Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

May 16, 2021 at 03:30 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 2,292,004 Total resident deaths: 36,075 Total resident hospitalizations: 93,11.... Read More

Biden Boasts About Equitable Senior Vaccination Rate by Race Without Data to Back It Up

May 12, 2021 at 08:34 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   “There’s virtually no difference between white, Black, Hispanic, Asian American,” referring to v.... Read More

Motivational Interviewing: Skills to Help Improve Patient Compliance

May 11, 2021 at 10:26 pm by pj

  By APRIL BOYKIN, MSW, LCSW and MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D.   One of the most challenging aspects of working in the medical field is dealing with patients who.... Read More

Masks at the Campfire: Summer Camps for Kids With Medical Needs Adapt to Covid

May 11, 2021 at 09:32 pm by pj

  By Sandy West, Kaiser Health News Olivia Klassen’s face lights up when she talks about summer camp. She loves to do the scavenger hunt with her camp friend.... Read More

A Novel Therapy to Combat Post-COVID Syndrome and Heart Failure Symptoms

May 10, 2021 at 10:00 am by pj

By KEVIN RYAN, MS, CCDS, CVRx Business Manager, Florida Gulf Coast  As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many who contracted the virus are experiencing lasting ef.... Read More

100,000 US Indian Physicians Combining Efforts to Support Oxygen-Crisis in India

May 07, 2021 at 09:24 am by pj

Orlando - India has been hit with a devastating second wave of COVID 19, creating an unprecedented crisis for India and the Indian people. Oxygen, a basic need for human life,.... Read More

Unique Behavioral Health Program Established in Lake Mary

May 06, 2021 at 08:10 pm by pj

Mental Health Intervention Group formed with holistic approach to care  Often, when police are called out to respond to someone in a mental health crisis, it’s som.... Read More

Telemedicine Is a Tool, Not a Replacement for Doctor’s Touch

May 06, 2021 at 12:54 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News Earlier in the pandemic it was vital to see doctors over platforms like Zoom or FaceTime when in-person appointments p.... Read More

UF Health First to Place Kidney-assist Device to Help Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

May 05, 2021 at 12:51 am by pj

By Bill Levesque University of Florida Health researchers recently became the first to temporarily implant a new device in a patient with congestive heart failure, a procedur.... Read More

A Primary Care Physician for Every American, Science Panel Urges

May 05, 2021 at 12:15 am by pj

  By Noam N. Levey, Kaiser Health News The federal government must aggressively bolster primary care and connect more Americans with a dedicated source of care, th.... Read More

Covid Doesn’t Discriminate by Age: Serious Cases on the Rise in Younger Adults

May 05, 2021 at 12:04 am by pj

  By Will Stone, Kaiser Health News   After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: you.... Read More

Detecting Rare Blood Clots Was a Win, But US Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps

May 04, 2021 at 11:56 pm by pj

  JBy JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  The quick detection of an ultra-rare blood clotting reaction in some covid-19 vaccine recipients showed the power of.... Read More

Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to Covid ‘Long Haulers,’ Raising Addiction Fears

Apr 29, 2021 at 12:25 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  Covid survivors are at risk from a separate epidemic of opioid addiction, given the high rate of painkillers being prescri.... Read More

Volusia County Schools and AdventHealth Partner to Screen Student Athletes for Cardiac Health

Apr 28, 2021 at 11:26 am by pj

  Student-athletes from Volusia County Schools will for the first time be offered free electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings in addition to the annual state-.... Read More

How Smoking and Vaping Affect Lungs and Performance

Apr 27, 2021 at 12:41 am by pj

  By ASHLEY MATEO   While cigarettes are generally passé, e-cigs and CBD or THC pens are increasingly popular—and may be even more dangerous. A.... Read More

Want Better Medication Adherence? Make Accessibility and Service a Priority

Apr 27, 2021 at 12:26 am by pj

By MARK METROVICH   For physicians, ensuring that patients are taking their medication is a vital step to better and healthier outcomes. Ensuring that patients follow t.... Read More

Paper Outlines Path to Heart Regeneration After Cardiac Injury

Apr 26, 2021 at 07:03 pm by pj

Alachua — Cardiovascular disease kills more than 650,000 Americans annually.(1) Those who survive myocardial infarction remain at risk of death because th.... Read More

Chronic Pain and Other Life Experiences May Contribute to Brain Matter Loss

Apr 26, 2021 at 06:31 pm by pj

By Jill PeaseA new University of Florida study of non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic white adults links chronic knee pain and key demographic factors to differences in areas.... Read More

FDA and CDC Lift Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use

Apr 23, 2021 at 07:40 pm by pj

Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S..... Read More

Doctors Scramble to Understand Long Covid, but Causes and Prognosis Are Elusive

Apr 22, 2021 at 03:04 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews and Lydia Zuraw, Kaiser Health News  One night in March 2020, Joy Wu felt like her heart was going to explode. She tried to ge.... Read More