North Central Florida Local News

DOH Identifies Hepatitis A in Food Service Worker, Encourages Vaccination

Jun 18, 2019 at 12:35 pm by Staff

. OCALA, Fla.--The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has identified a case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in Ocala. Per the department's epidemiological i.... Read More

AdventHealth for Children Ranks No. 31 in Neonatology in U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals

Jun 18, 2019 at 12:12 pm by Staff

. Washington, D.C. - June 18, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has ranked AdventHealth for Children's neon.... Read More

BRAZEN Annual Summer Rally to be Held Friday June 14 in Silver Springs Shores

Jun 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm by Staff

. Ocala - The Florida Department of Health in Marion County's BRAZEN program is set to host its signature event for pre-teens and teens on Friday. On Friday, June 14,.... Read More

Hospitals Nationwide Accused Of Paying Doctors Large Kickbacks In Quest For Patients

Jun 04, 2019 at 08:58 pm by Staff

. Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News For a hospital that had once labored to break even, Wheeling Hospital displayed abnormally deep pockets when recruiting doctors. To lure D.... Read More

DOH - Marion County Protecting Residents Through "Public Health Ready" Program

Jun 04, 2019 at 08:35 pm by Staff

. Marion County residents have some positive news as hurricane season begins. The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has been recognized by the National Association.... Read More

Leesburg Regional Medical Center Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

Jun 03, 2019 at 01:45 am by Staff

. Just in time for the celebration of Wound Care Awareness Week (June 3 - 7, 2019), the Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been ho.... Read More

Analysis: A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That's OK

May 28, 2019 at 08:58 pm by Staff

. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News As calls for radical health reform grow louder, many on the right, in the center and in the health care industry are arguing that pro.... Read More

AdventHealth Ocala Reopens Specialized Pediatric Unit to Care for Our Youngest Patients

May 21, 2019 at 09:00 pm by Staff

. AdventHealth Ocala is now the only hospital in Marion County to provide dedicated inpatient pediatric care AdventHealth Ocala has re-opened its 16-bed, dedicated pediatric.... Read More

Ocala Health Announces $27M Expansion at West Marion Community Hospital

May 21, 2019 at 08:43 pm by Staff

. Ocala Health leadership has released details on the continued investment into an additional expansion project at West Marion Community Hospital. The project at West Marion C.... Read More

Finding a New Home, Bridging the Americas

May 14, 2019 at 10:36 pm by Staff

. "I would hear people say, 'someone passed from being poor.' The truth was very upsetting to me." - Sheyla Zelaya Aragon, MD. Sheyla Zelaya Aragon, MD, was recently in.... Read More

Listen: A Blitz Of Health Care Bills

May 14, 2019 at 10:05 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News' chief Washington correspondent, talks with Robin Young on "Here and Now" about Democrats' plans to push a package of health care bills thr.... Read More

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

May 14, 2019 at 09:59 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they.... Read More

Surprise! Fixing Out-Of-Network Bills Means Someone Must Pay

May 14, 2019 at 09:52 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump called on Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation this year to end surprise medical bills, in remarks made in t.... Read More

Market Muscle: Study Uncovers Differences Between Medicare And Private Insurers

May 14, 2019 at 09:46 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Private health insurance plans in 2017 paid more than twice what Medicare would have for those same health care services, says a sweeping.... Read More

Needle Exchanges Find New Champions Among Republicans

May 14, 2019 at 09:42 pm by Staff

Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News Once repellent to conservative politicians, needle exchanges are now being endorsed and legalized in Republican-controlled states. At lea.... Read More

The Money And Politics Of Prescription Drugs: What You Need To Know

May 14, 2019 at 07:15 pm by Staff

Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News If there's one area of health care where Republicans and Democrats might strike a deal, it's prescription drugs. President Dona.... Read More

Meth Vs. Opioids: America Has Two Drug Epidemics, But Focuses On One

May 14, 2019 at 06:38 pm by Staff

. April Dembosky, KQED, Kaiser Health News Kim had been wine tasting with a friend in Sonoma, Calif. They got into an argument in the car that night and Kim thought someone w.... Read More

Asim A. Jani, MD, MPH, FACP, Hospital Epidemiologist

May 14, 2019 at 12:15 pm by Staff

Editor's note: This month begins a divergence from our usual format for Physician Spotlight features. In response to several requests, we are not only introducing readers to n.... Read More

Mom-To-Be Expo

May 10, 2019 at 03:18 pm by Staff

.Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) and its Life Center for Women team invite you to the 2019 Mom-To-Be Expo on Wednesday, June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the main hospital c.... Read More

Residents Encouraged to Sign Up Today for Belleview Diabetes Self-Management Classes

May 09, 2019 at 01:34 am by Staff

. If you or a loved one have diabetes, the Department of Health in Marion County is holding a class starting next week in Belleview that will help you successfully control it..... Read More