HIV Drug Shows Potential to Combat Genetic Form of Dystonia in Preclinical Study

Sep 12, 2021 at 03:50 pm by pj

By Todd Taylor A new study found that an FDA-approved medication to treat HIV restored multiple brain abnormalities in a mouse model of a genetic form of dystonia. Dystonia.... Read More

Health First Clinicians Volunteer for Hospital COVID-19 Duty

Sep 12, 2021 at 03:44 pm by pj

  Drawing chiefly from Health First Medical Group, 80 Health First Providers and more than 270 more nurses, assistants and more converge on dire COVID-19 Intensive Care.... Read More

PSCF Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala

Sep 10, 2021 at 08:38 pm by pj

The Physicians Society of Central Florida Foundation will be hosting its Annual Fundraiser A Night Under the Stars Friday, November 5, 2021 6:30 - 1.... Read More

Seeds of Hope: UF Health Now Using Precision Radiation Procedure for Eye Cancer

Sep 10, 2021 at 08:15 pm by pj

For patients with eye cancer, University of Florida Health ophthalmology specialist Gibran S. Khurshid, M.D., is sowing seeds of hope. In Khurshid’s case, those se.... Read More

Penny Smith Named Interim Maternal Child Health Division Director

Sep 10, 2021 at 08:05 pm by pj

It is with great pleasure to announce Penny Smith has agreed to serve as the new Interim Director of the Division of Maternal and Child Health at the Florida Department o.... Read More

Your Covid Game Plan: Are Stadiums Safe?

Sep 09, 2021 at 04:36 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News  The college football season is kicking into high gear, the National Football League season s.... Read More

Florida Spine Surgeon and Device Company Owner Charged in Kickback Scheme

Sep 09, 2021 at 04:24 pm by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News  A Florida orthopedic surgeon and designer of costly spinal surgery implants was arrested Tuesday and charged with payin.... Read More

AdventHealth Continues to See Decline in COVID Admissions, More Surgeries to Resume with Transition to Yellow Status

Sep 09, 2021 at 02:24 pm by pj

  Future surges anticipated without higher vaccination rate in community   The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized across AdventHealth’s Central Florid.... Read More

RSV Vaccine Clinical Trial Now Enrolling at Accel Research Sites

Sep 09, 2021 at 12:43 pm by pj

DeLand, St. Petersburg sites will participate   While the world’s focus was on developing a vaccine for COVID-19 over the last year, many other important clinical.... Read More

Second Harvest Asks Supporters To Help “Stock The Shelves” For Hunger Action Month In Sept.

Sep 09, 2021 at 01:50 am by pj

  Thousands of Central Floridians Continue Seeking Food Assistance   Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is accustomed to providing tens of mill.... Read More

UF Health Neurosurgeon Awarded $38 Million Grant to Lead National Stroke Prevention Trial

Sep 09, 2021 at 01:46 am by pj

By Michelle Koidin Jaffee The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday awarded a $38 million, five-year grant to Brian Hoh, M.D., M.B.A., the University of Florida’s ch.... Read More

UHealth is First Hospital System in Florida to Adopt Cutting-edge Tumor Detection System

Sep 09, 2021 at 12:50 am by pj

Neurosurgeons in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, are the first in Florida to adopt the Reveal fluorescence-guided sys.... Read More

AMA Releases 2022 CPT Code Set

Sep 09, 2021 at 12:12 am by pj

 Innovative work to meet the urgent public health need for streamlined reporting and tracking of COVID-19 vaccinations is presented in today’s releas.... Read More

Central Florida Cares Health System Highlights the Importance of Behavioral Health Services During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Sep 08, 2021 at 11:51 am by pj

    Emergency room visits involving suspected suicide attempts jumped by 51% for girls ages 12 to 17 compared to 2019 according to the CDC. Central Florida Cares H.... Read More

UF Health Researcher, Collaborators Discover Compounds to Boost Stroke Recovery

Sep 07, 2021 at 08:40 pm by pj

By Doug BennettGAINESVILLE, Fla. — When a patient suffers a stroke, oxygen-starved brain cells begin dying within minutes. In these crucial moments, the brain produces a.... Read More

Lake-Sumter Medical Society Hosts "Vaccines and Variants: An Update on COVID-19" Virtual Learning

Sep 07, 2021 at 08:23 pm by pj

  Sonya Rasmussen, MD, formerly with the CDC and currently professor at UF Health, speaks on "Vaccines and Variants: An Update on COVID-19" Thu, Septemb.... Read More

AdventHealth Clinical Leaders Among Top 2 Percent of Scientists Worldwide

Sep 07, 2021 at 02:43 pm by pj

  This month’s Healthcare Leader profile actually looks at six leaders of the AdventHealth system who have been named among the top two percent of scientist worldw.... Read More

Rise in RSV; Why are we Seeing this Common Winter Virus in the Summer?

Sep 07, 2021 at 02:29 pm by pj

By JANELLE HOM    Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory about an increase in Respiratory sync.... Read More

Keeping Your Floors Healthy

Sep 07, 2021 at 02:26 pm by pj

  By LAUREN ODDO Just like you have to feed, take care of and maintain your body in order to maintain your overall health, the same will need to be done with your floor.... Read More

East Orlando Chamber: In Golf Like Life, You Must Play the Ball Where it Lies

Sep 07, 2021 at 02:17 pm by pj

  By DOROTHY HARDEE, East Orlando Chamber Director of Operations   “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.  You get bad breaks from good sh.... Read More