Florida Division of Emergency Management Issues Emergency Order to Protect Residents in Nursing Homes, and Other Long-Term Care Facilities

Mar 12, 2020 at 11:03 am by pj

  Today, at Governor DeSantis’ direction, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued an Emergency Order temporarily restricting visit.... Read More

How To Avoid Coronavirus? Lessons From People Whose Lives Depend On It

Mar 12, 2020 at 01:07 am by pj

Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News Andrea Amelse knows hand-washing. For the past eight years, she’s been washing her hands pretty much every time she passes.... Read More

Surging Health Care Worker Quarantines Raise Concerns As Coronavirus Spreads

Mar 10, 2020 at 08:59 pm by pj

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)   Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News March 9, 2020 As the U.S. battles to limit the spread of the highly contagious new coronavirus, the num.... Read More

CMS Offers Detailed Guidance for Dialysis Facilities and Home Health Agencies on COVID-19

Mar 10, 2020 at 08:24 pm by pj

  Healthcare workers in home health agencies and dialysis facilities are the latest group to receive important information on protecting staff and at-risk patients &nbs.... Read More

Complete Decongestive Therapy

Mar 08, 2020 at 04:04 pm by pj

The Gold Standard for Lymphedema Management   By DR. NILMA ELIAS SANTIAGO   In several conversations with different physicians, there is a question that always s.... Read More

On Front Lines, First Responders Brace For Coronavirus ― And Their Own Protection

Mar 07, 2020 at 06:07 pm by pj

Ambulance staff prepare to transport a patient from the Life Care Center nursing home where some patients have died from COVID-19 in Kirkland, Washington on March 5, 2020. (Ja.... Read More

Blood Drives and Donors Fall Off as Coronavirus Grows

Mar 07, 2020 at 05:59 pm by pj

  JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Mounting warnings that Americans should stay home and avoid crowds to stop the spread of a deadly new coronavirus are triggeri.... Read More

COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Medicare Providers

Mar 06, 2020 at 08:48 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) for healthcare providers regarding Medicare payme.... Read More

When a Back Surgeon Hurts His Back

Mar 05, 2020 at 04:40 pm by pj

By RAVI H. GANDHI, MD   As physicians, we are all invisible until we aren’t. I recently realized my weakness. In a simple moving of a box, I discovered what.... Read More

During A Pandemic, States’ Patchwork Of Crisis Strategies Could Mean Uneven Care

Mar 05, 2020 at 02:38 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)   Markian Hawryluk Kaiser Health News A possible coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm the nation’s hospitals and f.... Read More

CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

Mar 04, 2020 at 05:10 pm by pj

CMS calls on all health care providers to activate infection control practices and issues guidance to inspectors as they inspect facilities affected by Coronavirus The Center.... Read More

Florida DOH Establishes Coronavirus Call Center

Mar 03, 2020 at 04:10 pm by pj

    To better serve and assist residents regarding concerns about the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), the Florida Department of Health has established a Call Center t.... Read More

Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities

Mar 03, 2020 at 01:09 pm by pj

  JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at Ameri.... Read More

Analysis: One Sure Thing About COVID-19: No Telling How Many People Have It

Mar 03, 2020 at 12:59 pm by pj

A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Feb. 28, in Nutley, New Jersey. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kai.... Read More

Department of Health Announces First Two Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases in Florida

Mar 02, 2020 at 10:45 am by pj

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health (Department) has announced the first two presumptive positive cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in F.... Read More

As The Coronavirus Spreads, Americans Lose Ground Against Other Health Threats

Feb 27, 2020 at 02:39 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)   Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  For much of the 20th century, medical progress seemed limitless. Antibiotics revo.... Read More

AdventHealth at Forefront of Groundbreaking Device for Heart Failure Patients

Feb 27, 2020 at 02:12 pm by pj

Barostim Neo’s life-saving treatment helps patients with heart failure return to normal lives.   A new device that uses the power of the brain and nervous system.... Read More

Podcast Available with Senator Bill Frist, MD, on COVID-19 with guest Dr. Tom Frieden, Former Director, CDC

Feb 27, 2020 at 01:02 pm by pj

  Senator Bill Frist is no stranger to American health and healthcare. He is an accomplished heart and lung transplant surgeon, as well as a two-term former United Sta.... Read More

U.S. Medical Panel Thinks Twice About Pushing Cognitive Screening For Dementia

Feb 25, 2020 at 03:35 pm by pj

  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News   A leading group of medical experts on Tuesday declined to endorse cognitive screening for older adults, fueling a debate tha.... Read More

Facts Vs. Fears: Five Things To Help Weigh Your Coronavirus Risk

Feb 18, 2020 at 04:57 pm by pj

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News,  (Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)     The news about the novel coronavirus in China grows more urge.... Read More