Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities Is ‘an Absolute Necessity for Our Well-Being’

Mar 04, 2021 at 03:58 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for t.... Read More

Accidentally Trashed, Thawed or Expired: Reports of Covid Vaccine Spoilage

Mar 04, 2021 at 03:51 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio Kaiser Health News As the speed of covid vaccinations picks up, so do the reports of doses going to waste. And it&rs.... Read More

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Young Covid ‘Long Haulers’

Mar 04, 2021 at 03:42 pm by pj

  By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News    A slumber party to celebrate Delaney DePue’s 15th birthday last summer marked a new chapter &.... Read More

When Your Chance for a Covid Shot Comes, Don’t Worry About the Numbers

Mar 01, 2021 at 10:02 pm by pj

  By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo,  Kaiser Health News    When getting vaccinated against covid-19, there’s no sense being picky.... Read More

Rabies Alert Issued for East Orlando

Feb 26, 2021 at 05:09 pm by pj

    ORLANDO – The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is issuing a rabies alert for east Orlando. This rabies alert is for 60 days and is.... Read More

Young Transplant Patient Thriving After Journey Through COVID-19 Pandemic to a New Heart

Feb 25, 2021 at 08:46 pm by pj

  AdventHealth Transplant Institute physician: ‘This is the most rewarding part of my job’   ORLANDO  - On the same day Savannah Nissel lear.... Read More

Moderna Ships Doses of Variant Specific Vaccine to NIH for Testing

Feb 25, 2021 at 11:35 am by pj

February 24, 2021   Company also provides update on strategy for addressing SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern CAMBRIDGE - Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a.... Read More

Have a Case of a Covid Variant? No One Is Going to Tell You

Feb 25, 2021 at 11:21 am by pj

  Christina Jewett and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Rachana Pradhan     Covid-19 infections from variant strains are quickly spreading across the.... Read More

COVID-19: What Have We Learned, Where Are We Going? 

Feb 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm by pj

  By JANELLE HOM   Let’s take a moment to step back in time to the beginning of 2020. We knew pretty much nothing about the virus that would come to rule ou.... Read More

Calling All Vaccinators: Closing the Next Gap in Covid Supply and Demand

Feb 23, 2021 at 11:52 am by pj

  Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Beating back covid right now comes down to balancing supply and demand. With hopes pinned to vaccines, demand has far outstripped t.... Read More

After Billions of Dollars and Dozens of Wartime Declarations, Why Are Vaccines Still in Short Supply?

Feb 23, 2021 at 11:43 am by pj

  Rachana Pradhan and Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News   The U.S. government has invested billions of dollars in manufacturing, used a wartime act dozens of times.... Read More

Organ Transplant Patient Dies After Receiving Covid-Infected Lungs

Feb 23, 2021 at 11:39 am by pj

  JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Doctors say a woman in Michigan contracted covid-19 and died last fall two months after receiving a tainted double-lung transplant f.... Read More

Countless Homebound Patients Still Wait for Covid Vaccine Despite Seniors’ Priority

Feb 23, 2021 at 11:29 am by pj

  Judith Graham Kaiser Health News Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sendi.... Read More

Cannabis Demonstrates Improvement in Opioid Addiction Outcomes

Feb 18, 2021 at 06:50 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   Cannabis demonstrates improved treatment outcomes for people suffering from opioid addiction and reduced risk from accidental fentanyl.... Read More

New National Cancer Genetic Screening Program

Feb 18, 2021 at 05:54 pm by pj

  National Cancer Initiative Offers a Comprehensive Testing Panel to Analyze the BRCA Genes and Over 60 Other Cancer Susceptibility Genes   JScreen, a national pu.... Read More

‘I Wanted to Go in There and Help’ Nursing Schools See Enrollment Bump Amid Pandemic

Feb 18, 2021 at 05:15 pm by pj

  Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News    Last December, Mirande Gross graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, with a bachelor’s.... Read More

Prominent Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From Covid

Feb 18, 2021 at 05:06 pm by pj

  Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News   A prominent group of academics is pressing the Biden administration to move faster and take stronger action to protect hi.... Read More

Orlando Health Cancer Institute Launches Bone Marrow Transplant Services

Feb 17, 2021 at 10:40 am by pj

  Cancer patients Kimberly Smythe, 34, and Brita Edlbauer, 70, rang the bell today and are going home less than three weeks after becoming the first patients to receiv.... Read More

Anti-Immigrant Vitriol Complicates Vaccine Rollout in Southern States

Feb 16, 2021 at 12:08 pm by pj

  By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News    In eastern Tennessee, doctors have seen firsthand how a hard-line immigration policy can affect the health and.... Read More

UF Health First to Test New Drug to Prevent Excessive Bleeding

Feb 16, 2021 at 10:38 am by pj

  By Jesef Williams JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UF Health Jacksonville is the first site in the world to test a new drug designed to prevent excessive bleeding.... Read More