American Lung Association’s EV Report Zeros in on Saving Lives and Generating Billions in Public Health Benefits in Orlando

Apr 23, 2022 at 03:30 pm by pj

A nationwide transition to clean, zero-emission vehicles would have a dramatic impact on the air quality and health of Orlando area residents, according to a new report by the.... Read More

ER as the Gateway to Advanced Medical Care

Apr 22, 2022 at 07:10 pm by pj

By Matthew Gomez Make no bones about it, an emergency room visit is often the first stop for advanced care and proper healing of orthopedic injuries. Accidents and injuries t.... Read More

Orlando Named One of the Cleanest Cities in New Lung Association Report

Apr 22, 2022 at 04:46 pm by pj

 American Lung Association “State of the Air” Report reveals that residents faced fewer days of poor air quality   ORLANDO – The 2022 &ldqu.... Read More