Clinical

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

Is the mental health taboo finally breaking?

Oct 10, 2021 at 01:50 am by pj

  An AdventHealth survey shows more people are practicing mindfulness and talking about it, but are not always honest with doctors about mental health concerns.  .... Read More

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Oct 10, 2021 at 01:01 am by pj

By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a University of California-Irvine psychiatry professor, felt he didn’t need to be vaccinated against.... Read More

What Physicians Need to Know about Engaged Aftercare Treatment

Oct 05, 2021 at 01:24 pm by pj

Rich Jones, MA, MBA, LCAS, SAP   Early dropout from drug treatment continues to be a widespread problem, limiting overall treatment effectiveness, increasing the li.... Read More

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Oct 05, 2021 at 10:07 am by pj

By Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say.... Read More

A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

Sep 28, 2021 at 02:00 pm by pj

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blo.... Read More

Study: Cannabis Patients See Improvement in Pain Management, PTSD, and Sleep

Sep 24, 2021 at 01:00 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   A new study involving patients, mostly over 50 years old, shows improvements in the symptoms caused by chronic pain, post-traumatic st.... Read More

Will ‘Dr. Disinformation’ Ever Face the Music?

Sep 22, 2021 at 06:43 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that covid-19 “was a planned operation” and sh.... Read More

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Sep 22, 2021 at 06:33 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  Eighteen months into the covid-19 pandemic, with the delta variant fueling a massive resurgence of disease, many hospitals.... Read More

UF Health Allergist Says No Reason Past Allergies Should Dissuade People from COVID-19 Vaccination

Sep 21, 2021 at 10:37 pm by pj

By Bill Levesque Getting a vaccination against COVID-19 makes sense for just about everybody. Vaccines remain highly effective in preventing infection, severe disease and hos.... Read More

Sharp Decreases in Opioid Prescribing and Increases in Drug-Related Overdose and Death

Sep 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm by pj

  The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a report showing a 44.4 percent decrease in opioid prescribing nationwide in the past decade. At the same t.... Read More

Level with Yourself – Are You Judging Things Clearly?

Sep 19, 2021 at 09:54 pm by Erin R

September marks Suicide Prevention Month, and Health First’s Behavioral Wellness says preventing a tragedy starts with a conversation. ‘Talking about suicide does.... Read More

We’re Still in This Together: Resources to Help Identify a Mental Health Crisis 

Sep 15, 2021 at 06:55 pm by pj

  By REBECCA LEININGER    In 2021, it feels a lot like we’re trying to put together the pieces of what used to be “normal” &.... Read More

Recovery Options are Changing – New Information for Healthcare Workers, Patients  

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:53 am by pj

  By Rich Jones, MA, MBA, LCAS, SAP   Physicians treat patients all the time who have illnesses related to substance use disorders (SUD)s. High blood pressure, st.... Read More

AdventHealth Central Florida Division Returns to Green Status

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:31 am by pj

Effective Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, facilities in AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division returned to “Green Status,” which signals a return to largely norma.... Read More

UF Health Expert Discusses COVID-19 Booster Shots

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:28 am by pj

By Doug Bennett As the delta variant of the coronavirus persists, federal officials are urgently studying the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccin.... Read More

ECMO Life Support Is a Last Resort for Covid, and in Short Supply in South

Sep 15, 2021 at 09:59 am by pj

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News  Hospital discharge day for Phoua Yang was more like a pep rally. On her way rolling out of TriStar Cen.... Read More

Emerging Peer-Reviewed Study Shows Reversal in Biological Hallmarks Responsible for Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Sep 14, 2021 at 06:10 am by veehathaway

  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Holds Promise for New Approach to Alzheimer’s by Targeting the Core Pathology/Biology Responsible for the Development of the Dis.... Read More

HIV Drug Shows Potential to Combat Genetic Form of Dystonia in Preclinical Study

Sep 12, 2021 at 03:50 pm by pj

By Todd Taylor A new study found that an FDA-approved medication to treat HIV restored multiple brain abnormalities in a mouse model of a genetic form of dystonia. Dystonia.... Read More