HCA Healthcare - Orlando Market Hosts "Crush The Crisis" Opioid Take Back Day September 7

Aug 27, 2019 at 03:14 pm by Staff

. On Saturday, September 7, HCA Healthcare - Orlando Market will host "Crush the Crisis," an opioid take back event at three of its area hospitals and freestanding emergency r.... Read More

Medical Cannabis Use Continues to Increase with Senior Citizens

Aug 22, 2019 at 06:34 pm by Staff

By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON In the United States, cannabis use is growing faster with seniors than any other age group. A 2016 study from the National Survey of Drug Use and H.... Read More

Small Fiber Neuropathy

Aug 22, 2019 at 03:31 pm by Staff

. By RAMI PACKARD Small Fiber Neuropathy, sometimes referred to as Autonomic Neuropathy, is caused by damage to the small nerves that supply feeling to the body, assist in b.... Read More

Orlando Health and Florida Department of Health Team Up to Develop Innovative Newborn Screening Process

Aug 15, 2019 at 08:41 pm by Staff

. Orlando Health has teamed up with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to develop a more efficient and accurate way to collect mandated health data from newborn babies.... Read More

Frontiers in Robotic Surgery

Aug 15, 2019 at 01:56 pm by Staff

By SAM ATALLAH, MD and JORGE TRILLES For contemporary readers and practicing physicians, the term 'robotic surgery' may conjure up thoughts of mechanical anthropomorphic.... Read More

Doctors Can Change Opioid Prescribing Habits, But Progress Comes In Small Doses

Aug 15, 2019 at 01:37 pm by Staff

Julie Appleby, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News When they started practicing medicine, most surgeons say, there was little or no information about just how many pain pill.... Read More

Dr. Naren Ramakrishna Talks Proton Therapy Now

Aug 08, 2019 at 08:11 pm by Staff

Naren Ramakrishna, MD, PhD, is the Director of Proton Therapy, and Neurologic and Pediatric Radiation Oncology, and Co-Director of the Brain and Spine Tumor Program at Orlando.... Read More

Pot Smokers and Anesthesiologists: The Need to Know

Aug 06, 2019 at 12:13 am by Staff

Kate Ruder, Kaiser Health News DENVER -- When Colorado legalized marijuana, it became a pioneer in creating new policies to deal with the drug. Now the state's surgeons, nur.... Read More

The Talk Seniors Need To Have With Doctors Before Surgery

Aug 01, 2019 at 09:32 pm by Staff

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News The decision seemed straightforward. Bob McHenry's heart was failing, and doctors recommended two high-risk surgeries to restore blood flo.... Read More

Reedy Creek Improvement District Joins AdventHealth Nicholson Center Providing Medical Training for First Responders

Aug 01, 2019 at 03:56 pm by Staff

. The Reedy Creek Improvement District and the AdventHealth Nicholson Center, one of the leading surgical training centers in the country, are collaborating on a two-week.... Read More

Grandkids Trying To Save Nana's Life

Jul 30, 2019 at 08:03 am by Staff

. Live Kidney Needed--Son Will Donate His Kidney To Someone Else BOYNTON BEACH - To build awareness of their Nana's need for a live kidney, four grandkids have created.... Read More

Urgent Care Association, College of Urgent Care Medicine Launch Antibiotic Stewardship Commendation

Jul 25, 2019 at 07:07 pm by Staff

Program to Help Urgent Care Centers Design, Implement Comprehensive Stewardship Strategies . The Urgent Care Association (UCA) and the College of Urgent Care Medicine ® (CUC.... Read More

Health Officials Issue Mosquito-borne Illness Advisory

Jul 24, 2019 at 07:38 pm by Staff

. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Orange Count.... Read More

First Large-scale DNA Study in Florida to Unlock Secret to a Healthier Life

Jul 24, 2019 at 07:20 pm by Staff

. . AdventHealth, Helix launch the "WholeMe" study to screen for risk of heart disease in 10,000 Floridians. . Can we crack the code to a healthier life? Researchers at Adv.... Read More

Deconstructing Cerebral Aneurysms: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Jul 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm by Staff

. By RAVI H. GANDHI, MD Imagine your patient has had an MRI or CT scan for a simple headache. The radiologist report reads, "4mm un-ruptured intracranial aneurysm arising f.... Read More

Orlando Regional Medical Center is First in Central Florida to Offer New Treatment for Severe Emphysema

Jul 21, 2019 at 08:34 pm by Staff

The lung valve is the first FDA-approved device to help patients with emphysema breathe easier without major surgery. Difficulty breathing is becoming easier for patients at.... Read More

Is Your Patient a Victim of Human Trafficking?

Jul 18, 2019 at 09:56 pm by Staff

. By AMY WASDIN, RN Most healthcare providers are aware they have a responsibility to identify and report victims of child abuse, elder neglect, and domestic violence. Anoth.... Read More

Common Medications Can Masquerade As Dementia In Seniors

Jul 18, 2019 at 07:58 pm by Staff

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News By all accounts the woman, in her late 60s, appeared to have severe dementia. She was largely incoherent. Her short-term memory was terrib.... Read More

I'm A CPAP Dropout: Why Many Lose Sleep Over Apnea Treatment

Jul 18, 2019 at 07:38 pm by Staff

. Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News When doctors told Frances Faulkenburg she had sleep apnea, she was more than ready for relief from her tired-all-the-time existence. She.... Read More

Free Back-to-school Physicals for Uninsured Children Available Beginning July 24 at Shepherd's Hope Locations

Jul 17, 2019 at 05:40 pm by Staff

.. Florida ranks 49th in the nation for the percentage of uninsured children. For their families, back to school physicals are a luxury most simply cannot afford. .Shepherd's.... Read More