AMA Passes Opioid Policies to End Barriers to Non-Opioid Treatment

Jun 13, 2019 at 07:19 pm by Staff

. CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) approved several opioid-related policies at its Annual Meeting that are intended to put the focus of pain treatment back on.... Read More

AMA Adopts Policy to Further Advocate for Eliminating Non-medical Vaccine Exemptions

Jun 13, 2019 at 01:47 pm by Staff

. CHICAGO - Building on the AMA's efforts to protect the public against vaccine-preventable diseases, the AMA adopted policy during its Annual meeting to expand its existing.... Read More

Physicians Taking Steps to Reverse Opioid Epidemic but Mortality Continues to Rise

Jun 10, 2019 at 11:25 pm by Staff

A new AMA report on opioids highlights the limited effects of mandates to stem an epidemic that claims about 130 people every day -- underscoring the immediate need for po.... Read More

CAR T-cell therapy: Will This CAR Plow through Solid Cancer Tumors?

Jun 10, 2019 at 09:48 pm by Staff

.. Chimeric Antigen Receptor therapy, also known as CAR T-cell therapy, has shown promising results in blood cancers (such as leukemia and lymphoma), but until recently has pr.... Read More

Will Anti-Vaccinators Object to the New Cancer Vaccine?

Jun 06, 2019 at 09:21 pm by Staff

. By Joshua Mansour, M.D.   Will Anti-vaccinators also be against these new breakthrough vaccines that can improve odds for a type of cancer once thought to be a death.... Read More

DOH-Orange Encourages Getting Tested for National HIV Testing Day

Jun 03, 2019 at 05:34 pm by Staff

In honor of National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the Florida Department of Health in Orange County will offer Free rapid HIV testing to the community at different locations ove.... Read More

AMA Opioid Task Force Recommendations Offer Roadmap to Policymakers on Ending Epidemic

Jun 03, 2019 at 01:14 am by Staff

. The American Medical Association (AMA) Opioid Task Force has released recommendations calling on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment and to take additional step.... Read More

Rising Rates of Suicide Include Nurses at 400% Higher Frequency

Jun 02, 2019 at 06:59 pm by Staff

.   By Joshua Mansour, MD   In the recent wake of Senator Walsh's comments suggesting nurses "play cards" at work, there has been more data regarding how "overw.... Read More

More Than Half Of Surgical Stapler Malfunctions Went To Hidden FDA Database

May 31, 2019 at 09:52 pm by Staff

. Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News and Christina Jewett The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged that more than 56,000 never-before-disclosed surgical stapler malf.... Read More

Your Wake-Up Call On Data-Collecting Smart Beds And Sleep Apps

May 31, 2019 at 08:01 pm by Staff

. Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Your bed could be watching you. OK, so not with a camera. But if you have any of a variety of "smart beds," mattress pads or sleep apps.... Read More

A Doctor Speaks Out About Ageism In Medicine

May 31, 2019 at 07:37 pm by Staff

. Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesn't get the same attention that's devoted to childhood. And the.... Read More

Early Detection Could Help Mitigate Looming Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic

May 30, 2019 at 08:28 pm by Staff

. By GUY NEFF, MD, MBA Fatty liver disease is a silent epidemic, affecting millions of Americans and imposing significant financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system. No.... Read More

The Promise and Dangers of Stem Cell Therapy

May 30, 2019 at 07:45 pm by Staff

. By QUINTIN L. GUNN SR. Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine is a very exciting and emerging field of medical science for patients. It provides an alternative option t.... Read More

Take Precautions While Enjoying Fresh Water Activities During the Summer Months

May 22, 2019 at 03:36 pm by Staff

. With Memorial Day approaching, the Florida Department of Health-Orange County (DOH-Orange) encourages everyone to be safe when enjoying fresh water activities. Pool Saf.... Read More

AdventHealth Performs First-in-the-Nation Diabetes Procedure

May 22, 2019 at 02:30 pm by Staff

. Revita® DMR is a novel, non-drug treatment that may improve blood-sugar regulation in patients with type 2 diabetes by targeting the source of insulin resistance. . Doctor.... Read More

Addiction Medicine Mostly Prescribed To Whites, Even As Opioid Deaths Rose Among Blacks

May 16, 2019 at 08:46 pm by Staff

. Martha Bebinger, Kaiser Health News White drug users addicted to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids have had near-exclusive access to buprenorphine, a drug that curbs the.... Read More

Is It A Feminist Right To Want More Sex? One Company Thinks A Pill Is The Answer

May 16, 2019 at 08:40 pm by Staff

. Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News Studies have never defined a "normal" level of sexual desire. Despite that, there's a website and an online quiz to help you decide if you.... Read More

Central Florida Regional Hospital To Offer Alternative To Blood-Thinning Medication For Afib Patients

May 16, 2019 at 07:25 pm by Staff

Central Florida Regional Hospital is now offering patients in Seminole County a newly approved implant that can help reduce the risk of stroke in those with atrial fibrillat.... Read More

Diabetic Amputations A 'Shameful Metric' Of Inadequate Care

May 02, 2019 at 09:44 pm by Staff

. Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News LOS ANGELES -- On his regular rounds at the University of Southern California's Keck Hospital, Dr. David Armstrong lives a brutal injustice.... Read More

AdventHealth Announces First-of-its-kind Florida DNA study

Apr 26, 2019 at 01:54 am by Staff

The "WholeMe" study is open to all Floridians and is a partnership with genomics company, Helix, to help people gain insight into their heart health. . If you knew y.... Read More