UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:18 am by pj

By Bill Levesque   The novel coronavirus is doing what viruses do — in fact, what all life does. It’s mutating and creating new variants. This is evolution.... Read More

Success of Covid Antiviral Pills Hinges on Access to Speedy and Accurate Tests

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:57 am by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Within a few weeks, perhaps before many Americans finish decorating for the holidays, the U.S. could have access to a.... Read More

Schools, Pediatricians Look to Make Up Lost Ground on Non-Covid Vaccinations

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:46 am by pj

  By Kate Ruder, Kaiser Health News WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Melissa Blatzer was determined to get her three children caught up on their routine immunizations on.... Read More

Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing

Nov 22, 2021 at 08:02 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE —  A pair of over-the-counter compounds has been found in preliminary tests to inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19, University.... Read More

AMA Adopts Policy to Combat Public Health Disinformation by Health Care Professionals

Nov 15, 2021 at 09:59 pm by pj

New policy aims to address spread of rampant disinformation amid COVID-19 pandemic CHICAGO – Given the dangerous spread of public health disinformation during the.... Read More

‘Covid Hit Us Over the Head With a Two-by-Four’: Addressing Ageism With Urgency

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:20 am by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced a global campaign to combat ageism — discrimination against.... Read More

Taking a Closer Look at Trauma-informed Care

Nov 06, 2021 at 09:28 am by pj

  By JOY CHUBA, LCSW The first time we meet with a healthcare provider, we’re likely to be asked a series of questions. What is your age, sex, height, weight, rac.... Read More

Biden-Harris Administration Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers 

Nov 04, 2021 at 07:39 pm by pj

  National requirement protects patients at nearly 76,000 providers and covers more than 17 million health care workers The Biden-Harris Administration is requiring COV.... Read More

Not Quite on Board: Parents Proving a Tough Sell on Covid Vax for Teens

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:36 pm by pj

  By Jenny Gold and Samantha Young, Kaiser Health News  Even as the U.S. prepares to roll out a covid-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its.... Read More

Nursing Home Residents Overlooked in Scramble for Covid Antibody Treatments

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:30 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Of the dozens of patients Dr. Jim Yates has treated for covid-19 at his long-term care center in rural Alabama, this o.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Update to COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Oct 27, 2021 at 03:07 pm by pj

New code for Janssen booster added to codes created for Moderna and Pfizer boostersCHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Proc.... Read More

Long-term Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Higher Suicide Risk

Oct 25, 2021 at 12:30 am by pj

  Survivors of childhood cancer have increased risks of experiencing various challenges, such as emotional distress, impaired quality of life, and financial burdens. A n.... Read More

Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute Adds Nationally Recognized Cardiothoracic Surgeons to Team

Oct 21, 2021 at 06:25 pm by pj

Paul Massimiano, MD, and Anthony Rongione, MD, add expertise and experience to bring new and innovative treatment options for valve disease and heart failure.   Orlando.... Read More

Physician Opinion: The Unvaccinated Are Looking Smarter Every Week 

Oct 20, 2021 at 07:31 pm by pj

By Thomas T. Siler, M.D.  Article originally published in American Thinker There is a massive propaganda push against those choosing not to vaccinate against COVID.... Read More

Scientists Search for Cause of Mysterious Covid-Related Inflammation in Children

Oct 20, 2021 at 05:29 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Like most other kids with covid, Dante and Michael DeMaino seemed to have no serious symptoms. Infected in mid-February, both los.... Read More

They Treat Me Like I’m Old and Stupid: Seniors Decry Health Providers’ Age Bias

Oct 20, 2021 at 05:10 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Joanne Whitney, 84, a retired associate clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of California-San Francisco, often.... Read More

A Labor of Love: The Unseen Struggle of Grandparent Caregivers

Oct 20, 2021 at 03:40 pm by pj

Larry Cooper, MSW, LCSW   Life doesn’t always follow a direct path; instead, we face detours and other obstacles along the journey. For thousands of Central Flori.... Read More

Difficult Conversations During a Pandemic

Oct 18, 2021 at 09:56 pm by pj

By ELIZABETH GALFO, MD   As providers, we continuously communicate with our patients and families. We listen to their medical histories, ask them to open wide, say aaah.... Read More

FDA Approves Verzenio® as the First and Only CDK4/6 Inhibitor for Some with High Risk Early Breast Cancer

Oct 14, 2021 at 12:38 pm by pj

    Adding Verzenio to endocrine therapy demonstrated a significant and clinically meaningful reduction in the risk of recurrence in patients with HR+ HER2-, nod.... Read More

Vaccine Hesitancy, the Psychology Behind the Confusion

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:36 pm by pj

By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D   Today 56.3 percent of adults in Florida have received the full COVID vaccine, and 66 percent have received one dose (OurWorldInData.or.... Read More