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.... 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 wo.... 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.... 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 diabete.... 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, ye.... 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,.... 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".... 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 thin.... Read More

Public Awareness of Cancer Drug Shortages Is Low

Apr 08, 2018 at 11:15 pm by Staff

  .   The U.S. population is largely unaware that there are shortages in the availability of cancer drugs, according to a study published early online in CANCER,.... Read More

Knowledge is Power

Apr 08, 2018 at 07:18 pm by Staff

.   By ROBERT CAPOBIANCO, MD   Breast cancer is a pervasive, highly publicized and very personal disease. Most everyone has a mother, sister, relative or friend.... Read More

Radiology Insights: Childhood Cancer: Why Does it Happen?

Apr 08, 2018 at 07:07 pm by Staff

  By LEENA KAMAT, MD   Interestingly, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children less than age 14 with accidents being number one. Childhood cancers.... Read More

Full Scale Community Preparedness Exercise

Apr 05, 2018 at 11:58 am by Staff

. On Thursday, April 12, 2018 between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, hospitals in Orange, Seminole and Lake Counties, along with the Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition, Orange.... Read More

Learning about Hemorrhoids

Apr 04, 2018 at 11:22 pm by Staff

By Sam Atallah, MD Try Googling hemorrhoids. In fact, just type the first three letters, "hem," and you will soon discover the worldwide interest in the topic. The misspelle.... Read More

'Nightmare Bacteria' Stalk U.S. Hospitals

Apr 04, 2018 at 01:01 pm by Staff

. Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected more than 220 cases last year of a rare breed of "nightmare bacteria" that ar.... Read More

UCF Awarded Grant to Expand Community Nursing in West Orange with Shepherd's Hope

Apr 03, 2018 at 12:17 am by Staff

. A grant recently awarded from the West Orange Healthcare District will enhance the real-world education for UCF nursing students while aiding in the care of the growing.... Read More

'Aggressive' New Advance Directive Would Let Dementia Patients Refuse Food

Apr 01, 2018 at 12:56 pm by Staff

  JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Treading into ethically and legally uncertain territory, a New York end-of-life agency has approved a new document that lets people.... Read More

Time's Running Out: The Frail In Puerto Rico Face End Of Hurricane Relief Programs

Mar 31, 2018 at 01:32 am by Staff

. Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Straddled across Ausberto Maldonado's backyard in Bayamon, a suburb of San Juan, is a nagging reminder of Hurrica.... Read More