Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Jul 10, 2020 at 01:00 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 244,151 Total resident deaths: 4,102 Hospitalizations: 17,602 New cases repor.... Read More

Shingles Vaccination Rate Soars But Leaves Many Behind

Jul 09, 2020 at 03:03 pm by pj

(EyeEm/Getty Images) By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Worried about the high cost of the copayment for the shingles vaccine, Jacky Felder, a Medicare beneficia.... Read More

What Seniors Should Know Before Going Ahead With Elective Procedures

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:55 pm by pj

(DigitalVision/Getty Images)   By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News For months, Patricia Merryweather-Arges, a health care expert, has fielded questions about the.... Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Disrupts Treatment For Another Epidemic: Addiction

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:52 pm by pj

Getty Images By Giles Bruce Kaiser Health News Shawn Hayes was thankful to be holed up at a city-run hotel for people with COVID-19. The 20-year-old wasn’t in ja.... Read More

Social Media Image About Mask Efficacy Right In Sentiment, But Percentages Are ‘Bonkers’

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:46 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight Kaiser Health News A popular social media post that’s been circulating on Instagram and Facebook since April depicts the degree to which.... Read More

AMA, AHA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to Wear a Mask to Stop COVID-19 Spread  

Jul 06, 2020 at 09:11 am by pj

  Leading U.S. medical and health organizations have called on the American people to stay home to take simple steps, including wearing a mask and practicing physical di.... Read More

Shepherd’s Hope and Nemours Children’s Health System Will Provide Free Back To School Physicals for Uninsured and Under-insured Children

Jul 06, 2020 at 09:05 am by pj

  Services available at four health center locations July 27th – Aug. 6th   Shepherd’s Hope and Nemours Children’s Health System will provi.... Read More

Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid COVID-19

Jul 02, 2020 at 10:10 am by pj

By Lauren Weber and Laura Ungar and Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press and Hannah Recht and Anna Maria Barry-Jester  &n.... Read More

NIH Spearheads Study to Test At-Home Screening for HPV and Cervical Cancer

Jul 02, 2020 at 09:41 am by pj

(iStock/Getty Images)   Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News   With a tiny brush, briefly swab the vagina to collect cells. Then slide the swab into a screening ki.... Read More

Senior Care Authority Aligns with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners to Educate Their Franchisees and Staff

Jul 02, 2020 at 09:04 am by pj

  Senior Care Authority has aligned with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to educate their franchisees and staff. The Certified Dementia.... Read More

AMA to VP, FEMA: Take Immediate Steps to Address PPE Shortage in Physician Practices

Jun 30, 2020 at 04:03 pm by pj

  In letters, American Medical Association urges activation of Defense Production Act “as a matter of patient safety”   CHICAGO – In letters to.... Read More

Florida’s Alzheimer’s Research Consortium Awarded $15 Million Grant

Jun 30, 2020 at 03:19 pm by pj

By MICHELLE JAFFE   The 1Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, or 1Florida ADRC, a University of Florida-organized consortium of leading resea.... Read More

Landmark Study to Measure Molecular Changes of Exercise Reaches Key Milestone

Jun 30, 2020 at 03:14 pm by pj

By BILL LEVESQUE   It’s so obvious that exercise is a healthy habit that it almost goes without saying. Scientists have known for years that physical activity low.... Read More

Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud of Confusion Around Public Health and Prevention

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration/Getty Images)   Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News   Regina Fargis didn’t know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills — a health.... Read More

Seminole County Requiring Residents to Wear Facemasks Beginning July 1

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:56 am by pj

  On Monday Seminole County announced that residents will be required to wear facemasks while in public. The executive orders states that “Every person working, l.... Read More

June 29 Rabies Alert Issued for Seminole County

Jun 29, 2020 at 07:37 pm by pj

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is issuing a rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding All Faiths Memorial Park and Dew Drop Park in Cassel.... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Why Increasing Number of Cases of COVID-19 is NOT Bad News

Jun 27, 2020 at 11:22 am by pj

By JOHN T. LITTELL, MD   Several times a day, on every possible news outlet, we are bombarded with updates as to the new number of “cases” of COVID-19 in th.... Read More

Packed Bars Serve Up New Rounds Of COVID Contagion

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:19 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)   Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News and Elizabeth Lawrence    Officials in Texas and Florida announced Friday th.... Read More

Fearing The Deadly Combo Of COVID-19 And Cancer

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:12 pm by pj

(Photos courtesy of Katherine O’Brien) Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News Three Tuesdays each month, Katherine O’Brien straps on her face mask and journeys abou.... Read More

Cities Brace For ‘Collision Course’ Of Heat Waves And COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:05 pm by pj

Brett Dahlberg, WXXI, Kaiser Health News Aaron McCullough brought his 3-year-old daughter, Ariana, to a playground in a leafy neighborhood of Rochester, New York, on a day in.... Read More