Clinical

What’s New in Pilonidal Sinus Disease Treatment?

Jan 16, 2022 at 12:44 pm by pj

By SERGIO LARACH, MD, FASCRS, FACS; AMY MORRISON, BS   Surgical management of pilonidal sinus disease more often involves a large, wide, en bloc excision of inflammator.... Read More

As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:46 am by pj

By Rachana Pradhan and Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News Two months after Pfizer’s covid vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11, just 27%.... Read More

Incidental Cases and Staff Shortages Make Covid’s Next Act Tough for Hospitals

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:23 am by pj

  By Lauren Weber and Phil Galewitz and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News  The Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, on Jan. 11 was treating.... Read More

UF Researchers Develop Genetic Score to Improve Pediatric Cancer Treatments

Jan 14, 2022 at 09:13 am by pj

By Matt Splett University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leu.... Read More

Why Medical Clearance Is Really a Preoperative Evaluation

Jan 12, 2022 at 05:34 pm by pj

By DEBRA DAVIDSON, MJ, CPHRM and DAVID L. FELDMAN, MD, MBA, FACS   The term medical clearance is subject to debate in the medical community. Depending on how the term i.... Read More

Black-Owned Hospice Seeks to Bring Greater Ease in Dying to Black Families

Jan 12, 2022 at 05:11 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News This time, it didn’t take much persuading for Mary Murphy to embrace home hospice. When her mot.... Read More

A New Paradigm Is Needed: Top Experts Question the Value of Advance Care Planning

Jan 10, 2022 at 07:49 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News  For decades, Americans have been urged to fill out documents specifying their end-of-life wishes before becoming termi.... Read More

With Sexually Transmitted Infections Off the Charts, California First to Push At-Home Tests

Jan 05, 2022 at 05:13 pm by pj

  By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has become the first state to require health insurance plans to cover at-home tes.... Read More

Pandemic Poses Short- and Long-Term Risks to Babies, Especially Boys

Dec 27, 2021 at 10:09 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  The pandemic has created a hostile environment for pregnant people and their babies. Stress levels among expectant mother.... Read More

UF Health Study Suggests Association Between COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction

Dec 22, 2021 at 11:15 am by pj

By Bill Levesque If the threat of death or severe disability isn’t enough to convince someone to get a COVID-19 vaccination, men can add this possible consequence of co.... Read More

FYI: CDC Science Brief on Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant

Dec 17, 2021 at 05:42 pm by pj

    On November 24, 2021, South Africa reported the identification of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, B.1.1.529, to the World Health Organization (WHO). B..... Read More

Taking the Proper Steps in Diagnosing and Treating Achalasia

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:28 pm by pj

    And How Not to Mistake it for GERD   By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD   Achalasia Achalasia is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liq.... Read More

The Dangers of Benzodiazepine Misuse

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:14 pm by pj

  By HILARY ORTEGA and DR. REBECCA WANG-HARRIS   Benzodiazepines fall under the class of medication called anxiolytics. They are considered schedule IV contr.... Read More

COVID Year 2: Holiday Stress and Depression

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:08 pm by pj

  What can we do to help our patients?   By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D. The COVID pandemic has pushed most people to reexamine their lives on some level- their.... Read More

With Overdose Deaths Surging, Advocates on the Ground Push for Over-the-Counter Naloxone

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:26 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News Treatment for addiction is available. For help, call the free and confidential treatment referral hotline (1-800-662-HELP),.... Read More

Health Experts Worry CDC’s Covid Vaccination Rates Appear Inflated

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:15 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  For nearly a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s online vaccine tracker has shown that virtu.... Read More

HCA Healthcare North Florida Announces David Shimp as CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center

Dec 13, 2021 at 11:19 am by pj

  Kissimmee  – HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced today the appointment of David Shimp as Chief Executive Officer of Osceola Regional Medica.... Read More

To Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error, Start with the Data You Have

Dec 10, 2021 at 10:16 pm by pj

By DAVID L. FELDMAN, MD    As a patient safety problem, diagnostic error differs from wrong-site surgery or medication errors. While we have not yet eliminated thes.... Read More

Mental Illness, Diseases and Substance Use Disorders Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Dec 08, 2021 at 04:47 pm by pj

By RICH JONES People with mental health issues are at high risk for substance use disorder (SUD), says a leading virtual support program designed to help individuals struggli.... Read More

Is It Time to Change the Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’?

Dec 08, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News As more indoor venues require proof of vaccination for entrance and with winter — as well as omicron, a new co.... Read More