East Orlando Chamber of Commerce: Recharging and Re-opening

Jun 02, 2020 at 12:37 am by pj

By DOROTHY HARDEE   We have gone from a statewide stay at home order to reopening the state ever so slowly. Restaurants, retail stores, hair salons and gyms are open to.... Read More

Lack of Agents Plaguing Insurance Industry Mid-COVID-19

Jun 01, 2020 at 11:24 pm by pj

By DAVE RICH Across the country, seemingly every person has been a victim somehow of the novel coronavirus crisis—especially in the healthcare industry. Whether it be t.... Read More

CMS Unveils Enforcement Actions Based on Nursing Home COVID-19 Data, Inspection Results

Jun 01, 2020 at 10:01 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled enhanced enforcement for nursing homes with violations of longstanding infection control practices. Thi.... Read More

DOH Marion COVID-19 Update

Jun 01, 2020 at 06:15 pm by pj

  OCALA - Marion County is reporting 250 COVID-19 cases as of this afternoon. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are:   - &nbs.... Read More

Rabies Alert in Seminole County

May 30, 2020 at 11:03 pm by pj

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is issuing a rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding Wekiva Island. The alert is in response to an otter.... Read More

Orlando Health Creates Socially Smart Guides as Florida Reopens

May 29, 2020 at 08:20 pm by pj

  The new website is the second wave of resources created by the health system to help Central Florida reopen safely   Orlando Health has created a community reso.... Read More

Gynesonics Receives FDA Clearance to Market Next Generation Sonata® System 2.1

May 29, 2020 at 08:16 pm by pj

  Gynesonics, a women’s healthcare company focused on the development of minimally-invasive solutions for symptomatic uterine fibroids, announced today that it has.... Read More

Changes Announced to Medicare Advantage and Part D for Better Coverage and Increased Access for Medicare Beneficiaries

May 28, 2020 at 02:00 pm by pj

  Final Rule continues to strengthen the popular private Medicare health and drug plans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized requirements that.... Read More

Northrop Grumman Awards Grant and Donates PPE to Jess Parrish Medical Foundation to Support Healthcare Workers

May 28, 2020 at 01:51 pm by pj

  Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Northrop Grumman to support healthcare workers on the front lines at Parrish Medical Ce.... Read More

Eliminating Four Common Barriers Between Dermatologists and Digital Pathology

May 28, 2020 at 01:46 pm by pj

  By GREGORY OSMOND, MD, MPH   The case for digital transformation in dermatopathology is strong. With a 98.8 percent intraobserver concordance between whole-slid.... Read More

Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

May 28, 2020 at 01:09 pm by pj

(Moment/Getty Images)   Christie Aschwanden, Kaiser Health News Aspen was an early COVID-19 hot spot in Colorado, with a cluster of cases in March linked to tourists v.... Read More

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

May 28, 2020 at 01:03 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration)   Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep shelter.... Read More

My Mother Died Of The Coronavirus. It’s Time She Was Counted.

May 28, 2020 at 12:55 pm by pj

Trucks being used as temporary morgues. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)   Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News We recently received the death certificate for m.... Read More

Nearly Half Of Americans Delayed Medical Care Due To Pandemic

May 28, 2020 at 12:46 pm by pj

  Elizabeth Lawrence, Kaiser Health News As the coronavirus threat ramped up in March, hospitals, health systems and private practices dramatically reduced inpatie.... Read More

AdventHealth Launches First-of-its-kind Immunotherapy Treatment, Clinical Trial for Specific Blood Cancer Patients

May 28, 2020 at 10:55 am by pj

  The innovative treatment being tested, which uses donated immune cells, offers a potential last chance of survival after conventional treatments have failed. AdventH.... Read More

United States of Care Releases Guide to Help Humanize the Health Care Debate and COVID-19 Response 

May 28, 2020 at 10:22 am by pj

  United States of Care (USofCare) released a new guide today to help policymakers, advocates, and other key stakeholders humanize the health care debate and C.... Read More

A Determined Descendant and a Navy Hospital's Response to COVID-19

May 27, 2020 at 11:14 am by pj

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)   On a fateful Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Ohio, Emil Althoff became o.... Read More

Orlando Health Hospitals Receive “A” Grades From Leapfrog Group

May 27, 2020 at 10:58 am by pj

The Leapfrog Group has released its hospital Safety Grades for the Spring 2020 rating period and three Orlando Health hospitals earned A Grades: Orlando Health Orlando Regiona.... Read More

Citizen Scientists to Engage in COVID 19 Research

May 26, 2020 at 03:01 pm by pj

  In the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis that impacts all of us, public interest in science has grown and “everyday” people are eager to su.... Read More

How Cannabis and Hemp are Part of the Change to a New Normal 

May 26, 2020 at 02:50 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON  If you are like me, you are learning how to make sense of the new world in which we are currently living. We find ourselves in an unprec.... Read More