Orlando Medical News Salutes Our Nurses During National Nurses Week

May 07, 2018 at 09:29 am by Staff

. The Florida Department of Health recognizes May 6 - May 12 as National Nurses Week, a time to honor the crucial role nurses play in keeping Florida's residents and visitors.... Read More

Pediatric Patients Trade Hospital Gowns for Tuxedos and Dancing Shoes

May 05, 2018 at 11:08 pm by Staff

. Girls in glittering gowns and boys in sharp tuxedos strolled down a red carpet during the Hollywood-themed annual prom at Florida Hospital for Children on Saturday. T.... Read More

Telemedicine Opening Doors To Specialty Care For Inmates

May 03, 2018 at 12:24 am by Staff

Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News When an inmate needs to see a medical specialist, getting that care can be complicated. Prisons are often located in rural areas far fro.... Read More

Nemours Children's Hospital Receives Accreditation for Pediatric Residency Program

May 02, 2018 at 10:09 pm by Staff

. . Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Nona has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and will launch its first Ped.... Read More

Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Opens Expanded Emergency Room

May 01, 2018 at 10:16 pm by Staff

. Orlando Health South Lake Hospital welcomed its first patients through the newly expanded emergency room entrance this morning. The first phase of the expan.... Read More

Male OB-GYNs Are Growing Rare. Is That A Problem?

Apr 28, 2018 at 11:25 pm by Staff

. Alex Olgin, WFAE, Kaiser Health News As she left a 12-hour day on the labor and delivery shift, Dr. Katie Merriam turned off her pager. "I don't know what I'd do without it,.... Read More

Orlando's Debra Andree, MD, Receives Federal Recognition for Contributions to Childhood Immunization

Apr 27, 2018 at 05:15 pm by Staff

. Debra Andree, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Centers, Inc., has been named Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion f.... Read More

'Rapid Autopsy' Programs Seek Clues To Cancer Within Hours Of Death

Apr 26, 2018 at 10:43 pm by Staff

. JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News After Keith Beck died of bile duct cancer last year, family members said more than 900 people showed up to pay respects to the popular.... Read More

A Better Patient Outcome When the Voice of the Patient is Heard

Apr 26, 2018 at 03:36 pm by Staff

. Lisa Romano RN, MSN, CNO CipherHealth As an industry, we talk a lot about creating great patient experiences. While we have made tremendous strides around this important i.... Read More

DOH-Orange Offers Additional Immunization Locations

Apr 26, 2018 at 09:19 am by Staff

To meet the growing need for immunizations in Orange County, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) now offers immunizations services at three additi.... Read More

Study: Nearly Three-Quarters of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted By Bacteria

Apr 24, 2018 at 08:13 pm by Staff

. Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News In an ominous sign for patient safety, 71 percent of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria a.... Read More

In Puerto Rico Town, Hope Ebbs and Health Suffers

Apr 22, 2018 at 02:46 pm by Staff

. Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Helicopters from the power company buzz across the skies of this picturesque valley, ferrying electrical poles on long wires to workers st.... Read More

Goodbye Radios, Hello iPads: Paramedics, ER Staff Use New App to Expedite Patient Care

Apr 21, 2018 at 11:47 pm by Staff

. Florida Hospital is the first health care system in the state to use the Twiage app. . When paramedics rush a patient to the hospital, they traditionally rely on radio.... Read More

The Villages® Regional Hospital Opens New 3D Digital Vascular Surgery Suite

Apr 21, 2018 at 11:14 pm by Staff

The Villages® Regional Hospital has cut the ribbon on its new digital vascular surgery suite, which features the revolutionary GE Discovery Duo 2 operating table and allows.... Read More

New Medicare Perk For Diabetes Prevention Stumbles At Rollout

Apr 19, 2018 at 09:09 pm by Staff

. Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes,.... Read More

Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors

Apr 19, 2018 at 04:48 pm by Staff

. Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News There's an irony at the heart of the treatment of high blood pressure. The malady itself often has no symptoms, yet.... Read More

AMA Sees Progress in Declining Opioid Prescriptions, Urges Continued Focus on Evidence-Based Treatment

Apr 19, 2018 at 10:27 am by Staff

Statement from Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force "A 22-percent decrease in opioid prescriptions nationally between 2013 and 2017 reflects the.... Read More

'Scary' Lung Disease Now Afflicts More Women Than Men In U.S.

Apr 16, 2018 at 04:31 pm by Staff

. Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Joan Cousins was among a generation of young women who heard -- and bought into the idea -- that puffing on a cigarette was sophisticated, mo.... Read More

Barbara Bush's End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over 'Comfort Care'

Apr 16, 2018 at 04:20 pm by Staff

. Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News As she nears death at age 92, former first lady Barbara Bush's announcement that she is seeking "comfort care" is shin.... Read More

What We Know And Don't Know About Memory Loss After Surgery

Apr 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm by Staff

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole's 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn't been quite the same since. "He forgets things and w.... Read More