Volusia-Brevard 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

FAU Study Reveals Gaps in Florida’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Dec 14, 2021 at 02:43 pm by pj

  Availability of Shots Lower in Inner-city Miami-Dade and Other Inland Areas     Early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Florida reached the intende.... 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

Parrish Healthcare Named Founding Member of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard’s Ambassador Circle

Dec 09, 2021 at 02:56 pm by pj

TITUSVILLE — Parrish Healthcare is proud to partner with the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard (CACB) to create a premier level of giv.... 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

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

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for Students Pursuing Career in Healthcare

Dec 07, 2021 at 04:32 pm by pj

TITUSVILLE — Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) and  Parrish Medical Center (PMC) Auxiliary are now accepting scholarship applications from high school sen.... Read More

Titusville Fire Department Raises Awareness and Funds in Support of Parrish Medical Center’s Cancer Care Program

Dec 07, 2021 at 04:25 pm by pj

  TITUSVILLE — Titusville Fire Department (TFD) presented Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) with $3,300 in support of cancer care programs at Parris.... 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

Health First and Crane Creek Surgery Center Announce Strategic Joint Venture in Brevard County

Dec 07, 2021 at 11:44 am by pj

Rockledge, Fla. – Officials with Health First and the Crane Creek Surgery Center have announced a new strategic joint venture to expand surgical.... 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