North Central Florida Local News

Pandemic Poses Short- and Long-Term Risks to Babies, Especially Boys

Dec 27, 2021 at 10:09 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  The pandemic has created a hostile environment for pregnant people and their babies. Stress levels among expectant mother.... Read More

Veterans Burial Benefits: Did you know…

Dec 22, 2021 at 12:09 pm by pj

By TEE ROGERS  First, to all veterans, thank you for your service. I hope this information will help you or someone you know. Recently I met with a young man whose fath.... Read More

NICU Bill Installment Plan: That’ll Be $45,843 a Month for 12 Months, Please

Dec 22, 2021 at 11:56 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News Close to midnight on Nov. 12, 2020, Bisi Bennett was sitting on the couch in her pajamas and feeling uncomfortable. She wa.... Read More

Crash Course: Injured Patients Who Sign ‘Letters of Protection’ May Face Huge Medical Bills and Risks, Especially in Florida

Dec 22, 2021 at 11:33 am by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News  Jean Louis-Charles couldn’t afford spine surgery to ease nagging neck and back pain after a car crash. So he sign.... Read More

‘The Charges Seem Crazy’: Hospitals Impose a ‘Facility Fee’ for a Video Visit

Dec 22, 2021 at 11:27 am by pj

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News When Arielle Harrison’s 9-year-old needed to see a pediatric specialist at Yale New Haven Health System in June, a.... Read More

Nurses in Crisis Over Covid Dig In for Better Work Conditions

Dec 22, 2021 at 11:21 am by pj

  By Christine Spolar and Mark Kreidler and Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News Nurses and health care workers across the country are finding.... Read More

UF Health Study Suggests Association Between COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction

Dec 22, 2021 at 11:15 am by pj

By Bill Levesque If the threat of death or severe disability isn’t enough to convince someone to get a COVID-19 vaccination, men can add this possible consequence of co.... Read More

FYI: CDC Science Brief on Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant

Dec 17, 2021 at 05:42 pm by pj

    On November 24, 2021, South Africa reported the identification of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, B.1.1.529, to the World Health Organization (WHO). B..... Read More

New Medication-Assisted Treatment Center Now Open in Longwood

Dec 15, 2021 at 10:25 pm by pj

North Orlando CTC offers outpatient care for adults who are struggling with opioid addiction   LONGWOOD — Adults in the Longwood, Florida, area who are strug.... Read More

An Inspiration to Give. What Can You Do?

Dec 15, 2021 at 04:36 pm by pj

A Reflection on Providing COVID-19 Medical Relief to India   Editor’s note: In this Christmas season, we have reason to celebrate and mourn. The past 23 months ha.... Read More

Taking the Proper Steps in Diagnosing and Treating Achalasia

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:28 pm by pj

    And How Not to Mistake it for GERD   By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD   Achalasia Achalasia is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liq.... Read More

The Dangers of Benzodiazepine Misuse

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:14 pm by pj

  By HILARY ORTEGA and DR. REBECCA WANG-HARRIS   Benzodiazepines fall under the class of medication called anxiolytics. They are considered schedule IV contr.... Read More

COVID Year 2: Holiday Stress and Depression

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:08 pm by pj

  What can we do to help our patients?   By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D. The COVID pandemic has pushed most people to reexamine their lives on some level- their.... Read More

With Overdose Deaths Surging, Advocates on the Ground Push for Over-the-Counter Naloxone

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:26 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News Treatment for addiction is available. For help, call the free and confidential treatment referral hotline (1-800-662-HELP),.... Read More

Suit by Doctors, Hospitals Seeks Change in How Arbitrators Settle Surprise Billing Cases

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:20 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News  Two of the largest lobbying groups representing physicians and hospitals filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a Biden a.... Read More

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