North Central Florida Local News

Health Experts Worry CDC’s Covid Vaccination Rates Appear Inflated

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:15 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  For nearly a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s online vaccine tracker has shown that virtu.... Read More

Never Mind Toys, It’s Time to Ask Santa for Crutches and Catheters

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:09 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News  America’s hospitals, strained by nearly two years of fighting the covid-19 pandemic, are now scrounging for ba.... Read More

Post-Pandemic, What’s a Phone Call From Your Physician Worth?

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:00 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  Maybe this has happened to you recently: Your doctor telephoned to check in with you, chatting for 11 to 20 minutes, p.... Read More

Meditation Brings Robust Immune System Activation, UF Health Researchers Find

Dec 14, 2021 at 05:28 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE — Eight days of intense meditation causes robust activation of the immune system, University of Florida researchers and their colleagues hav.... Read More

Why Medical Clearance Is Really a Preoperative Evaluation

Dec 14, 2021 at 05:24 pm by pj

By DEBRA DAVIDSON, MJ, CPHRM and DAVID L. FELDMAN, MD, MBA, FACS   The term medical clearance is subject to debate in the medical community. Depending on how the term i.... Read More

HCA Healthcare North Florida Announces David Shimp as CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center

Dec 13, 2021 at 11:19 am by pj

  Kissimmee  – HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced today the appointment of David Shimp as Chief Executive Officer of Osceola Regional Medica.... Read More

To Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error, Start with the Data You Have

Dec 10, 2021 at 10:16 pm by pj

By DAVID L. FELDMAN, MD    As a patient safety problem, diagnostic error differs from wrong-site surgery or medication errors. While we have not yet eliminated thes.... Read More

Hospital and Physician Groups File Lawsuit Over No Surprises Act Final Rules

Dec 09, 2021 at 03:14 pm by pj

  WASHINGTON (December 9, 2021) —The American Hospital Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA), representing hospitals, health systems, and p.... Read More

The Department of Health in Marion County is Offering Free Flu Vaccines

Dec 08, 2021 at 05:21 pm by pj

Ocala —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is now offering free influenza vaccines for people of all ages. The shot for the 2021-22 flu season is availabl.... Read More

Mental Illness, Diseases and Substance Use Disorders Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Dec 08, 2021 at 04:47 pm by pj

By RICH JONES People with mental health issues are at high risk for substance use disorder (SUD), says a leading virtual support program designed to help individuals struggli.... Read More

Community Health Centers Receives National Recognition for Fourth Consecutive Year

Dec 08, 2021 at 11:59 am by pj

  WINTER GARDEN  – Central Florida-based Community Health Centers, Inc. was recently announced as a 2021 Best and Brightest Company to Work For for the f.... Read More

Oncologists Say the Build Back Better Act Will Slash Cancer Care Funding — A Skewed Argument

Dec 08, 2021 at 11:53 am by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News    “An independent analysis shows that payments for cancer care will be slashed by close to 45% causing can.... Read More

Is It Time to Change the Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’?

Dec 08, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News As more indoor venues require proof of vaccination for entrance and with winter — as well as omicron, a new co.... Read More

A Title Fight Pits Physician Assistants Against Doctors

Dec 08, 2021 at 11:42 am by pj

  By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  After 23 years as a physician assistant, Leslie Clayton remains rankled by one facet of her vocation: its title. Specific.... Read More

Hospitals, Including in Florida, Refused to Give Patients Ivermectin. Lockdowns and Political Pressure Followed.

Dec 08, 2021 at 11:38 am by pj

  By Matt Volz, Kaiser Health News HELENA, Mont. — One Montana hospital went into lockdown and called police after a woman threatened violence because.... Read More

UF Health Joins National Study to Test COVID-19 Treatments

Dec 08, 2021 at 10:27 am by pj

By Diana Tonnessen GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network have begun recruiti.... Read More

Orlando Health Ranked Among Top Hospitals in the Country 

Dec 07, 2021 at 11:48 am by pj

Orlando – Five Orlando Health facilities were named as Top Hospitals in the country by the Leapfrog Group today. An indepe.... Read More

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Diagnosis of New Cancers?

Dec 06, 2021 at 12:00 pm by pj

Analysis uncovers significant deficits in diagnostic procedures and subsequent new diagnoses   Restrictions in access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic caused disrup.... Read More

UF Health Researcher’s Analysis Finds New Pattern of Mutations in Omicron Variant

Dec 03, 2021 at 09:22 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida Health researcher has successfully analyzed the many mutations in the omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a c.... Read More

AdventHealth Halts Employee Vaccine Mandates…for Now

Dec 02, 2021 at 08:54 pm by pj

“Due to recent decisions by the federal courts to block the CMS vaccine mandate, we are suspending the vaccination requirements prescribed by this mandate. We will conti.... Read More