Clinical

Wet-to-Dry Dressings: The “Best” Wound Dressing?

Jan 27, 2020 at 02:45 am by pj

Let’s begin with the following questions: Is wet-to-dry the best choice of dressing to facilitate moist wound healing? Should wet-to-dry be used to treat chronic wo.... Read More

Why Remote Patient Monitoring is Failing

Jan 25, 2020 at 03:02 am by pj

  By JAY BEST   An American Hospital Association Annual Survey conducted in 2018 revealed that over 60 percent of hospitals have implemented some level of remot.... Read More

 Challenges of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare: Protect Your Patients and Yourself

Jan 24, 2020 at 08:05 pm by pj

  By SUSAN SHEPARD   Physicians are increasingly faced with providing care to a multicultural society complicated by literacy issues. Ensuring safe and quality he.... Read More

Improving Care for High Risk Seniors While Increasing Practice Revenue

Jan 24, 2020 at 07:35 pm by pj

   We need more game changers   By JOHN WHITMAN   Editor’s note: Author John Whitman is a professor in the Wharton MBA Health Care Management Pr.... Read More

The Effect of Adult Use/Legalization of Cannabis on the Florida Medical Marijuana Industry

Jan 24, 2020 at 11:48 am by pj

  By MICHAEL PATTERSON   In February 2020, the Florida Supreme Court will review a petition from a group called “Regulate Florida,” to be placed on th.... Read More

Local Experts Address the Health Risks of Vaping at Orange County Educational Forum

Jan 23, 2020 at 07:55 pm by pj

  Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings invites the public to learn more about the health risks associated with vaping at a free panel discussion with local medical exper.... Read More

Periodontitis and its Effect on Systemic Diseases

Jan 19, 2020 at 01:10 pm by pj

  By DR. KENYA HOOVER   The mouth is the window into the health and wellbeing of the body. Systemic diseases may often begin showing signs in the mouth, Coelianc.... Read More

No Shield from X-rays: How Science Is Rethinking Lead Aprons

Jan 16, 2020 at 11:54 am by pj

  Mary Chris Jaklevic, Kaiser Health News   Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an X-ray, but ne.... Read More

What the 2020s Have in Store for Aging Boomers

Jan 16, 2020 at 11:45 am by pj

  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cu.... Read More

Legalized Cannabis Linked to Lower Opioid Use and Death Rates

Jan 16, 2020 at 02:45 am by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   A new study published in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Health Economics, analyzed over 1.5 billion opioid prescriptions giv.... Read More

Getting Through the Holidays

Jan 11, 2020 at 10:30 pm by pj

  By CONNIE ORTIZ   This is the time of year when everyone is in hustle mode. Houses to clean and decorate cookies to be baked. Running to the stores to shop for.... Read More

Rabies Alert is Issued for Seminole County

Jan 11, 2020 at 04:16 pm by pj

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

Florida's Surgeon General Urges Vaccination to Defend Against Rapidly Spreading Flu Virus

Jan 09, 2020 at 08:46 pm by pj

  The Florida Department of Health (Department) is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best.... Read More

Mobile Clinics to Puerto Rico Prove the Value of Quality Medical Care to Rural Communities

Jan 06, 2020 at 01:56 am by pj

  Up a steep hill from the city center on the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, past the VA hospital that has never re-opened, at the back of a cinderblock housing communi.... Read More

MAT: It's Time

Jan 03, 2020 at 04:46 pm by pj

By COLETTA DORADO The last few months, I have received quite an education on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and why it is considered a best practice in addiction treatme.... Read More

Our Aging Population Needs Regenerative Medicine

Jan 03, 2020 at 03:13 pm by pj

  By QUINTIN L. GUNN, SR.   There is an exciting development in China; Chinese hospitals are starting to sell experimental cell therapies... China is cr.... Read More

Extending ‘Healthspan’: Brain Scientists Tap Into The Secrets Of Living Well Longer

Jan 02, 2020 at 05:14 pm by pj

  Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News Retired state employees Vickey Benford, 63, and Joan Caldwell, 61, are Golden Rollers, a group of the over-50 set that gets out on a.... Read More

Being a Long-Distance Caregiver Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

Dec 27, 2019 at 02:26 am by pj

By CLAIRE WENTZ     Are you a long distance caregiver to an elderly parent or relative? Being a caregiver can be exhausting, and if you live far away from your lov.... Read More

Vaccinations and Screenings for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

Dec 26, 2019 at 06:20 pm by pj

  By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD; DR. AMISH PATEL; RITHVIK SEELA   Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at an increased risk for developing&nb.... Read More

Texas Law Highlights Dilemma Over Care For Patients With No Hope Of Survival

Dec 25, 2019 at 10:51 pm by pj

Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News FORT WORTH, Texas ― Critically ill Tinslee Lewis ― a Fort Worth baby embroiled in a dispute between her family and a hospital over whether.... Read More